The CVT + 1.5 liter turbo has very few problems regarding the CVT , even in high mileage cars, as I understand it. I know it's not a truck - I'm talking CR-V & Accord. Sure, you get oil dilution possibly, but just change the oil more often. I'm definitely gonna test drive a 2023 CR-V if it ever comes out. I like my 2022 Ridgeline - it's just so heavy, guzzles gas, has loud wind noise in crosswinds, but mostly I miss that CVT feel. I think Honda has minimized that rubber band-type feel along with the Turbo lag, so that it's pretty responsive when you suddenly gas it. Test drive a 2022 if you can find one. I'm telling you Honda really has the CVT / 1.5T combo DIALED IN. It's a JOY to drive. I almost bought one and decided last minute on the Ridgeline. I like this Ridgeline too. But the CR-V just seemed so balanced in every way. Only bad thing I saw was the rotten in fotainment system, just like in the Ridgeline. But maybe they will update it for 2023 CR-V.