The engine is paired to a slick 6-speed manual as standard, or a CVT as an option. Both transmissions have unique features that skew toward sporty driving. The manual features an intelligent mode that matches revs on downshifts and can smooth out upshifts with small throttle adjustments for a better ride during aggressive drives. The features are noticeable and effective, and dramatically improve the transmission’s behavior, although they need to be engaged with a small button near the center console. It’s good enough that we just wish it were on all the time.