You may wonder how Nissan can boast such high miles-per-gallon numbers in many of their vehicles. And, why those MPGs are higher than competitors in the same class.

The answer, in part, is Nissan's continuously variable transmission.

CVT is used by a variety of manufacturers, but seems to have been mastered by Nissan. The CVT, as described by Edmunds.com, uses movable pulleys that are connected by a high-strength steel belt to keep the engine RPM at the most efficient level.

That efficiency helps improve your MPG and saves you money on fuel. It also lends itself to a smoother ride.

My Nissan Sentra has a gauge in the dash that shows me why type of fuel mileage I'm getting. I average better than 30 miles per gallon in the city. On the highway, the MPG rises to near 38.

Interested in learning more about CVT? Or, testing driving a smooth riding Nissan?

Stop by Carbone Nissan on Commercial Drive in Yorkville, NY. You can also take a look at their inventory and learn about special offers on their website, CarboneNissanYorkville.com.

This blog is part of an advertorial series with WIBX 950's Jeff Monaski