From what I've read on the iM, the manual is 0-60mph in 8.6 sec and the CVT 9.1 sec. The difference between the two in that regard is more psychological and touchy-feely than anything else.
I've driven nothing but manuals since my first car in 1982, but my next car will likely finally be an automatic. Manuals are great fun to drive under certain road/traffic conditions and a tedious experience in others (aka congested, stop and go traffic stretching for miles). The older I get, the more the latter has started to bug me. I've never driven a CVT but something tells me I would have to leave it in 'sport-mode' for the traditional shifting feel versus the disjointed rubber-band feel that I have read about. I really need to go test drive one just to see what people are ranting about when it comes to CVTs, lol.
2015 Toyota Yaris SE, Manual 5-spd, Super-White (w/TRD Rear-Sway-Bar, Super-White Shark-Fin Antenna, SunTek-CXP/35 Window Tint, SS Exhaust Tip, etc.).
Last edited by RAITHSKAR; 11-16-2017 at 09:09 PM.