While admittedly I'm NOT attracted to the grills of many of the new cars, including things like the Avalon, Lexus, Audi, etc. I'm really starting to like the idea of the hybrid and the great mpg. I'm looking for a car with nice smooth ride for touring and hope to reasonably stay in or close to the luxury class. I was wondering if any owners here have thoughts on the CVT. Not sure I'm completely comfortable with the idea of how it works compared to traditional gearing. The car gets great reviews right across the board, and so looking forward to seeing and driving one. Any advice appreciated - whether about the CVT or whatever else.