Originally Posted by jabrabu
2014 was the last year that the CR-V was flat-towable since they switched to the CVT transmission in 2015.
the CVT transmission design, though, has nothing to do with whether a vehicle is flat-towable... that is up to other manufacturing designs from the factory itself, as both my '14 Fiesta and '14 Focus are toad, and both are CVTs.
CVT = Continuous Variable Transmission, which works as a more continual movement for the right 'speed' range, versus the traditional 'fixed' transmission speed ranges.
My Fiesta had a 'sport' mode, which allowed the driver to manually pick a transmission range, and the Focus has a 'mountain' mode, which basically 'fixes' the transmission in a more traditional mode, for steep grades.