I agree it has a lot to do with driving style, but I also find that they are tuned for optimal fuel economy, and often get "confused" when driving in areas that have very oddly designed roads, hills, etc, like in New England. Some transmissions seem to respond better than others, it just depends on how it is programmed. My mom has a 2011 Fit and with only a 5 speed it is awful. It constantly tries to keep the car in 5th gear, which is horrible when you have a 117hp 1.5L engine, and hilly backroads.As per my recent thread I just bought a 2020-F150 with the ten speed. I find if you use a steady throttle the transmission behaves fine. For example-if your at 40ish mph it's in 8th gear and stays there. However-if your drive it like you stole it I could see it never finding the right gear. Complaints about "never finding the right gear" have somewhat to do with driving style-IMHO.
As I stated previously-the multi gear transmissions and CVTs will just become more common-it's the world we live in.
Are you talking about it downshifting on like a small incline, or hill or gently pressing accelerator and it downshifts a gear?It’s not comfortable when the transmission has to constantly shift gears. If a transmission does have to constantly shift like with modern 6+ speed transmissions, a lot of tuning has to go into the design and operation so to reduce NVH.
There are a lot of complaints with Toyotas 8 speed transmissions. Also their 6 speed to a lesser degree. It feels as if Toyota hasn’t fine tuned their latest transmissions.
Not in this case, there's a TSB for the 2019 RAV4 (among others) that gets a free firmware update. Had this done on the 2019 RAV4 we purchased back in July 2022 as a CPO, so I don't really have a "before" comparison...but it shifts and behaves comparably to my 2007 4Runner.Toyota is way too conceited to admit there is even a mistake to be corrected😂.