Sorry, guys - nothing about this CVT is a positive. Regardless of what paper says.
1. Tuning for "stepped" / simulated gears is horrible, and you can experience it by noticing random drops in RPM when downshifting. Why?
2. The final drive ratio on the CVT is so high (6.386!!!) that totally disregards any kind of benefit the turbocharged engine. I guess it needs it to get as much torque at lower RPMs , that you really lose that feeling of having "power on demand" at higher speeds!
3. The CVT does NOTHING to improve fuel efficiency for this vehicle. You have to rev so hard to even get the car up to speed (again, notice Final Drive Ratio comment above) on an on-ramp that you can say goodbye to your MPG. Definitely not smiles per gallon here.
4. Good luck trying to tune the vehicle for more HP/TQ. The Jatco CVT is easily the single weakest link in any Mitsubishi designed in recent years.
Final comment: The CVT is a non-serviceable unit. That means, if you break it, you replace the whole thing. This is the one thing in your Cross that might as well be sold by Walmart. You can't buy performance parts for it. You can't even replace it without buying a whole new one. And, oh - NO ONE knows how to tune this thing. So, good luck trying to get any better performance from it.
Mitsubishi should have just kept their contracts with Aisin-Warner or … better... Getrag. Either of the two would have made WORLDs of difference in both how the vehicle performs by design, … or could, if modified.