CVT Aisin XB-20LN

Continuously variable transmission Aisin XB-20LN was introduced in 2005 and by its design is one of the Toyota K310 CVT options for offering on the foreign market. The gearbox is intended for cars with engines up to 1.8 liters and 175 Nm of torque.

Aisin CVT: XA‑10LN, XA‑11LN, XA‑15LN, XB‑20LN.


Production years since 2005
Type CVT (continuously variable transmission)
Number of gears
Type of drive front
Engine volume, l up to 1.8
Torque output, Nm up to 175
Recommended oil Toyota CVT FLUID TC/FE
Oil capacity, liter 6.8
Replacing the oil every 70,000 km
Replacing the filter every 70,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~200 000

Gear ratios Aisin XB-20LN

Using the example of a Toyota Corolla Axio 2008 with a 1.8 liter engine:

Forward 2.386 – 0.411
Reverse 2.505
Final Drive 5.698

The transmission was installed on:

  • Toyota Allion 2 (T260) since 2007;
  • Toyota Avensis 3 (T270) since 2009;
  • Toyota Auris 1 (E150) in 2006 – 2012; Auris 2 (E180) in 2012 – 2018;
  • Toyota Corolla E140 in 2006 – 2012; Corolla E160 since 2012;
  • Toyota Urban Cruiser 1 (XP110) in 2007 – 2016;
  • Toyota Wish 2 (AE20) in 2009 – 2017.

Disadvantages of the XB-20LN gearbox

  • The life of a continuously variable transmission depends entirely on the frequency of oil changes;
  • Old and dirty grease clogs the bearings, causing noise and rapid wear;
  • CVT is afraid of overheating due to slipping or long driving in traffic jams;
  • Rarely, leaks from drive seals do occur, which is very dangerous for the gearbox.

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