Due to its simplicity and fuel economy benefit, continuously variable transmission (CVT) technology has gained a lot of attention in recent years. Market penetration of CVT technology is increasing rapidly compared to step-type automatic transmission technology. OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, and lubricant suppliers are working to further improve the fuel economy benefit of CVTs. As a lubricant supplier, Afton Chemical Corporation has dedicated significant resources to understand the effects of fluid properties on CVT fuel economy. We have formulated fluids that had KV100 ranges from 3 cSt to 8 cSt with various types and viscosities of base oils. Wide ranges of viscosity indexes, steel-on-steel friction, and other properties were tested. Full vehicle fuel economy tests revealed that there was more than 3% overall variation compared to a reference fluid. Tests were performed in a temperature controlled environment with a robotic driver. Detailed statistical analysis on the effects of test conditions, driving cycles, and fluid properties will be discussed in the presentation.