Recommended shifting speeds

The transmission is fully synchronized and upshifting or downshifting is easy.

For the best compromise between fuel economy and vehicle performance, you should upshift or downshift at the following speeds:

Low altitude

—1219 m (4000

ft.)

or lower

gear

km/h

(mph)

1 to 2 or 2 to

1

24

(15)

2 to 3 or 3 to

2

40

(25)

3 to 4 or 4 to

3

64

(40)

4 to 5 / 5 to

4

72/64

(45/40)

High altitude

—Higher than 1219

m (4000 ft.)

Upshifting

gear

km/h

(mph)

1 to 2

24

(15)

2 to 3

64

(40)

3 to 4

75

(47)

4 to 5

87

(54)

Downshifting

gear

km/h

(mph)

2 to 1

24

(15)

3 to 2

40

(25)

4 to 3

64

(40)

5 to 4

64

(40)

Downshift to the appropriate gear if acceleration is needed when you are cruising below the above downshifting speeds.

Upshifting too soon or downshifting too late will cause lugging, and possibly pinging. Regularly revving the engine to maximum speed in each gear will cause excessive engine wear and high fuel consumption.

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