Engine/Chassis Features

Paddle Shifters (Sport, EX and EX-L)

What’s the Benefit?

Paddle shifters offer a higher level of driver engagement in conjunction with the CVT’s exceptional efficiency.

The Feature:

Fit drivers who chose a CVT-equipped Sport, EX or EX-L can call the shifts for themselves with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

  • When the shift lever is in D, the paddle shifters can be used to downshift the transmission—such as when descending a steep hill—for greater engine braking.
  • The transmission can be upshifted as well.
  • After a short time, full automatic operation will resume.
  • Or with the shift lever in the S position, the transmission will maintain selected ratios until the driver operates the paddle shifters, much like a manual transmission.
  • The system will intervene only to prevent engine over-revving or lugging.