Engine/Chassis Features

CVT Paddle Shifters (Sport and above)

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

The Feature:
HR-V drivers who choose a Sport or above trim 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.
  • 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 step in only to prevent engine over-revving or lugging.