Terms & Technologies

Hill Descent Control (Select Vehicles)

What’s the Benefit?

When driving down hills steep enough that engine braking won’t slow the vehicle, hill descent control can help maintain a constant speed without the need to push on the brake pedal.

The Feature:

Hill descent control is a standard feature on select models.

  • The system can be engaged by pushing the console-mounted button when driving downhill at less than 12 mph.
  • The speed at which the button was pushed will be maintained by the system.
  • The set speed can be adjusted by pressing and releasing the accelerator or brake pedal.
  • When the console-mounted button is pushed again or the vehicle speed exceeds 37 mph, the system will turn off.