Manual transmission models - Shifting

■Shift Lever Operation

Fully depress the clutch pedal to operate the shift lever and change gears, then slowly release the pedal.

Depress the clutch pedal, and pause for a few seconds before shifting into shift into one of the forward gears for a moment. This stops the gears so they, or
shift into one of the forward gears for a moment. This stops the gears so they do not “grind.”

NOTICE


Do not shift to
vehicle comes to a before the
vehicle comes to a complete stop.

Shifting to can damage the before stopping
can damage the transmission.

NOTICE


Before downshifting, make sure the engine will not go into the tachometer's red zone. Should this occur, it can severely damage your engine.

There is a metallic part on the shift lever. If you leave the vehicle parked outside for a long time on a hot day, be careful before moving the shift lever.

Because of heat, the shift lever may be extremely hot. If the outside temperature is low, the shift lever may feel cold.


When you are not shifting, do not rest your


When you are not shifting, do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal. This can cause your clutch to wear out faster.

Recommended Shift Points Driving in the highest gear that allows the engine to run and accelerate smoothly helps to optimize fuel economy and effective emissions control. The following shift points are recommended:

5-speed manual transmission models

6-speed manual transmission models


6-speed manual transmission models

If you exceed the maximum speed for the gear you


If you exceed the maximum speed for the gear you are in, the engine speed will enter into the tachometer's red zone. When this happens, you may experience a slight jolt.

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