Shift Pattern — V8 Engine
Shift Pattern — L4 and V6 Engines
These are the shift patterns for the 6-speed manual transmissions.
To operate the transmission:
Shift into 1 (First) when going less than 65 km/h (40 mph). If the vehicle comes to a complete stop and it is hard to shift into 1 (First), put the shift lever in Neutral and let up on the clutch. Press the clutch pedal back down to the floor. Then shift into 1 (First).
3, 4, 5, and 6 : Shift into 3 (Third), 4 (Fourth), 5 (Fifth), and 6 (Sixth) the same way as for 2 (Second). Slowly let up on the clutch pedal while pressing the accelerator pedal.
To stop, let up on the accelerator pedal and press the brake pedal. Just before the vehicle stops, press the clutch pedal and the brake pedal, and shift to Neutral.
Neutral : Use this position when starting or idling the engine. The shift lever is in Neutral when it is centered in the shift pattern, not in any gear.
R : To back up, press the clutch pedal to the floor and shift into R (Reverse). Let up on the clutch pedal slowly while pressing the accelerator pedal.
When this message comes on, the vehicle can only be shifted from 1 (First) to 4 (Fourth) instead of 1 (First) to 2 (Second). The message will display in the Driver Information Center (DIC).
Complete the shift into 4 (Fourth) to turn off this feature. This helps to get the best possible fuel economy.
After shifting to 4 (Fourth), downshift to a lower gear, if desired.
This message will come on when:
Once displayed, the message will remain in the DIC for two seconds, even if the conditions for skip shift are no longer satisfied.
Vehicles equipped with a Head-Up Display (HUD) may also have performance shift timing lights across the top of the display.
The rows of lights get closer together as the maximum shift point gets closer. Shift the transmission before the lights come together in the display. Shift immediately if the lights are flashing.
See Head-Up Display (HUD) 0 100.
Active Rev Match
Vehicles equipped with a V8 engine and a manual transmission have Active Rev Match (ARM). ARM aids in smoother shifting by matching the engine speed to the next selected gear. By monitoring shift lever and clutch operation, ARM adjusts engine speed to match a calibrated value based on gear selection. On upshifts and downshifts, engine speed will be decreased and increased to match vehicle road speed and transmission gear position. ARM is maintained while the clutch pedal is pressed, but will deactivate if the shift lever is left in the Neutral position.
The system is activated and deactivated by pressing either of the paddles marked REV MATCH on the steering wheel. The system must be activated with each new ignition cycle.
A gear indicator in the instrument cluster displays the current gear selected:
indicator lamp will be on. See Malfunction Indicator Lamp 0 91. The clutch and manual transmission will continue to operate normally.
ARM will also: