Hyundai Elantra: Downshifting - Manual transaxle operation - Manual transaxle - Driving your vehicle - Hyundai Elantra MD 2010-2018 Owners manualHyundai Elantra: Downshifting


It is important to downshift when you must slow down in heavy traffic or while driving up or down steep hills. Downshifting reduces the chance of stalling and gives better acceleration. When the vehicle is traveling down steep hills, downshifting helps maintain safe speed and prolongs brake life.

    Using the clutch
    The clutch should be depressed all the way to the floor before shifting, then released slowly. The clutch pedal should always be fully released while driving. Do not rest your foot on the clutch p ...

    Good driving practices
    Never take the vehicle out of gear and coast down a hill. This is extremely hazardous. Always leave the vehicle in gear. Do not "ride" the brakes. This can cause them to overheat and ...