Re: I think I might go pick up a 2014 Overland tonight...
Originally Posted by myoung84
The "paddle shifters" are most likely the same thing as the ERS (Extended Range Selector) that I have in my 2012 Ram. It's nowhere near performance oriented but is very useful for limiting top gear when towing. It looks like they did away with the Tow/Haul button as well (if the previous years even had them). This will make the paddle shifters become a mandatory tool when towing.
My 08 SRT8 Charger also has the manual shift setup (forget what they call it) that's slightly more performance oriented, but not much. It still doesn't force an upshift like a true performance paddle shifter does on the high end super cars.
While I agree that these are not true shifters nor performance oriented, the paddle shifters are hugely useful for downshifting and slowing during descents. It is really nice to keep two hands on the wheel while negotiating mountain passes or snow covered downhills.
Query whether Lincoln's recently published no shifter design will take hold.
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