Originally Posted by eibyer
Hmm, that's what I thought. Normally at 80 I'd be at 2k on auto but sport mode 2k at 40 seems a little too high. I will have to have my wife try it and see how it behaves for her.
I was gunna say you should ask your wife. I always ask my wife when issues of RPM and engine performance come up...
Just tap once to the right into manual mode and read the gear your car is in at that speed, then do it in Auto and see if it's a different gear. Assuming grade, speed, wind speed, throttle, and bugs on windshield are all the same.
I drive in sport mode a lot, but find it is so little different than auto wrt shift rpm, I go to manual a lot to limit upshifts when city driving. Rear bias is noticeable and I think that is what makes it a bit faster... Less drivetrain drag??