Hyundai Elantra: Downshifting - Manual transaxle operation - Manual transaxle - Driving your vehicle - Hyundai Elantra MD 2010-2015 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.