Actually, the S position is for sequential mode, not sport mode.D/S on button shift ,S for drive S is sport . Double Tap it will go sport mode
Unless you manually select 1st by pulling the left paddle shifter while in sequential mode, the transmission always starts in 2nd, but will downshift to 1st under hard acceleration.I mean D for normal driving S for sport longer from 1 to second gear
Sequential mode allows you to hold a specific and valid gear for a longer period of time. It also prevents the transmission from automatically shifting above 7th gear except at high speeds where it will shift no higher than 8th gear.Tell me more Zroger73, what is the benefit of sequential mode? And why it starts in 2nd gear?
That was a lame TFL. Andre likely just assumed that "S" was Sport mode. He also said it was an "all new" Ridgeline. There's not much new to it besides the 9-sp tranny. But my biggest laugh was when they only used the truck computers to run the fuel efficiency comparison. We all know that's not reliable and varies across makes and models. Yet TFL has done other truck fuel efficiency comparisons where they were very careful to dispense gas consistently and hand-calculate the mpgs after acknowledging that the computer-based readouts are inaccurate.They said "Sport" mode, not S. Who knows what they meant? Does that mean disabling "Eco", or disabling VSA, or did they put it in Sand mode? TFL is known more for entertainment than thoroughness, so we may never know.