Automatic Transmission

Select a shift position appropriate for the driving conditions.

Shifting the shift lever

While the ENGINE


START STOP switch isWhile the ENGINE
START STOP switch is
in IGNITION ON
mode, depress the brake
pedal and move the shift lever.

Shift position uses

*1: Shifting to the D position allows the system to select a gear suitable


*1: Shifting to the D position allows the system to select a gear suitable for the
driving conditions. Setting the shift lever to the D position is recommended for normal driving.

*2: Selecting shift ranges using S mode restricts the upper limit of the possible
gear ranges, controls engine braking forces, and prevents unnecessary upshifting.

Changing shift ranges in S mode

Shift the shift lever to the S mode driving position and operate the shift lever.

1. Upshifting.


1. Upshifting.

2. Downshifting.

The initial shift range in S mode is set automatically to 5 or 4 according to vehicle speed. However, the initial shift range may be set to 3 if AI-SHIFT has operated while the shift lever was in the D position.

Shift ranges and their functions

Automatically selecting gears between 1 and 6 according to vehicle speed and driving conditions. However, the gear is limited according to selected shift range.

- You can choose from 6 levels of engine braking force.

- A lower shift range will provide greater engine braking force than a higher shift range, and the engine speed will also increase.

Downshifting restrictions warning buzzer (in the S mode)

To help ensure safety and driving performance, downshifting operation may sometimes
be restricted. In some circumstances, downshifting may not be possible even when the shift lever is operated. (The warning buzzer will sound twice.)

When driving with the cruise control system or dynamic radar cruise control system

The engine brake will not operate in the S mode, even when downshifting to 5 or 4.

If theon even after shifting the shift lever to Sindicator does not come
on even after shifting the shift lever to S mode driving position

This may indicate a malfunction in the automatic transmission system. Have the
vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer immediately.

(In this situation, the transmission will operate in the same as manner as when the
shift lever is in D.)

S mode

When the shift range is 5 or lower, holding the shift lever toward + sets the shift
range to 6.

- To prevent excessive engine speed, a function was adopted that automatically selects a higher shift range before engine speed becomes too high.

- To protect the automatic transmission, a function is adopted that automatically
selects a higher shift range when the fluid temperature is high.

AI-SHIFT

AI-SHIFT automatically selects the suitable gear according to driver performance
and driving conditions.

AI-SHIFT automatically operates when the shift lever is in the D position. (Shifting
the shift lever to the S mode driving position cancels the function.)

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