What exactly is electronically controlled Sportmatic transmission? ...

Jr_4444
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Asked by Jr_4444 Feb 22, 2008 at 07:55 PM about the 2008 Kia Sportage LX

Question type: General

Does it give you a choice of either manual (w/out the clutch)or automatic? If so,
do you get better gas mileage (than if you used automatic all the time)?

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papa
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it automatically puts it self in the right gear for your driving condition.

littlehorn
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This is like a manu-matic or tiptronic or other automatic trans where you can manually shift gears if you want to. Gas mileage really isn't better but it gives drivers a feeling of more "control." I find them to be somewhat distracting, I usually run them in automatic mode, the few times I've driven one and put it in "manual automatic" it was just annoying. There's no clutch, you just move the shifter lever back and forth to go up or down a gear.

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danwat1234
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I believe it's exactly the same as paddle shifters on the steering wheel, but instead you mess with the gear shifter knob instead. It's a regular automatic transmisssion with a torque converter.

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