sport mode rpm to high?

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Asked by May 09, 2016 at 12:14 PM about the 2016 Honda Civic EX

Question type: General

I just bought a new car for the first time in
my life and I went for a 2016 honda civic.
Just the base trim as I only drive it for work.
I wanted to try out the sport mode on the car
to see what the difference was. And noticed
that the rpm would go really high and stay
there for a uncomfortable amount of time.  
With is always. I know other trims have
paddle shifters to fix that issue but my car
does not . Is this normal or is there a way to
also make the car shift so that the rpm is
not too high on sport mode.

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1,475

Yes, this is normal, the shift sequence is optimized for racing.

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237,735

Correct, sport mode keeps the transmission in a lower gear longer for performance. Normal driving in town with the car in sport mode will make it drive like you experienced.

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But seriously why would you need to have the civic in sport mode when driving to work,it wastes gas and doesn't make the drive any faster,but the track tells a different story,having it in high rpm in one gear will do for better acceleration around corners,in alternative to down-shifting

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