sport mode rpm to high?

Emmanuel Arreola

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.

2 Answers


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

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Tom Demyan

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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