Toyota Yaris: Automatic transmission - Driving procedures - When driving - Toyota Yaris XP130 2010–2023 Owner's ManualToyota Yaris: Automatic transmission

Select a shift position appropriate for the driving conditions.

■ Shifting the shift lever

While the engine switch is in the “ON” position, move the shift lever with the

While the engine switch is in the “ON” position, move the shift lever with the brake pedal depressed. When shifting the shift lever between P and D, make sure that the vehicle is completely stopped.

■ Shift position purpose

Shifting to the D position selects the most suitable gear for the particular

Shifting to the D position selects the most suitable gear for the particular driving condition. Setting the shift lever in the D position is recommended for normal driving.

■Downshift restriction

The maximum allowable speeds are as follows.

■AI-SHIFT

■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. When driving downhill, there may be cases where the vehicle shifts down automatically to obtain engine braking. As a result of the downshifting, the engine speed may increase.

■When driving with the cruise control system (if equipped)

Engine braking will not occur when downshifting from D. (→P. 158)

■If the shift lever cannot be shifted from P

→P. 328

CAUTION

■When driving on slippery road surfaces

Do not accelerate or shift gears suddenly. Sudden changes in engine braking may cause the vehicle to spin or skid, resulting in an accident.

    Engine (ignition) switch
    ■ Starting the engine Vehicles with an automatic transmission Check that the parking brake is set. Check that the shift lever is set in P. Firmly depress the brake pedal. Turn the ...

    Manual transmission
    ■ Shifting the shift lever Fully depress the clutch pedal before operating the shift lever, and then release it slowly. If it is difficult to shift in reverse, shift the shift lever to N, r ...

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    If the vehicle becomes stuck
    Carry out the following procedures if the tires spin or the vehicle becomes stuck in mud, dirt, or snow: Stop the engine. Set the parking brake and shift the shift lever to P (vehicles with an ...