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So I'm struggling to come up with how to phrase this, so hopefully it'll make sense. Something I really like with my '14 CTD is how on the highway it never downshifts. Regardless of the size of the hill, if I have the cruise set at 110 km/h, it just goes along in 6th and never needs to drop a gear. My dad had a 2014 BMW 328i with the 8 spd auto and it felt like on the smallest hill it'd drop a gear with the cruise set. Does the 9 speed auto in the new Cruze stay in 9th for the most part on the highway, or does it frequently downshift even on small hills?
 

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Well, I'm probably not buying one anytime soon, but I'm glad to hear it! It's nice to be able to just drive along and never have the transmission change gears. If I was to buy one, I'd probably look for a 6 spd manual anyways, but you never know, the 9 spd does sound enticing.
 

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I have two hills where the Vue (170hp 2.2l L4) will shift from 4th (OD) to 2nd and rev to 4000rpm to get up the hill.

The vue SOMETIMES shifts from 6th to 5th and 2000rpm on one and on the other will usually shift to the same (60mph).
The rest of time the fuel economy drops but the engine revs don't change and 6th gear is maintained.

Very grunty little engine we got on the diesel!
I'm going to guess in the second part there where you put "the Vue sometimes shifts from 6th to 5th" you meant the Cruze?? haha :)
 
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