Last post on Feb 16, 2009 at 7:56 AM
You are in the Suzuki SX4
What is this discussion about?
Suzuki SX4, SUV
Feb 04, 2009 (1:05 pm)
The automatics run about 27 MPH/1000 RPM in top gear.
That means they run 3,000 RPM 81 MPH. Which equals appx. 2600 70, and 2200 60.
Easy if you have a calculator.
By comparison, your manual runs 23.3 MPH/1000 RPM in top gear, doing the math on your numbers.
#26 of 26 Re: [lamronh49]
Feb 16, 2009 (7:56 am)
I was thinking it probably has something to do with optimising the car for speeds 0-70mph. All the ratios are lower than I expected and the revs consequently higher for a given speed. A 6 speed would be great. The car is quite quick around town and top gear is good for the majority of high speed hills, in this regime it makes sense as there is less downshifting and more convienent. The city by vw has similar ratios.