6-speed automatic transmission

Matched to the ECOTEC® 1.4L turbocharged engine with 25 city/33 hwy/28 combined MPG FWD and 23 city/30 hwy/26 combined MPG1 AWD, this electronically controlled 6-speed automatic with overdrive has a unique design, making it well suited to Encore. It features:

  • Planetary gearsets that are positioned on the same axis as the engine crankshaft centerline – enables a shorter overall vehicle length, increases interior space, enhances safety crush zones and saves weight
  • A “steep” first gear and a “tall” overdrive top gear achieve a wide ratio spread of 6.14:1 – provides confident acceleration, enhanced fuel efficiency, and quiet engine operation at highway cruising speeds
  • Driver Shift Control – allows the driver to experience the sporty feel of clutchless manual and the convenience of an automatic transmission