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Can any Canadians confirm that the 2018 Elantra Sport DCT has hill start assist in the Canadian market version? Odd to see no mention of it on the web site.
 

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Can any Canadians confirm that the 2018 Elantra Sport DCT has hill start assist in the Canadian market version? Odd to see no mention of it on the web site.
The actual manual cars have hill assist. Don't think there is a need for it in automatic vehicles.
 

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The actual manual cars have hill assist. Don't think there is a need for it in automatic vehicles.
DCT isn't a regular automatic. It's more like a manual that has no clutch pedal, and that shifts for you. There is still a clutch that needs to be engaged, and it would be susceptible to rolling back on a hill, just like a manual/standard would. However, unlike a manual, you don't really have precise control of when the clutch gets engaged. Seems like hill-start would be a necessity, and maybe it is considered part of the transmission, but need to know.


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DCT isn't a regular automatic. It's more like a manual that has no clutch pedal, and that shifts for you. There is still a clutch that needs to be engaged, and it would be susceptible to rolling back on a hill, just like a manual/standard would. However, unlike a manual, you don't really have precise control of when the clutch gets engaged. Seems like hill-start would be a necessity, and maybe it is considered part of the transmission, but need to know.


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I am well aware of what a DCT is and how they work. What I am trying to say is I do not think the engineer thought about putting hill assist in the DCT models as they are still an automatic transmission. My wife's car, an Elantra GT, has the DCT and we have not experienced any roll back on hills, the car will just sit there until you give it gas. Perhaps that is hill assist but it is definitely not the same system that is in place on my sport.
 

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Can't say if the one dealer I spoke with is speaking the truth, but he said this car is in an "auto-creep" mode. When I did one of my test drives for the first time and stopped on a slope of a bridge, the car seemed to have rolled forward on its own when I was ready to move forward.
 

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I test drove, and did a start on a nice steep hill (we have lots). It held itself without rolling back.... and bought the car.
 
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