: 2012 Transmission braking feature

09-24-11, 08:42 AM
I noticed early on that the transmission in our 2012 SRX Premium Collection has the same feature for gearing down automatically when you brake heavy going down hills that my Duramax's Allison transmission has. I really like this feature it saves a lot on the brakes and provides a lot of confidence when descending on steep grades. I have not seen this mentioned on this site, but maybe I missed this somehow. Do the earlier models have this too or is it something new and does everyone like or dislike this feature?