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So I noticed today while going on a twisty road that my 2016 Pro-4X does not rev match when using the shifter (A/T) to down shift.
Does anyone know when they did away with this?

My 2009 X would rev match and I am surprised that Nissan did away with it.
 

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Not sure what you mean about rev matching in a 2009 Frontier..... IN order for a car to use rev matching it would need to have a standard transmission and some type of clutch, whether it be a DCT or a conventional pedal. 370's and the GTR have rev matching, not much anything else that I am aware that is currently out. Maybe what is happening is your transmission in your previous truck just was more sensitive about dropping into a lower gear and revving your engine until it matched....
 

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In my 2009 Xterra (A/T) when I would "manually shift", shift it say from D to 3rd...it would "blip" the throttle to bring the engine rpm's up to match the gear change.

I am not the only one who noticed this:

http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f8/downshift-rev-matching-auto-60092/

And from the 350Z info: Electronically controlled, driver-adaptive automatic shifting that learns the way you drive and adjusts accordingly. Put it into manual mode for sequentially selected manual gearshifts and experience our new Downshift Rev Matching technology, which automatically opens the throttle when downshifting to match the rpm, resulting in smoother gear changes

So to say that rev matching is only for manual trans, is not correct in this day and age. Most new(er) A/T performance vehicles....Camaro, Charger/Challenger, Mustange, 370Z, etc., feature rev/throttle blip or rev matching.

So back to my OP...at some point Nissan change/did away with this feature in the Xterra and or Frontier and I was just curious if anyone New when.
But I guess if you only owned a rig that did not do it, you would not know any different.
 

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I've been on here for many years and on my 5th frontier plus a Pathfinder and titan too and never have heard of any of nissans truck do that.
Matter of fact my SE Pathfinder had features that my LE Titan and LE Frontier didn't so surprised an xterra had anything my Pathfinder and Titan didn't.

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Huh...guess I had a one off X.
No, I don't think that your X is a one off. My '06 Nismo has done that for 114K. My '16 Pro does not do it.
The throttle tip in and shift points on the Nismo are notably different than the Pro. I'd agree that Nissan reprogrammed things a bit in their efforts to increase gas mileage.
 

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Yes, it was just an observation. I like that the X would "blip" the throttle when manually downshifting. Not a big deal as I only manually downshift when going down steep hills or twisty roads and want some engine breaking.
 

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Interesting that your 2016 pro 4-X doesn't blip the throttle on manual downshifts, because my 2014 SV 4x4 definitely does do it.
 
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