Give Low a try when going down a steep road, or even when climbing up. I've shifted to 2nd or 1st gear many times in other vehicles and it allows for more engine braking to save the brakes when going down hill, and more torque when going up hill. Personally I would always shift to a lower gear when going at slower speeds to prevent RPMs from jumping up so high.I probably should have said that the gear selection is PRND and a button, L, for low. My first impression is that the low gear was for slower speeds. Guess I'll just hit some scenic roads this weekend and see what works best.
You are correct. Badlands has the M in the middle of the shift nob and paddle shifters. All other trims have a L and no paddle shifters.So I think some trims have a L button which just locks it in 1st. My Badlands has the M button which switches it to manual shifting.