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Old 03-17-2019, 08:37 AM
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What is your preferred driving mode?

As a default, what is your preferred driving mode? Do you change it up? If so, why?
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:47 AM
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Only two weeks in, I overwhelmingly leave it in Comfort. I haven't really had the chance yet to play with Sport or Sport+. I'll probably drive in Comfort mostly anyway.
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I leave it in comfort. Not having the Advanced model, the suspension doesnt change anyway, so, to me, the Sport doesn’t do more than I can do with my foot or the paddles.

I don’t drive as aggressively as I used to, being retired. But if I was back commuting into NYC, I would probably use Sport for tha extra bit.
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:48 PM
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Sport 99% of the time....just need to try some twisty f roads for sport plus....soon!
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Drove comfort for first 1000kms. Now I leave it in sport because the gas mileage is no difference and it definitely drives peppier
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I have the Advance and leave it in Comfort almost all the time. Every so often I'll switch it up for some additional driving fun but this car is fun to drive in Comfort mode too.
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In the city i have been driving in comfort and then switch to sport while on the highway.
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:15 PM
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Comfort...unless...

If I am out on a twisty hilly road - & there are lots of those here in Idaho - I'll use sport & rude the paddles for down shifting going downhill. Otherwise, Comfort. Tried all modes, & all do what they claim. Snow was handy when we had some, but Winter was pretty mild around here. Comfort suits me best overall. Love the SH-AWD & Advance adaptive suspension on the rwisty stuff.
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:46 PM
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Sport Mode. I find Sport+ mode bumps the RPM up 1K with no real driving benefit. Same for moving from D to S in drive shift mode. Not sure what is the best for 0-60 acceleration as the car changes gears a lot
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:46 PM
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Mostly confort mode. Although I do enjoy driving in sport mode occasionally. Living in SWFL, sport mode comes in handy this time of the year.
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Mostly confort mode. Although I do enjoy driving in sport mode occasionally. Living in SWFL, sport mode comes in handy this time of the year.
95 between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami is hairy for sure. Not only would I want sport plus, but a couple of 20mm cannon would be good too.
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All of the Above

My experience with in 2500 miles, most suburban driving. Very few highway miles, Advance model

Snow/‘Super Comfort”, D Mode: great for snow, but also for relaxed driving. Smooth shift points, low rev, not as torque’y. Great for when my motion sick wife is riding shotgun.

Comfort, D mode: smooth sailing over Detroit area potholes, and smooth power on the highway. Shifting into S mode, or dropping 2 gears on the manual wheel give quick powerband when needed.

Sport, D mode: My preferred setting. Smooth power between lower speeds, and quicker passing power in the highway. Active dampening does make the set up more rigid and steering tighter. Surprisingly good ride over potholes and ruts. S mode shortens gearing. But manual shifts work as expected.

Sport+, S mode: winding roads, no cops, no deer or full on highway beast mode. Compressed shift points, even stiffer steering and handling. Very quick power on the highway without the need to manual downshift.
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Sport, simply due to taking off from a stop. I've found in comfort I always feel like I have to press the gas pedal unnecessarily far before it'll go.
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A-Spec - Sport Plus all the time. Live in the Blue Ridge mountains and lots of twisty rods to get the LED out. Vrooooom vrooooom vrooooom.
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Sport 100%. No question. In S. FL as well.
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Sport 99%, Sport + transmission shifting is rather annoying, hangs high RPMS and gears too long, although I suppose that is what that mode is for.
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Drove comfort for first 1000kms. Now I leave it in sport because the gas mileage is no difference and it definitely drives peppier
not that i don't believe any other users here but there really is no MPG diff (at least noticeable) between comfort & sport?
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I picked mine up on Saturday (2 days ago) and so far have been 99.9% in Sport. I took a 1.5 hour drive to the beach but still keeping it under 3K RPMs until the first 1000KM. After that I may be 75% Sport 25% Sports+
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not that i don't believe any other users here but there really is no MPG diff (at least noticeable) between comfort & sport?
I drove about 300KM this weekend and averaged 10.2KM/Liter. I think that translates to about 23.99 MPG. So that is just fine for me in Sports mode.
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by achong507 View Post
I drove about 300KM this weekend and averaged 10.2KM/Liter. I think that translates to about 23.99 MPG. So that is just fine for me in Sports mode.
exactly the info i was looking for..thanks!!
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not that i don't believe any other users here but there really is no MPG diff (at least noticeable) between comfort & sport?
I'm averaging .5 miles per gallon more in Sport mode over Comfort mode. Not sinentific but noticeable.
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Which mode is best for gas mileage?
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Long distance driving on rural interstates = comfort
Urban/suburban driving with a mix of city streets and freeway on ramp merges = sport
Lightly traveled country roads = sport + (fairly infrequent though)
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