Comfort Drive Vs Eco Drive

#1
I have been trying to comprehend if I can get better mileage driving in the ECO mode compared to the Comfort mode (using premium gasoline).
I was under the impression that the Eco mode will give a better mileage. I would appreciate your input on this topic.
 
#2
Eco mode just basically adjust the shifting points on the transmission, lower the throttle response and lowers the car a bit. If you have a lead foot it won't make much difference. Personally I leave it in Comfort mode all the time.
 
#3
I don't use it that much but on the highway it's nice to have it "coast" when letting off the gas pedal.
 
#4
The guys hit most of the high points for the Eco drive mode. I set up my individual drive mode using the Eco mode. I don't mind the lower shift points and slower reaction to my pedal inputs. What I do like is that the climate system consumes less power and that I have the eco coast. I think I might have read somewhere for long downhill grades, it might even shut off the engine. I can't use that feature much in Nebraska, but when I go visit my kids in Colorado it makes a huge difference.

Rob
 
#5
When Equipped with the air ride suspension system, the vehicle lowers the rear to adjust the entire vehicle for optimum wind resistance. I've tested this vehicle across america, and I did not notice a large increase in mpg while engaged, your result may vary, as I'm heavy footed by nature... however, I did get over 540+miles from one tank, while in Performance mode and at 90mph average!
 
#6
When Equipped with the air ride suspension system, the vehicle lowers the rear to adjust the entire vehicle for optimum wind resistance. I've tested this vehicle across america, and I did not notice a large increase in mpg while engaged, your result may vary, as I'm heavy footed by nature... however, I did get over 540+miles from one tank, while in Performance mode and at 90mph average!

Really??? That is fantastic and way better than I get. Anything above 70mph for me and my MPG is in the low 20s. At 90mph, and yes I drive that fast sometimes too, I know I get less than 20mpg. Of course, the air is very dense with humidity here, in Colorado I get way better mileage.

Rob
 
#7
That is a constant highway speed mpg average, no stop and go stuff. I got great gas mileage the entire trip tho. I get around 24 miles per gallon average.
 


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