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post #1 of 29 Old 06-27-2016, 03:03 AM Thread Starter
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I apologize if this has been discussed before... How often do you find yourselves driving in sport mode vs. regular (non-sport) mode?
First couple days of ownership I found myself switching between the two- but rarely engage sport mode since.
For those that alternate- what kind of fuel differences do you see? What kind of driving are you doing that sport makes a difference?
Daily driving for me involves a lot of stop-and-go traffic so sport mode would not do much, which is why I often neglect it when roads open up, just curious how often folks take advantage of it.
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I've only used it once. I've always found transmission modes, whether it be sport or economy, to be gimmicky. If you need one or the other, just adjust the throttle application accordingly (IMO).

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S-N-S, I like that question and would also like to hear from others their findings/thoughts.
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Driving in Sport mode alters the throttle response and holds a gear longer. The longer reving (closing in on rev limiter) will of course consume more fuel. I would engage sport mode only when on freeways as its pretty annoying when driving in stop and go city driving. For me personally i dropped about 5mpg in hwy driving in sport mode than in regular mode but that is based on my experience.

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Naw, sport mode is for out in the country or good mountain pass when you want to make good progress or just have some fun. I suppose they could have done it the other way and called sport normal and normal eco.

The diesels don’t have sport mode as they do better lugging but sometimes if i want to pass something, I will use manual to change up as it holds on to revs too long when floored. Diesel torque comes down between 2000 and 3000rpm.

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We have had ours since January... Not used it (sport) at all. Guess that is what happens when you get OLD?
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I engage sports mode from time to time, when it's not rush hour and I want quicker response and acceleration for passing cars.

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I live in a high traffic area(near Los Angeles) so I don't use it very often either. I use it about as often as I use my paddle shifters, like others have mentioned when I have some wide open roads and can have some fun.
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I live in a city where drivers think that a turn signal is an invitation to pass on that side.
I use sport mode to get the extra jump (just to change lanes.)

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I live in a city where drivers think that a turn signal is an invitation to pass on that side.
I use sport mode to get the extra jump (just to change lanes.)
Exactly this. Sport mode is quite helpful in city traffic when you want to pass cars that are turning, merge quickly, etc. For me, it is more like "city mode."
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