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2016 Electric Power Steering questions

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What is the difference between normal, sport and comfort?

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Old 04-03-2016, 07:08 PM
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It's just a difference in how much power assist is provided. Comfort is very easy to turn the steering wheel, while sport requires a bit more effort.
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:30 PM
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It's just a difference in how much power assist is provided. Comfort is very easy to turn the steering wheel, while sport requires a bit more effort.
So which setting do you like best on yours? I like a bit of a heavier feel which gives a better feel of the road. I hate a steering wheel I can spin around with my pinky reminds me of the overdone power steering of the 70s. I think my 2014 v8 GC has good balance and I like it for the GC so that would probably equate to sport on the electronic PS? I'm going to have to take one for a ride sometime
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Re: 2016 Electric Power Steering questions

Sport setting for me. Won't even waste the time trying normal and comfort. This is how it should've come on the earlier models. There's the right amount of turning resistance and feedback to the wheel and the entire process of turning just feels more solid and precise. Totally different feeling than my 14 had. And you get absolutely no sense that this is fully electric steering.
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Sport setting for me. Won't even waste the time trying normal and comfort. This is how it should've come on the earlier models. There's the right amount of turning resistance and feedback to the wheel and the entire process of turning just feels more solid and precise. Totally different feeling than my 14 had. And you get absolutely no sense that this is fully electric steering.
So between the steering and different tires is the road feeling and handling significantly better on your 16? Ecopia tires a more stable feeling than fortera?
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Re: 2016 Electric Power Steering questions

I leave mine in normal. The change in power assistance with electric power steering doesn't really change the "road feel". That's one of the biggest complaints about modern electric power steering...is a lack of road feel. I personally think it feels just fine. Even in comfort, it's not the one-finger ease of a 1970's land yacht. It definitely feels more like hydraulic power than the electric steering in the Kia Sorento I had before. That one had the same 3 settings of power assist, but pretty numb road feel in all 3 settings. I have no complaints whatsoever about the steering in my 2016 Summit

BTW, I swapped out the stock Pirreli Scorpion Verde for Michelin Defender LTX M/S on day 1. And again, I'm thrilled with the way it drives, handles, corners, etc.
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So between the steering and different tires is the road feeling and handling significantly better on your 16? Ecopia tires a more stable feeling than fortera?

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I leave mine in normal. The change in power assistance with electric power steering doesn't really change the "road feel". That's one of the biggest complaints about modern electric power steering...is a lack of road feel.
I've always considered myself to be a seat of the pants kind of driver. I feel all aspects of how a vehicle handles and feels whether it's through the steering, seat or my feet on the pedals and floor.

Coming from a 14, I think the road feel, steering and handling are significantly better. And yes, there is a little more road feel. The kind I like. Whether it's related to the steering, HA suspension, the Ecopia tires or any combination of those who knows? It's definitely an improvement.

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I leave mine in normal. The change in power assistance with electric power steering doesn't really change the "road feel". That's one of the biggest complaints about modern electric power steering...is a lack of road feel. I personally think it feels just fine. Even in comfort, it's not the one-finger ease of a 1970's land yacht. It definitely feels more like hydraulic power than the electric steering in the Kia Sorento I had before. That one had the same 3 settings of power assist, but pretty numb road feel in all 3 settings. I have no complaints whatsoever about the steering in my 2016 Summit

BTW, I swapped out the stock Pirreli Scorpion Verde for Michelin Defender LTX M/S on day 1. And again, I'm thrilled with the way it drives, handles, corners, etc.
Just curious what was the reason you changed from the Pirelli to the defender? Were you looking for the off road bump defenders can offer? Can you notice any driving difference between the two?
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Re: 2016 Electric Power Steering questions

One thing I notice is it appears they've changed the shift parameters a little. My 16 will stay in 2nd gear as long as the tires are rolling. It won't drop into 1st until at least a second or so after a full stop. I like that too.
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Just curious what was the reason you changed from the Pirelli to the defender? Were you looking for the off road bump defenders can offer? Can you notice any driving difference between the two?
I never actually drove it with the Scorpions, so I can't comment on any difference between the two. I wanted the Defenders for their better off road capabilities, outstanding snow ability, smooth, comfortable ride, and long life. Of course this was all based on the reviews and experiences of the previous version LTX M/S 2. But the new Defender has the same tread design, so it should be as good or better. This will be the only tire I will have on this Jeep for duration of the lease, so I wanted something I knew would be the best all around option.
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One thing I notice is it appears they've changed the shift parameters a little. My 16 will stay in 2nd gear as long as the tires are rolling. It won't drop into 1st until at least a second or so after a full stop. I like that too.
That could be related to the eco mode. Try turning it off and see if it changes that behavior. Maybe try sport mode too, just to see.
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That could be related to the eco mode. Try turning it off and see if it changes that behavior. Maybe try sport mode too, just to see.
Like ESS, my eco and sport modes have been turned off from the moment it rolled off the dealer's lot.
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