Originally Posted by jacko15
Get behind the wheel and try all the considerable configurations for shifting and let your butt be the judge.
But if you do buy one, drive in ECO mode for a couple hundred miles, then use Sport Mode to run it up thru the gears frequently to get a nice break in.
On the same road, at the same speed, I get the same instantaneous mileage in ECO and Sport. However, over pretty much any reasonable drive, ECO mode is always worth a couple mpg long run. Sport is a lot of fun for canyon carving.
The recent flash seems to have made ECO mode more responsive on on steep uphill passing--no longer seem to need to pre-select Sport mode when getting ready for the only passing zone in 10 miles behind a "flatlander"