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Drive Modes explanation.

How does Auto behave and Sport mode? What do you mainly drive in for best fuel mileage?
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:31 AM
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Re: Drive Modes explanation.

That might be explained in detail in the owner's manual. Just a wild guess.


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Old 06-12-2014, 11:33 AM
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Re: Drive Modes explanation.

You may actually have to do a bit of research, but if you spend some time here: Jeep SUVs & Crossovers | Official Jeep Site | Jeep all of your questions can be answered.
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Re: Drive Modes explanation.

The dealer told me that the trans shifted harder in sport mode,but the book says nothing about that. Was hoping someone knew. I guess I'll have to do some research on my own. Thanks anyways...
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Re: Drive Modes explanation.

"Harder"??? He should have said "later". That may or may not be harder depending on the weight of your right foot.
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Re: Drive Modes explanation.

Get behind the wheel and try all the considerable configurations for shifting and let your butt be the judge.
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Re: Drive Modes explanation.

I agree... my butt will tell me what is the best ride and gas mileage for me.... I just bought this 2012 Overland and have been using auto , "butt" I'll try the sport mode...
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Re: Drive Modes explanation.

I tried Sport and Auto, mileage was almost the same, for my everyday drive I use Auto..and only on special occasions I used the Sport mode.
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Re: Drive Modes explanation.

Tow mood is where the power and fast shifts are at
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Re: Drive Modes explanation.

The SRT mode is where the fun is.
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Re: Drive Modes explanation.

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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"
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