Originally Posted by jim383
1 thing i DONT like is in auto mode it shifts way to early as chrysler as it set to get into over drive as soon as possible. My 2012 srt8 jeep was like that and the wife even said she liked sports mode in it better than auto mode. Were going to the track in late oct and run the 1/8 mile with a bunch of srt8 and ill be testing both auto and sports mode to see if theres any diff in the launches and what diff my 60' times are in both modes. The traffic in so ca is so bad thats why im testing both mode to see which 1 is more desirable in the traffic.
Your test should be interesting. With any wheel slippage (on start up) it should jump into 4WD from FWD. How long it holds in 4WD is the question. It is my understanding it will jump back to FWD as conditions dictate.
I think its shifting in auto mode is geared more to mpg than acceleration.
I would guess that in sport it would go into higher RPMs before shifting which would benefit you off the line. But that's not my area.
The one thing I wish that this Cherokee would do was have an option for showing the current gear on the dash..
#1 on my list would be a indicator on the dash to show FWD or 4WD.
Good luck with your test.