Originally Posted by mbaessler
Thank You MDBones. Do you find it a little sluggish in ECO Mode? Do you have a V6 or the Hemi. Mike
I have the gas V6. I use eco mode both in town and out on the highway.
In town, taking off from a stop is fine. If you're moving and need to accelerate a little there is a slight sluggishness... especially if you're in 7th gear and barely turning over 1K rpm's on the tach. That's not a problem for me because I expect that out of this mode.
If you need more than a little acceleration in street traffic it'll downshift and give you what you need without a problem.
Out on the highway I can barely tell the difference in response with eco mode on or off, other than the slight increase in fuel economy.
I have a tendency not to use eco mode much in the winter... I prefer to keep the rpm's up a little so the engine and trans comes up to and maintains a better operating temperature. Fuel economy at this point doesn't matter much because it's going to naturally drop in cold weather or when 4WD is more active on slippery roads.