Originally Posted by BobsWK2
But I bet to save fuel, it will normally start out in 2nd gear, unless in sport/manual mode or with heavy throttle application from a stop.
Really? That would be weird, wouldn't it?
I'm interested in seeing how the Eco button ends up working. I think it's standard across all trims and engine options, isn't it?
A lot of people who have the 2011-2013 say the transmission, etc., is clearly tuned for fuel economy at the expense of a pleasant and "fun" driving experience. I'm hoping that most of that stuff that was enabled by default on the 11-13 is "hidden" behind the Eco Mode for the 2014.
(The 8 speed should improve things regardless though.)
Here's what the manual states about the eco mode:
When the Fuel Economy (ECO) Mode is engaged, the vehicle control systems will change the following:
• The transmission will upshift sooner and downshift later.
• The torque converter clutch may engage at lower engine speeds and remain on longer.
• The engine idle speed will be lower.
• The overall driving performance will be more conservative.
• Some ECO mode functions may be temporarily inhib-ited based on temperature and other factors