Originally Posted by MDBones
Did you try out the sport mode on the steering?
Yeah I did. The only problem is after I selected sport I completely forgot about it and didn't pay attention enough to notice it lol. So either the change is minimal enough to not really be noticeable, or I somehow was completely oblivious enough to not notice the differences. I wish I remembered to pay attention to the steering though as that was something I really wanted to check out.
My main thing was checking out the start/stop feature. So after the drive I'm still kind of undecided. I like the concept, but what sort of bothered me was the fact that the vehicle shutting off and turning on was noticeable. If they can make it so that it's seamless start/stop then I think it would be great.
A couple times when I put the vehicle in park it would shut off then immediately turn back on, only for me to turn it right back off to leave the car. Made no sense to me and I remember reading another member noticed that as well. That would drive me nuts!
I will say I do like the shifter! It has an excellent feel! I have no problems with my 2015 shifter and like that as well, but if I had a choice on which shifter I would take, I would go with the 2016 shifter.
I like the slightly revised digital instrument cluster. A couple very minor changes there that I though we're nice. The adaptive cruise icon turns green when it's activated which I liked. Another very minor change, but one I liked is for 2016 the aux/usb/SD slots in the lower dash compartment light up brightly during the day to make them visible. For 2014/2015 there is no illumination when the lights are off. However for 2015 they did add a blue ambient light that fills the compartment with a nice glow at night. 2014 did not have that. 2016 probably does but didn't get to drive at night.
As for the revised pentastar, I didn't notice any power differences, but we are also dealing with a brand new vehicle with 10 miles compared to my slightly broken in one with 4000 miles.
Overall I really liked it and would have no problems buying one, but would very much want to see the start/stop system improved on.