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Old 08-23-2016, 11:04 PM
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2017 steering mode

So I was going through the three different steering mode settings (Normal - Sport - Comfort) in my 2017 Limited to test if I could feel any difference between the three. I tested this in an empty Lowes parking lot. Driving 10 mph I went through each mode while turning the wheel side to side. I 'think' I felt a bit tighter steering in Sport mode especially compared to Comfort mode, which felt had the least resistance. Normal mode felt like a compromise between Sport and Comfort. Has anyone else gone through each mode? If so, would you agree?

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Old 08-24-2016, 07:28 PM
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Re: 2017 steering mode

I never got past Sport mode. It's exactly what I like so there was no need for me to try the other 2 modes.
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So I was going through the three different steering mode settings (Normal - Sport - Comfort) in my 2017 Limited to test if I could feel any difference between the three. I tested this in an empty Lowes parking lot. Driving 10 mph I went through each mode while turning the wheel side to side. I 'think' I felt a bit tighter steering in Sport mode especially compared to Comfort mode, which felt had the least resistance. Normal mode felt like a compromise between Sport and Comfort. Has anyone else gone through each mode? If so, would you agree?

There's a difference...maybe you just have overly powerful arms so it all feels the same 😎. One thing to note: if you switch modes while moving, it seems to wait until there's no steering input going on to make the change.

On mine, "Sport" feels about twice as heavy as "Comfort" at low speed (although it's not actually). "Normal" seems somewhere in-between...at low speed. "Normal" and "Sport" seem similar at higher speeds.

It does seem the settings don't just change the steering weight, but also the rate of onset for steering assist...as well as affecting how quickly steering assist is reduced as speed increases.

I've looked at it with the factory scan tool and the EPS module will tell you both the steering wheel torque and amount of assist torque as you're using the system. What I've found is that, standing still and steering the wheel, the steering wheel torque is:

Comfort: 1.65 ft-lbs max
Normal: 1.9 ft-lbs max
Sport: 2.2 ft-lbs max

It doesn't seem like a lot of difference but a person can generally perceive around 0.1 ft-lbs of effort difference.

I also looked at the rate in which steering assist as applied and it's interesting. In "Comfort" mode the steering assist comes in fast. A bit slower for "Normal", but fast again for "Sport" (but not as much of it).
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Re: 2017 steering mode

I put mine in Sport mode in the garage before I put it to bed last night.

I forgot this morning that I changed it. It was a true double blind test because I completely forgot. Takes much more effort to steer in Sport mode. I think I like Normal the best.
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Re: 2017 steering mode

Where is the control for steering modes? I searched the users guide and found that hitting the Sport button on the dash switches the steering and transmission into sport mode and the suspension into Aero mode.


I can't find anything that independently changes the steering. I couldn't find it yesterday, but thought after a good night's sleep. Nah, still can't see it.


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Re: 2017 steering mode

I had a hard time finding it too.

It's in the area where you set Crash Warning Distance, Blind Spot Alarm etc..

I forget the title of that Section "Driver Saftey and Assistance" or something like that in Settings.

It's on the 2nd Page at the top once you get into that section.

That Top Line is Selected and looks like a Header Line and my eyes keep ignoring it looking below.

The same thing happened to me on 2014/2015 with the Factory Reset option being the first item on the second page. I could not find it.

From the Top

Hit uConnect App -> Manage Apps -> Settings -> Driver Assistance (what ever) -> Scroll down one Page and it's on the Top.

It DOES make a significant difference. But I ended up liking Normal in the end.
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I had a hard time finding it too.

It's in the area where you set Crash Warning Distance, Blind Spot Alarm etc..

I forget the title of that Section "Driver Saftey and Assistance" or something like that in Settings.

It's on the 2nd Page at the top once you get into that section.

That Top Line is Selected and looks like a Header Line and my eyes keep ignoring it looking below.

Got it!

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Re: 2017 steering mode

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Re: 2017 steering mode

Me and the wife have tried each setting for four days each and for us the "normal" setting was the happy medium for what we both preferred. We almost have the jeep setup so that the settings are where we can both be happy, switching from the digital to analog speedometer is the only part we don't agree on. And that is easy to switch between.
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Me and the wife have tried each setting for four days ...
Thanks for the reminder. I was going to do the same thing. I put it in Sport mode, and since then I totally forgot about it. DUH!

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Thanks for the reminder. I was going to do the same thing. I put it in Sport mode, and since then I totally forgot about it. DUH!

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