TOUR: Use for normal city and
highway driving. This setting
provides a smooth, soft ride.
SPORT: Use where road conditions
or personal preference demand
more control. This setting provides
more “feel”, or response to road
conditions through increased
steering effort and suspension
control. Transmission shift points
and shift firmness are also
Within Sport Mode there is a
further performance feature
called Performance Mode Lift
Foot (PMLF) Mode. The feature
is activated automatically when
sports oriented driving is
detected, based on cornering
and on/off throttle application.
PMLF allows the transmission to
hold the current gear instead of
upshifting when the throttle is
To simplify everything, while in "D" move the shifter to the left. You'll see "Sport" displayed in the Driver Information Center (DIC) under the odometer reading. Leave it there. You don't have to do anything else. Only move the shifter back to the right if you want to take it out of Sport Mode or to shift into Park or Reverse.
Simplified, Sube. Thanks.
I am going to try that tonight. I'll see if I get more
pep out of the vehicle at acceleration.
If I like it, I'll constantly drive in that mode until
I reverse or park.
Definately better pep and a much smoother
acceleration without feeling the vehicle is
struggling to get up to speed.
Haven't tried beating out anyone at the
light yet. Will see how that works. I'm
not a speeder by nature, but somehow
I always get behind the guy that drives
5 miles below the speed limit on the local
Definately will use the sport mode sparingly
as I can see that it probably uses more gas
while in operation.
Automobile(s): 2012 CTS-V Wagon Black Diamond Tri-Coat
Re: Anyone drive the SRX Turbo yet?
Well I test drove the turbo yesterday and bought one on the spot. The driving experience is quite different from the 3.0. It feels like a different car power-wise. The power increase is very noticeable, the transmission is silky smooth and it just feels totally balanced.
All I can say is if you are on the fence and not sure if the 3.0 is enough power for you, by all means wait until you get a chance to test drive the turbo. Then you can decide if the extra expense ($3k and premium fuel cost) is worth it to you. It took me all of 5 minutes behind the wheel and I was sold.
I have no doubt the Turbo will probably be fun to drive. However, this (page 8-26) kind of scares me. If you need a "Fuel Economy Mode", what is the mileage like when this is turned off? With it turned on, seems like it will affect acceleration. The mileage with the 3.0L is already poor enough, but I've learned to accept that.
Fuel Economy Mode
The vehicle may have a fuel economy mode. When engaged, fuel economy mode can improve the vehicle's fuel economy. Pressing the eco button by the shift lever will engage fuel economy mode. When activated, the eco light in the instrument cluster will come Driving and Operating 8-27 on. See Fuel Economy Light on page 4-28. Pressing the button a second time will turn fuel economy mode off.
When fuel economy mode is on:
. The transmission will upshift sooner, and downshift later.
. The torque converter will lock–up sooner, and stay on longer.
. The gas pedal will be less sensitive.
. The vehicle's computers will more aggressively shut off fuel to the engine
Got mine on Friday after waiting 3 months, Platium Ice. Love it good power you can really tell the difference between normal, sport and eco modes. I have a feeling I will use sport most of the time. I got the Performance model and glad I waited for the turbo. Too early to tell about mileage but that is not why I bought it so far love the ride and performance. Now I just have to learn how to use all the wistles and bells it has.