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    What exactly does Eco Mode do?

    What impact does this mode have on performance / gas mileage and engine components?

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    Re: What exactly does Eco Mode do?

    From the '14 owner's manual:

    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 under deceleration.
    . The engine operates at lower rpm's in fuel economy mode, which can increase noise and vibration. This is normal


    I've pretty much found this to be accurate with mine. Whether or not you like it is a personal thing. Myself I use it almost exclusively when in heavy traffic.

    As to how effective it is in saving gas I've never bothered to check but on the surface it seems that it should have some positive impact.
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    Re: What exactly does Eco Mode do?

    I get about 1-2 MPG more in economy mode....I really see very little difference in performance.

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    Re: What exactly does Eco Mode do?

    Thanks for posting that excerpt. I apologize for not looking at the manual. I have not noticed a change in MPG, perhaps because I'm still in breakin period.
    I have noticed the transmission upshift sooner, especially in bumper to bumper traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by algiorda
    What impact does this mode have on performance / gas mileage and engine components?
    I've found the ride to be jerky and stopped using it. Not worth it.

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    Re: What exactly does Eco Mode do?

    Seems to have significant effect on economy but I hate the performance difference. I use it, but don't like it much. Depends on my "mood"

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