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"Sport Mode" all the time? #4893367
10/10/18 08:29 PM
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Kendall, FL
wemay Offline OP
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In the Sportage it tightens up the steering and holds RPM.

Is there any negative driving any vehicle in this mode other than increased fuel consumption?


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Re: "Sport Mode" all the time? [Re: wemay] #4893379
10/10/18 08:37 PM
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It won't hurt anything......Engines & Powertrains in general are very robust at STOCK power levels.


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2006 Chevy 2500HD LBZ/Allison 1000
2010 Toyota Corolla 2ZR-FE/U341E
2000 Toyota Avalon 1MZ-FE/A541E
Re: "Sport Mode" all the time? [Re: wemay] #4893380
10/10/18 08:38 PM
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I kept my 3000GT in sport mode all the time. The "ECO" selection was never used laugh


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
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Re: "Sport Mode" all the time? [Re: wemay] #4893381
10/10/18 08:41 PM
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Rockwall, Texas
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I drive my 17 Avalon in sport mode. It doesn't seem to hurt mileage much if any. I like the crisper shifting and quicker downshifts.

Re: "Sport Mode" all the time? [Re: wemay] #4893397
10/10/18 09:04 PM
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KY
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It won't hurt a thing; I like being able to switch between Geezer Mode and Attack Mode with just the push of a button.


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i M Sport


Son's
2009 328i

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Re: "Sport Mode" all the time? [Re: wemay] #4893408
10/10/18 09:19 PM
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I used it a lot when I broke in my Elantra. I found I was speeding more. no-no

Now I only use it when I need be in a lower gear and drive more aggressively like needing to cross two lanes of traffic to get onto or off of the freeway. Be careful.

I have a feeling it may be better for the engine instead of lugging the engine in the Eco mode.


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Re: "Sport Mode" all the time? [Re: wemay] #4893416
10/10/18 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by wemay
In the Sportage it tightens up the steering and holds RPM.


How can it tighten up the steering? Honestly curious how a button can change steering response.

The RAV4 will hold Eco mode through key cycles, Sport mode has to be engaged every start. They change throttle response and shift points. Fake news, forgot it had them


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Re: "Sport Mode" all the time? [Re: AZjeff] #4893419
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Originally Posted by AZjeff
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Originally Posted by wemay
In the Sportage it tightens up the steering and holds RPM.


How can it tighten up the steering? Honestly curious how a button can change steering response.

The RAV4 will hold Eco mode through key cycles, Sport mode has to be engaged every start. They change throttle response and shift points. Fake news, forgot it had them



The power steering is less "boosted", making it harder to turn the wheel so it feels more firm. It doesn't actually make the steering any sharper.


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Re: "Sport Mode" all the time? [Re: wemay] #4893426
10/10/18 09:42 PM
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In the Garage...
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In the Garage...
Me getting in the Caprice...
Sport mode on? Check
Traction Control off? Check
Stabilitrak off? Check

You are not hurting anything.


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Re: "Sport Mode" all the time? [Re: AZjeff] #4893464
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Originally Posted by AZjeff
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Originally Posted by wemay
In the Sportage it tightens up the steering and holds RPM.


How can it tighten up the steering? Honestly curious how a button can change steering response.

The RAV4 will hold Eco mode through key cycles, Sport mode has to be engaged every start. They change throttle response and shift points. Fake news, forgot it had them
Electric power steering, gives more/less assist depending on drive mode.

When I’m in a parking garage I always put it on “eco” mode so it steers like butter and doesn’t take as much effort.


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Re: "Sport Mode" all the time? [Re: wemay] #4893544
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Won't hurt a thing. They wouldn't have it there if it was bad for the car. I work for a rental company. The first thing I do when I get in a sportage or Elantra or soul, basically any Hyundai or Kia product is turn traction control off and put sport mode on. These vehicles get put through there paces and I have never had an issue.

Last edited by joegreen; 10/11/18 03:03 AM.

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Re: "Sport Mode" all the time? [Re: wemay] #4893582
10/11/18 05:24 AM
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How hard you can flog it on a road used by others is pretty limited, so you can't, and aren't actually thrashing it.

No probs at all if you are keeping your licence.


If it's the truth....it can handle the pressure !!!
Re: "Sport Mode" all the time? [Re: ls1mike] #4893602
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Originally Posted by ls1mike
Me getting in the Caprice...
Sport mode on? Check
Traction Control off? Check
Stabilitrak off? Check

You are not hurting anything.


Yep!!!


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Re: "Sport Mode" all the time? [Re: wemay] #4893628
10/11/18 07:08 AM
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I only use I (Intelligent...???) mode in my car in downpours, in snow, or on ice.
Otherwise it is in S mode, in which it still acts like a CVT but feels more responsive.
I don't use S# mode, in which the car pretends it has an 8 speed auto and lurches around a lot, anymore....I pretty much hate the way it feels and also noticed my gas mileage seems to go to [censored].

I was hoping to use the paddle shifters in manual mode for sporty driving, but the response to my inputs is way too slow.
They are very handy for engine braking in bad winter weather when I want to creep around!

Maybe I should be ignored here as my car needed major tranny work under warranty at 90kmiles!

Last edited by Virtus_Probi; 10/11/18 07:08 AM.

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Re: "Sport Mode" all the time? [Re: wemay] #4893629
10/11/18 07:15 AM
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In eco/automatic mode, the transmission is electronically actuating the shifts
In Sport/ manu-matic mode, the transission is electronically actuating the shifts (when you "manually" prompt for a shift.)
-->Its the same.

I find that comparing the clutch engagement between both modes (during a given shift) is harsher in my Rio. Do you experience that with your Sportage?

I ask because I don't experience that with my Rav4.

If its true, then that should be nicer to the trans oil and clutches.

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