Selectable Drive Modes
Selectable drive modes delivers a driving experience through a suite of sophisticated electronic vehicle systems. These systems optimize steering, handling and powertrain response. This provides a single location to control multiple systems performance settings.
Selectable drive modes consists of the following systems:
- Electronically power-assisted steering adjusts steering effort and feel based on your selected mode. See Steering.
- Electronic stability control and traction control maintain your vehicle control in adverse conditions or high performance driving. See
Principle of Operation.
- Electronic throttle control enhances the powertrain response to your inputs.
Using Selectable Drive Modes
Selectable drive modes automatically tailors your vehicle configuration for each mode selected.
To change the drive mode setting, toggle the mode button or switch on the instrument panel under the display. The first press of the mode button or switch illuminates the selected mode, subsequent presses will change the selected mode.
Mode changes are not available when the vehicle ignition is off or reverse (R) gear is selected. In gear position drive (D), the available modes are Normal, Sport+, Track and Snow/Wet. In gear position sport (S) Snow/Wet and Normal mode are unavailable.
- Normal – Delivers a balanced combination of comfort and handling. This mode provides an engaging drive experience and a direct connection to the road without sacrificing any of the composure demanded from your vehicle.
- Sport – Engages when you shift your automatic transmission into sport (S). Sport mode increases throttle response and helps your vehicle accelerate faster, but does not change the feel of the steering or stability system.
- Sport+ – Provides a sportier steering feel and throttle response. Sport+ mode is ideal for use during more spirited driving.
- Track – Provides a performance driving experience. The engine responds directly to your inputs and takes on a more powerful tone. Track mode is for use when pure performance is desired. A performance oriented traction control mode is automatically utilized when Track drive mode is selected. In this mode, traction control intervention is reduced and tuned specifically for track usage only and is not intended for public roads. See
Using Stability Control.
- Snow/Wet - Provides a confident handling driving experience during poor weather. This mode provides a confident drive experience and a direct connection to the road without sacrificing any of the composure demanded from your vehicle.
Selectable driving modes has diagnostic checks that continuously monitor the system to ensure proper operation. Certain selectable drive modes will not be available based on gear shifter position (for example, Snow/Wet is not available while in sport (S) position). If a selected mode is unavailable due to a system fault or change in gear shifter position, the selected mode will default to Normal.
Collision warning with brake support is automatically disabled when Track mode is selected.
The steering setting defaults to Normal if the battery is disconnected or removed.
To change the steering feel, toggle the switch on the instrument panel. The first press illuminates the selected mode, subsequent presses will change the selected mode.
- Normal - Default factory setting.
- Sport - Slightly higher effort required for steering with more road force felt through the steering wheel.
- Comfort - Slightly less effort required for steering with less road force felt through the steering wheel.
After selecting the desired setting, you may feel a soft feedback bump in the steering wheel when the changeover occurs.
If your vehicle is equipped with the selectable drive modes feature, the steering feel will change when you select a new drive mode. You can override this automatic selection by pressing the steering button or switch.