I am genuinely curious what drove you to purchase this particular car and then drive it mostly in Eco? I am not deriding your decision, I am asking out of curiosity. Especially because after personal testing I have found almost no gas mileage savings by driving it in Eco mode.Just wondering if you guys know what the default driving mode is when you start up the N. I am a grandpa so I always change it to Eco, but will it retain the Eco mode between rides? If not, what is the 'standard' mode?
I drove for an entire work week in Eco and in Normal and in N-Custom(everything set high except suspension to save my back from potholes). I got the best Mileage(and always do) in N-Custom. The problem with Eco is the length of time I am actively accelerating rather than coasting, with the reduced throttle response I end up using far more gas to get to speed. I kept a spreadsheet of the differences.I was wondering if Eco mode actually actively does something to the tuning to save more on gas. For example: If I were to drive in Eco mode and shift at the 2k RPM it recommends then go back and do the exact same in N mode would the MPG be any different?
Is the only thing Eco mode does is reduce the throttle response? Which I guess makes it easier to shift earlier... Takes away the temptation to go flat out :devil:
Anyone do any testing with this?
Wait now I'm confused? An imperial gallon or a US gallon? How many imperial quartz to a US gallon? What is the conversion to cups per quart? I NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY TEASPOONS OF GASOLINE I AM USING WHEN I TRAVEL 53 KNOTS!!!Very interesting. I feel the same about the accelerating. In eco mode I find myself flooring the **** thing just to get up to speed, while in N-Custom (same as your settings) I accelerate to my desired speed and then, depending on the speed, get to 6th gear and enjoy the MPG. (That's miles per gallon, in case you needed the translation :wink: )
Mashing the gas in my 1986 Toyota Cressida "feels" like I am going from warp all the way to plaid. That's why spreadsheets were made.I've wondered about eco tuning as well. I agree it just feels like pedal response is reduced (similar to normal but even more so) but the only thing that has me 2nd guessing that is the mention in the manual about operation in eco revolving around steep grades and slower acceleration and possibly lower power?
But mashing the gas in eco with the exhaust fully open still feels like full power to me.
I'm also confused in N or N Custom shouldn't that be smiles per gallon?Wait now I'm confused? An imperial gallon or a US gallon? How many imperial quartz to a US gallon? What is the conversion to cups per quart? I NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY TEASPOONS OF GASOLINE I AM USING WHEN I TRAVEL 53 KNOTS!!!
Well, in my defense I have only had the car for 3 days now - So i've not done the full range of testing to see if eco mode matters - it seems to me just more conservative shift guidance and reduced popping in the exhaust.I am genuinely curious what drove you to purchase this particular car and then drive it mostly in Eco? I am not deriding your decision, I am asking out of curiosity. Especially because after personal testing I have found almost no gas mileage savings by driving it in Eco mode.
Hmm this is intriguing, I will have to do some testing with this as well. That would be a real bummer though, because for the sake of my back I like to keep the suspension in normal mode unless I'm on a purposeful spirited drive and want the performance over comfort. BUT that doesn't mean that when I am driving to work/around town I don't want the full HP/TQ but with the softer suspension to save my back.Also, in N custom mode if you change the suspension settings without touching the engine settings the ecu still adjusts the power level in correspondence with the suspension. Here try this: keep all the settings in N custom mode at sport + and switch the suspension to normal. Drive for a while, then switch it to the sport mode on the left side of the wheel. I did this yesterday and it was quicker in sport mode and I did it a few times. This is what leads me to believe that the ecu adjusts itself according to the suspension too. I could be wrong but this is what the butt dyno tells me.
TO THE LAB!!! :nerd:
I'll be switching between modes more often now to see if we can get to the bottom of this.