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Sport Mode . . . Oh Yes!

I haven't owned a new car since my 2002 Jeep Liberty. So I get this 17 Elantra and have been driving in eco mode for a month now and last night I decided to try out sport mode. Yikes, it feels like a little race car. Rev's higher giving tighter throttle response, steering gets stiffer, and I swear the suspension got a little stiffer (am I imagining this?).

I don't know if all new cars do this, but for $18k this little bugger has a ton of value.
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Have you tried moving the gearshift to the left and changing gears yourself? That's kind of fun too.
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In most cases with proper driving you can get better fuel economy with Eco mode off. Have fun with your new ride and Welcome to the forums!

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^ I haven't been here long, but I already know to avoid the Eco button like the plague.
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What am I missing here, fellas, re: Eco button. I've never paid any attention to it. But, I'm mostly a highway cruiser, too.

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I only touch the Eco button if I'm low on fuel and doing a lot of stop and go. It blows on the highways


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^^^ Thanks, and never mind my comment above-previous...thought I may have missed something in the fine print. I'm good.

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What am I missing here, fellas, re: Eco button. I've never paid any attention to it. But, I'm mostly a highway cruiser, too.
You really don't know this?

(Or did I miss sarcasm ...)

The Accent has Active Eco - there is a button by the dash. Essentially, it limits throttle response to try to save gas. Makes the car drive like a 3-cylinder. First thing I disable on a test drive, and fortunately, if you disable it, it stays disabled.

(Some cars (Nissan Sentra, Toyota Corolla) have a Sport button that does the opposite, but that will be turned off when you start the car.)

The EPA is to blame for that - if Toyota didn't certify the car using Sport Mode, it can't be the default mode (which probably tells me Hyundai didn't certify the car using ECO mode).

On the 2017 E, I think there is a button below the drivers seat heat switch by the shifter for ECO-NORM-SPORT mode.

It's a bit confusing as I think previous E's had a steering mode and a separate Active ECO button and now they are combined.

Also - I don't think the suspension adjusts on the E - although Nissan had that on some of the old 300Z's, so it could be done.
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You really don't know this?

(Or did I miss sarcasm ...)

The Accent has Active Eco - there is a button by the dash. Essentially, it limits throttle response to try to save gas. Makes the car drive like a 3-cylinder. First thing I disable on a test drive, and fortunately, if you disable it, it stays disabled.

(Some cars (Nissan Sentra, Toyota Corolla) have a Sport button that does the opposite, but that will be turned off when you start the car.)

The EPA is to blame for that - if Toyota didn't certify the car using Sport Mode, it can't be the default mode (which probably tells me Hyundai didn't certify the car using ECO mode).

On the 2017 E, I think there is a button below the drivers seat heat switch by the shifter for ECO-NORM-SPORT mode.

It's a bit confusing as I think previous E's had a steering mode and a separate Active ECO button and now they are combined.

Also - I don't think the suspension adjusts on the E - although Nissan had that on some of the old 300Z's, so it could be done.
Supras had that too.

I have an ECON button on the Supra and my '86 Camry. It makes the cars sluggish and doesn't really improve fuel economy at all, so I leave them set to PWR. In the Supra, that actually does something.

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Nah, I understand it...read it wrong. If you see out and about, I'm Eco free.
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