I prefer to drive with it off , I have the 2.4 AWD , it feels sluggish around town . Is there a substantial gas savings or not????
I have the Turbo AWD and I use it around town. Its just too big a vehicle to play the lane darting game safely so I leave it in ECO with normal steering setting. When traveling on the highway, the ECO button goes off and sport steering mode is engaged. Around teh city I find it a little easier on gas with ECO but on the highway, I don't feel that there is an advantage to ECO.I have been using active eco mode for about 2 months now. My fuel economy has fallen from 10.7 - 11 to 10.1. km per 100 liters. ( I am in Canada). You get used to engine sluggishness. I have the 2.0 Turbo, and if you really need it, just push a bit harder on the gas and it will kick in for a quick boost. I really notice the longer time in between fuel ups.