Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I admit that I drive aggressively but I get very frustrated with how reluctant the transmission is to downshift in standard mode. I feel like it wasn't always like this...not sure if it's wear and tear, or the weather or something else. The car now has about 20k on it.
I use Sport mode all the time in traffic, which for me, is a 50 mile round trip commute every day. It's much faster to downshift and gives me the power I need to change lanes or pass people.
I also like Sport for spirited driving in the city - holding gears and the propensity to downshift keeps it in the power band for stop and go, curves, passing any whatever else.
Eco...I've used it once or twice and doubt I ever will again.
2013 Rav4 Limited AWD - Magnetic Gray/Black, JBL, BSM, RCTA
4300k Morimoto HID, 5000k LED Fogs, LED interior conversion