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    Posted: 10 Oct 2015 at 8:22am
Just got back from our West Country adventure - Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall .

Before we left I had a Gold Valet on the car (needs two more now) .

When they do the inside they tend to press all the buttons they clean and this time put her in ECO mode. Why not I thought. You get a realtime mpg readout in a rather nice Jade green colour. However I don't think it made any difference to the performance or the trip mpg and if anything reduced my overall mpg.

Anyone else tried it?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote duncho Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 2015 at 9:28am
In ECO mode, throttle is less responsive and to have equal acceleration to normal ECO off mode, it requires harder push of the throttle. Also, it has influence on shifting ratio of CVT (Transmission Control Module).

TCM Control:
When the ECO mode is ON, driving characteristic is controlled (for decreasing needless acceleration and
deceleration, reducing energy consumption, and fixing to ECO gear shift schedule), so that driving that
improves operational fuel efficiency is assisted.

My personal experience: ECO mode ON makes the car less responsive and increases CVT lag - pull-away performance from stationary. It has very minimal influence on fuel consumption (0.1-0.3 l/100km). I would rather say that it involves kinda "placebo effect" only.


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As I thought - thanks - it's off now.

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It's official - ECO mode off - 250 mile round trip today - Fuel Economy 1 (overall) is up and Fuel Economy 2 hits all time best ....... The dizzy (by 1.2 standards) heights of 46.0
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How do you turn on / off Eco mode?

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Originally posted by QashqaiCox QashqaiCox wrote:

How do you turn on / off Eco mode?

Black button below and to the right of the steering wheel - with a few others.
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Roger that, big man!
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