“S”mode

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Ukbiker69
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“S”mode

Post by Ukbiker69 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:14 pm

Help guys please. I’ve read the owner’s manual and to be honest I’m still perplexed as to when I’d need to drive, or how to use, S mode as opposed to just driving in D. Can someone please explain to this idiot please? I drive 2.0 litre 20 plate hybrid and I’m new to auto gearboxes. Thanks in advance.

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ans
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Re: “S”mode

Post by ans » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:46 am

its all personal preference , i only use sports mode when i want the car to react to the throttle a little better but it uses more petrol , never used eco , most of the time i put it in D and just leave it
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Subota Boy
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Re: “S”mode

Post by Subota Boy » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:19 am

The S mode is a new feature on the C-HR and we are just getting used to it. Flick the gear lever over to S and you can hold the engine in a gear, as if you were driving a manual. Still playing with it ourselves, but the punchy reaction of the 2 litre means we have little use for it so far.
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Re: “S”mode

Post by ColinB » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:44 pm

On my 2.0L I've only used the S mode for engine braking going down steep hills, it seems quick enough in normal D mode without needing to play with the gears. I did try selecting Eco mode but missed the instant response of normal mode.

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Re: “S”mode

Post by Ukbiker69 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:17 pm

Thanks for taking the time to respond guys

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Re: “S”mode

Post by adn1962 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:17 pm

Just to be clear, S mode is Sports mode. This makes throttle response more sensitive and uses EV mode at lower speeds to give you instant torque.

B position on gear lever is for engine braking - which helps slow the vehicle down: as you would changing down on a manual gearbox. Do not drive in B. Move back to D ASAP.
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Re: “S”mode

Post by ColinB » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:20 pm

adn1962 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:17 pm
Just to be clear, S mode is Sports mode. This makes throttle response more sensitive and uses EV mode at lower speeds to give you instant torque.

B position on gear lever is for engine braking - which helps slow the vehicle down: as you would changing down on a manual gearbox. Do not drive in B. Move back to D ASAP.
The 2020 2.0l hybrid does not have a B position on the selector, just the aforementioned S manual override.

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Re: “S”mode

Post by adn1962 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:29 pm

OK. Better than searching for it in menus.
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Re: “S”mode

Post by drabisan » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:52 pm

adn1962 wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:29 pm
OK. Better than searching for it in menus.
Not really!
S on the menu changes the responsiveness.
S on gear lever is downshifting/upshifting.
I do get what's the reason for S on gear lever, it's a slightly different gearbox and one can downshift.
S in the menu is still my favourite.

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Re: “S”mode

Post by chillyman50 » Sun May 10, 2020 2:59 pm

I have used all three S N/D & ECO.

Eco is really slow throttle :(
n/d is fine :)
S sharpens up the throttle, if you are not fussed about a little bit of extra fuel, its better. :shock:
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