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pwliv
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Post by pwliv » Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:51 am

Is there any way to set the default driving mode to anything other than "Comfort". The manual seems to say you can't, but I feel I have seen reference to doing this in the forum although I can't find it with search. It doesn't seem like an outrageous thing to do!
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Post by 72 dudes » Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:30 am

No, it always defaults to Comfort mode.
Annoying, but I now find it second nature to press the mode button twice after start up to select my chosen Individual mode.
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Post by Andy40 » Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:20 pm

I need to check - but I’m sure I’ve got an option in the settings as to which mode to be ‘default’…

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Post by blastpipe » Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:35 pm

pwliv wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:51 am
Is there any way to set the default driving mode to anything other than "Comfort". The manual seems to say you can't, but I feel I have seen reference to doing this in the forum although I can't find it with search. It doesn't seem like an outrageous thing to do!
You can't because under EU emissions regulations the car must start by default in the mode it was tested in. This is the same for all cars now.
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Post by Snow man » Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:51 am

Can this not be set up under individual driver profile ?

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Post by eugen61 » Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:40 am

Snow man wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:51 am
Can this not be set up under individual driver profile ?
No. There’s no way to set up the car to start in Individual Mode. All you can do is start the engine and double click on Drive Mode button, car then will be in Individual Mode until full engine shutdown.

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Post by blastpipe » Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:11 pm

Snow man wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:51 am
Can this not be set up under individual driver profile ?
No it can't. You can't because under EU emissions regulations the car must start by default in the mode it was tested in. This is the same for all cars now.
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Post by KeithR56 » Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:53 pm

I always thought it strange that Volvo had the XC40 tested in Comfort mode instead of Eco. The manual tells us that “Drive mode Eco can help you with more eco-friendly driving, with greater fuel economy. Use this drive mode to save fuel and the environment”.

It makes a mockery of the regulations though when, after being tested, the manufacturer can make changes to the car design that negatively affects fuel consumption (and therefore increases emissions). Regardless of what mode you start in, having a different brand of tyres fitted, or just changing tyre pressures can also have an effect on emissions; albeit very small.
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Post by blastpipe » Thu Jul 07, 2022 5:36 pm

KeithR56 wrote:
Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:53 pm
I always thought it strange that Volvo had the XC40 tested in Comfort mode instead of Eco. The manual tells us that “Drive mode Eco can help you with more eco-friendly driving, with greater fuel economy. Use this drive mode to save fuel and the environment”.

It makes a mockery of the regulations though when, after being tested, the manufacturer can make changes to the car design that negatively affects fuel consumption (and therefore increases emissions). Regardless of what mode you start in, having a different brand of tyres fitted, or just changing tyre pressures can also have an effect on emissions; albeit very small.
Not everyone wants to drive in eco snail mode. Comfort is just another name for the normal or standard mode. The climate control works as intended unlike in eco. Eco isn't the normal mode as key functions of the car are working in a reduced capacity.

The big flaw in regulations is the driver. It could be in eco and driven in such a way to as to drink more fuel...likewise different drivers achieve different mpg in comfort mode.

Thankfully there are three road style drive modes to choose from to suit different peoples desires and needs.

All the regulations are trying to achieve is a level playing field under which the cars have been tested at that time. The driver is only ever tested once usually and not for economy.
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Post by charles_M » Sat Jul 16, 2022 5:54 pm

I tried eco mode for a week, irritating drive without a scrap of difference in consumption.

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