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Hey guys I have a 2013 jx35 and I was wondering if any of you knew the technical details in between the differrent driving modes; SNOW, ECO,STANDARD, and SPORT. I understand the feeling of it I just more so wanted to understand what actually changes in the vehicle or ecu that makes the vehicle feel differrent?
 

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Having owned that vehicle for the past 8 years, I've never seen anything more than a simple blurb. In addition, I don't use the modes as intended, for example I've never used Snow in actual snow and use ECO when Cruise Control is engaged (smooths out the abrupt down-shifts).

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I agree - the owner's manual is very badly written. What I can discern is that it simply changes throttle response and transmission shift points between normal and sport. Eco further changes the transmission for lower drive ratios and adds the pushback on the gas pedal. Snow does some of the same but I wonder if it adds bias to the rear wheels on the AWD models.
 

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I've had the original JX35 and currently own the 2016 model. I will use the snow mode (which is very rare) mainly when in traffic just to keep me from over accelerating. It feels like it does keep you in the lower gear ratios. It does kill off the electronic nannies which does seem to be of some use. It does seem to help keep the vehicle straight when accelerating so maybe it does something for the rear wheels. If I'm not in traffic, I might just switch to the ECO mode. I only use ECO in heavy traffic to avoid sudden jerks by stepping on the gas peddle to hard.
 
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