Honda ECON Mode and ECO Assist System Will Help You Save Fuel.
How Does the Honda ECON Mode Button Work?
Are you looking for a Honda car or crossover that will save you money at the fuel pump? If efficient fuel economy is at the top of your automotive wish list, Honda will tick all the boxes. To help promote efficient fuel economy, many models in the Honda line up provide drivers with an ECO Assist™ System and a driver-selectable ECON Mode. Many drivers who are new to the Honda brand want to know – how does the Honda ECON Mode button work? Well, we are here to explain just that at CMH Honda Pinetown!
How Does the Honda ECO Assist™ System Work?
Many Honda models come standard with an ECO Assist™ System? This system is put in place to provide you with visual indicators on how your driving patterns will impact fuel economy. When you are driving in a way that improves fuel economy, the ambient meter on the driver information display will turn Green. Light Green indicates moderate acceleration and deceleration. White indicates increased acceleration and deceleration that could have a negative impact on fuel economy.
What is ECON Mode and How Does it Improve Fuel Economy?
ECON Mode is an additional feature in many Honda models that will help you maximize efficiency. Located either on the right-hand side of the steering wheel next to the starter or the centre console, the ECON Mode button will adjust various performance elements of your vehicle to prioritize fuel economy. When ECON Mode is activated, ECON ON will appear on your driver information display. Here is how ECON Mode will maximize fuel economy.
Throttle Response – ECON Mode will adjust throttle response at higher speeds to limit acceleration and improve your fuel economy. By altering your mid-range throttle response, Econ mode reduces the amount of fuel you will consume while accelerating. Since your low-end and high-end throttle responses are not affected, you will only notice the difference on the highway, and that makes Econ mode ideal for city driving.
Transmission Shift Points – To further maximize fuel economy, ECON Mode will adjust transmission shift points to shift at lower RPMs and prioritize fuel consumption over performance.
Cruise Control – When you switch to ECON Mode with cruise control on, expect your Honda to downshift less frequently to improve your L/100 km rating. While in cruise control, most vehicles will shift up or down the moment they identify a change in speed. When you activate Econ mode, your vehicle will shift as little as possible, avoiding costly downshifts even when you are moving uphill. On flat roads, you will hardly notice a difference.
Climate Control – When in ECON Mode, your Honda will adjust climate controls and air compressor settings to operate more efficiently and prioritize fuel economy. Econ mode limits the activity of your air conditioner such that it starts and stops more frequently. This will save you plenty of money, but on the hottest, most humid days, this feature will cause your Honda’s cabin to stay warmer longer.