Drive modes*

Selection of drive mode affects the car's driving characteristics in order to enhance the driving experience and facilitate driving in special situations.

Using the drive modes it is possible to quickly have access to the car's numerous functions and settings for different driving needs. The following systems are adapted to obtain the best possible driving characteristics in each respective drive mode:

  • Steering
  • Engine/gearbox/all-wheel drive*
  • Brakes
  • Shock absorption
  • Driver display
  • Start/stop function
  • Climate settings

Select the drive mode that best suits the current driving conditions. Remember that not all drive modes are available in all situations.

Selectable drive modes


  • This is the car's normal mode.

When the car starts, it is in Comfort mode and the start/stop function is activated. These settings make the car feel comfortable, the steering and shock absorbers are adapted for normal driving and the body movements are compliant.

This drive mode is the certification mode for carbon dioxide emissions.


  • Adapt the car for more energy-efficient and environmentally-conscious driving with the Eco mode.

The drive mode means, for example, that the Start/Stop function is activated, the shock absorbers are soft and the output of certain climate settings is reduced.

When driving in Eco mode, the driver display shows an eco-meter that indicates in real time how economical your driving is.


  • Dynamic mode means that the car has sportier characteristics and faster response to accelerating.

The gear changes become faster and more distinct, and the gearbox prioritises a gear with greater traction.

Steering response is faster and shock absorption is harder1 which means that the body follows the roadway in order to reduce roll during cornering.

Start/Stop function is deactivated.


  • Adapting a drive mode according to individual preferences.

Select a drive mode to start from, and then adjust the settings according to the desired driving characteristics. These settings are saved in the active driver profile and are available each time the car is unlocked with the same remote control key.

An individual drive mode is only available if it is first activated in the centre display.

P5-1507-Individual drive mode settings view
Settings view2 for individual drive mode.
Press Settings in the top view.
Press My CarIndividual Drive Mode and select Individual Drive Mode.

In Presets, select a drive mode to start from: Eco, Comfort or Dynamic.

Possible adjustments apply to settings for:

  • Driver Display
  • Steering Force
  • Powertrain Characteristics
  • Brake Characteristics
  • Suspension Control
  • ECO Climate
  • Start/Stop.
  1. * Option/accessory.
  2. 1 Applies to Four-C.
  3. 2 The figure is schematic - parts may vary depending on car model.