Engine/Chassis Features

3-Mode Drive System

What’s the Benefit?

This system gives drivers a Normal mode for relaxed street driving, a Sport mode for sharpened response and heightened enjoyment, and ECON mode to optimize their fuel efficiency.

The Feature:

Normal mode is the default setting, and drivers can press either Sport or ECON on the toggle switch by the shift controls, depending upon the job at hand; a display in the instrument panel indicates the mode engaged.

  • The three-mode drive system has an effect on several functions:
    • In Normal mode, all systems are calibrated to provide a pleasing balance of comfort, performance and efficiency.
    • In Sport mode, the electric power steering (EPS) provides a direct, linear feel; Agile Handling Assist becomes more aggressive in the corners; Drive-by-Wire throttle response is powerful and direct; Active Sound Control gives the Accord a sportier exhaust note; and on the Touring trim, the dampers become firmer for flat cornering.
    • Press the ECON button, and both the climate control system and the Drive-By-Wire throttle system take a more relaxed route to enhance fuel efficiency.