The driving modes will affect the car's characteristics of driving and enhance the driving experience. It also facilitates driving in specific situations. Using the driving modes, you can have quick access to the car's many functions and settings to meet different driving needs. You can simply choose the drive mode that is adapted for the current driving conditions. Not all driving modes are available in all situations.

When the car starts up, it is in Comfort mode so the start/stop function is on. When the car has been started, the driving mode can be changed. For example, you can choose the Individual mode instead. When it is selected, you can then made adjustments for specific preferences. Read on to learn more about how to select driving modes in Volvo cars.

Comfort Mode

The Comfort mode is the default mode for the car. These settings mean that the car will feel comfortable, the shock absorption is soft, the steering is light and the body's movement is smooth. In Comfort mode, there is no tachometer being displayed.

Eco Mode

You can adapt the car for a more environmentally-conscious and energy efficient driving using the Eco mode. This driving mode means that the output of certain climate settings is reduced and the ground clearance is lower to reduce wind resistance. When you are in Eco mode, the driver display will show an eco-meter that lets you know how economical your driving is.

Off Road Mode

The off road mode maximises the car's traction when driving on poor road conditions and difficult terrains. It provides you with high ground clearance, all-wheel drive, light steering and the function for low speed control with hill descent control. This mode can only be activated at low speeds.

Dynamic Mode

The Dynamic mode means that the car will have sportier characteristics and a faster response to acceleration. The gear changes will be faster and more distinct. The gearbox also prioritises a gear with greater traction. The steering response is faster with harder shock absorption too. A low ground clearance allows for the car to follow the roadway in order to reduce roll.

Individual Mode

This is a drive mode that can be adapted to individual preferences. Choose a drive mode to start from and adjust the settings according to your driving needs. These settings are saved and will be available again in the future.

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Volvo Cars Manhattan serves drivers in New York, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Bronx. You are invited here to find the ideal vehicle from our large inventory of new and used Volvo cars. Our team of warm and friendly staff are ready to help you through the entire process of car selection. We have both used and new Volvo vehicles to meet different preferences and budgets. Take a look at our wide collection of cars to find the best one for your needs. If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact us.


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