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Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: Fuel Economy Mode

The vehicle may have a fuel economy mode. When engaged, fuel economy mode can improve the vehicle's fuel economy.

Fuel Economy Mode

Pressing the eco button by the shift lever will engage fuel economy mode. When activated, the eco light in the instrument cluster will come on. See Fuel Economy Light on page 5-21. Pressing the button a second time will turn fuel economy mode off.

When fuel economy mode is on:

  • The transmission will upshift sooner, and downshift later.
  • The torque converter will lock- up sooner, and stay on longer.
  • The gas pedal will be less sensitive.
  • The vehicle’s driving performance will be more conservative.
  • The vehicle's computers will more aggressively shut off fuel to the engine under deceleration.
  • The engine idle speed will be lower.

Do not use fuel economy mode while towing.

Chevrolet Captiva's fuel economy mode, as outlined in the owner's manual, is designed to optimize fuel efficiency during driving. When activated, this mode adjusts various vehicle systems to prioritize fuel conservation without compromising performance significantly.

Common features associated with fuel economy mode include adjustments to throttle response, transmission shift points, and engine power output. These adjustments aim to reduce fuel consumption by promoting smoother acceleration, minimizing engine revving, and optimizing gear changes.

Additionally, the fuel economy mode may also prompt changes in auxiliary systems such as climate control and electrical accessories to operate more efficiently and reduce energy consumption.

The owner's manual typically provides instructions on how to activate and deactivate the fuel economy mode, often through the vehicle's settings menu or a dedicated button on the dashboard or center console.

Drivers are usually advised to use the fuel economy mode during regular commuting or highway driving conditions to maximize fuel savings. However, the manual may also caution that certain driving situations, such as towing heavy loads or climbing steep inclines, may warrant deactivating the mode temporarily to ensure adequate power and performance.

Overall, the fuel economy mode serves as a useful tool for 2011 Chevrolet Captiva owners looking to achieve optimal fuel efficiency during their daily driving routines. Owners are encouraged to consult their specific model year's owner's manual for detailed instructions and recommendations regarding the use of fuel economy mode based on their driving habits and environmental conditions.

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