DRIVE MODE SELECT (DMS)
The new automatic transmission offers a choice of drive modes that allow you to customize the powertrain’s responses to driver inputs, enhancing your fuel economy or acceleration. The Sorento combustion diesel model offers four drive modes, Eco, Comfort, Sport and Smart, while the Sorento HEV offers Eco, Sport and Smart modes. The Drive Mode Select system also adapts the weight of the rack-mounted power steering system, for more relaxed or more immediate, engaging steering responses.
TERRAIN MODE SELECT (TMS)
The Terrain Mode Select system puts excitement at your fingertips, offering a smooth transition between Drive modes (Eco, Comfort, Sport, Smart) and Terrain modes (Snow, Mud, Sand). Choose Snow mode and it limits wheel slip on icy or snowy roads to ensure stability, while Mud mode allows for more aggressive torque application while limiting transmission upshift, helping wheels to spin to maintain momentum in mud. Sand mode prevents wheels from digging into sand by distributing optimal levels of torque to each wheel.
Refined, chrome-finished paddle shifters coordinate with the rest of the cabin’s design, and allow you to change gears swiftly without taking your hands off the steering wheel. They also boost driving dynamics, making it effortless to increase torque faster, while staying in control.