What does Sport Mode do in Toyota vehicles?

Many Toyota vehicles offer driving modes that switch up the driving feel and alter performance to match a few different scenarios. One of these is Sport Mode, which, just like it sounds, elevates performance to give drivers a sportier drive. If you’d like to learn more about what Sport Mode actually does in your Toyota model, then you’re in the right place.

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I pressed the Sport button. Now what?

Initiating Sport Mode in your Toyota vehicle manipulates certain elements of the transmission lockup and shifting as well as the throttle response and Electronic Power Steering assist. More specifically, you’ll feel the gas pedal is easier to press down and acceleration is much quicker, since the gears shift up faster than when driving in normal mode. Sport Mode is designed for improved handling and lateral stability, which makes for a much sportier driving experience and a more performance-oriented feel. It’s worth noting that, while in Sport Mode, you may notice a reduction in fuel efficiency.

Toyota models that offer Sport Mode

Whether you’re looking to invest in a new Toyota model or you’re just curious which models in the lineup offer Sport Mode, we figured we’d include a list:driving-mode-selection-buttons-and-knob-in-2019-Toyota-RAV4

  • 86
  • Avalon
  • Camry
  • C-HR
  • Corolla
  • Corolla Hatchback
  • Highlander (POWER Mode)
  • RAV4
  • Yaris

The Sport Mode button can be found somewhere on the center console, depending on which Toyota vehicle you have. If you’d like to experience Toyota Sport Mode firsthand, we invite you to schedule a test drive in one of the Toyota models listed above. Get in touch with our team at Toyota Vacaville to learn more!

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