You might already know that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS offers four driving modes — Tour, Sport, Snow/Ice, and Track. But did you know what they do? In case you are hazy on that, here’s the lowdown:
- Tour mode: use for normal city and highway driving to provide a smooth, soft ride
- Sport mode: use where road conditions or personal preference demand a more controlled response. When in Sport Mode:
- The vehicle will shift automatically but hold a lower gear longer than it would in the normal driving mode based on braking, throttle input, and vehicle lateral acceleration
- The steering will change to provide more precise control
- If the vehicle has Magnetic Ride Control, the suspension will change to provide better cornering performance.
- If the vehicle is equipped with Active Exhaust, the exhaust valves will open earlier and more often.
- In V8 models, Competitive Driving Mode can be accessed through this mode by pressing the stability control icon twice
- Snow/Ice Mode: use this mode when more traction is needed during slippery conditions. The vehicle will:
- Upshift normally when the vehicle is moving
- The acceleration will adjust to help provide a smoother launch
- The transmission will shift differently to assist in maintaining traction
- This feature is not intended for use when the vehicle is stuck in sand, mud, ice, snow, or gravel
- Track Mode (V8/SS models only): use this mode when maximum vehicle handling is desired. When in this mode, the automatic transmission and steering will function similar to Sport Mode:
- The accelerator pedal is adjusted to give maximum control during the highest level of spirited driving
- The Magnetic Ride Control will be set to the optimum level for vehicle responsiveness
- If the vehicle is equipped with Active Exhaust, the exhaust valves will open
- Competitive Driving Mode can be accessed through this mode by pressing the stability control icon twice
Changing the modes is accomplished using the mode selector toggle located aft of the shifter.