What are the pickup driving modes and what are they for?

Electronics are a fundamental part of today's automobile and one of the tools manufacturers have Driver customization. Having multiple vehicles in one car has always been a dream of many, and to a greater or lesser extent the Driving Mode system allows us to get closer. But let's look at it in detail.

This technology is used for convenience, but it also results in safety for the driver and passengers, which is not limited to conventional cars or sedans and especially sports cars. The Off-road they deliver In some cases and the Nissan Frontier is a good example to know it in detail.

The range in the PRO-4X version. It is manufactured at the Cordoba plant in Argentina.

Frontier is manufactured in Argentina at the Santa Isabel plant in Córdoba province. And versions with automatic transmission Tope de gamma PRO-4X They have T-mode, an electronic system that lets you choose between 4 driving modes. But additionally, these are paired with 3 traction options (4×2, 4×4 High and 4×4 Low). Before we get into the methods, let's start with a brief review of these traction options.

Traction options

son Three and one are controlled from a small wheel Near the gear selector. They are as follows:

2WD. It is single rear wheel drive. That is, they only push the rear wheels, the front wheels are unlikely to do so either.

What is this for? Optimum grip in city or highway for daily driving. In this way, maximum fuel efficiency is guaranteed. In this mode, we must remember that we always have all the electronic safety assistants, such as stability control, in case of a possible skid.

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4H. It's 4×4 high, meaning power and torque reaches all four wheels.

What is this for? For off-road or high-speed low-grip situations. Example: A gravel road, a dirt road or wet asphalt. So, although it is a surface that can be crossed in 2WD (4×2), we are going to do it with more directional stability and safety.

The wheel should change from 4x2 to 4x4 high and low.  On the right, the mechanical differential lock button.

The wheel should change from 4×2 to 4×4 high and low. On the right, the mechanical differential lock button.

4LO. It is also known as 4×4 baja or reducer. And because it precisely changes the gear ratios and „downshifts” them, it allows maximum power at low speeds to overcome the most difficult off-road obstacles.

What is this for? For more complex terrain: sand, mud, water. A perfect example of this is a country road which is very muddy on a flood day. Low or low is one of the big differences between a light 4×4 or an extreme 4×4.

The transfer between one and the other is very simple with the wheel, and the good thing is that the change between 2WD and 4H can be done while moving up to 70 km/h. However, to install the reducer (4LO), you must stop, press the wheel, and then turn it to the right.

Off-road mode is helpful in rough terrain.  But that doesn't change adding a reducer when the situation warrants it.

Off-road mode is helpful in rough terrain. But that doesn't change adding a reducer when the situation warrants it.By: Sebastian Pani

Driving modes

Available on the PRO-4X, these modes use electronics to modify parameters such as steering, accelerator sensitivity, engine delivery, operation of electronic aids and operation of the gearbox. With all intents and purposes According to the needs of the driver.

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are in the borderline case Four options:

D-MODE key behind the gear selector.  Allows you to choose between 4 driving modes.

D-MODE key behind the gear selector. Allows you to choose between 4 driving modes.

standard. For normal use. Without high power or consumption requirements. The indicated mode is where we seek a balance between performance and fuel consumption. This mode can be used in all three traction modes described above (2WD, 4H and 4LO).

Off-road. Method of choice if the route is complex. will allow Make the most of off-road capabilities of the vehicle, and functions mainly Power distribution. How is that? Many people, when faced with a muddy situation, tend to get desperate and accelerate more than necessary, which – on flats with generous torque such as this – is sometimes not necessary. So what the system does is make the power supply more linear to help overcome the situation.

It seems obvious, but it is worth clarifying: this off road option or any other does not make the truck into something it is not, but rather, with the help of electronics, the parameters are modified to help us with specific driving. In my personal opinion, it won't make a big difference to an experienced off-road driver. For those who are not very used to the road Can help you a lot.

Standard prioritizes consumption over normal use.

Standard prioritizes consumption over normal use.

game. Better if we are on a fast road in 2WD or 4H. The main feature of this mode lies in the management of the seven-speed automatic transmission, which otherwise prioritizes consumption, but prioritizes the response and mechanical braking (downshifts) in the processes of deceleration in sport.

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I find this mode very useful on road and mountain roads where we need „power” and downshifts are key to not overheating the brake system. This PRO-4X is missing some paddles from the steering wheel (manual switching is only possible from the selector), so, while it's a matter of personal taste, it ends up being a good solution.

SPORT mode is indicated for fast or mountain roads that require maximum response.

SPORT mode is indicated for fast or mountain roads that require maximum response.

Tie and pull. The word means „rope” in English, so it's perfect if you have a trailer. It works with single or 4×4 high traction, and in addition offers excellent engine response More braking power while maintaining low gears.

In conclusion, after trying these different driving modes, I believe how to use them at the right time, Beneficial. Especially for those less experienced behind the wheel, not just them.

Yes, it is important to clarify that none of these driving methods work magic. Or they won't change the truck into something it isn't. Creole: The terrain is complex and if you set only the „off road” mode instead of setting the four-wheel drive (high or low), it will not be enough. The “Sport” key is not going to give us a boost in the middle of overtaking in the best fast and furious style. By knowing the limitations and possibilities of these functions you can really take advantage of them. And like everything that adds up, it's welcome.

TOW means tow.  In this mode, the automatic transmission prioritizes engine braking with intervals so as not to overload the brakes.

TOW means tow. In this mode, the automatic transmission prioritizes engine braking with intervals so as not to overload the brakes.

Interior (left behind gear selector) from where traction (wheel) and driving modes are controlled.

Interior (left behind gear selector) from where traction (wheel) and driving modes are controlled.

The Frontier Pro-4X Argentina is the top of the range pickup truck.

The Frontier Pro-4X Argentina is the top of the range pickup truck.

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