I did a test today in all three drive modes (Normal, Sport, and Sport+) to see if there was any noticeable difference in the different settings on the active sound design.I’ve tried on multiple occasions to test the fake engine noise and no matter what the setting (high, low or off) I can’t tell the difference at all. It doesn’t make an obvious difference in any setting. I’ve tried toggling from high to off while accelerating and unless I’m losing my hearing I just can’t tell. Not a big deal but I thought I’d get a laugh from hearing the artificial sound being pumped into the cabin. Some YouTube reviews made it seem like it was overly dramatic so maybe mine doesn’t work as intended.
High or off made zero difference as well. I only tested the other drive modes as another member asked and I wasn't sure if it would. Do you notice any difference in your car from "off" to "high"?Zero difference no matter the drive mode. If it's set to low, it'll be low no matter what drive mode you're in .
Here is a picture from my car if you were unsure.Only GTs with the GT1 package have the enhanced sound.
Same for my GT, I dont hear a difference between the 4 settings. Maybe at higher revs? I really have not pushed it much.Here is a picture from my car if you were unsure.
I have it, it just doesn't seem to do anything as far as I could tell.
1st K5 says it's a noticeable difference in his car so I'm not sure why it's so subtle in mine. It's not something I'm too worried about, I just wanted to see how dramatic it might be for a laugh. Ah well.
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Smart mode is only for awd versions. GT doesn't come in awd hence no smart mode.
I'm assuming gtline is awd.
In the states, we have/had 5 trims and 2 trims have AWD option. From base to top trim is LX, LXS (FWD/AWD), GTLine (FWD/AWD), EX, and GT. LX has been discontinued in '23Not sure. GT doesn't have smart or snow modes.
Maybe that's what's going on for me too. I watched the video that GlacialWhiteGT mentioned and it was clear there was lots of engine noise. However, that was at the track going full throttle in an actual race. I'm sure the RPMs were much higher than what I've pushed in my daily driving or even in my more recent test. I don't baby the car but I certainly don't go wide open throttle. It might be working just fine, it's just that I've not pushed it hard enough to really tell.Same for my GT, I dont hear a difference between the 4 settings. Maybe at higher revs? I really have not pushed it much.
I live on Texas.Hey Guys,
I'm usually over on the Optima forum, as I am a current owner of a 2016 Optima SX. I recognize a couple you (TXMike, 1stK5). Have been starting my initial car search, and have circled back to the K5GT, as it ticks most of the boxes. Just have a few questions if you don't mind.
1. Is anyone having oil consumption issues? At 105K, My Optima is using a quart every 600 miles. I'm basically waiting for the P1326 code as I keep it maintained/topped off.
2. Does the car handle well? I know this is subjective. My Optima is lowered on Truhart/Eibachs.
3. Buying experience. Did you guys have to contact multiple dealers to buy at sticker?
Thanks in advance to any replies!