Yeah, definitely how I drive. I have a lead foot...I have gotten used to eco and even start stop for the most part...but I drive the Atlas very rarely as my daily is an old Touareg. This last camping trip was the most I have driven it yet...it is the family car everyone fits it. The hills drive my crazy though as I have never had a vehicle that has nothing wrong with it try to climb hills in 3rd when going 30 mph or so.The mpg diff between normal/eco/sport is negligible at best - it's mainly how you drive - I achieved 25 mpg over 1100 miles on a recent trip using Sport mode - it's all I drive it in. Regardless of sport/normal/eco, the tranny will not shift down to 1/2 to prevent the noise everyone hears - you can manually do it and offroad mode handles it but you don't drive it in that one on the road.