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Pedal Commander vs. IDRIVE

Those who are interested in upgrading their cars generally look at effective and reliable performance parts. So, there is fierce competition between them in the auto market. If you want to preserve the quality of the original engine parts while upgrading your car, you should buy a throttle response controller. For this reason, one of the most competitive aftermarket parts is the throttle response controller in terms of reliability and efficiency. Even though it is a reliable and efficient performance part to enhance the ride quality of your vehicle, you need to be careful while deciding which throttle response controller is worth buying. As you know, almost all manufacturers and brands make the same claim about their own product: “our throttle response controller will make your car perfect in every respect” only considering their own economic profits and interests. However, there are some important differences between throttle response controllers from different brands. As our product: Pedal Commander has the most functional and versatile specifications on the market, it is subject to its rival companies’ unfair and false comments. You know that the tree that bears fruit will be stoned.

But, competition is good for us because we find the opportunity to introduce you to the high-quality technology of our product. Also, thanks to the competition, car enthusiasts around the world get a better throttle response controller: Pedal Commander.

Today, we will compare our product to one of our competitors, IDRIVE, in an honest way.

Pedal Commander vs. IDRIVE: What They Do?

If we make a superficial comparison, we can say that Pedal Commander and IDRIVE aim to have the same function; maximize your driving pleasure by improving the electronic throttle response system. Let’s look at the way they work. As you know, today’s cars use ETC or drive-by-wire systems.

ETC system of your car

These electronic systems create a deliberate inherent delay and lag due to the processing, safety measures, and many other factors. Our product establishes a connection between your accelerator pedal and your car’s ECU. Once you press the accelerator pedal, the electronic signal coming from your press is amplified or reduced depending on the mod you select. In other words, Pedal Commander offers instant access to the engine’s power by reducing throttle response time.

How Pedal Commander connects to your vehicle

Throttle controllers are designed to eliminate annoying throttle lags from your accelerator pedal. Compared to other aftermarket parts, these small devices have more reliable and practical specifications because they don’t intervene in the way the engine works. However, when it comes to different brands and manufacturers, you can come across products that vary in price, quality, and performance. For this reason, if you want to buy the best throttle response controller, you need to read our extensive comparison between Pedal Commander and IDRIVE.

Pedal Commander vs IDRIVE: Which One Is Worth Buying

These two brands are some of the most popular throttle response controllers out there. If you want to understand which one is worth buying, all you need to do is make an objective comparison between Pedal Commander and IDRIVE. You know money does not grow on trees. So, when many people decide to get a throttle response controller, they need to know whether it is a good investment worth their money or not.

You can make sure that there are a lot of important differences between Pedal Commander and IDRIVE. For this reason, let’s talk about the similarities between them in the first place. Actually, the only similarity is that people recommend these products to each other as throttle response controllers. We mean it! That's the exact point where the similarities end.

 IDRIVE vs Pedal Commander: What Does IDRIVE Offer?

IDRIVE is one of the most familiar throttle response controllers on the market. Let’s learn everything about it.

  • IDRIVE has two different throttle controllers whose names are EVC and EVC-X.
  • IDRIVE EVC’s price is $249.00.
  • IDRIVE EVC has the so-called 4 driving modes: Factory, Ultimate, Eco, and Auto Control.
  • Factory mode is the factory response and is not adjustable. (Can we consider this as a mode? It changes nothing.)
  • Ultimate mode makes your throttle response sharper, faster, and more aggressive. It has 9 settings that are categorized into three stages: Ultimate mode 1-3 can be used for everyday driving with smooth acceleration. Ultimate mode 4-6 can be used for more responsive acceleration. Ultimate mode 7-9 can be used for instant throttle response as a beast mode,
  • Eco mode decreases the throttle response sensitivity and improves fuel economy.
  • Auto Control mode offers an automatic sensitivity level based on pedal pressure according to road situations.
  • IDRIVE EVC has three different modes in fact. (We cannot accept Factory mode as a real mode because it changes nothing.)
  • IDRIVE EVC has 9 different sensitivity level settings.
  • IDRIVE EVC has no practical mobile app.
  • It can be operated with a knob.
  • There is no sufficient information about how to use IDRIVE ECV on their official website.
  • There is no specific information about IDRIVE EVC’s dimensions on their official website.
  • IDRIVE EVC-X’s price is $425.00.
  • IDRIVE has the so-called 8 driving modes: Factory, Ultimate, Eco, Automatic Control, Adapt, Ultimate 9, Valet, and Lock.
  • Factory mode is the factory response and is not adjustable. So, it changes nothing (Can we consider Stock mode as a real mode?)
  • Ultimate mode makes your throttle response sharper, faster, and more aggressive. It has 9 settings that are categorized into three stages: Ultimate mode 1-3 can be used for everyday driving with smooth acceleration. Ultimate mode 4-6 can be used for more responsive acceleration. Ultimate mode 7-9 can be used for instant throttle response as a beast mode,
  • Eco mode decreases the throttle response sensitivity and improves fuel economy.
  • Auto Control mode offers an automatic throttle sensitivity level based on pedal pressure according to road situations.
  • Adapt mode offers the best throttle response based on the pressure applied to your throttle pedal.
  • Ultimate 9 Mode is designed for maximum throttle enhancement, performance, and acceleration.
  • Valet Mode is designed for parking and also limits valet drivers with 50% or less throttle power.
  • Lock Mode offers an extra level of security to your vehicle by blocking all throttle input from the accelerator pedal.
  • Auto Control mode and Adapt mode have almost similar functions.
  • IDRIVE EVC-X has six different modes in fact. (We cannot accept Factory mode as a real mode because it changes nothing. Also, Auto Control mode and Adapt mode should be considered as a single mode.)
  • EVC-X has 23 different sensitivity level settings.
  • It can be operated with a mobile application.
  • There is no specific information about IDRIVE EVC-X’s dimensions on the official website.
  • IDRIVE is not CARB California Air Resource Board) exempt and is not legal for sale in California or use in the state of California.

Pedal Commander vs IDRIVE: What Does Pedal Commander Offer?

Let’s discover how Pedal Commander is better than IDRIVE below:

  • Pedal Commander is $299.99
  • Pedal Commander has 4 program selections. ECO, City, Sport, Sport (+).
  • Each mode has 9 different sensitivity levels (up to 36 settings in total) and can be changed by pressing the program button.
  • ECO mode decreases the throttle response sensitivity and improves fuel economy by up to 20%.
  • City mode offers smooth and slow ride quality.
  • Sport mode makes your vehicle even faster for spirited driving.
  • Sport+ mode takes your vehicle to the ultimate level of mind-blowing acceleration and lets you show off on the racetrack. 
  • You can easily operate Pedal Commander from your mobile phone with a cutting-edge app equipped with Bluetooth capabilities.
  • Pedal Commander’s dimension is 2.7×1.9×0.6 in.

Pedal Commander vs IDRIVE; One Pedal Commander to Beat Them All!

If you read this far, you can easily notice that Pedal Commander has more reliable and effective technology than IDRIVE. As Pedal Commander, our priority is to provide you with clear and consistent information about our product on our official website.

However, IDRIVE’s website is full of contradictory and insufficient information about the functions of its product. IDRIVE offers two different throttle response controllers whose names are EVC and EVC-X. These two throttle controllers have their own modes and settings. So far, you can think about how advanced this brand is. But, they have the four same modes (Factory, Ultimate, Eco, and Auto Control.) in common. Even though IDRIVE EVC claims to have 4 driving modes (Factory, Ultimate, Eco, and Auto Control.) on the homepage, it has only 3 different modes. As Factory mode changes nothing, we cannot define it as a real mode.  Also, IDRIVE EVC-X claims to have 8 driving modes (Factory, Ultimate, Eco, Automatic Control, Adapt, Ultimate 9, Valet, and Lock.) on the homepage, but it has only 6 different modes. The reason is that Automatic Control mode offers the same feature as Adapt mode, so, they should be considered as a single mode. If we give a piece of useful advice to IDRIVE’s manufacturers, it would be that giving customers false information looks ridiculous and unreliable instead of being cool.

Another important detail that is not indicated on the official website of IDRIVE is related to its price. You need to know that while IDRIVE EVC’s price is $249.00, IDRIVE EVC-X’s price is $425.00. If you want to get a more advanced version of the throttle controller that can be operated with a mobile app, you should IDRIVE EVC-X and consequently pay $425.00. This is confusing because IDRIVE EVC has no mobile app. For this reason, you should be careful while ordering this product. When you pay $249.00 for IDRIVE EVC, you have to operate it with an impractical knob.

If you look at the technic specifications of these two brands, you will understand that our product: Pedal Commander is considerably superior to IDRIVE. While Pedal Commander has four different modes and 36 settings, IDRIVE EVC has three different modes and 9 settings / IDRIVE EVC-X has six different modes and 23 settings (at almost twice the price compared to Pedal Commander).

As you can see, Pedal Commander is more affordable and reliable than IDRIVE in terms of its modes, settings, and functions. As Pedal Commander, our priority is to present clear and accurate information to customers. Even though the subject is commerce, the only purpose cannot be to make a profit or money. For this reason, Pedal Commander attaches great importance to high quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction. If IDRIVE’s manufacturers decide to present accurate information to their customers instead of pretending to have more modes and functions, our fair criticisms will shed light on them. Therefore, if you look at the websites of these two brands, you will definitely access more detailed, clear, and reliable information about our product from its modes to its dimensions.

Sincerely, we can say that Pedal Commander is better than IDRIVE or any of our competitors. Let’s talk about what makes Pedal Commander better than IDRIVE below:

    • Pedal Commander has many awards and certifications, including CARB certification, which makes it legal for use in California. Pedal Commander also has multiple SEMA Awards for Data Excellence and Packaging Design. Pedal Commander also has CE, ISO 9001, and TÜV Austria certifications!
    • IDRIVE does not have the CARB certification, so technically, it is illegal in California.
    • Pedal Commander has a great two years of product warranty. 
    • Pedal Commander also has a 30-days-no-questions-asked money-back guarantee!
    • IDRIVE has a 30-days-no-questions-asked money-back guarantee!
    • Pedal Commander is made in Türkiye, but its headquarters are in Camarillo, California. This means you will have a much better after-sales and service experience!
    • Pedal Commander also has one of the best customer services in the automotive aftermarket industry with a team of highly skilled experts. You can reach our customer service via live chat, phone, mail, website, and our application!
    • Thanks to Pedal Commander’s Bluetooth capabilities and the great app, you can also receive OTA upgrades, and better yet, we can push a custom throttle mapping if none of our 36 modes satisfy you.
    • IDRIVE offers two different throttle controllers whose names are EVC and EVC-X.
    • IDRIVE EVC has an ordinary knob and no mobile app.
    • IDRIVE EVC-X has a mobile app.
    • The website of IDRIVE does not indicate clear and consistent information about IDRIVE’s modes and features.
    • IDRIVE EVC claims to have 4 driving modes (Factory, Ultimate, Eco, and Auto Control.), but it has only 3 different modes. (Factory mode changes nothing, so we cannot define it as a real mode.)
    • IDRIVE EVC-X claims to have 8 driving modes (Factory, Ultimate, Eco, Automatic Control, Adapt, Ultimate 9, Valet, and Lock.), but it has only 6 different modes. (Automatic Control mode offers the same feature as Adapt mode, so, they should be considered as a single mode.)
  • While IDRIVE EVC’s price is $249.00, IDRIVE EVC-X’s price is $425.00.
    • While Pedal Commander has four different modes and 36 settings, IDRIVE EVC has three different modes and 9 settings / IDRIVE EVC-X has six different modes and 23 settings (at almost twice the price compared to Pedal Commander).
    • While Pedal Commander offers clear information from its mode to its usage, IDRIVE tries to delude its customers with inconsistent information about its modes, and features.
    • Pedal Commander is recommended by professional drifters Odi Bakchis and Matt Field, UFC legend Tony Ferguson, off-road racer Cadence Cowan, and influencers such as Destin Cantre, Blake Wilkey, Kill Bambi, Ari and Cars, and Ruckus Company.
    • Pedal Commander also supports sports and motorsports events all around the globe, including sponsorships at UFC, NASCAR, and Formula Drift. Currently, Pedal Commander sponsors Formula Drift, Odi Bakchis, and Evan Bogovich. If you are a Formula Drift fan, you probably saw the Pedal Commander Nissan S14.9 win Prospec ST. Louis at the hands of Evan Bogovich.

    This is the most objective comparison between these two throttle controllers. All you need to do is visit their official websites and see the significant differences between them in terms of capability, quality, and technology. Pedal Commander has over 10.000 reviews with an average of 4.9 stars, as opposed to IDRIVE’s 408 with an average of 4.4! As you can see, Pedal Commander is quite assertive about beating its competitors. If you want to Live Life Full throttle, the best choice is Pedal Commander!