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Does anyone see a difference in mpg's using Eco mode?

Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by Kirkuleez, Mar 23, 2012.

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  1. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez New Member

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    I've been driving my C in Eco mode for a few hundred miles and don't really see any mpg difference. Not that I'm unhappy with my over 50 mpg average, I am just experimenting. Anyone else see a difference?
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    IMO, ECO just seems to be a way for leadfoots to get better MPG. I dont see how it would improve on a skilled hybrid driver.
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    KIrk... Eco mode is great for city driving,,, iam getting over 60 when driving in eco in the city,,,,
  4. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez New Member

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    Sweet!! Do you think it makes a differnce on the highway?
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    JimboPalmer Nadir of Wrongness

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    On Gen 3 Prius, Eco mode allows more relaxed Heat and A/C control, if this is also the case on the Prius c, then summer and winter will show more gain than spring or fall.
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    vinnie97 Whatever Works

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    ^What he said.
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    What Jimbo said, and it affects throttle response.
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    SquallLHeart The Techie Guy

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    yeah.. minus the fact it helps tune down the ac/heat...

    throttle-wise... it makes no difference for those without a lead foot... and those who can drive a hybrid well. eco mode would certainly help those who do have a lead foot.. so that's where you'd see a difference.
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