Active Cruise Control screen + Indicated MPG

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  1. GrandRapidsPrime

    GrandRapidsPrime New Member

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    Hi folks, just joined this forum. I drove a 2011 Prius and now upgraded to a 2018 Prius Prime. Picked it up in NJ (flew in and then drove it back which was a 12 hour road trip, but the price was worth it).

    I noticed some things I didn't care for: when driving with cruise control I was just going the speed limit and so was passed quite often and to see the active cruise control radar info constantly popping up irritated me greatly and also seems a dangerous distraction, especially at night. is there any way to turn that off? While driving things like putting a sticker over that area popped in my head, but then I want to see the 'normal screen' info.

    Also: I have started to drive to work and the distance is a bit too long to do all-electric there and back. When not driving electric I want to see the mpg I am getting while driving on gas to keep checking my driving habits and what works best. However the trip shows electric and gas mpg combined, which to me is a worthless number. Much better would be to see the miles per kWh I am getting, and a separate number for MPG. is there any way to see how I am doing on the gas part without having to set a separate trip up when I hear the ICE starting up?
     
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    Bump. I am interested in this info. Any answers?

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  3. citiprius

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    On the small 5 inch screen, you can view the trip info by 1 or 5 miles, with either fuel (mpg) or electric (ml/kW). It's the menu right below the HV monitor. Also, your can add the "split screen" to see you current mpg/ mpkW / battery level.
     
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    For current readings you can use a bluetooth OBD+ Torque app. Obviously, distracted driving disclaimer and all that.
     
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    Page 233-234 in my manual. Just use the right arrow on the right hand steering wheel button cluster to scroll over to "Settings." I looks like a gear. Then scroll down to "Meter Customize."
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  6. illumiN8i

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    @GrandRapidsPrime Good to see another fellow Prime owner in Grand Rapids!
    Sadly I haven't found a way to disable the radar pop-ups, although you can dismiss them by pressing the back button on the steering wheel. It's still worthwhile to disable the radar tutorial pop-up like @jerrymildred said, but that doesn't achieve what you asked for.

    You can view your daily average miles/kWh on the eco-diary screen on the electric daily tab, but that's your entire day, not just your current trip. Unfortunately, the eco-diary Average MPG is combined gas and electric. See page 223 in your manual.
     
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    For current mpg or mpkwh, as suggested by some above, use split screen on the main display. It will show a bar with that information. No absolute number display but if your car switch between HV and EV, the bar will switch between mpg and mpkwh automatically.

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