Most Obscure Prime Facts (Way Out There)

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by Tideland Prius, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    40,867
    29,345
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    Strange when the base level is the only one that comes remotely close to what you want.
     
  2. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    41,582
    13,119
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    1. Fore/aft
    2. Recline
    3. Seat bottom height
    4. Seat bottom tilt
    For the 6-way manual seat, take the first 3. For the 8-way power seat, take all 4.

    They used to include the lumbar support (and called it 10-way) but Toyota seems to prefer "8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support" instead.

    A luxury car's 20-way power seat would include

    1. Fore/aft
    2. Recline
    3. Seat bottom height
    4. Seat bottom tilt
    5. Lumbar adjustment
    6. Lumbar height adjustment
    7. Seat bottom cushion extension
    8. Upper seatback angle
    9. Headrest height
    10. Headrest tilt

    Other cars may include adjustable bolsters and the Lincoln Continental actually has individual seat bottom cushion extension adjustment for each leg.
     
    Salamander_King likes this.
  3. Salamander_King

    Salamander_King Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    7,011
    5,557
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Vehicle:
    2020 Prius Prime
    Model:
    LE
    Thanks for the clarification. So, for my manual 6-way driver's seat on Prime LE, only thing I do not have is the seat bottom tilt, and 4-way passenger's seat must be the first 2 only. Humm, I don't remember ever changing that seat bottom tilt option on my Prime Premium. Maybe the default setting was good enough for me.
     
  4. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    8,476
    10,366
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    I always got by with the default seat bottom tilt on previous cars. But once I found the sweet spot with the power seat, I was hooked. Just the right amount of under thigh support. That's probably why my tailbone no longer catches on fire on really long drives with this car.
     
    Prodigyplace likes this.
  5. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    41,582
    13,119
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    That’s correct. Usually it’s only European cars that have manual seat tilt (although a few Nissans have had it in the 90s). They were always rotary knobs for the tilt (and usually but not always accompanied with a knob for the seat height as well).

    Toyota seat height adjustment tend to tilt the seat bottom (they’re not straight up/down but rather pivot along the front of the seat bottom) so I usually tilt the seat to flatten it or raise the front for thigh support.
     
    Salamander_King likes this.
  6. Prodigyplace

    Prodigyplace Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2016
    11,413
    10,992
    0
    Location:
    Central Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Some Toyotas too. I think it was my 1996 Camry that had the rotary knobs.
     
    Tideland Prius likes this.
  7. pghyndman

    pghyndman Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    172
    171
    0
    Location:
    CT shoreline
    Vehicle:
    2020 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Limited

    Gasp, say WHAT... no cooling!?!


    I love Prius Primes (got our second one in less than 2 years), but our Mercedes have another nice feature: ventilated seats for summertime comfort (although it is kinda' overkill in a convertible when the top is down). :rolleyes:
     
  8. Hicksite

    Hicksite Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2020
    93
    40
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    2020 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Limited
    I think we were discussing what is called a Prius Prime, and BSM and RCTA are only available on the Limited unless this has changed since we bought ours in February.
     
  9. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    41,582
    13,119
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    Well that isn't part of seat movement/adjustability.

    Ventilation (and there are variants - from simply forced air to actual cooled air) and massage (again, variations) are separate.

    That'd be nice. I've only tried it on a 2006 IS way back then. Haven't had a car with ventilated seats yet.
     
  10. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    41,582
    13,119
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    The 2020 EV port cover cap has a hollow handle (D ring), while the 2017-2019 have a solid handle (sorta shaped like a saddle)
     
    jerrymildred likes this.
  11. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    8,476
    10,366
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Sounds like a fabulous use of R&D money! :whistle:
     
  12. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    41,582
    13,119
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    Gotta save weight!
     
    jerrymildred likes this.
  13. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    8,476
    10,366
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Where's my cordless drill?? :LOL:
     
    Tideland Prius likes this.
  14. DavidA

    DavidA Prius owner since July 2009

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    2,196
    1,685
    18
    Location:
    Chicago western burbs
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    I want to find out what the Toyota part number is on that 2020 cap cover so I can upgrade my 2017.
     
    jerrymildred likes this.
  15. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    8,476
    10,366
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    It'll be like a whole new car!!!
     
  16. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    40,867
    29,345
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    Every time I hear comment like that, I think of my 20 lb porker of a jump pack. :oops:

    And that's just for starters; I'm ready for Armageddon, lol.
     
    Tideland Prius and Raytheeagle like this.
  17. Raytheeagle

    Raytheeagle Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2016
    10,602
    14,474
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Vehicle:
    2019 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    Now we know where all the toilet paper went:p.
     
    Prodigyplace and jerrymildred like this.
Loading...