Power mode is by far the best mode to be on to get the highest MPG?

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Fuel Economy' started by TheChosenOne, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. ETP

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    Mine weighed #500
     
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    OK, it's time for another long term test. I'm in.
     
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    at 500, you need power mode just to get moving
     
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    Doesn't power mode also result in the system keeping the engine on while coasting for faster response? If that's correct, I think it should decrease MPG.
     
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    No, it doesn't. The three modes just remap the throttle, and depending on the generation of the car and some settings, might alter the air conditioning aggressiveness. ECO mode makes it easier to exercise fine control over the throttle opening at low speeds. I use it in EV mode on my Prime to maintain as nearly constant a speed as possible while holding my miles/kWh gauge where I want it. Power mode is handy if you're feeling too lazy to press down farther on the pedal when accelerating. :whistle:

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    The main difference I actually notice and care about is that ECO completely deactivates the electric elements in the heater that give supplemental heat while the engine is still warming up. If it's a winter morning and I want the windshield to start clearing right away, I'll cancel ECO mode; the difference is noticeable for that case.
     
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    Do you have a Link to this information that you posted about?
     
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