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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    That bird was in my flower beds eating bugs yesterday.

    Yep, the salesman said the Prius seat was the only car seat that his butt would fit.
     
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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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    I have found using power mode nets me better mpg.
     
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    I have found singing songs in the key of Dâ™­ nets me better mpg.
     
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    As does having the back seat backs flipped down.
     
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    The aerodynamics are just better when that back seats are flipped while the song being listened to or sung is your favorite key and the MID shows Power Mode.
     
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    Hope the teasing wasn't too brutal... Sure Power mode can be the best mode for mpg's if it fits the driving style. It just depends on how the foot meets the pedal.
    Other modes fit other driving styles. Some of the great things about the prius are the choices if offers the driver.
     
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