Prime Warm Up Cycle Long?

Discussion in 'Prime Technical Discussion' started by #TeamPrius, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. #TeamPrius

    #TeamPrius New Member

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    I've owned a Gen 3, Gen 4, and now a Prime. Upon driving the Gen 4, I felt a noticed a mich faster engine warm up cycle. The Prime's, however, seems much longer Any truth to this? If so, why would that be, given they are essentially both fourth generation Prii? Length of time since HV mode used does not seem to be a factor.
     
  2. Salamander_King

    Salamander_King Senior Member

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    I have never driven Gen4 so I can't compare it, but comparing to Gen3 I had previously, I can't say I noticed much difference in behavior of warm up cycle on my PRIME. On a hot summer day, the warm up cycle is complete in less than a minute, but on a very cold winter day it can take up to 5 min to complete it. The way I drive also affect the speed of the warm up cycle. If I really push the pedal fast, I can get through the warm up cycle quicker, but it will use more gas AND traction battery.
     
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