Sticky/guide on driving Prius v?

Discussion in 'Prius v Fuel Economy' started by alevinemi, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. alevinemi

    alevinemi Junior Member

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    Just got a new-to-me Prius V (2014, pkg 5).

    I've owned two Gen 2 prii in the past, so I got used to pulse and glide and super highway mode.

    But, on my Prius V, I can't get it to glide consistently for the life of me - it seems to be possible, but the accelerator is just way too sensitive for me to hold for more than a second at "exactly" zero - no recharging, no EV. I'm always flipping between one bar charging and 1-2 bars of consumption.

    Is there a sticky or guide on how to drive this thing to get the best MPG on a Prius V?

    -->Adam
     
  2. padroo

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    I have noticed in my Gen 4 Prius that glide mode has all but been eliminated.
     
  3. JimboPalmer

    JimboPalmer Tsar of all the Rushers

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    The ECO/normal/PWR modes are all user interface options for the accelerater. If the one you are using is not serving you well, try a different one.
     
  4. mikefocke

    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    ECO and Auto for the HVAC is worth a try.
     
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    ECO desensitizes the loud pedal, and limiting A/C and heat places lowest environmental loads on the ICE.
     
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    the software has changed since gen 2, to take advantage of pulse and glide mpg advantage. the car now does it for you. best you can do is a modicum of juice when gliding. relax and enjoy the show.(y)
     
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