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For new FFH drivers, is the Empower mode the best mode to run in?


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#21 OFFLINE   Skydogz

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:10 PM

I have noticed that the car tends to get 60 mpg in EV mode and 20 mpg on ICE, avg 40mpg.

sometimes my ICE will get me up to 40mpg at freeway cruise....


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#22 OFFLINE   dalesky

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:41 AM

Thanks all, awesome answers from everyone.  Murphy - I viewed quite a few of the videos.  I guess I'm going to just have to wait until I get the car and play around with all of the info available.  Dalesky - I hear you about your wife not caring about the screens.  My wife will just use the car to get from point A to point B.  After viewing the videos, I wondered, for those of you who've had the FFH for awhile and have "learned" to drive it the most efficiently; what screens you display in your FFH now.  When I rechecked this thread, some of you already answered that question - so thanks. 

For me, and as many of you know I am a huge FFH fan, the lifetime mileage I am getting of 40.1 is quite enough to justify the purchase of this car. Sure, the tank could be larger, the engine quieter, and the trunk capacity larger, but I sure am happy overall.


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#23 OFFLINE   acdii

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:48 AM

For me, and as many of you know I am a huge FFH fan, the lifetime mileage I am getting of 40.1 is quite enough to justify the purchase of this car. Sure, the tank could be larger, the engine quieter, and the trunk capacity larger, but I sure am happy overall.

Same here!  Definitely would LOVE a larger tank to go the same amount of miles per week as the 2010, but overall very pleased with the car. 


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 05:50 PM

I prefer the Empower gauge so I can see how far away I am from the limits of the EV (the blue bar around the white bar).

 

However, when I'm using the adaptive cruise control I switch to Engage, because I can see when the computer is engaging the EV to help boost the ICE.

 

I often use the adaptive cruise control during my short-hop commute to work, because I think the computer is more responsive to changes in the road than I am. Some roads have gentle rolling slopes that the car seems to adjust to very rapidly (matching the power needed to maintain speed), where I would probably over-power the car for the needs of the road.

 

One last thing, with Empower I can tell when the car should be in EV mode but isn't (with adaptive cruise control on), and so I disengage and reengage the cruise control. This will usually put the car into EV mode.



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:04 PM

I prefer the Empower gauge so I can see how far away I am from the limits of the EV (the blue bar around the white bar).

 

However, when I'm using the adaptive cruise control I switch to Engage, because I can see when the computer is engaging the EV to help boost the ICE.

 

I often use the adaptive cruise control during my short-hop commute to work, because I think the computer is more responsive to changes in the road than I am. Some roads have gentle rolling slopes that the car seems to adjust to very rapidly (matching the power needed to maintain speed), where I would probably over-power the car for the needs of the road.

 

One last thing, with Empower I can tell when the car should be in EV mode but isn't (with adaptive cruise control on), and so I disengage and reengage the cruise control. This will usually put the car into EV mode.

Great strategy. Glad to see that you really have the hang of it.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:04 AM

[quote name="acdii" post="73422" timestamp="1389365298"]Same here!  Definitely would LOVE a larger tank to go the same amount of miles per week as the 2010, but overall very pleased with the car.

How wonderful just two more gallons would be!

I am still amazed how much the trunk holds, those fold down seats with trunk access, was the deal maker for me
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#27 OFFLINE   dalesky

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:45 PM

Recently drove from Myrtle Beach area to Wash DC, on less than a tank of gas. Tank could be larger, but that's not a bad run, well over 400 miles on less than 13 gallons.


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