2010 Toyota Prius EV-Drive Mode and Drive Modes

July 22, 2009

2010-prius-1-610One of the new features in the 2010 Toyota Prius is the EV-Drive Mode during hybrid driving. The Toyota mode optimizes the Prius settings for total efficiency and keeps the hybrid car operating on power for longer distances.

The 2010 Prius actually has three driving modes that include Power, Eco, and EV. The Power Mode increases gas-pedal sensitivity for enhances acceleration. The Eco mode also changes air conditioning operation to reduce fuel consumption.

To extract the best performance from the hybrid powertrain, select the Power mode to increase midrange throttle response. This enables the Toyota Prius to easily keep pace with city traffic. These settings also allow owners to prioritize by saving time and by driving 5 mpg under the speed limit.

In addition, the Power mode delivers the best acceleration and the most immediate response when the driver steps on the gas. This also gives the 2010 Prius light acceleration between stops, which can greatly improve efficiency. Also, while the Eco mode does change a/c operation, it also reduces throttle response for better gas mileage.

Along with exceptional fuel economy, it benefits from a taller, more airy cabin and improved driving feel. Another solid feature is the controls mounted on the steering wheel. While lots of cars offer this feature, the Toyota Prius is the only one equipped with touch sensors for these controls.

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