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Posted by Percival P. Cassidy on June 16, 2018, 3:59 pm
I have found that if I leave our 2015 Prius Four in "Power" mode when I  
switch it off, when I switch it on again there is no "Mode" indicator at  
all -- blank where the Mode indicator normally displays.

What Mode is it actually in at that point? -- doesn't feel like Power  
mode when I hit the accelerator. I'm guessing that it's in ECO Mode, but  
why doesn't it display that?


Posted by Pat on June 17, 2018, 11:10 am
On Sat, 16 Jun 2018 11:59:48 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"

It's in normal mode.  Not Power.  Not ECO.

Posted by Percival P. Cassidy on June 17, 2018, 8:04 pm
 On 06/17/2018 07:10 AM, Pat wrote:

Thanks, Pat. We are newbie Prius drivers and hadn't realized that there  
was a "Normal" mode in addition to the ones activated by the labeled  
buttons. When I Googled the modes, I found suggestions that in many  
situations "Normal" may be preferable.


Posted by Pat on June 17, 2018, 8:58 pm
 On Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:04:58 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"

Interesting.  Why do they believe normal is better?  I typically use
ECO because I like to see high mpg's.  I sometimes use power when
entering a busy freeway but then I go back to ECO.  I do notice that
when I rent a car (non-Prius), I tend to press the gas pedal too hard
at first because I am so used to driving the Prius in ECO mode.


Posted by Percival P. Cassidy on June 18, 2018, 1:25 am
 On 06/17/2018 04:58 PM, Pat wrote:

This is what I found first of all -- a basic description of the  
different modes:

 > http://prius.wikia.com/wiki/Operating_modes_ (ECO,_Normal,_PWR_and_EV)

I can no longer find the thread where people were suggesting that Normal  
is better, but it was on the priuschat forum.


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