If you’ve ever climbed behind the wheel of the new Toyota Prius near Charlotte, you probably noticed that there are different drive modes available to you. What are they, however, and how do they affect your driving experience? Our N Charlotte Toyota dealership has all the answers you need, plus the entire hybrid family on our lot for you to test drive! Let’s take a more in-depth look at what drive modes will be available to you when you come down and check out this innovative new Toyota hybrid!
What do Toyota Prius drive modes actually do?
There are three different drive modes available to you on the 2013 Toyota Prius in N Charlotte: Eco, EV, and Power (in addition to the “normal” mode, which is what you’ll be in when you start the vehicle). Each particular mode has a different purpose and a different effect on your driving experience.
- Eco: Just like it sounds, this mode is aimed at making your drive time more fuel efficient and more eco-friendly. When you choose this mode on your N Charlotte Toyota Prius, your vehicle focuses on reducing the throttle input and even altering air conditioning inside the car to help enhance efficiency. Your new Toyota will save between 10-20% more fuel if you use this mode as often as you can – but don’t try it at high speeds, as it won’t be effective.
- EV: This drive mode in the Toyota Prius near Charlotte is all about the electric motor. When you choose it, you’ll find that you’re running on all-electric power as much as you possibly can. This is only possible over short distances and at low speeds, however, so don’t try it out on the highway! What are the benefits? Increased fuel efficiency since you’re eschewing the gasoline engine, as well as a cut down on emissions. Additionally, your new Toyota will switch over to more suitable drive mode when you need it to (with no effort on your part).
- Power: This mode is designed for get-up-and-go – when you’re hitting the gas to accelerate or driving at high speeds, it’s the one you want to utilize. It’s not as fuel-efficient as other modes, but it definitely gets you where you want to go. Oh, and even though it’s the mode you’ll use for higher performance, it’s still hybrid performance… which means it’s still more environmentally sensitive and fuel efficient than traditional gasoline models!
Find out more about the N? Charlotte Toyota Prius family today!
That’s not all the Toyota Prius near Charlotte has to offer; you’ll find a huge variety of convenient features aimed towards efficiency and making your driving experience as enjoyable as possible. All you have to do is swing by and test drive it today to see for yourself! We’re located conveniently at 13429 Statesville Road, and you can call to learn more about our new Toyota specials at (888) 883-3797 today. We’ll see you soon!