Originally Posted by dr34m3r
Hi fello Lex(i)
I drive my 2013 ES300H 98% of the time in sports mode. I say 98% because I sometimes forget to hit the switch to sports mode. When I asked the dealer to program it to always start in sports mode, their reply was "...this type of behavior is frowned upon..." hahahaha
Translation "Please pay more money for a more expensive model and we will be more than happy to do this modification for you"
I get ON AVERAGE 30.2 MPG, I am NOT a light driver. I push it to the limit often and I mean often.
Why did I purchase it you may be thinking. Ummm, it's a Prius, with 200HP and styles that kill the ladies. ;-)
But really: the torque from the electric power is fantastic! And I get to drive all 200HP all the time and get 30 MPG!! Sweet!
I drive in sport mode mostly, and pretty much like I would the es350, -when entering expressways, merging traffic, etc. I have big heavy shoes.
Except I do feather the throttle a lot more once I get to cruising speed. I normally avg around 37mpgs.
today I took a trip, drove 3 hrs over 80, passing and leading the pack when needed, and computer say I'm at 36.5mpg. -which I think is Awesome!
You should try and change the speedo, to the fuel usage needle, its done on the wheel display settings. I think its worth 5 mpg a tank. mby more.