The Brake Coach appears in the display after the vehicle has come to a stop, and coaches you to maximize
the amount of energy that can be returned through the regenerative braking system.
SmartGauge® with EcoGuide
Delivers specific information about various systems on your
vehicle using menus that build on previous data. Use your
left-hand, 5-way steering controls to scroll through your
Engage: Adds gas and electric power-split information.
Empower: Adds an engine on and off threshold to the power
demand gauge. See how much power you request based on
how far you press the accelerator pedal.MyView: Lets you customize your menu options, allowing you
to select key information and combine it into one screen.
EcoGuide: Displays leaf graphics within the right-hand cluster,
showing you when you’re driving efficiently. More leaves equal
better driving habits!
Help Maximize Your Fuel Economy by
Utilizing These Few Tips
1. Use smooth acceleration and braking. According to the United
States Department of Energy, aggressive driving can lower your
gas mileage by up to 33 percent at highway speeds and
5 percent in the city.
2. Carry the bare essentials. The Department of Energy
estimates that an extra 100 pounds (45.4 kilograms) in your
vehicle could reduce your fuel economy by up to two percent.
3. Seasonal fuel makes a difference. Winter fuel contains
slightly less energy than summer fuel, so the fuel blend you fill
up with can impact your efficiency.
4. Idling burns fuel, too. You can burn up to half a gallon
(1.9 liters) of fuel per hour while idling. Minimize your morning
warm-up and parking lot waits to get the most out of filling
5. Avoid extreme temperatures. Find a shady or sheltered spot
to help keep your lithium-ion battery operating efficiently,
and minimize the amount of energy required to heat or
cool your cabin.
6. Use accessories wisely. Heated seats, the rear defroster,
the air conditioner and other power features draw electrical
energy. When you operate your accessories, you may notice
that the gasoline engine needs to start. Choose “Accessory
Power” when configuring your MyView screen to see how much
electricity you are using to power your vehicle’s accessories.
7. Check your tires. Proper tire inflation can help you improve
your fuel economy by up to 3.3 percent, according to the
Department of Energy, while under-inflation could lower your
fuel economy by 0.3 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure
of all four tires. Check your vehicle’s door sticker
for recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
Fuel History and Coach
Within the information displays, you'll be able to see how your
driving style directly impacts your fuel economy.
Fuel history provides instant fuel economy, plus your recent fuel
economy averaged over selectable intervals of 1, 2 or 6 minutes.
Coach can teach you how to improve your fuel economy by
providing feedback on your recent acceleration, braking and
Efficiency Leaves show your recent driving efficiency measured
over the last few minutes. More leaves mean better fuel economy!
Eco Cruise Control
This feature saves vehicle energy by slowing down acceleration
compared to standard cruise control. Your vehicle may relax its
acceleration temporarily when going uphill. Eco cruise control can
be switched on and off through the Driver Assist section of the
Settings menu in the information display.
ENERGY SAVING TIPS