engine braking The “B” creates something called “engine braking,” which mimics the behavior of a traditional transmission: It fakes a downshift to slow the Prius if it’s descending a hill. To keep the brakes from being overloaded if you’re on a long, steep grade.May 6, 2016
7 Ways To Winterize Your Toyota Prius
- Wash and Wax Your Prius. Believe it or not, a good wash and wax will really help your Prius fare those wicked winter storms.
- Interior Floor Mats.
- Tire Chains/Cables.
- Low Temp Wiper Blades.
- Winterized Washer Fluid.
- Windshield Snow Cover.
- Emergency Roadside Kit.
Many people buy the Toyota Prius for fuel economy. I bought it for other reasons, but I am happy with how well this car does on fuel. Depending on where you live, you can expect to see anywhere from 40 miles per gallon up to 60 or more. All things considered, the car is very worth it for the fuel economy alone.Apr 8, 2020
By pushing the drive wheels through the snow, the Prius gets a better grip on the road. The Prius' 5.25 inches give it plenty of clearance. In fact, roads which see steady traffic are often plowed before too much snow accumulates. The Prius is equipped with Traction Control to prevent slippage and tire spin.Feb 22, 2014
The Prius analyzes the traction as the car accelerates. If it's slippery, the rear wheels continue to be electrically driven, maintaining four-wheel traction. But as the vehicle speeds up and and gets cruising, the electric motor ramps down and powers off as traction is regained and its services are no longer needed.Dec 14, 2020
engine braking The "B" creates something called "engine braking," which mimics the behavior of a traditional transmission: It fakes a downshift to slow the Prius if it's descending a hill. To keep the brakes from being overloaded if you're on a long, steep grade.May 6, 2016