wharfhouse

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  • First Name
    Phil
  • Toyota Model
    Yaris Hybrid
  • Toyota Year
    2019
  • Location
    Berkshire
  1. If halogens we are talking about then the brighter they are the less time they last - oem halogens always last for ages (I've had 8+ years from them in the past) but after market brighter ones in my experience only last a year or two - IMHO that's why oem halogens are not the brightest.
  2. The 56.4mpg is for the current Yaris so next one will be better. Not so much from the battery but other improvements in the drive train. I had a Lexus UX for the day a week ago which has the next 4th gen drive train and although still NiMH battery the hybrid system was noticeably better than my IS 300h 3rd gen drive train. The new Yaris will I believe have this 4th gen drive train.
  3. The new WLTP for the Yaris Hybrid is 56.4 mpg.
  4. To put mpg into context we have just been out in my wife's Yaris Hybrid with me driving (car was new in September and has done less than 1,000 miles) - from stone cold in the wet and dark, two up, lights and wipers on, air con on and heated rear screen on for some of the time we drove 10 miles, stayed an hour at the other end and drove the 10 miles back again. Driving normally to the speed limit on roads that were fairly quiet and a mix of 30mph through villages with stop start through traffic lights and then more open 40mph and some 60mph. The mpg for the round trip on the computer was just short of 55mpg which is what I would have expected for the conditions. A longer journey after everything had warmed up etc. in the same conditions I'm sure would have yielded quite a few more mpg. As for condensation there was some when we got back in the car after stopping for the hour with the cold rain on the glass and warm air in the car but after starting the car again with air con on, heated rear window on and airflow directed to windscreen it was all clear in a couple of minutes. Hope that helps with expectations.
  5. Thought I would chip in as I have had a Lexus IS 300h for 3 years (essentially the IS 300h and Yaris have the same powertrain just that the Lexus is a 2.5l engine and bigger electric motor/battery) and my wife bought a new Yaris Hybrid in September. Here are a few things when you move to a Hybrid that I found and my wife (who didn't drive my car) has been discovering - I have also driven her Yaris Hybrid so can add that experience too: 1. New cars take a while to reach best mpg - maybe 10k miles - especially a hybrid as the engine does less work so comparing with a well run in car for mpg can be misleading. 2. Hybrids need a different driving style to get the best out of them - if you Google driving a hybrid and read those that are driving any Toyota or Lexus (which have their own unique drivetrain with the e-cvt - lots of good info from Prius drivers which again is essentially the same as the Yaris powertrain) you will learn a lot from there. 3. I certainly don't do hypermiling as I often have to get to places quickly but I have altered my driving style - biggest one is thinking ahead and minimising sharp braking - so let the car slow on it's own or light braking to allow as much regeneration as possible - when accelerating though do that reasonably briskly letting the engine kick in and then back off (lift off the accelerator) and if everything is up to temperature and speed below about 45 mph the EV mode will come in and then feather the throttle lightly to maintain speed. 4. The throttle and brakes on hybrids are sensitive - to start and get used to the style of driving try Eco mode which makes the throttle less sensitive to inputs until you start to get the feel for when EV mode activates and deactivates. Lightly use the brakes as much as possible - the mechanical brakes don't work until the power meter bottoms out in the regen zone - at lower speeds you can drive for many miles and never use mechanical brakes just regen which is then storing energy for the next time you pick up speed again. 5. Best mpg is usually on open A/B roads - constant speed between 40mph and 60mph - I can see 60mpg in my Lexus and close to 70mpg in the Yaris (that was in the warmer weather). In overall mixed (town/country/motorway) driving 15,000 miles per annum my overall 3 year average in the Lexus is around 48mpg - I would expect the Yaris in the same driving conditions will be low to mid 50's - improving further if the mix of driving is less fast motorway and more urban/A/B road. 6. Journeys on long empty motorways don't really benefit so much from the hybrid - however on my Lexus I will reliably see 50 - 54 mpg in these conditions (making fast progress still) - we haven't tried the Yaris for long motorway runs yet but would expect it to be similar to the Lexus. However, the real gain of the hybrid on motorways is that in stop start traffic and roadworks (so long as you drive smoothly) the mpg will be maintained or even improve whereas on a normal engine car it will start to really drop. 7. Winter/cold weather (plus of course wipers/lights etc.) impacts mpg by about 10% - even more so if you are doing short journeys as the engine has to be working at the beginning of the journey and stay on more simply to reach and maintain its working temperature and heat the cabin. 8. With the Yaris Hybrid you have climate control - more than simply air con - so leave it set to Auto all the time and simply set the temperature - this will ensure the optimum conditions for keeping the temperature (warm or cold) and also keeping condensation down to a minimum - in wet conditions best to keep the air recirculation off (so draw air from the outside). Set to windscreen initially if needed to defrost and clear any early morning misting and then set back to Auto once that has gone. 9. On the speed sign recognition I have found the Yaris pretty good at this - probably around 90% correct - better than earlier versions I had tried a couple of years ago. It does sound like yours has a setting wrong somewhere though. On the energy monitor display it can lag a bit in displaying what is happening - I see this on my Lexus too from time to time. Best not to take too much notice of this - after a while you will get bored of watching it anyway though it is useful at the outset to get an idea of what is happening. 10. Give yourself time to settle into a hybrid driving style and then after 12 months compare your average fuel consumption which will have averaged over hot and cold weather and also your driving technique will have adjusted to make the most of the hybrid powertrain. Above all enjoy the car - the serenity of the electric traction, especially in urban and stop start driving makes it a very relaxing driving experience.