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66000 on my 2011 and I must be dense - still don't know the difference between blue and black drive. Always drive in blue, but every so often do a 'wonder how this works?' shift to black. Still can drive in EV mode...battery still seems to regenerate.....can't tell any difference. I'm sure you guys can enlighten me. Appreciate it.
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Blue drive tunes the car for economy. With it on the transmission upshifts sooner and the gas pedal is less responsive. With it off (Black drive), the transmission will let the engine get to higher RPMs before shifting and the gas pedal will be more responsive. There may be other changes in the the EV cycle, etc. but they are not obvious enough to know for sure.

When I had my 2011 I actually got better gas milage with Blue off. In my 2013 I have not really noticed any mileage difference between the two.
 

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Black Drive beat Blue Drive for me

After ECU Update Jun 2013
Static State 58 mph Highway and 45-55 mph City Test

DWL - Blue Drive
56 mph avg 50-65 mph
44.1 mpg 12 miles
42.6 mpg 24 miles

45.8 mpg 45-55 mph 8 miles

DWL - Black Drive
58 mph avg 50-65 mph
44.1 mpg 12 miles
45.3 mpg 24 miles

48.5 mpg 45-55 mph 8 miles

Cruise Control at 58 mph - Black Drive
43.2 mpg 12 miles
46.4 mpg 24 miles

49.6 mpg 45-55 mph 8 miles

Cruise Control at 58 mph - Blue Drive
43.9 mpg 12 miles
45.0 mpg 24 miles

45.7 mpg 45-55 mph 8 miles

Finally got a chance with the HSH for a few hours and ran those tests on the same day. DWL is holding the pedal steady going up and down hills but the CC is as good as my best efforts. Try turning off your Blue drive and see if you don't get better mpg's.
 

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Still wish you could have the car start with Blue Drive off.
I agree. And if they do that, I prefer to shut down the traction control too when the roads aren't wet or snowy. So I'm constantly shutting that off too so that it doesn't interfere with my acceleration.
 
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