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New owner here 2016 xle hybrid awd

I come from the subaru community where warm ups are a must.


is there a need to warm up the car before drives?
or is the standard "easy" driving for the first few blocks the way to go?
 

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Since my RAV starts in EV mode 90% of the time its just easy does it until I get out of my subdivison. My drive to work is 36 miles so I'm usually driving in ECO mode which also helps the warm up. I also had a Subi (06 Legacy GT Wagon) but I didn't really let it warm up before I started moving either. I think easy does it will work fine with just about any vehicle.
 

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thats what I figured. mine is also 90% EV when starting.
glad im not alone from the Subi world. Mine was a 08 sti built motor with all the fixings those need the oil circulating prior to approaching boost etc (also ran diesel oil, boxer engines love that stuff)

sold by baby because I had a baby. now im enjoying the height of the Rav and the auto is a good change as well due to my commute in the city.

thanks for the input
 

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Read the driving procedures section of the manual, EV mode won't work if the engine is cold (<~68ºF).


From the manual page 193:

Situations in which EV drive mode cannot be turned on
It may not be possible to turn EV drive mode on in the following situations. If it
cannot be turned on, a buzzer will sound and a message will be shown on the
multi-information display.
The temperature of the hybrid system is high.
The vehicle has been left in the sun, driven on a hill, driven at high speeds,
etc.
The temperature of the hybrid system is low.
The vehicle has been left in temperatures lower than about 68ºF (20ºC) for
a long period of time etc.
The gasoline engine is warming up.
The hybrid battery (traction battery) is low.
The remaining battery level indicated in the energy monitor display is low.
(P. 98)
Vehicle speed is high.
The accelerator pedal is depressed firmly or the vehicle is on a hill etc.
The windshield defogger is in use.




Page 194

Switching to EV drive mode when the gasoline engine is cold
If the hybrid system is started while the gasoline engine is cold, the gasoline
engine will start automatically after a short period of time in order to warm up.
In this case, you will become unable to switch to EV drive mode.
After the hybrid system has started and the “READY” indicator has illuminated,
press the EV drive mode switch before the gasoline engine starts to
switch to EV drive mode.

 

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New owner here 2016 xle hybrid awd

I come from the subaru community where warm ups are a must.


is there a need to warm up the car before drives?
or is the standard "easy" driving for the first few blocks the way to go?
Define "need". The system is fine mechanically if you just start it up and go.
 

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wow a lot of subaru refugees here... i thought we were the only ones.

the dealer my parents traded in our 09 forester to just put the ad in this week. even though it wasn't mine, my dad has always owned subarus since the 80's (GL-10 for those who can remember that far back), and i put in a lot of sweat and tears taking care of it. seeing it on autotrader made me realize how much i miss it (except for the part where the head gaskets leaked)... sigh.
 
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