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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-13-2019, 07:13 AM
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My PHEV Niro blows cold air almost immediately. Are you using the climate AUTO function? I set mine at AUTO and 68 degrees at first and then within a minute or two I have to go up to 73 otherwise it freezes me out.
I do pretty much the same, with the same result. Never get the blast of warm air I did on older cars. AUTO is certainly smart about only pushing air at the appropriate temperature.
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I do pretty much the same, with the same result. Never get the blast of warm air I did on older cars. AUTO is certainly smart about only pushing air at the appropriate temperature.
It's also pretty smart about turning the fan down when I make a phone call. That's cool.
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AC and Cruise (use CC minimally) work excellent in my 2017 EX Premium. Had this for 2 years now... this has been my favorite car of all (58yo) in spite of the door handle replacements I have had.
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It's also pretty smart about turning the fan down when I make a phone call. That's cool.
You know there are times I am ok with that but I would rather have it be under my control when it is 90 degrees and sunny. I guess it helps me to keep my calls short. LOL
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Roadkill401- I have a 2017 LX, the Adap.CC is part of the package of the AEP package I got. In the EX I think ACC is standard. So I think that's what youre describing. I don't like it at all and don't use it. I've had it slow down the car substantionally when someone changes lanes ahead or slows down. Even with the menu set to least reaction time. IMO, there's usually too much traffic on the highways for it to work well, it's always speeding up, braking. On hills it speeds up and downshifts, and brakes going down the hill to maintain the speed. As someone else mentioned, it will go into power zone to get back to set speed quicky. This is not fuel efficient at all, I can do much better, and coast down hills (within reason, and depending on car ahead).

That being said, I have never liked even standard CC in any car I've driven. There's just too much traffic most of the time for it to work smoothly and not waste fuel. The only time I'll use it is in long, flat highways with little traffic. I know some long commuters hate to have their foot on the pedal the whole time, but I could never deal with CC's and almost never use them.


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Ha! I use standard cruise control almost exclusively. My right foot is resting more than 80% of all miles. I use my thumb to control my speed, but seldom on divided roads. I time lane changes instead to maintain a constant speed. When I cannot do that on crowded urban highways, often all I have to do is cancel CC and slow via weak regen and then set a new lower speed or resume speed if the road is now clear. Seldom do I have to touch the brake pedal either except for full stops. But I'm always looking a quarter mile ahead for trends in traffic.
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I have a 2017 LX, the Adap.CC is part of the package of the AEP package I got. In the EX I think ACC is standard.
@realto , both me and Roadkill401 live in Canada and we do not have the extra package option that you have down in the States. Like i have wrote in page 1, the only trim line in the Canadian Niro model that has the ACC is on the SX version (your EX Premium/Touring version).

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@realto , both me and Roadkill401 live in Canada and we do not have the extra package option that you have down in the States. Like i have wrote in page 1, the only trim line in the Canadian Niro model that has the ACC is on the SX version (your EX Premium/Touring version).
lafe005- OK, thanks. Well IMO you're not missing anything, I don't like it at all. I've had it slow me down considerably for a car ahead, when regular CC you would have easily changed lanes with plenty of time, without braking. Also it has detected cars ahead switching lanes and slowed me down unnecesssarily. How much of this is tied into the AEB I don't know.


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Ha! I use standard cruise control almost exclusively. My right foot is resting more than 80% of all miles. I use my thumb to control my speed, but seldom on divided roads. I time lane changes instead to maintain a constant speed. When I cannot do that on crowded urban highways, often all I have to do is cancel CC and slow via weak regen and then set a new lower speed or resume speed if the road is now clear. Seldom do I have to touch the brake pedal either except for full stops. But I'm always looking a quarter mile ahead for trends in traffic.
yticolev- I guess it's what ever you get used to, I've never used it enough to get comfortable with it. To me the roads, even interstates, are too busy to maintain a steady CC speed long. I don't really like switching lanes alot to maintain speed, or have to monitor it and react with thumb. Seems I can control gradual acceleration/deceleration with my foot much better than CC.


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Don't forget that Adaptive Cruise has a sensitivity setting that make it more or less aggressive. I haven't played with the setting yet (still set to whatever the factory has it on), but compared to my Subaru Outback with Eyesight the ACC doesn't seem to be quite as sensitive to other vehicles around me. It doesn't brake as abruptly as the Sube did in general.

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