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Originally Posted by firepa63
The MPG hit is nowhere near a belt driven compressor. The electric compressor is variable speed and will adjust to the required load. Just leave the system in Auto AC and adjust the temperature to your comfort. I leave mine in auto year-round with the temperature set to 70-72 degrees.
Originally Posted by diverdoc
Technical issues aside -- which gives you a bigger "hit" to your MPG's: use of AC (increased ICE requirements) or rolling the window(s) down (distorting the aerodynamic shape of the Prius)?
FWIW I leave the temp control set to Auto year round. I'll take the hit to my fuel economy - I have enough to micromanage in my life already!
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