I’ve created a thread here few weeks ago and got zero comments about the throttle control device.
Well, I had one installed in my previous 2021 C-HR xle and it helped a lot so I decided to try it with my Corolla Cross Le FWD.
without tcontrol: Cold weather, not warming the engine before leaving my house in the morning.
City drive: average 27/ 29mph
Highway drive : average 27/33mph
without throttle control : Cold weather, warming up the engine for about 15 minutes before leaving my house in the morning
City drive : average 35/40 mpg
Highway: 37/46 mpg
WITH throttle control: Cold weather, warming up the engine for about 15 minutes before leaving my house in the morning.
City drive: average 40/45 mpg
Highway drive: average 40/48 mpg
I always keep it in ECO MODE ( SA-)
There is power whenever I need it! It won’t sluggish the engine at all!
I’ve tried all other modes and everything works like it is meant to be.
I found a lot of videos about modern vehicles are not meant to be idling with the purpose of warming up the engine in the morning, that will damage all components around the engine prematurely and etc.
Well, I don’t really think that 15 min is enough to cause damages because that’s when the engine will reach the warming point, so I assume if you leave it idling after it gets warm, that’s the real problem.
I guess the A button function ( Stop/Start) will cause more damage than anything else when used a lot.
I know in terms of saving gas, Prius is the best option, my wife owns a Prime version and it’s awesome! But all Prius seats too low , I don’t like the feeling of being too close to the ground and I suffer from back pain, getting in and out of a Prius multiple times a day it’s a torture to my back.
I just want to share my experience with the throttle control and the mpg improvement.
After installing the throttle, it will take some time for the mpg to improve, your car will learn again the way you drive and adapt itself.
there are some very expensive brands out there that will do absolutely the same as the cheapest one, so do your research and go for the one you can afford and trust.