I just figured this one out, too. I, too, like the idea of a 72 degree (F!) car, but found I was putting it up to 78... and not getting a warm car. I was getting ready to post here or call a dealer to see if perhaps there was a problem (the car certainly uses lots of battery set to 78).
Originally Posted by SharkVolt
Then I brought a thermometer into the car -- it seems that the heat setting determines the heat that blows on you, not the desired temperature. Having 72 degree air blowing on you in a car that is, say, 40-50 degrees will feel like cold air.
So yours seems to be the answer that works for me -- set the heat up to the 80s, where it will feel warm and more quickly heat up the car, then lower the temperature manually when the temperature is comfortable.
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