Remove emergency brake with your left foot towards top left corner. To start the Hybrid, use your right foot to press the normal brake and press the power button at the same time. You don't have to keep the Power button pressed...just a light tap. The Hybrid is on once the READY light comes on. The engine may not come on as the Hybrid may be in electric voltage (EV) mode. The navigation is touch screen and you can monitor efficiency, enter destinations, program your cell phone, and enjoy the technology rich interface.