Last post on May 17, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#973 of 982 Re: What is Prius mileage on Fwy? [looking4w]
Mar 18, 2013 (2:29 am)
If I can drive a steady 60to 65 mph, I get about 52 MPG. If I am in heavy freeway traffic being pushed to keep up at say 70to 80 mph I will get 46 to 47 MPG.
#974 of 982 Re: What is Prius mileage on Fwy? [looking4w]
Mar 18, 2013 (11:00 am)
I drive to my parents home once a month; 300 miles round trip all hwy. My average speed is 70-75 and received 51 mpg. In the city I only acheive 47-48.
Those numbers are calculated the old school method. If I go by the computer, the mpg is much higher.
#975 of 982 Re: What is Prius mileage on Fwy? [looking4w]
Apr 06, 2013 (8:07 pm)
I have a 2011 Prius 111 with 17000 mi and I consistently get 48-9mpg at 70-75mph. love it!
#976 of 982 Re: MPG 2012 Prius III [gilvkona]
Apr 10, 2013 (9:29 pm)
Hello Posters, Just had to send in my findings with my prius, I bought a used LOADED Prius , with every option they had for 2011, The car is the first car I can get a REAL 50 mpg driving at 70 MPG in colder climate 0 minus 10 F to 90 degrees F in the summer I can get up to 60 MPG still driving 70 MPG .
I am planning a trip of 4000 miles this summer. I have all the bells and whistles on this car for long range driving including air, cruise, stereo NAv package ,Teck package leather seats sun roof Solar package.
It is great to drive all day and pay less for gas than I will pay for Hotel at night.
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May 12, 2013 (4:37 pm)
i drive a 2007 Prius touring model and have been keeping detailed accurate records from time i bought the car new. i have both MPG per the car display as well as MPG gas Pump average. I live in Seattle WA, drive on some hills, do mostly in-city short trip driving and some occasional highway driving. My average gas milage per the gas pump calculation for the over 6 years I have been driving the car is 40.8 MPG, and for the car's display average calculation, it is 39.96. I get better than that on the highway during warmer weather, but even less than that in the city during colder weather. Don't let anyone tell you differently, the Prius's ratings are as overstated as any other hybrid cars.
#979 of 982 Re: the real truth [rsquaglia]
May 14, 2013 (1:01 pm)
re: "Don't let anyone tell you differently, the Prius's ratings are as overstated as any other hybrid cars."
I won't tell you then that on my 2007 Prius (not touring like yours) over 109,000 miles the overall MPG = 63.5 US gal. I appreciate we all have different driving profiles and conditions that impact our personal MPG, but could not resist your generalization of don't let anyone tell you. So I won't tell - SHHHH. I know many other people with life-time MPG > 60 with pictures to prove it.
#980 of 982 Re: the real truth [prius2007]
by pf_flyer HOST
May 15, 2013 (5:26 am)
I believe that the phrase "your mileage may vary" may explain a lot of this
#981 of 982 Re: the real truth [pf_flyer]
May 15, 2013 (6:24 am)
I have had 2 Prius'. A 2010 Prius 3 that my wife ran 71k miles in 3 years. We averaged 50 t0 52 MPG combined for those 3 years. We traded it in on a 2013 Prius 4 and so far it is averaging 52 MPG combined consistantly. Both cars exceeded the window sticker projected mileage estimate.
#982 of 982 Re: the real truth [skycaptain]
May 17, 2013 (10:15 am)
With my '06 Prius I average in the upper 40s, plus or minus 5mpg depending on the season. It's hard to imagane that anyone could AVERAGE 63 mpg. I was on vacation in Florida once where I was driving about 50 mph on flat roads, good weather and even then the best I'd get is in the upper 50s mpg, so I suppose if someone was driving 100% of the time like that then maybe.
I'd say in general, a hybrid is good for warm weather area at moderate speeds. if you live in colder areas and/or do mostly highway driving at 75+MPH, then get a diesel.