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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#304 of 998 EverReady Bunny post.....
Mar 01, 2007 (1:22 pm)
... still going...
Toyota Feb Sales
Toyota Reports February Sales
03/01/2007 Torrance, CA
March 1, 2007 – Torrance, CA - Spurred by record hybrid sales, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported best-ever February sales of 187,330 vehicles, an increase of 12.2 percent over February 2006.
"Sales were brisk at both ends of our product lineup," said Jim Lentz, TMS executive vice president. "Setting an all-time record, the Prius hybrid led the way, nearly doubling last February's sales pace; while the new full-size Tundra got off to an impressive start since hitting showrooms February 5th."
TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales totaled 31,933 units, an increase of 67 percent over the year-ago. In February, TMS posted sales of 18,860 hybrid vehicles, up 92 percent over last February. Toyota Division posted sales of 17,451 hybrids, up 90 percent over the same period last year, while the Lexus Division posted sales of 1,409 hybrids.
#305 of 998 Re: Happy with my new Prius! [billd6]
Mar 01, 2007 (7:23 pm)
Finally back after forgetting which forum I posted the last message on. Now that I've accounted for the bladder factor I've stopped panicking about the mpgs. The colder weather has dropped them into the low 40s for my daily commute, and the smaller tank means that my range is way down, too. Highway is still low 50s. Best is cruising between 40 and 50 w/o too many stops; 70 mpgs is possible. Unfortunately I don't get much of that. Looking forward to the warmer weather. Fuel economy aside, I'm five months in and still love being in the car. Absolutely no regrets.
#306 of 998 My Mileage
Mar 04, 2007 (12:00 pm)
I have 2006 base model Prius, and my typical commute is 6 miles one way. So far, I have put 5K miles on the car.
I noticed that during warmer weather I get around 48 MPG. During winter time I am getting 36 MPG. One of the reason for low MPG during winter, I believe is the engine keeps running to keep the car warm even though the car is stopped.
I am happy to have this car.
#307 of 998 29.8 MPG? :confuse:
Mar 07, 2007 (3:41 pm)
just drove the brand new 07 prius out of the dealer's lot. a 13 mile trip only for 29.8 MPG. how come? shall i drive it more to get it higher? Please tip.
#308 of 998 Re: 29.8 MPG? :confuse: [borabora]
Mar 07, 2007 (3:59 pm)
So many things come into play when investigating your mpg. Cold weather drops it considerably..."ICE" has to run considerably more for heating. Another factor: Winter blend of fuel that drops mpg's. With 56K miles under my belt I've seen these things effect milage often. Be patient as the weather warms up and you should see 36-40 cold season & 42-47 warm season (or there about) DON'T EXPECT the 60 mpg since that's "EPA'S" fantacy estimate. Really now!! Did you actually expect those rediculous #'s?? Just remember a Hummer gets 7-8 mpg's.(that's roughly 280 miles per tank and nearly $100.00 fill ups $2.55 per gal) My best example: 543 miles per tank...$24.44 fill-up 10 gallons) Nuff said!!
#309 of 998 Re: 29.8 MPG? :confuse: [borabora]
Mar 07, 2007 (8:14 pm)
I wondered about this kind of mileage too. We only got down to about 35mpg which was too low for me. Then I did some homework. It seems that the good mpg only comes when you keep the speed below 40. Above 40, the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) runs, even if you don't really need it - like going down hills. Thus your mileage will go down when you cruise above 40. All the streets around here are posted at 40 and no one drives that slow, so it's either go faster than 40 and lower the mpg or get run down. For one tank I did keep the speed below 40 and the mpg did go up to 45, so that did work.
Also, the oxygenated fuel lowers your mpg.
And the heater only running off the ICE which cuts the mpg.
But the car is still really nice and when you manage your speed and have nice warm weather, you'll see better mpgs.
#310 of 998 Re: 29.8 MPG? :confuse: [shamm]
Mar 08, 2007 (10:15 am)
thanks for all your tips.
i drove the car for another 30 commuting miles yesterday and today. seems the number gets better. 40mpg average.
then i reset consumption for the last 3 mile really jammed high way, turns out to be 70mpg.
the tip is that, dont step on gas unless you have to...
once the gas engine kicks in, the consumption goes up.
it will be a nice commuter car...
#311 of 998 Re: 29.8 MPG? :confuse: [borabora]
Mar 09, 2007 (7:34 pm)
We've driven about 390 miles in our new Prius so far and we've got 50.5 mpg so far. The driving so far includes a good mix of city, highway and mountainous roads. Love the car so far.
Mar 09, 2007 (10:25 pm)
... to whom I've sold two Prius' stopped by today to see when the next Gen will be out.
He's at 140,000 miles in 38 months (!) in all kinds of driving and sits at 48 mpg over the life of the vehicle.... and...still on the original set of brakes.
When mine comes out of the body shop I will be at 15 months, 41,000 miles and also at 48.1 mpg lifetime ( GreenHybrid ) ... and the original set of brakes. I get 51-52 mpg in spring, summer, fall and 44-45 mpg in winter.
#313 of 998 Re: 29.8 MPG? :confuse: [bakaroni]
Mar 09, 2007 (11:08 pm)
I found the tip really is not to press gas too hard. but it is not practical if there are vehicles behind you. so i accelerate asap and use the electric motor to keep the speed.