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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#946 of 998 First tank on my "new" (new to me) 2010 Prius; 47.2 computer vs 45.6 actual
Jan 21, 2012 (11:51 am)
OK the verdict is in: I drove 405 miles on my first tank (was down to one bar, but the bar had not begun to blink yet---I was supposedly 40 miles from empty but I know this car has a 2 gallon reserve tank, and for good reason). Anyway it took 8.886 gallons to fill it up. So 405/8.886 = 45.6 mpg. My Trip A display showed 47.2 mpg. I am happy that I got 45 mpg, but gosh I was hoping to be one of those lucky folks who owns a Prius that gets 55plus mpg.
1) dealership where I purchased the car (non-Toyota dealer) did not put synthetic oil in the car, so I intend to do that and perhaps see some increase.
2) the cold weather of late has not helped the mileage. Even Atlanta gets to freezing temps every now and again
3) I'd like to hyperinflante the tires and see what happens.
Time will tell. But I know the single biggest factor in my own mpg are themany short trips I take (very short work commute, etc).
#947 of 998 After 3 tanks and 1,343 miles . . .
Feb 16, 2012 (10:21 am)
So far, I have driven my used 2010 Prius 1,343 miles on three fill-ups of a total of 27.35 gallons of regular unleaded fuel (10% ethanol). Those numbers yield an actual MPG of 49.10. However, in keeping with the optimistic tendency of the computer, the car calculated my mileage to equal 51.1.
#948 of 998 Brand new prius 32 MPG?
Feb 22, 2012 (1:03 pm)
I just purchased a Prius 2011 a few weeks ago, have only 200 miles and change on it and so far the MPG shows as 32.4, what am I missing? My commute is only 3 miles long each way...can someone help with some guidance?
#949 of 998 Re: Brand new prius 32 MPG? [gazformilez]
Feb 22, 2012 (1:13 pm)
It is your short commute (3 miles) which is hardly enough to warm up the car. On the bright side the same occurs with conventional cars except that you still get better MPG with the Prius. Take it for a long drive (a trip on the HWY and another trip in the city) and see if it is better.
Enjoy your new wheels!
#950 of 998 its the short cummute . . . sorry!
Feb 22, 2012 (1:16 pm)
I hate to be the one to break it to you, but I found out the same thing; a short commute kills gas mileage as it takes the Prius 10 minutes or so to charge the battery so that you can run on battery assisted power. After that 5 to 10 min interval passes, your mileage will increase significantly. Take it on a long road trip and watch what happens.
#951 of 998 Re: its the short cummute . . . sorry! [maximus43]
Feb 22, 2012 (1:59 pm)
Wow, thank you all for your responses, I thought I was going crazy... Thanks, really.
#952 of 998 Re: Brand new prius 32 MPG? [prius2007]
Feb 22, 2012 (4:45 pm)
Would hate to see what my Subaru 2003 Baja would get doing a 3 mile commute My commute is 10 miles taking 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic along back roads.
Right now I get 20mpg in the Baja, the 32mpg by prius2007's experience would be nice to see. And looking at the www.fueleconomy.gov site, the low of 37mpg on the 2011's I have sights on would be even better.
Thinking of doing a rental from the dealership I plan on buying from for this coming weekend to see what my typical driving might bring. Hefty price tag for the Prius for some of us.
#953 of 998 Mileage on 2008
Feb 23, 2012 (12:17 pm)
On my 2008 Prius IV, I get around 45 in the winter and 52 in the summer. I also have a 10 mile commute each way to and from work. It is mostly flat with a couple of hills. The speed varies between 35 and 30 mph. It usually takes around 10 to 15 minutes for it to warm up, then the graph shows a great increase in mileage. Mileage is calculated by hand and tends to be around 2 to 3 mpg below the displayed average.
#954 of 998 Re: Brand new prius 32 MPG? [chipl]
Feb 23, 2012 (12:47 pm)
I agree with you Chip, it is a hefty price tag. I found a 2010 Prius II with 45,000 miles on it for $15,400, and I am very happy with it . . . averaging 49 mpg (51 mpg according to the optimistic Prius computer).
Also, the rental is a good idea and you can see what kind of mileage is delivered by your commute conditions. As they say, "Your mileage may avary".
#955 of 998 new 2011 Prius II
Mar 18, 2012 (5:15 am)
51 mpg calculated after fillup. car's computer said the MPG was 54.6 MPG.
Trip A will be reset after each fillup and Trip B will be used to look at the long term mileage...