Last post on May 17, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#968 of 982 Re: MPG 2012 Prius III [gilvkona]
Nov 03, 2012 (6:18 pm)
I like you just filled mine for the first time. Except I put 4010 miles on it and only added 4.9 gal of gas. Oh ya, I own a Chevy Volt.
#969 of 982 Re: MPG 2012 Prius III [dmathews3]
Nov 04, 2012 (9:57 am)
Have you been able to accurately calculate the electricity cost for the home charging for the 4010 miles? It would be about $300 to gas a Prius for 4000 miles at 50mpg & $3.80/gal.
Nov 14, 2012 (7:02 am)
I just finished a round trip between Ohio and South Carolina and averaged about 47-48mpg in my '06 Prius averaging 65-70mph going up and down the appalachian mountains. I pretty much used the cruise control all the time, even in the mountains because there was little traffic and it made the long drive easier. I thought it would be better not to use the cruise control in the mountains, but manually speeding up and slowing down while going downhill and uphill didn't seem to help much with mpg. What I would do occasionally is on long and steep uphills is tap down the cruise a little bit at a time if it seemed like it was revving too much, but only to drop the speed from the low 70s mph down to 65mph. But then I wasn't driving for max mpg but more to balance mpg with getting to my destination in a timely manner. At some point I'll get a newer Prius, but I don't like the interior style of the Gen3, plus the interior feels cheaper than my '06.
#971 of 982 Re: MPG 2012 Prius III [dmathews3]
Mar 04, 2013 (1:46 pm)
Great, so you prepaid over $10k on gas.
#972 of 982 What is Prius mileage on Fwy?
Mar 17, 2013 (11:02 pm)
I do a weekly drive of 2x200 miles on the fwy with speed limits of 65, 70 and 75 mph, with a 10 miles hilly stretch and the rest flat. If I keep up with the traffic, I need to drive between 70 and 80mph. Most literature on Prius say the mpg drops significantly above 50mph. I am considering buying one, and wondering what to expect for mpg at those speeds. Comments on your experience appreciated.
#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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