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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
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 983 Re: MPG 2012 Prius III [dmathews3]
Mar 04, 2013 (1:46 pm)
Great, so you prepaid over $10k on gas.
#972 of 983 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 983 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 983 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 983 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 983 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 983 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.