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2010 MPG Stats - Post Them Here

Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Fuel Economy' started by BH1973, May 27, 2009.

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  1. BH1973

    BH1973 Junior Member

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    I don't own a 2010, but I think this thread is necessary, don't you? I'm sure everyone is dying to hear what kind of MPG people are achieving with their new 010s, so post them here (until the sticky appears, at least).
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  2. HTMLSpinnr

    HTMLSpinnr Moderator Staff Member

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    Most of the MPG elite will have their stats in their sigs. I'm not as "detail oriented" at tracking mine, but will certainly post my initial averages.
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  3. SageBrush

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    'MPG elite' and 2010 owner is not synonymous.
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    HTMLSpinnr Moderator Staff Member

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    Ha ha... one wouldn't expect them to be. For those who do very well, they like to share. Nothing wrong w/ that ;) I just don't fit that profile.
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    it would be cool to see what people who had gen2 as well got in gen2 over the same route....
  6. john1701a

    john1701a Prius Guru

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    How about someone who has owned 3 generations? :rolleyes:

    Initially, I get the impression of 4 MPG improvement with the 2010 over my 2004. But with the temperature only at 61 yesterday and just 54 today... plus this Prius obviously not broken in yet... along with the design enhancements I'll experience in the winter, it could be quite a bit more.

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  7. a priori

    a priori Canonus Curiosus

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    I'll have to pull out a real camera for these pics, like John used!


    I agree with John's assessment. My initial MPGs are much like what I would be getting in my '07. Why is this an improvement? Here's why:
    1. My '07 is "broken in" -- engine, tires and driver. I know how to drive it to max MPGs. The 2010 is all new.
    2. My 2010 is a Prius V with 17" wheels and brand new 215/45 R17 low profile performance tires. A 2010 with 15" wheels should get much better mileage.
    3. The 2010 has an Eco button that controls the A/C so that it will minimize draw on the battery.
    4. The 2010 has a larger ICE, so highway mileage is noticeably better.
    Today, I drove 163 miles. It was a mix of city, suburban and highway driving. It wasn't hot, but it was in the 60s and low 70s. Good MPG weather, but not great. It also was raining for a portion of the day.

    Still, I averaged 62.5 MPG for the day. That doesn't equate to a full tank at 62.5, but it should be relatively easy for me to get a 60+ tank with a head start like this!!

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    After 524 miles and the tank meter at 1/4 full I finally decided to fill it up. To my surprise it took only 7.6 gallons which is 68.95MPG.

    This included one 100 mile trip to the mountains up 5,000 feet. Another 100 mile trip mainly on the freeway and the rest playing around and experimenting in the different modes.
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    john1701a Prius Guru

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    The temperature finally warmed up.

    56.2 MPG is my average now after 216 miles.

    I thought of resetting my Trip-B meter shortly after leaving work. Those 16.6 miles resulted in an amazing 68.1 MPG.
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  10. winebuff

    winebuff Proud owner of a 2010 Prius

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    I am getting average 54 mpg. Although my 07 Prius got 53 mpg most of the time so for me it is not a huge jump, except for features.
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  11. B-Dog

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    I have been averaging about 56 MPG in mixed driving. In a 20 mile stretch in town today I averaged 75 MPG with moderate hypermiling techniques.
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  12. alfon

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    Trip to Reno Nevada and back to Seaside Oregon we averaged,
    52.7 MPG for well over 1,400 miles. Speeds were 60-70 MPH with ac on a good part of the time, and used cruise control at least 85 % of the time mostly in eco-mode.

    2010 Prius III with Navi.

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    I expect a stock G3 to beat a stock G2 in two conditions: driving over 70 mph, and in the cold.

    I personally rarely drive over 70 mph, and the cold weather hit can be corrected with radiator blocking and EBH, so from my perspective the fuel economy improvements taht Toyota has engineered this time around do not advance my agenda. In fact, a part of me rather sadly views the G3 as Toyota's answer to the new US EPA test cycle.

    Of course, people who drive like the new EPA test cycle will benefit.
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    Why wouldn't you think the Engine & PSD changes would result in an improvement for regular highway driving?

    I never drive over 70 MPH, yet my MPG is up dramatically.
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    I've decided I'm not going to bother w/ MPG stats till I'm done "playing" and documenting. Leaving the car running w/ A/C (a must in this heat) is killing MPG.
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    I would luv to see your stats with the A/C going because its more representative of actual useage during the summer months of the desert area users.

    Most of the messages on this thread have been real world scenarios which is great because most of us don't do much hyper-miling :).
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    Have you finished your third tank yet ?

    I'll be interested in your *cumulative* results sometime in the fall. Or better yet, live up to your SMTD pretensions, and pipe down until you have a 12 month comparison. In the meantime I'll put much greater stock in the limited experience but attempt to control variables data of Bob Wilson.
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    Resetting the trip meter, I did a trip from Surprise to Tempe and back, some 'round-town driving in both cities, and then a trip to work. ~100 miles, and I'm at ~55mpg. A/C has been set to 78˚F if on, ECO mode about 90% of the time, and some time spent w/ the sunroof open when it's cooler. This is just a small window of time/miles, but it's a start to decent MPG.

    I haven't adjusted tire pressure as the car has been sitting outside and the sun beating down on the right side tires makes pressure read higher than the left side. One morning when I can do an accurate-ish cold reading, I'll set to 40/38 and see if we had a difference. "Warm", I was already at 40/39 on one side, and 38/36 on the other (not heated), which means the dealer *may* have given me higher pressures :D
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  19. cultofprius

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    Halfway through first tank.

    100 mile-no traffic drive back from dealer, plus some weekend errands, and a final 40 mile no traffic round trip resulted in about 52 mpg. Freeways speeds between 65-75 mph. 95% driven in normal mode with AC on.

    This morning I reset Trip A, turned off AC (wasn't needed) and got 63 mpg on a typical commute to work. I didn't really have to work too hard to do this, but I was paying attention to driving technique, and trying to coast much more than I normally would.

    With wife in the car, I will probably not do any hypermiling type stuff, and expect to get about 50 mpg. When I'm commuting by myself, it looks like I can stretch the mpg up a bit without too much work.

    Hopefully when the car breaks in these figures will go up a bit, too. I might inflate the tires a bit more, too, I assume they are at standard PSI right now.
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  20. Gen 3 for me

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    Can anybody tell me what it will do mpg wise with only the driver at 70 mph on a relatively flat interstate with the cruise set at 70 mph with A/C and without A/C. Thanks
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