Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Fuel Economy' started by Flying White Dutchman, Jul 8, 2009.
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Last year's high tank was 73. I got new tires in the fall and can tell that my mileage is lower this year. Right now I'm at 63.3.
I went with 60-65 since that's my 12-month rolling average.
Current tank's at 78.
70.1 highest "average" for a trip (80 miles). Tanks of 90% highway are 56-58.
44 in Anchorage AK (summer)
Last year I was getting 52-55 MPG during the Summer in Corvallis, OR. Now I'm only getting 48 . What's the difference between this year and last?
New Tires - Michelin X-Radial R185s - I noticed an immediate ~10MPG hit. I wish the OEM Integrities lasted over 22K miles!
More weight - I now drive with 4 people and a loaded hatchback when last year I was driving only two people.
Not sure what you're asking.
Current MPG ~60
High MPG ~76
Low MPG ~47 (5 yrs ago)
Past 6 months ~65
Past year ~68
I assumed it was more of a long term MPG. I did not include the break-in period for my average, but did extend back into the winter months from the point I grill blocked it.
I've driven our "new to me" 2007 Prius about 750 miles so far, a good mix of in town and thruway driving.
I'm getting about 43-46 mpg.
I'm still learning, but am trying real hard to drive in a way to get that mpg up more. I'm a bit bummed I have not hit 50 mpg yet.
I upped my tire psi to 42/40. I know my oil level is 1/4 inch above the top notch dipstick line....I still need to drain some out.
When driving around town I try to take my foot off the gas, so it shows just the blue line putting power back in the battery, then carefully, ever so lightly put pressure on the gas to get it to go to the yellow line just driving with battery power. Sometimes it works, sometimes no matter what I do the engine turns on.
Sometimes when I need to get up to speed I try to get up to speed quickly, but not flooring it, then let off the gas and try to go easy from there.
I wish there were a western NY prius club or something so i can learn from a real person, and let them drive my Prius to see if it is "normal", and to learn first-hand more about my new baby......
We have only driven our used 2008 for 5000 miles and a lot has been very short trips due to visit my Father Inlaw in the hospital and now nursing home.
I have been plotting my milage in a spreadsheet. Lowest was 40.5 and highest was 53.1 with an overall average of 44.6 calculated.
We did a 325 mile shopping / sight seeing trip and averaged 50.8 on that tank.
Stock tires at 44/42 and Toyota dealer changed oil at the top full mark.
47 this tank last was 38... I have tons of trips under a mile
53 over a 6 month period
About 52 here in West Central NJ driving.
Was about 55 when I was including daily driving through a lot of flat 35MPH town zones.
Mithril's "lifetime average" stands at 48.1 mpg after 11,154.5 miles driven; that's as of the last fill-up on August 29th, 2009 ...
Mithril's mpg has been steadily improving since the end of this city's coldest winter in nearly 50 years; mpg stood at 45.5 as of the 6th of February. Seven of "his" last ten fill-ups have resulted in more than 50 mpg, for an average of 51.982 mpg over that stretch.
Note 1 ... most recent edits / updates above are shown in red ....
Note 2 ... I've "duplicated" and "updated" this post as entry #39 of this thread ....
Define gallon please. How many litres is that? I assume it's 8 pints, but how big is a pint?
About 4.3L/100km SI units.
Come on Pat...you're from Australia...do you really need to ask how big a pint is? Check your right hand...Foster's comes in 12oz. and 25 oz. cans...a pint is 16 oz.
Single tank-wise, driving aggressively (hard accel, 80mph) lowest i've seen at 42.
Highest single tank, 54.1.
Highest trip was 11 miles at 86mpg yesterday going to the beach at 7pm as a matter of fact
Current Tank: 60.2
Eeewwwww Fosters? Only poms drink that p***!
I just looked at an old milk bottle and it said 20 fluid ounces?
Now I'm confused!
OK, about 55mpg US
about 66mpg UK
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