Who gets the lowest consistent mileage of all Gen II Priuses? It just might be me. How's 26mpg for a consistent city average? It's true. That's what I get. But my circumstances are very unusual. And yes, my car is tuned and tires are inflated. I have a 1.5 mile commute, all downhill. During that time (5 minutes), the engine runs just to warm itself up. So, the gas in the morning is being used not for propulsion, but for generating heat. On the way home, it's the same, only worse. It's usually hot (this is So. Cal.), so the A/C's on. Add to that: It's all uphill, so no hypermiling and no electric-only. By the time I get home, the battery is drained, the gas engine is roaring (straining to get up the hill AND charge an exhausted battery). And my screen reads 26 mpg. Still, the glass half in me full looks at it like this: My Lexus (Camry-based) SUV gets 12 mpg on the same route. More importantly, one tank of gas buys me 80 or more round trips to work. That's 3 months on one tank!