4th gen prius a hopeful 55+ mpgs?

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Fuel Economy' started by PaulineSinclair, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. PaulineSinclair

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    The new fourth-generation Prius will use an updated version of the company's Hybrid Synergy Drive.

    It will feature a more efficient engine, more powerful electric motor-generators, and advanced battery technology with higher energy density (almost surely lithium-ion cells).

    Inside, it will be roomier, within a more compact package that is lighter in weight, and lower in cost.

    Is it likely that we will be getting at least 55 mpg on the new 2016 Toyota Prius?
     
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    Welcome to Prius chat. Just your question would really work out better in the "GEN 4 (2016 TO CURRENT) TOYOTA PRIUS FORUMS" but I'll give a throw.

    There is a USA EPA web site, http://www.fueleconomy.gov, that provides a great tool for looking at vehicle mileage. Certainly the 2017 Prius Level 2 ECO is in the 55 mpg (US gallon) range. However, I went with the 2017 Prius Prime Plus trim (lowest level.) Even without plugging it in, this is a 60 MPG car in real life. Plug it in and we're seeing 199.9 MPG because that is the limit of the built-in MPG scale.

    My third tank was filled up in January and in preparation for a trip out of town, I filled up again and took this photo before filling:
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    I left at 3AM and was home at 12 noon. There was a 15 minute breakfast break and an hour demo ride of the Prime. So this is what it looked like, July 9:
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    There were significant sections at speeds over 75 mph.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    I lived in Christchurch for a year 2013-2014. Given that you can't go 75+ MPH (120 KPH) on most NZ roads like you can on highways here in the U.S. and with your moderate climate if you are anywhere near the coast, I expect that you would easily get 55 mpg with a gen 4.
     
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    An optimist consideration - let's say you're a heavy-footed driver, where maybe you'll only get 50 MPG. But big deal that's only what .... maybe 9% less mileage? When you drive faster than most people & you can still get 50mpg? That's not too shabby. and btw - welcome!
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    Bob's extended trip of 58.6MPG is the same as what I get in my Prius 2 on a tank of gas in the summer months. I have done 59MPG on a tank and almost 60MPG on a tank but I am a professional Prius driver. Amateurs cannot expect this level of fuel efficiency.
     
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    55 mpg driving up and down Berkeley hills in a Prime.
     
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    welcome!
    the fourth gen prius has been out for over a year. you can find the real world fuel economy on fuelly.com, or test drive one for yourself.
    mpg's are very subjective. i was getting 55 in my 2004, while others cannot achieve 50 in the gen 4.
    all the best!(y)
     
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    On my gen 2 I was able to eek out ~54 MPG on my work commute. Same driving style in my Gen 4 Eco, I'm getting ~71 MPG.

    But I drive slow.
     
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    A couple of weeks ago, I drove MY 2016 Four Touring from NH to VA and got 58MPG for the trip as measured by miles driven and gallons to refuel (trip computer was at 60.3).
     
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    Im getting 63mpg imperial, and I am on the Peak District borders, on the flat I can manage 74. The worst I have got on a long fast motorway run 58. That is measured tank to tank, the dash gauge is a little optimistic by a couple of mpg.
     
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    whether gen II or III or higher - the thing with mpg is ....

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    its like being the greatest poker player or the fastest gun slinger in Tombstone ... it's temporary - someone's just around the corner waiting to take your place

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    Average over 13 mths, with care, but not hypermiling,
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    It's done better some weeks, and worse.
     
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    The US had nickel metal hydride batteries in the lowest trim levels and lithium ion in the higher trims.
    I have a lower trim and drive mainly highway speeds in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. I can get 55 US mpg or better but sometimes less.
    55 Imperial mpg should be quite do-able. I think my average for over 9K miles is 63 US mpg.
     
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    Short journeys won't give the best fuel efficiency but I find 80mpg (UK) easy to achieve. The chart is from the car's eco diary records so take 4mpg off for the reality at the pump, distances are in miles. Mostly late spring and summer weather, no or little air-conditioning.
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    and now, back to you pauline!(y)
     
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