7.5 years old - #stillgotit

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Fuel Economy' started by Tideland Prius, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Drove a route to the university tonight. The Gen 2 would've netted me around 4.1L/100km.

    I started out the trip with 4.2L/100km showing on a new tank. My Gen 3 doesn't have a trip summary like the newer cars but it does show that terrain matters greatly.

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    3.9 = 60mpg indicated. Of course calculated is probably closer to 4.1 or 4.2 (56-58mpg).

    My normal commute averages out to 4.2L/100km (56mpg) in the summer but with traffic it's usually closer to 5L/100km (47mpg). Winter adds another 0.2-0.3 so I'm down to 45mpg.
     
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    Nice! I wish I could see that. Maybe if I did more city driving in warmer temps, on non ethanol gas, with better roads....
     
  3. Tideland Prius

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    Unless you pump 91, the fuel is mixed with ethanol here. I know if I use ethanol-free 91 (from the US), I will gain 1-2 mpg. But the difference between 87 and 91 here is not worth the extra 1-2 mpg (almost 25¢/litre or 75.6¢/gal at current exchange rates). The difference between 87 and 91 in the US is much smaller.
     
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    Where I live in the US, all gasoline has at least 10% ethanol regardless of octane level.
     
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    There are very few stations where I live where you can get E0 but you pay about $.50 per gallon more.
    Look up stations here. Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
     
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    This is what our 2010 Prius II with 149 k miles was able to achieve this morning on my commute into work:

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    7.5 years and still going strong:).

    Trying to make sure I am ready to do my best for the Prius Challenge (y).
     
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    That's pretty good. I never understood how everyone was able to get that mpg although I did not make a "conscious" effort to increase my mileage, I just drove regularly and use eco all the time (actual eco, where the light said eco on the dash).

    When I first got the car I was getting 52mpg, then when I got rid of it, it was still getting 49mpg. So pretty consistent all those year. I never got to the 57+ mark. I think once I had a run of luck and got 54mpg but that was fleeting.
     
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    There was a fair bit of traffic and it was slightly warmer up here in the Bay Area:).

    I need to double that mileage on Friday March 3rd, otherwise I might disappoint @3PriusMike and the other team members at Sonoma raceway.

    I'll keep trying to get better(y).
     
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    You will be in a Gen 4. Prius then right? That will help mileage a lot.
     
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    It will be a 2017 Gen 4 with the tech package, according to what was said at the orientation.

    Should be easier to attain higher mpg, but I got to use what I got;).
     
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    True. They should have loaned you a Gen 4 so you could get used to the generational improvements.
     
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    Excellent point!!

    Maybe @Prius Team can assist(y).
     
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    800 miles and still have gas in the PIP
     

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    Our 2010's lifetime fuel economy is pretty much what's shown in the Fuelly icon (4.9 liters per 100 km, translates to 48 mpg US) , apart from maybe a couple of 1000 unaccounted km's at the outset. This is on 17" Michelin Pilots, and sometimes on X-Ice. In the early years it was mostly my wife driving it, short trips between clients. We're both retired now and it's still a lot of short trips, shopping runs and the like. Good car, good mpg.
     
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