Arizona to Seattle

Discussion in 'Prius c Fuel Economy' started by novaz, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. novaz

    novaz New Member

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    Just returned from a 3100 mile road trip and have to say I am very impressed with my C2 for the complete trip trip I averaged 54 mpg and 58 mph that was for the the number of actual gallons used computer said I averaged 61 with tires @ 40/40 and running the cruise control and air conditioning full time .
    the car was loaded with me and clothes ,bedding and dog .
    The car performed better than I had expected after having read some road trip posts road noise was slightly worse than normal due I think to tire pressures being higher other than that I found the car to be comfortable and was not tired or achy when stopping every couple hundred miles ,would consider another long trip with no probem.
     
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  2. davids45

    davids45 Junior Member

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    G'day,
    I too find the 'c' enjoyable for long trips, with the occasional short break every couple of hours or so. Frequent fuel stops no longer being available ;) .
    I think the "road-noise" thing is a consequence of most everything else in the car being quiet. Wind noise at speed is the other thing I hear, when on quieter grades of bitumen.
    Your mpg (or L/100km here) figures are in line with mine, as I too prefer to use the less-economical cruise control whenever possible (to give my right-leg/ankle a rest) and my passenger wants her cooling/heating comforts, asleep or awake :rolleyes: .
    Only miss the extra cup-holders and junk space from the Yaris/Echo the Prius has replaced.
    David S.
     
  3. bisco

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    congrats, and thanks for the write up!(y)