At which speed was used on the rated 50 MPG?

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  1. ThatOddMan

    ThatOddMan New Member

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    2014 Prius Plugin Base: At which speed was used on the rated 50 MPG? Highways Speed?

    Thank you.
     
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    i can get 50 at 60 in clear weather without large hills and no hvac
     
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    One can find the actual detailed results for any specific car here, under the annual 'Datafile' listing:
    Download Fuel Economy Data

    Before averaging and fudge factors, your 2014 Prius tested and measured out as:
    City Unadjusted FE: 71.6510 MPG
    Hiway Unadjusetd FE: 69.4488 MPG

    I don't see entries for the other three tests (maybe they are already rolled into the above two?). Do note that the 'fudge factors' Tideland mentions bring these Unadjusted numbers down sharply to produce the final adjusted and rounded EPA rating number.
     
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    On actual flat roads in actual conditions driving a steady speed the EPA crossover fuel economy is the most important.

    If it’s low AKA 55mph or slower where instantaneous economy matches EPA you will have trouble matching EPA

    If it’s high 65mph or faster you will easily beat EPA, sadly car makers don’t have to publish this or economy at low temperatures
     
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    Thank you for the responses.
     
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