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Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Maria Camille, Nov 27, 2023.

  1. PriusV17

    PriusV17 Active Member

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    We can all relax now that Maria got her car working on her own. Knowing that her newer OEM battery is the upgraded version capable of dreams her current Prius can't match up with. (n)
     
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    Indeed! I have driven her 200 miles and only getting 35mpg. Is this normal in town with the heat on 80 M-H?
     
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    Hi Maria,

    Having the heater going and set at 80F will definitely keep the engine running most of, if not all, the time. That will reduce mpg. Your mpg will also be affected by the time being driven. My son will only get around 35-38mpg on my 2007, where I will typically get 50 mpg+, and it all has to do with trip duration. Both of us will get around 27mpg for the first 5 minutes as the car does it's warmup cycle, and then 45mpg+ afterwards. The problem is that my son only has about a 7 minute drive to work, so he only gets 2 minutes of good mpg, while I have a total drive of about 27 minutes, where I get ~22 minutes of good mpg. He ends up with 35-37 mpg for a tank and I end up with 48-50ish. A lot of short trips will really make the average mpg suffer, but it's just because the car doesn't get the chance to bring the average up.
     
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