Comparing Prius/Prius v vs. Civic

Discussion in 'Prius v Fuel Economy' started by dave-waterloo, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. dave-waterloo

    dave-waterloo New Member

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    I’ve been debating buying a used 2014-2016 Prius/PriusV or a used 2066 + Honda Civic and wondering what the real world difference would be in fuel cost and usage. How much further can you go on a tank of gas in a prius than civic in typical 5—50 mixed city highway driving for a commute of 60kms one way. I know the Prius will be better, but how much better.


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  2. Air_Boss

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    I would wait the 48 years. Battery performance will have abolished "range anxiety", and self-drive will be a real thing by then.

    Seriously, our 2005 Honda CR-V 2.4L gets less than half the mpg of the 2012 Prius v in mixed use driving.

    18mpg CR-V vs. 42mpg v
     
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  3. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Lapsed Cargo Cultist

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    Look 'em all up on Fuelly, see what mpg drivers are getting.
     
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    size matters. tank size. prius probably goes 5-500 miles. v would be less, no idea on civic.
     
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    Mendel Leisk Lapsed Cargo Cultist

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    Yeah, measuring fuel economy by how far you get on a tank is almost meaningless. If you're serious: note the distance travelled, and the amount of fuel required to refill the tank (fill till the pump shuts off, then stop), and do the math. Don't get drawn into "stretching" tanks, it's pointless.
     
  6. mikefocke

    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    I stop when my tank needs emptying, not when the car's tank needs filling. The car goes far longer than I do. Also goes far longer than it is wise for me to drive without a good stretch break.
     
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