Dashboard mpg inaccuracies

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Fuel Economy' started by Mola, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. Mola

    Mola Junior Member

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    It is always off by 2 to 2.5 mpg every fill-up.

    Same pump, same procedure when filling.

    Pump to full to auto shut off, 10 sec then pump to auto shut off, 10 sec then auto shut off then done .
     
  2. fuzzy1

    fuzzy1 Senior Member

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    Normal. We even have old threads comparing our individual inaccuracies, which vary by car / driver / conditions.

    Unlike speedometers and odometers, there are no legal or industry standards for this 'lie-o-meter'.
     
  3. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    welcome to the weird wacky world of prius.:cool:
     
  4. marlinsmobile

    marlinsmobile Active Member

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    Sounds about right (my average over two years has been +3 mpg, or about 6% optimistic on the dashboard). I mentally subtract 3 mpg from the consumption number on the HSI.
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  5. grid

    grid Senior Member

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    Here's a monkey wrench you can try to catch, techstream has my speed 1 to 3 mph slower than dashboard display constantly, running on 15" tires.
     
  6. Higgins909

    Higgins909 New Member

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    Mines usually 2-3mpg higher then actual. I also have 2~ gallons of gas left when the beeper goes off. My speedometer is 1-2mph higher then gps. (gps has been checked over time with different vehicles)
     
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