Excellent MPG With 2022 XLE

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Fuel Economy' started by kutztown46, Jul 28, 2022.

  1. kutztown46

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    Three months ago today I took delivery of my new 2022 Prius XLE - Electric Storm Blue. I traded in my 2015 Prius. I love the color of the new car and I love the fuel economy even better. My 2015 had a lifetime MPG average of 49. I thought the new one would be a little better, but it's a LOT better. My last tank was 668 miles and 69.7 mpg. I did break 70 once but that was not a full tank. I've taken a few long trips and when driving at interstate highway speeds, the MPG drops to 55-60, which is still awesome. With my 2015, the best tank I ever had in over 100,000 miles was 57-58 MPG. With the 2022, I can tell that close to 70 MPG is going to be routine, as long as I do not have too many short trips and do not take any trips where I drive over 60 MPH.

    I wonder why it's so much better than I expected - same driver!
     
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    Its the tech. All the small increases from various things on the car add up in the end.
     
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    Yeah. The Gen 4 has a large jump in mpg and ride/handling.

    Honestly, it applies to any of the current generation Toyota hybrid system (2018+ TCH, 2019+ TAH, 2019+ Corolla Hybrid, 2019+ RAV4 Hybrid, 2020+ HiHy, 2021+ Sienna Hybrid).
     
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    Oh, wow, impressive. We have a 2020 XLE AWD-e, with about 4,500 miles. I’ve been pleased as punch that I’m averaging 51.1 mpg.
     
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    I'm seeing anywhere between 48-54 on my 2017 I bought used. 145k miles. I also drive 10 over, which out here means 65-75 MPH on the highway... usually with the AC on...not racing to every stoplight, but pussy-footing like grandpa either. Better than I expected! 4x better than my Tundra.
     
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    I'm seeing anywhere between 48-54 on my 2017 I bought used. 145k miles. I also drive 10 over, which out here means 65-75 MPH on the highway... usually with the AC on...not pussy-footing like grandpa. Better than I expected! 4x better than my Tundra.
     
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    2022 XLE NIGHTSHADE here and have been in the mid 60’s for the last 2 fill ups, and that’s with LOTS of short trips around town. Before that it was high 50’s (much colder weather).
     
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    2022 XLE NIGHTSHADE here and have been in the mid 60’s for the last 2 fill ups, and that’s with LOTS of short trips around town. Before that it was high 50’s (much colder weather).
     
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    That is impressive. My 22 nightshade has a lifetime mpg of 52.99 with about 9000 miles on it.
     
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    i'm getting very similar mileage in my 2016 i bought used last year, driving very similar to you. consistency is reassuring! this is my first Toyota, won't be my last.
     
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    Thanks for sharing your experience. Truth is, there are many factors coming into play along with the driving method which determines the gas mileage. The fuel economy of hybrid vehicles have been vastly improved through the years. The 2022 Prius XLE has a slightly smaller battery pack and the engine is slightly downsized which makes it a little more agile compared with the older models. It also has a slightly lighter body than the previous models. All these factors could result in a slightly better fuel economy. Also, the engine of the 2022 Prius XLE is quieter than the previous better and this makes it so much more comfortable to drive.
     
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    Handles better than the old Prii, but I find it to be loud and tinny to drive, and that’s compared to a 20 year old Lexus SUV on AT tires.
     
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    Yours must be very different to my 2016 Excel. Quieter, better riding and better built than my previous 2013 Audi Q5.

    It certainly is not tinny.
     
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    Any Toyota is better built than any German car, as far as reliability goes ;), but I'd put money on your audi being quieter with both vehicles on stock tires. Handling? You're comparing a car to an SUV. Apples and oranges.

    I have a decibel meter that can provide objective information on sound levels, will check that next time I drive both;

    New Ecopias on the '17 Prius - I can't take a call in it with my iPhone 13 Pro on max speaker volume, or on the factory stereo "hands free" impossible to hear at highway speeds.

    vs.

    Newish Wildpeak AT3Ws on a lifted '06 GX470 - I can mumble a conversation to passengers in the back seat.

    The design logic seems simple; Sound deadening weighs a lot and Prii are built as light as possible so there isn't any.
     
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    Agreed. Ectopia’s are loud. I also found most Goodyear and Bridgestone Turanza are overly noisy
     
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    My Prius averaged 83.7 dB in the cabin at 65 MPH over pretty smooth pavement on I-70 with windows up, radio off, AC off over about 5 miles outside Denver. That is almost as loud as my old 2000 7.3L Ford Diesel, which was high 80s. That is LOUD. Potential hearing damage type loud.

    And yes, Ecopias are not known for quietness but are still a passenger car tire... Knobby AT tires like Falken Wildpeaks should still theoretically be louder. Regardless of tire, you will not ear them nearly as much in a car that is built to be quiet. I'll check the Lexus later but I am guessing low 70s.
     
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    That's way up there. Even with the Nanos or the Nokian Hakka 9 studded tires, it doesn't get that loud at 65 mph:
     
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    Seems he wants us to believe the inside of his Prius is louder than a snowblower!
     
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    FB8B09EF-C257-40D6-B9EF-CD191414F7CB.jpeg Different apps, different phones. ???
     

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    Maybe. Could also be placement, but rms would be 2 dB rather than 10 dB.
    When I measured the sound in my hybrid I used Audio Spectrum Analyzer on an iPad Pro, placed just behind the wheel. I was getting basically the same numbers as Charged Up with the Hakka 9... again, some 10 dB below beef's quoted values for the Ecopias.