For anyone who thought 17" wheels got bad mpg's :)

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Fuel Economy' started by 4rpr15, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. sillymike

    sillymike Junior Member

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    I have a 2017 4 touring. Today I drove 158 miles round trip 50/50 Hwy and side streets both rural and city and averaged 56.3 mpgs. However I averaged 47 mggs on an 800 mile recent trip. II have exactly 4999 on the odometer. I have averaged 50.3 mpgs from owning it with 10 miles on it. My 2010 prius 2 averaged 47.4 over 180k.

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    I recommend the 15s for anyone driving a lot of miles. I can tell you the cost differential is quite a bit with the 17" over the 15" which is one of the reasons I didn't want touring or a four. Plus I didn't want leather on my new car as well due to the hot florida sun.
     
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    I can tell you the cost differential is quite a bit
    Could you please give your reasoning/details for that conclusion?
     
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    17" tires are more expensive.
     
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    Oh, I wasn't expecting the obvious. More like assuming the running costs were higher...
     
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