Fuel economy 2019 awd-e LE Prius

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Fuel Economy' started by davran, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. davran

    davran Junior Member

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    Me too :) I will be getting dedicated snow tires on another set of wheels: probably Bridgestone WS80s, as I got a set last year for my passat diesel, but they're too big and I need smaller tires for the Prius. The ws80s were fantastic.
     
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    I filled up this morning before the long weekend, and my last tank was the best at 3.73L/100kms (63 us mpg). My average economy from new finally dropped to 3.9/100:

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    Tomorrow I'm getting the new 195/65x15" bridgestone blizzak ws90s installed on gen-2 prius wheels, and will be interested to see how much my fuel-usage goes up when the weather gets nasty.
     
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    I really like Michelin X-ice. Very good mpg for a snow tire, and the road feel of a good all season on bare roads.
     
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    I've been reading that the xi3 is a low-rolling resistance tire, where the blizzaks aren't; I didn't get to the tire shop on saturday, so I may get the michelin instead.
     
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    Interesting figures and I am really looking forward to getting my AWD in January.
     
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    Here's an update on my AWD. Most of my MPG is read off the car display, so you can reduce accordingly (I don't recall what is the standard "Toyota optimism factor" - maybe 2%?).

    Anyhow, from a high of 56.7 mpg overall, in August, it's been dropping steadily and now at 55.3 overall. One problem is I do far fewer long drives after the school year begins; it's almost all 6-mile trips to and from the office, or short hops to the grocery store. The other problem is much colder weather. So combining the two, the engine spends much of the trip warming up.

    It's hard to see this pattern in real tank MPG since fill-ups are so infrequent. Since Sep. 7, I've had 4 fill-ups with real MPGs of 52, 55, 44, 60 respectively. In the summer, looks like real MPGs were around 56.

    We've also had a lot of snow, but the roads tend to clear within a few days. During really snowy times, short-hop MPGs are in the 20s.

    The AWD feature has been really effective though, and I'm very happy to have it. It's just about melted off now but for a week or so we looked like Antarctica here, with huge snow piles and lumpy ice ridges along the roads, etc. There was slippage as the car bounced around among the ice-holes, but I never once had trouble gaining traction.
     
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