Fuel Range (Best Tank) poll

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Fuel Economy' started by Codyroo, May 4, 2010.

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  1. < 500 miles (< 800 km)

    17 vote(s)
    29.8%
  2. 500 - 549 miles (800 - 880 km)

    16 vote(s)
    28.1%
  3. 550 - 599 miles (880 km - 960 km)

    6 vote(s)
    10.5%
  4. 600 - 649 miles (960 km - 1040 km)

    11 vote(s)
    19.3%
  5. 650 - 700 miles (1040 km - 1120 km)

    3 vote(s)
    5.3%
  6. > 700 miles (> 1120 km)

    4 vote(s)
    7.0%
  1. Codyroo

    Codyroo Senior Member

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    It's May and time for the winter blend gas to go away. Combine that with warmer temps that don't require much if any A/C, less rain, and we should start seeing increased MPG's (or a decrease in L/100 km for our metric friends).

    A coworker was impressed to hear that I had a 600 mile tank (10.4 gallon fill up) and wanted to know how I stacked up against my fellow Prius owners. I didn't have a good answer to this, so I thought I'd put up a poll to find out.

    So, what is the best range you've attained on a single tank of gasoline/petrol in your Prius?
     
  2. bdp123

    bdp123 New Member

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    I'm on my third tank now since I picked it up at the dealers over one month ago. So far I've had the following totals:

    1 - 492 miles - 9.45 gal fill-up
    2 - 508 miles - 9.13 gal fill-up
    3 - 506 miles - 9.5 gal fill-up

    Right now I'm at 535 miles and it's showing 10 miles to empty. I'm very happy. :)
     
  3. LoveMyPriusIII

    LoveMyPriusIII New Member

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    Biggest was 608 miles. 10.85 gallon fill-up.
     
  4. nahtanoj

    nahtanoj New Member

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    best is 497 miles, twice... based on fill up, 9.07g could have easily gone a couple hundred more miles.
     
  5. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    These were part of my fuel exhaustion testing:

    • 611.7
    • 651.3
    • 660.9
    BTW, I don't recommend running the tank dry because there is no 'check engine' light to let you know when the last of the gas is gone.

    Bob Wilson
     
  6. captnslur

    captnslur Junior Member

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    We never let the guage (2006) get much below three boxes and only once have gotten to one box. It's not worth the hassle, we think, to run out of fuel. We get 400 miles when we are road tripping, but every day, 350 to 375 is typical. Besides, it is so nice to have to spend only 23 to 25 dollars (@ 2.96) for a fill up.
     
  7. DetPrius

    DetPrius Active Member

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    653.6 miles on a tank that was almost entirely on 55 MPH roads. Calculated mileage was 57.9 MPG. Fill up took 11.289 gallons.

    Largest fill up took 11.932 gallons was but was in the winter so it was not the most miles on a tank.
     
  8. Oakmont

    Oakmont New Member

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    My very first tank lasted me 3 weeks to the day, 506 miles and cost me 25 bucks to refill. (9.48gallons)
     
  9. tonyrenier

    tonyrenier I grew up, but it's still red!

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    My best tank was 582.8 miles, 9.4 gals. That’s about 62 mpg. And it is calculated not off the display which is consistently 2.1 mpg generous. This was last summer. As the temps rise my mpg is climbing beyond 55 mpg but it's not hot out yet. My cumulative per the display is 54.2 so probably 52.1, that includes very cold weeks when I couldn't get past 45 mpg due to heater usage. Which reminds me has anyone else noticed that they take a smaller hit using the A/C as apposed to the heater?
    Tony Renier
     
  10. alfon

    alfon Senior Member

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    Yes, the AC appears to use less energy than the heater.

    alfon
     
  11. 2009Prius

    2009Prius A Wimpy DIYer

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    cdltpx Junior Member

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    I have taken my car for a long drive and in W Texas my 07 prius got 38 mpg at 80 mph giving a range of over 420 miles per tank. We left Cave Creek Az 04:00 CST and arrived in Longview Tx 02:00 CST slept in a hotel for 8 hours and was home later that day after an additional 6.5 hours drive we were home in Prairieville La. Less than 24 hours we were able to put over 1,200 miles behind us entire trip took less than 40 hours. We timed it to hit the Tx state line so we could take advantage of 80 mph as long as we could. We had 3 in our party we even stopped for a 30 min lunch break. A lot of Pee breaks 2 females. We live in hurricane country you better now let your car get below half tank during this season not wise. I have figured out that if one wanted to make a water to water run San Diego Ca to Tybee Island Ga the drive should not take more than 35 hours and if you would add a 20 gallon tank to your car you would have to stop for fuel ONE time around Dallas Tx. IDK if anybody wishes to give this a try but it can be done I did the math averaging 45 mpg you can do better than that if you want but I would take advantage of the better than average speed limit of West Texas.
     
  13. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    Do I need to update this list:
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    No, not really.

    This was a marathon driving stunt, a Prius "bowling trophy," and not practical driving. It was the application of efficient driving using a cruise control set 26-27 mph over an incredibly boring, two weeks. Marathon miles added three-four hours per day for a bit of glitter having little to no practical utility.

    Running a tank dry was initially part of fuel testing but soon became a question of understanding the safety aspects. We learned the 2010 does NOT raise an error code when the tank runs drive. As for efficient driving, 'nice to know' and very simple, a better application would be if Toyota implemented it in their control laws. But neither are important to Toyota, yet.

    Bob Wilson
     
  14. thymara

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    my Prius v will never make > 500 miles because I fill up at 2 bars and do not add after the first click off. had I pushed it I could have made 500 on my last tank but given that my objective is to reach my destination rather than seeing how far I can go the 500 mile club is just one of many clubs that I won't be joining
     
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  15. eliteconcept

    eliteconcept 700 mile club, top tank mpg 69.5

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    701 still had about 3/4 gallon left
     
  16. ChipL

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    7/4/13 - 567 miles 9.52 gallons 59.6 mpg's
     
  17. walter Lee

    walter Lee Hypermiling Padawan

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    for Codyroo = your mileage log is very similar to mine and our overall MPG results are nearly identical but you have driven roughly twice as many miles as I have. However, the range of my achieved computed MPG per tank is wider than yours -- with my tanks returns being both lower and higher. I suspect that my driving conditions are more different in scope than yours.. I am not your average Prius driver and neither are you.

    That being said.... I have two 800 mile tanks.

    09/29/12 804.0 miles 11.66 gallons 69.0 mpg
    08/28/12 800.1 miles 11.25 gallons 71.1 mpg

    Last year's results above mpg's are computed at the pump. The mile driven are stop n go slow n go city-suburbia commuting miles using hypermiling techniques like P&G DWB DWL SHM SWM.... If I drive too fast - I end up stopping at a traffic light every 300 to 900 feet or so. If I use DWB and smart braking I end up driving between 15 to 35 mph during normal hours... hypothetically if I get my timing right perfectly (which I seldom do).

    The fuel gauge's last bar flashes and the tank is near empty beep warning occurs at about 660 miles and the MTE goes to zero at about 690 miles. I drive another 110 miles before doing the fillup...

    I expect my next +800 miles (+70 mpg) tank to be completed about August 12th 2013.
    I am time shifting to optimize my hypermiling results.

    I am still trying to get 99. mpg for my 15.8 mile morning commute in to work.

    I am currently in the only driver-vehicle entry for
    the cleanmpg 2013 Summer Fuel Efficiency Challenge for Division B.
     
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