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Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Fuel Economy' started by alfon, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. alfon

    alfon Senior Member

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    Took a trip from Seaside to Astoria for the Sunday Market. There was 5 of us adults in the Prius.

    The Oregon State Truck Scale on Highway 101 Mile Post 15 read
    3,950 lbs for the weight of our Prius.

    I was amazed with all the weight gas mileage did not suffer and the ride was comfortable with plenty of power.

    Also round trip from a cold start at Seaside was well over 50 MPG., Temp was 63 degrees dry roads and little to moderate variable wind.

    Gas, as always in Oregon, regular grade with 10% Ethanol required in Oregon all year long.

    I was impressed......

    alfon
     
  2. olyprius

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    Very impressive! Did you drive in regular mode most of the trip? Did you need to use power mode to get you up the hills?
     
  3. alfon

    alfon Senior Member

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    I just used nomal mode had plenty of power.
    5 people with a vehicle getting over 50 mpg
    is over 250 mile/ passenger / gallon.

    alfon
     
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  4. xs650

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    You get the same amount of power in any of the three modes.
     
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