MPG Display? I Can't find it.

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Fuel Economy' started by hookbill, May 4, 2011.

  1. stefano5777

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    Not to be a [email protected] but if you do not do the proper maintenance to your car how do you expect to get maximum performance or fuel efficiency from it? Your Prius can only give you the amount of performance out that you are willing to put in.
     
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    I use to check my tire pressure monthly, I think with my driving it's not necessary. It's always the same unless the air temperature changes, as I stated earlier.

    Right now I checked it and apparently the dealer set it for 37 on all 4 tires. Book says 35 front, 33 back. I'll just keep it there and see how it does. I'm not comfortable going up to 40.
     
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    It is all good just making an observation that if you where not willing to do the maintenance the car can only do so much :)
     
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    John, Liked your guide. Need to send a copy to my wife. She sometimes gets overwhelmed in the car. One comment, The picture of the Saris triple Bones bike rack. Saris does not recommend it for the Prius. Not to say you can't use it. I've taken it on a trip to North Carolina with two road bikes and it did well. Usually use it for only small trips around town. If the legs were a little longer,just enough to clear the spoiler it would fit perfectly
     
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    Unless you got a dealer with someone in the shop who knows what they are doing with high pressure metric tires ... it ain't going to happen. Now, if you got the Nitrogen deal for the tires, they might actually be sort of right, however, sort of right isn't the same as right.

    If you look at the door sticker for tire pressure ... and do what it says, you will have tires seriously underinflated. Look at the inflation information on the TIRES. Mine are metrics rated for 51 PSI MAXIMUM. The door sticker calls for 35 or less ... almost half flat.

    On my 2008, I ran 42 front and 40 rear. On my 2010 ... with higher pressure tires ... I run 46 front and 44 rear. Your tires are the only things between your butt and the road. Never assume the other guy knows what he is doing.
     
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    I just sent you a second PM, this one containing several substantive remarks on the User Guide. I have found it to be helpful, definitely more clear than the manual on some points.

    Thanks for sharing with us Newbies!
     
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    Wow, what an unfriendly response. I just got my 2013 Prius Three 2 days and I'll be darned if I can find the average MPG. And yes, I've read the manual until it's dog-eared already. If I'm reading it right, it should show up next to the Trip A (and Trip B) miles, but that figure says 20.1. (I have only 40+ miles on the car). I find it hard to believe I'm only getting 20 MPG. But far be it from me to ask someone thousands of miles away for their input on a Prius Chat board.
     
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    PriusRos A Fairly Senior Member - 2016 Prius Owner

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    I don't know if the 2013 is the same as the 2010, but in addition to the Trip button, the DISP button switches the readings. When you're on Trip A or Trip B, hit the DISP button to see if the different displays give you what you're looking for.
     
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    I guess I found the answer. I reset the Trip to zero and now it's showing about 50 mpg. I guess the 20 was from moving it around the lot before I bought it. Thanks to whoever suggested that - the manual certainly didn't mention it, my friend Teakwood.
     
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    I've had my car all of 2 days, and have been getting increasingly frustrated about finding real-time consumption. Similar to the original poster, the bar chart doesn't do anything for me. I've been cycling through the displays and getting annoyed. I just want a number - not a lot of graphics! So your guide is very helpful - and it seems I need to be viewing trip statistics. It's completely non-obvious to me that the numbers don't show unless you've set up(?) or are viewing a trip. I will try this on the way home. (But I don't see why you should have to have a trip set up for the real-time mpg. It should just be there, staring you in the face IMO....)
     
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    That CONS. value is the consumption average for trips. It's numeric.
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    It's what I use most, especially having upgraded from a regular model to a plug-in.
     
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    If there was one that just "stared you in the face", then it would only indicate lifetime mpg. I reset Trip B at every fill up for a tank average and Trip A after getting to work and after getting home from work for a trip average. I also do manual calculations after every fill up as well and compare to Trip B. Trip B is alway "optimistic" by 2% to 6%.
     
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