MPG figures

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Fuel Economy' started by theshark7, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. theshark7

    theshark7 New Member

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    Anyone know if the Mpg figures given by the on board computer are recalibrated for the American market to take account of the smaller (by 1/3) American Gallons. Would be interested to know this
    My 03 Prius (last of old models) is giving around 52mpg (European Gallons). This should equate to 39mpg (American).

    :) Joe
     
  2. efusco

    efusco Moderator Emeritus
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    They are for the american gallon.
     
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    I've been comparing the readout with calculated MPGs for over 12,000 miles. They vary by only a tenth or two. I'd say it has been calibrated to US gallons.
     
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