Newbie need advice for used 2011 Prius 4

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Fuel Economy' started by Sam1231, Oct 11, 2021.

  1. Sam1231

    Sam1231 New Member

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    My car is showing average of 14 and Combined 41MPG.

    do you think its bad, whats should I do make it better?

    Thank you
     
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  2. Rocky Mountain Priusman

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    What do you mean by average of 14? 41 is a little low but there could be many factors contributing to it, from bad driving habits, to short trips, to wrong tire pressure, to mechanical issues. Without knowing a lot more about your situation it would be hard to guess.

    If it gets an average of 41 MPG on trips longer than 15 minutes in normal weather and you dont drive with a heavy foot, I'd personally first make sure the 12V battery is in good shape. If it is, then I'd check the hybrid battery with Dr. Prius.
     
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  3. bisco

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    i think you're fine
     
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