Prius v (lowercase v for the Prius v wagon...) Wagon (only) MPG - Please Post Your Results

Discussion in 'Prius v Fuel Economy' started by F8L, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. swg

    swg 12 Prius / 13 Volt

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    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius
    Model:
    Three
    Year of vehicle: 2012
    Date: Apr 4, 2012
    Miles driven: 1165
    Gallons Pumped: 29.42
    Hand-Calculated MPG: 47.7
    Displayed MPG: 50.2
    Average Speed: city 40 hwy 65 (when possible in ATL)
    Tire Size / Wheel size: 16in stock, hubcaps removed
    Tire Brand / Model: Yoko BlueEarth
    Tire PSI (Front / Back): 35/33
    Seasonal Conditions:mid 70's to mid 80's
    Commute Length: avg 20
    Hypermiling Techniques: ECO driving on highway, normal in city
     
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  2. vlady

    vlady Junior Member

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    Location:
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    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Five
    Finally got a chance to test the car on long trips. We took a trip to Oregon cost, drove to Newport using US 101 and came back on I-5. Round trip over 700 miles

    Filled the tank at the beginning, drove to Astoria and drove around the area, nex day went to Cannon beach, Tillamook, Newport. Spent 2 day at Newport driving around.
    On the way home, we stopped for gas in Albany. Drove 446.7 miles per trip computer and averaging 47 mpg. Put 10 gallons, hand-calculated mpg=44.8.

    The drive was down I-5 South with speed limit 60-70 with moderate hills. Was using cruse control all the time.
    US 30 and US 101 speed limit is 55 mpg with steep hills. Had to use power mode to maintain the speed limit. You see the mpg dipping on those hills, but going down the hill you get it back.

    On the way home I got 53.2 mpg driving I-5 North from gas station in Albany to Vancouver, WA. 70 some miles stretch of the flat road with speed limit 65. Dropped to 49's once hit hilly I-5 north of Columbia River.
    Still have ½ tank left

    Meet fellow V driver going north on US101 -blue ribbon. Anybody?
     
  3. Helical

    Helical Junior Member

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    Tucson
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Two
    Year of vehicle: 2012
    Date: 4-19-2012
    Miles driven: ~1100
    Gallons Pumped:
    Hand-Calculated MPG:
    Displayed MPG: 50.1
    Average Speed: ~25
    Tire Size / Wheel size:
    Tire Brand / Model:
    Tire PSI (Front / Back):
    Seasonal Conditions: (please include A/C usage and temp setting if applicable)
    Commute Length: ~15 minutes on average
    Hypermiling Techniques: I find trying to glide in a v to be an exercise in futility, the sweet spot for zero arrows is razor thin, at least on the predominantly flat roads I drive on. Instead, I pulse and 'single-bar' until I need to pulse again.
    Other:
     
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  4. JACoH

    JACoH Enjoying the mileage

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    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Two
    Year of vehicle: 2012 v2
    Date: 04/21/2012
    Miles driven: 2900
    Gallons Pumped: ?
    Hand-Calculated MPG: 37.4
    Displayed MPG: 38.9 max
    Average Speed: 49
    Tire Size / Wheel size: stock
    Tire Brand / Model: oem Bridgestone Turanza
    Tire PSI (Front / Back): 39/37
    Seasonal Conditions: (please include A/C usage and temp setting if applicable) purchased Nov, 2011, no A/C used, average temp 67
    Commute Length: 10 miles one way
    Hypermiling Techniques: rarely
    Other: Oregon winters, usually averaged 48 in my 2011 Prius, most gas is E10 around here, usually use Shell regular
     
  5. mpb

    mpb ção

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    Location:
    Bellevue, WA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Three
    Year of vehicle: 2012 v3
    Date: 04/23/2012
    Miles driven: 461.7 (last fullup)
    Gallons Pumped: 9.954
    Hand-Calculated MPG: 46.4
    Displayed MPG: 46.9
    Average Speed: 60
    Tire Size / Wheel size: stock
    Tire Brand / Model:
    Tire PSI (Front / Back): 37/35
    Purchase Date: Jan, 2012
    Commute Length:
    Hypermiling Techniques: None
    Other: 60% hwy
     
  6. dans

    dans New Member

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    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Two
    new owner. First two weeks and only 600 miles. Avg 49 mpg.
     
  7. btcompute

    btcompute Junior Member

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    Location:
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    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Three
    After 3 fill ups with my v three, I've averaged 49.3 MPG
    GrayV (Toyota Prius v) | Fuelly

    And yes, the numbers on the dashboard display are 3-5 mpg higher than my own calculations.
     
  8. sflat

    sflat New Member

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    Orange county, Ca
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Five
    I make a drive from Orange County to Las Vegas quite a bit (1-2x/month). The 1-way trip is 268 miles and used to take 4 hours (15 min rest stop in barstow) in my old car. The cruise control was set at 82 when possible.

    I made the first drive out there 3 days after I recevied my Prius. The driving time went up to 4.5 hours. I decided to keep the speed around 70-75. The gas mileage going there was 37.3 and coming back was 46.7. A/C was on almost all the time. I turned it off going up most of the hills. I also practiced gliding on the way back. I'll need to make a few more drives before I can determine if the change in mpg was due to me or the actual trip.

    Before I bought the Prius, I was worried I'd end up in the 'slow' truck lane. But the Prius is a champ and performed exceedingly well.

    Now, if we can only get the truck drivers not to switch lanes when a car is coming up at 75 mph when they are going 40, life would be good.
     
  9. samyul

    samyul Junior Member

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    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Three
    It's been about 2 weeks since we've had our v. At the beginning, we were getting 38.8 mpg. It's since climbed to 41.7. I have to say, I'm pretty envious of the people here claiming high 40's and even 50's.
     
  10. gnguyen

    gnguyen Junior Member

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    Oakland, CA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Five
    We just bought our v a week ago, and I think we're going to land in the 41-43 range at our next fill-up. My commute to work is fairly short, and involves a little bit of hills and climbing up on-ramps to the highway and then getting right back off a couple exits down.

    Overall still fun, except parallel parking this thing feels weird. It's actually shorter than my old Honda Accord but the visibility looking backwards and the feel of the car are very different.
     
  11. Guill

    Guill Member

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    Location:
    Italy
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Five
    Year of vehicle: 2012
    Date: 29 Apr 12
    Miles driven: 490.1
    Gallons Pumped: 10.557
    Hand-Calculated MPG: 46.4
    Displayed MPG: 48.3
    Average Speed:
    Tire Size / Wheel size: stock 17"
    Tire Brand / Model: Toyo
    Tire PSI (Front / Back): 40/40
    Seasonal Conditions: average temp ~80F
    Commute Length:
    Hypermiling Techniques:
    Other: Mixed driving; ~60% highway/40% city. Overall very pleased with my mpg; especially considering the amount of highway driving at 65-70 mph.
     
  12. fjpod

    fjpod Member

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    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
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    just wonderin...what is the nearest competitor to the v in terms of size and features, and what is it's mpg?
     
  13. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    VW TDi Sportwagon 30/42mpg. MSRP $25.5k.
     
  14. 2sk21

    2sk21 Member

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    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Three
    I had my best ever tank milage on my fill up yesterday: 47.1 MPG!

    For the life of the car (six months now), the average fuel economy is 44.3 MPG.

    Check out my fully page: Silver Prius v (Toyota Prius v) | Fuelly
     
  15. RichardAK

    RichardAK Member

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    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Three
    Switching from the studded snow tires back to the stock tires raised our mileage from 38 to 45. Plus it is much quieter riding...:)
     
  16. schinia

    schinia Member

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    Location:
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    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Five
    year of vehicle 2012
    date may 2
    miles driven 390
    gallons pumped 9.4
    tire size 17"
    brand toyo
    tire pressure f/r 34
    temp 70-90
    90 miles @ 75 mph, 200 miles @ 60 mph, the rest @ about 40 mph. i did not drive my prius to save gas. i drove it like normally do. usually heavy foot on the gas, and sudden stops. it was driven in normal mode w/the air off, windows open. when it got too hot i turned the air on. also when i got gas (it was a new gas station) i set the pump handle (automatic shut off) walked away to clean the windshield came back, and the gas was all over the ground, it never shut off. there had to be a 1/2 gal on the ground, at least. i won't give this car up anytime soon.
     
  17. easted

    easted Junior Member

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    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius
    Model:
    Four
    2012 v mod. 3. odo 9643, displayed mpg 48.4. calculated mpg 45.79. Approx 7200 miles driven in FL at ave. temp around mid 70s, and flat terain. rest of mileage in hilly Pa. in average temp. of around 50 to 55 degrees. tires inflated to 39 psi front, and 38 psi rear. non aggressive driving, not hypermileing. Approx. 3200 miles freeway driving around 65 to 70 mph. Remainder town and country driving, average about 30 to 55 mph.

    easted
     
  18. scsurfdad

    scsurfdad New Member

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    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Five
    I've had my Prius V for just over a month now. I have 3200 miles on it and split between freeway and city is pretty even. South Orange County is hilly and I've been averaging about 33mpg. Computer says 35.8, fuelly says 33.914.



    # Date Miles Gal. MPG Price City % Notes
    4 5/24/12 341.0 10.19 33.5 4.239 50%
    3 5/19/12 307.0 9.28 33.1 4.279 50%
    2 5/14/12 353.0 10.05 35.1 4.299 50%
    1 5/10/12 10.17 4.199 50%
     
  19. DragonflyDM

    DragonflyDM Junior Member

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    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Two
    Year of vehicle: 2012 Prius v
    Date Today: 5-25-12
    Geographic Area: Western PA, steep hills, winding roads, four seasons
    Miles driven: 12,421
    Gallons Pumped: 290.10 gallons
    Hand-Calculated MPG: total avg is 41.93 mpg (via Gas Cubby)
    Displayed MPG: 39-43 (car display)
    # fill ups (183 days): 34
    Average Cost per gallon: $3.30 (I use fuel perks programs)
    Average Cost per mile: $0.08
    Average Cost per day: $5.24
    Average Cost per fill up: $28.19
    Average miles per fill up: 343
    Average Speed: 35-75
    Average miles per day: 64
    Tire Size / Wheel size: 16
    Tire Brand / Model: Stock
    Tire PSI (Front / Back): 38
    Seasonal Conditions: All winter, snow and rain. All Spring warm and rain.
    Commute Length: 100 miles per day (little travel on weekends)
    Hypermiling Techniques: None
    Other: I am usually driving with animals, people and lots of gear in the back.
     
  20. Jeff72k

    Jeff72k New Member

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    Vehicle:
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    2012 Prius v (Trim level 3)

    Chicago western suburbs

    2012-0324 to 2012-0422
    43.7 Miles/Gallon calculated (420.4 miles / 9.622 gallons)
    46.6 AVG Miles/Gallon on Prius V display

    2012-0422 to 2012-0526
    46.3 Miles/Gallon calculated (447.7 miles / 9.666 gallons)
    47.2 AVG Miles/Gallon on Prius V display

    Jeff
     
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