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. TripleTransAm

    TripleTransAm New Member

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    About 65k miles on my '12 v, got it last November and it's my primary car since my Trans Ams and new '16 Charger RT are stored for the winter. With the exception of a snow storm / ice storm back in early January (38 mpg?) I'm ranging 45-47 mpg tankfuls of mostly highway commuting. When the temperatures finally improve I guess I should expect better? If so, mega impressed.

    Running new Michelin x ice tires with pressures at 37 ish psi if I recall (haven't reset since the temperatures dropped).
     
  2. Prius from Dad

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    Just traded in my 2012 Prius v (lowercase v for the Prius v wagon. Only 2010 Prius used uppercase Roman numerals for model designation) 5 for a 2017 Prius Prime premium. The v (lowercase v for the Prius v wagon. Only 2010 Prius used uppercase Roman numerals for model designation)had 125,000 and the lifetime mpg was 51.6 but the lifetime calculated mpg was 48.86, a 5.3% difference. Loved that car. Looking forward to driving the Prime. Also ran the tires on the v (lowercase v for the Prius v wagon. Only 2010 Prius used uppercase Roman numerals for model designation)at 65 psi and they lasted 100k.
     
  3. Air_Boss

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    OEM Prius v (lowercase v for the Prius v wagon. Only 2010 Prius used uppercase Roman numerals for model designation) Five 17" Toyo A20 tires at 65psi?
     
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    They were (Yokohama?) Blue Earth tires. OEM
     
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    Never heard of those being OEM. Are they really sidewall-rated for 65psi?
     
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    No they were rated as usual 40 something, but after a lot of research, I found that 65 worked for me. I started overinflating with my 99 Solara and found mileage increases and tire life also increases. My Solara tires usually lasted 75k-80k.
     
  7. Air_Boss

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    I'd say you were lucky in several respects.
     
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  8. mikefocke

    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    Somehow at 65PSI I'd wonder at the traction in stopping or foul weather conditions. I notice a difference at much over 40.
     
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    I noticed no difference. Not 1 problem in 125k miles.
     
  10. Gearbreaker

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    65 PSI? For real? On my Xb I ran the tires at 44 and the belts kept separating. On my v (lowercase v for the Prius v wagon. Only 2010 Prius used uppercase Roman numerals for model designation) I run 44 to be safe and have had no problems.
     
  11. bisco

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    i wouldn't exceed the max wall rating, but ymmv.
     
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    Yes, 65 psi for about 90k of that 100k. Not 1 problem except for a screw in the sidewall on one of them at about 70k. I followed a hypermiler forum for a while and some of the guys ran their tires even higher. No one ever had a blowout due to pressure, it's always too low pressure that causes blowouts..
     
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