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. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    This video should help you get started. It's based on the GenIII lift back but applies to the v as well.

    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-iii...max-mpg-driving-techniques-youtube-video.html
     
  2. azcurt

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    Prius V: Within a week of purchase (mid-November, 2011) we drove a 1400 mile round-trip (Tucson to San Antonio) and got a trip average of 44MPG (2 people in car). Now we have about 5000 miles on the car and get a steady 47MPG around town. We're in flat terrain and Arizona weather - little heat and no AC used at present. Have not attempted to manually calculate MPG, but I used an iPhone app (there are many to choose from) on our previous car and found it worked well.
     
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  4. swg

    swg 12 Prius / 13 Volt

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    Year of vehicle: 2012 Prius v Three
    Date: 03/15/12
    Miles driven: 372
    Gallons Pumped: 7.93
    Hand-Calculated MPG: 46.91
    Displayed MPG:46.5
    Average Speed: 40-65
    Tire Size / Wheel size: 16's (hubcaps removed)
    Tire Brand / Model: Yoko BlueEarth
    Tire PSI (Front / Back): 40/40
    Seasonal Conditions: 70-80 no rain
    Commute Length: 20
    Hypermiling Techniques: None
    Other: 1st Fillup, 85% Eco, 13% Normal, 2% Power modes
     
  5. Wanderer

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    Wow! I think this is the first time I've seen the computer under reporting mileage. Good job on the first tank.
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  6. M8s

    M8s Retired and Lovin' It

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    It's possible they stopped filling at the first click and didn't fill it as fully as the dealer did. That's happened to me before and gives a false high-mileage reading. That's why it is more useful to calculate average mpgs over the course of many full-ups.
     
  7. swg

    swg 12 Prius / 13 Volt

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    Actually I was with the dealer at fill up. When it clicked they stopped, I did the same. We will see but very pleased with the first results.
     
  8. DragonflyDM

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    Year of vehicle: 2012 Prius v
    Date: 3/17
    Miles driven: 8900
    Gallons Pumped: 204.83
    Hand-Calculated MPG: 39.75
    Displayed MPG: 39
    Average Speed: 50
    Seasonal Conditions: Mild winter with some serious snowfall. Driving in rural America with many steep hills of Western PA.
     
  9. Wanderer

    Wanderer Hybrid neophyte

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    Year of vehicle: 2012
    Date: 18 Mar 12
    Miles driven: 327.3
    Gallons Pumped: 6.25
    Hand-Calculated MPG: 52.4
    Displayed MPG: 50.4
    Average Speed: probably 45
    Tire Size / Wheel size: 215/50R17 / Prius v 5 wheels
    Tire Brand / Model: Toyo Proxes A20
    Tire PSI (Front / Back): 32 PSI
    Seasonal Conditions: (please include A/C usage and temp setting if applicable). Temps unseasonably warm in the 70s some A/C use set at 69
    Commute Length: 40/60 highway/city
    Hypermiling techniques used: still learning but was trying pulse and glide with feathering to engage EV at low speeds. used ECO for this tank.
    Other: I am shocked at this mileage but have checked 3 times I didn't miss anything. It's accurate. I am filling to the first shut off but NOT using the same station or pump. Filled at different time of day as well. I'm thrilled!
     
  10. MontPriusv

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    Finally some WARM weather last week up here in the north country and I am thrilled to report my current tankful has been displaying 50-52 mpg! I have almost 5000 miles on my P-v and have been struggling all winter to get my cumulative average up to 40 -- best single tank prior to this was 42.

    I have learned a ton of useful tips from this list about how to improve mileage, but warmer weather just gave me a quantum leap. No longer envying those of you living in Florida or Arizona .... there is hope for me yet! Of course it's 10 degrees again this morning, on top of the 10" of snow we got yesterday, so I won't be driving again until it warms up to the predicted 53 degrees -- don't want to blow my great running average on this tankful! :)
     
  11. Chazz8

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    + 1 to everything MontPriusV said. Except no snow in central NY now. Very unusual but very good for the current new high car reported MPG on this tank of 322 miles with 48MPG. Previous best was last tank at 41.1MPG.

    More details here: https://www.fuelly.com/driver/chazz8/prius-v
     
  12. Wanderer

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    Year of vehicle: 2012
    Date: 20 Mar 12
    Miles driven: 465
    Gallons Pumped: 9.90
    Hand-Calculated MPG: 46.97
    Displayed MPG: 47.4
    Average Speed: probably 50
    Tire Size / Wheel size: v3 standard 16"
    Tire Brand / Model: Bridgestone Turanza
    Tire PSI (Front / Back): 35 psi
    Seasonal Conditions: (please include A/C usage and temp setting if applicable). Temps unseasonably warm in the 70s some A/C use set at 69
    Commute Length: 40 mi 85/15 highway/city
    Hypermiling techniques used: Eco driving with some pulse and glide but not constant.
    Other: driving mostly freeway 65-70 mph trying to implement new skills but keeps forgetting. Happy with this for a mostly freeway driven car.
     
  13. syscon

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    Year of vehicle: 2012
    Date: Mar. 21/12
    Miles driven: 825km (512mi US)
    Gallons Pumped: 41.39L (10.9gal US)
    Hand-Calculated MPG: 5L/100km (46.82mpg US)
    Displayed MPG: 4.5L/100km (52.26mpg)
    Average Speed: city driving
    Tire Size / Wheel size: 16in stock
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    Tire PSI (Front / Back): 40psi
    Seasonal Conditions: used heater, outside temp -5 to 5C (23-41F)
    Commute Length: 16km
    Hypermiling Techniques: ECO driving using EV if possible

    My next tank should be over 50mpg :-/
    Still learning how to use electric motor most efficiently.

    Accelerating to speed limit at 3-bars above center line and dropping the to 3-bars above bottom line.
     
  14. recumbentbob

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    Prius V -5 first tank combination city and highway, temp in the 70s 43.6 MPG man I love this thing gas just went to $3.99/gallon this morning.
     
  15. edawg

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    2000 miles on our "v" Two model and average (based on gallons used) is a tad over 46MPG (computer says 48.5MPG over 2K mile total). We tend to push the EV mode to the edge and play with keeping it in the green "ECO" range. I find that hills are the enemy... as the "v" definitely does not stand for vertical!

    I also find that if I need power, it's there. I just find that there is actually more power in my life by using less power while driving. ;)
     
  16. lolstebbo

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    Year of vehicle: 2012
    Date: 03/23/2012
    Miles driven: 417
    Gallons Pumped: 10.32
    Hand-Calculated MPG: 40.4
    Displayed MPG: 43.0
    Average Speed: Probably in the 40s.
    Tire Size / Wheel size: 16"
    Tire Brand / Model: Stock
    Tire PSI (Front / Back): Default
    Seasonal Conditions: Mostly colder with more rain. CC generally set to 70F AUTO
    Commute Length: approx. 20mi one-way
    Hypermiling Techniques: Nothing special.
    Other: ICE warm-up sucks. :(
     
  17. Priuswagon

    Priuswagon I love my Prius

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    My Prius V has 6700 miles on it. Since it warmed up this week my current tank of gas is getting around 46 mpg. I have noticed when it gets cold I get around 43.5 mpg then when it gets warmer it goes back to around 46mpg.
     
  18. Osteoblast

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    "I just find that there is actually more power in my life by using less power while driving."

    After driving my wife's 4.8 X5 tonight (in a particularly non-eco manner), I can categorically state that the opposite is true.

    Just sayin'. ;)
     
  19. sulliebabe

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    :( My Fuel Mileage was Great for the first 3000 miles Now about 5000 the Mileage seems not so Great. I was Getting around 40 in-town driving and Maybe 36 on the Highway. Now its 33 in Town and 22 to 26 on the highway. The Car seems to Run Great. I've have worked on Cars since the Age of 8 and no one seems to be able to give me any answers. I have had it at the Dealer ship and we went through the system several times after hours and weekends. Any Clue. Its kind of hard tom believe . The car Runs Great. No Miss fires.:confused:
     
  20. F8L

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    Follow these threads then follow the directions listed in the second link.

    http://priuschat.com/forums/newbie-forum/73400-weird-stuff-happening-mpgs-dropping-test-battery.html

    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-iii...-answer-these-questions-esp-if-youre-new.html
     
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