Prius vs other Toyota hybrids

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  1. bisco

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    prius can easily achieve 60-70 mpg, but it depends on driving conditions. better to use fuelly, and hope or try for better.
     
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    The problem I see with this is that quite a few people buy Prii partially for their relatively compact size, and it will be hard for an SUV to win those people over. That said, if the RAV-4 Hybrid manages to reach near-40 MPG, then it can become a very attractive substitute for the V indeed.

    Would you say that the other Toyota/Lexus hybrids also can achieve higher MPG than the EPA ratings and/or Fuelly numbers? From what I've seen, the answer is very unclear, and while some people manage to achieve, say, 50 or more MPG in the Camry, it is never clear whether it is due to exceptionally good driving conditions, or something that can be easily replicated.
     
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    it is a combination of factors. my wife is currently at 48mpg on the screen in her 2013 hycam, which translates to around 45 at the pump. she doesn't do anything special, but the weather has been conducive, and it is mostly local.
    contrast that to people whose commutes are mostly highway at 85mph and you can see the problem.
     
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    I do not think my son is impressed with the RAV4. I do not know what he will get when it’s time to replace his 2015 Prius v. He hauls his show dogs to shows all along the east coast.
     
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    my son also has rav4. likes it, but talks about moving on when the lease is up.
     
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    He have an idea of what will replace it:whistle:?
     
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    all over the board. sedan, pickup, jeep, typical gen xer.:rolleyes:
     
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    The possibilities are endless:cool:.

    Not all of us are that way;).

    My end game is early retirement (55 years old), so low cost and long term ownership are huge factors. The wife had her 4Runner for 17 years, and I’d like to keep our 2010 as long as reliably possible:).

    You haven’t worked your magic on him to get a Prius :whistle:?
     
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    first daughter is a city girl, no car. second daughter is a tree hugger with my old prius. son is only interested in getting ahead. he must take after the other half of the family.:p
     
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    I’m sure you’re wife would agree with that:love:.

    If interested in getting ahead, he must be well trained in the art of dickering;).

    That’s one skill I lack:sick:.
     
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    let's say he doesn't shy away from confrontation.;)
     
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    My brother is the same way (lives in Stamford, CT).

    Might be a New England thing:whistle:.
     
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    my soul is in cali.:)
     
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    Now if you could only complete the physical presence part;).

    But you’re working on it(y).
     
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    ugh, at this rate, i'll be lucky if they spread my ashes over pebble...
     
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    Unfortunately I understand :(.

    But keep up the good fight(y).
     
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    I would love to own a RAV4 Hybrid, given what kind of climate we have here and how convenient SUVs are for long-distance travel. Unfortunately, even the used models have pretty steep prices, and the gas mileage isn't quite there. :( Maybe RAV4 will be my next vehicle. Let's see... A 2030 model? :unsure:

    Can we convince Toyota to make an SUV version of the Prius?
     
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    For one thing, we don't know what the fuel economy numbers are going to be for the new RAV4 hybrid. If they even get close to the 44 / 40 that the v wagon was rated with, we won't be seeing a Prius crossover as the RAV4 hybrid will already be filling that purpose.

    That being said, a test mule for a new crossover was seen last year with a Prius front and a Lexus NX rear. Whether that was just a development mule for what became the new RAV4 or actually a new-generation Prius crossover remains to be seen.
     
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    Given the spyshot from a few months ago, it looks like Toyota is considering one to replace the Prius v.

    Edit: It might even be almost a year ago.
     
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