range per fill up

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  1. dave-waterloo

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    Hi basic question but I’m deciding if a prius v is for me and I was wondering how the range per tank on a prius V compared to say to a 2016 Civic, or jetta 1.4 t or diesel?


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    If you don't drive like a bat out of hell, about 490-500 miles per tank.
     
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    I carry a car full of cargo, and try to get gas with 50 miles left, so 360 miles for me.
     
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    350 is my max reading10 miles or less on the monitor before filling up.
     
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    440 mile range at fill-up, and pretty close to that in practice.
     
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    would that not be kilometers in waterloo?
     
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    Do your homework, gather up the following data, any car:

    1. The rated mpg for the car, deduct at least 10% to more closely approximate reality. Or better: visit Fuelly.com, see what owners are reporting.
    2. The gas tank capacity. Then, consider your "tolerance" for running the tank low, ie: are you a risk taker, or do you prefer to fill up sooner? Adjust tank "capacity" accordingly.

    Then, multiply #1 by #2.

    My rough take, for a 2014 prius v: 360 miles per tank:

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    I saw in another thread that the brand of gasoline may impact Prius V mileage. I bought my 2012 Prius V with 50K miles and it was getting 410 total miles to the tank. Now it has 180,000 miles and is getting 375-380 per tank. I have been going to 76 lately for gas.

    Anyone getting more miles to the tank with another brand of gas?

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    I doubt a different gas station will make a difference. Also, calculating your mpg is LOT more accurate than miles-per-tank.

    Have you ever cleaned the intake manifold and full EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) circuit? By 180K miles you could be running on borrowed time, due to carbon clog-up. Should really be adressed by 100K miles, by all reports.
     
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    We saw an estimated 411 miles on the last tank filled, and have seen pretty much the same, in a range of 390-420, since 2012, with gas all over the East Coast of the United States.
     
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