September MPG Averages - Post 'em here!

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Fuel Economy' started by DonDNH, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. DonDNH

    DonDNH Senior Member

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    Please post the following information (include as much as possible) as you drive your car this month:


    Tank Miles:
    Overall Miles:
    Avg Tank Mileage:
    Avg Overall Mileage:
    Avg Temperature:
    Price per Tank:
    Avg Price per Gallon:


    Tank Miles: 499
    Overall Miles: 6286
    Avg Tank Mileage: 51.0
    Avg Overall Milage: 54.23
    Avg Temp: 80s
    Price per Tank: $17.80
    Price per Gal: $1.819
     
  2. Wolfman

    Wolfman New Member

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    Mod set message as a sticky to keep it up top. Have fun everyone. :mrgreen:
     
  3. swepri

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    Ok, here is my first tank. I decided to drive the Prius just like I drove the Camry so I had AC/Auto on through the whole tank (21C). Just a few experiments with stealth and coast and whatnot. Most out of town driving with Cruise Control, 1-2 mph above speed limits.

    Tank Miles: 514 (827km)
    Overall Miles: 577 (929km)
    Avg Tank Mileage: 47.0 (5.03L/100km)
    Avg Overall Mileage: 47.0 (5.03L/100km)
    Avg Temperature: 18 C
    Price per Tank: $ 52.84 (400SEK)
    Avg Price per Gallon: $ 4.8 (9.57SEK/L)

    Prius showed an average of 48.0 mpg so this one was 2.7% off. Blinking started at 810km (503mi). I have NEVER driven that long on a single tank before with any vehicle :D . I managed to fill 41.66L (11.0 gallons).

    /Paj
     
  4. jimvitz

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    School's back in session, so I'm back to my regular commute. The weather's been perfect for getting exceptional mileage.


    Tank Miles: 476
    Overall Miles: 7470
    Avg Tank Mileage: 60.5 (best yet!)
    Avg Overall Mileage: 53.4
    Avg Temperature: 72
    Price per Tank: $16.42
    Avg Price per Gallon: $1.96
     
  5. prius04

    prius04 New Member

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    Today is day 5 of my ownership.

    Tank Miles: 242
    Overall Miles: 252
    Avg Tank Mileage: 53.8
    Avg Overall Mileage: 53.8
    Avg Temperature: 75 F
    Price per Tank: Filled by dealer
    Avg Price per Gallon: Filled by dealer

    See pix of mileage with superimposed overall miles below.
     
  6. hdrygas

    hdrygas New Member

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    5th fill up.

    Tank Miles: 505
    Overall Miles: 2022
    Avg Tank Mileage: 53.3
    Avg Overall Mileage: 51.208
    Avg Temperature: low 80's high 70's
    Price per Tank: 18.06
    Avg Price per Gallon: 1.959

    Life time average now 51.208! not bad for a rookie.
     
  7. jimofdg

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    My first tank. Bought on Saturday, filled up on Thursday (last night).

    Tank Miles: 460
    Overall Miles: 460 (the first 350 were on highway at speeds from 45 to 75 mph, usually 64)
    Avg Tank Mileage: 56.1
    Avg Overall Mileage: 56.1
    Avg Temperature: 70's (F.)
    Price Per Tank: $15.82
    Price Per Gallon: $1.929

    I filled up when the guess gauge started to show only one bar. Looks like I could have gotten to 600 - who knew? I drove like a nerd the two miles home from the gas station and averaged 87.8 mpg on the screen.
     
  8. kenmac

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    Tank kms = 906
    Overall = 5300
    Rate = au98.5c/L
    Cost = au$42.48
    Calculated average = 4.8L/100km (US 49mpg )
    Display average = 4.8L/100km
    Temperature <20C

    kenmac
     
  9. Joel

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    Tank Miles: 397
    Overall Miles: 16541
    Avg Tank Mileage: 49
    Avg Overall Mileage: 46
    Avg Temperature: 88F
    Price per Tank: $15
    Avg Price per Gallon: $1.73
     
  10. Bill60546

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    Finally broke the 50 barrier. 53.5MPG; of equal interest has been the accuracy of the on board MPG computer which was off by only 1MPG. In my book thats a 98% accuracy rate, I'll take it.
    Driving up and down 294 30 miles each way, am still amazed at how economical and purposeful the Prius is. Only 2 bucks a day to go to work. Unbelievable.
     
  11. Speedracer

    Speedracer New Member

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    So another month go by :roll:

    Worst ave instant milage 17km/l
    Best ave instant milage 22km/l

    Best Tank Miles: 870km/40liter
    Overall Miles: 2435km
    Avg Tank Mileage: 20km/l

    Avg Temperature: 33c

    Ave price per Tank: 4800yen or $45
    Avg Price per Gallon: 130yen/liter or $4/gallon
     
  12. jimofdg

    jimofdg New Member

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    Can't believe I filled up last night just so I could separate my September from my October mileage. :? So it was only 7.8 gallons (my second tank).

    Tank Miles: 327.2
    Overall Miles: 787
    Avg. Tank Mileage: 41.9
    Avg. Overall Mileage: 49.2
    Avg. Temperature: 70's (F.)
    Price Per Tank: US$15.13
    Price Per Gallon, this tank: US$1.939

    This tank included my street driving (about one-third of tank) and my wife's expressway driving two days a week (two-thirds). She is so nice and hates to see the car sitting unused while I ride the train (again).
     
  13. wwblues

    wwblues New Member

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    September was good for me.

    Miles 500 548 547 491
    MPG 61.5 63.8 60.8 61.7

    Total 2139 miles, 61.9 MPG average.

    Getting ready for the winter mileage, though. The dashboard snowflake has been here for a few days. At least we won't have to take a winter blend fuel hit here in Minnesota, though.

    BillG
    Minneapolis
     
  14. V8Cobrakid

    V8Cobrakid Green Handyman

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    Tank Miles: 352
    Overall Miles: 6901
    Avg Tank Mileage: 46
    Avg Overall Mileage: 44
    Avg Temperature: 70's F
    Price per Tank: US $19.50
    Avg Price per Gallon: 2.05 (last week)

    I think this week it's now hitting over 2.10 at most places. Lowest i saw it was the other day for 2.07
     
  15. tms13

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    2242 miles using 176.04 litres for £141.00 (80.1 p/l, or $5.45/USgal)

    Calculated 57.8 mpg (59.6 displayed). That's 48.2 US mpg.

    Temperature range 6-22°C (43-72°F).

    Fuel cost 6.3p/mile (US 11.3¢/mile).

    A mix of motorway, rural and commute, with a small amount of urban driving. The 20-minute commute does depress the mileage quite noticeably (about half the journey is in warm-up, and most of the rest is stuck in S3).
     
  16. rflagg

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    The best part about September for me? It's the first (and most likely ever) time I've only bought gas for my vehicle TWICE in one month! With the Neon, it was 8 times a month without fail. Here are the stats:

    Sept 11th fill:
    Tank miles: 565
    Overall miles: 14933
    Gallons filled: 11.053
    Car MPG: 53.3
    Lifetime Car MPG: 51.0
    Price per gallon: $1.81

    Sept 24th fill:
    Tank miles: 589
    Overall miles: 15523
    Gallons filled: 11.042
    Car MPG: 53.7
    Lifetime Car MPG: 51.0
    Price per gallon: $1.89

    Total Sept stats:

    Total miles: 1154
    Total gallons filled: 22.095
    Month Car MPG: 53.5

    After 15k, this car keeps getting better.

    -m.
     
  17. Prius Maximus

    Prius Maximus Senior Member

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    Good month for me - new record: 58.8 mpg -

    Sept 3rd fill: ........................Sept 10th fill:.........................Sept 16th fill:............................Sept 24th fill:....................Sept 28th fill:
    Tank miles: 425 ...................Tank miles: 498.7.................Tank miles: 409.5.......................Tank miles: 506.................Tank miles: 435
    Overall miles: 15092.............Overall miles: 15591............ Overall miles: 16000.................Overall miles: 16507 .........Overall miles: 16942
    Gallons filled: 8.052..............Gallons filled: 8.353...............Gallons filled: 8.116...................Gallons filled: 9.064 ..........Gallons filled: 8.003
    Car MPG: 54.4......................Car MPG: 58.8.......................Car MPG: 54.2............................Car MPG: 54.9.....................Car MPG: 54.1
    Lifetime Car MPG: 49.8..........Lifetime Car MPG: 50.1..........Lifetime Car MPG: 50.2..............Lifetime Car MPG: 50.3........Lifetime Car MPG: 50.4
    Price per gallon: $1.99...........Price per gallon: $1.879.........Price per gallon: $1.879...........Price per gallon: $1.959......Price per gallon: $1.999

    Total Sept stats:

    Total miles: 1,900
    Total gallons filled: 41.6
    Month Car MPG: 55.3
    Avg Temps: 80s
     
  18. Tempus

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    Miles Traveled 1435.9
    Gallons Used 25.908
    Calculated MPG 55.42
    Display MPG 56.8
     
  19. efusco

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    Somehow Sept. ended up as my best month ever for overall mileage. Temps were moderate(prob. averaged in high 70s/low 80s) so very little use of AC was needed. Interestingly (to me at least) I've started driving with the Energy screen on more trying to maximize 'dead banding' (no arrows to or from the battery) and continue to maximize gliding (coasting with no green regen arrow to battery by gently depressing the gas pedal to make them go away).

    Tank 1
    433 miles
    7.141 gallons
    60.6 mpg (this may have been the cause of the outlier, I suspect this was a little underfilled or the one before a little overfilled)

    Tank 2
    470 miles
    8.308 gallons
    56.6 mpg

    Tank 3
    427 miles
    8.079 gallons (last bar, not flashing had gone about 7 miles on that bar--important b/c this was my first post EL 010-04 TSB fill up)
    52.9 mpg

    September totals
    1330 miles
    23.53 gallons
    56.5 mpg

    Overall/Lifetime
    12924 Miles
    256 gallons
    50.5 MPG (up now due to Oct. Fill)
     
  20. Wolfman

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    Tank Miles: 1624
    Gallons Purchased: 32.3
    Overall Miles: ~30,000
    Avg Tank Mileage: 50.3
    Avg Overall Mileage: 47.7 lifetime
    Avg Temperature: 80's
    Price per Tank: ~$21
    Avg Price per Gallon: $1.90
     
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