Took my first Interstate trip with my 2012 PIP

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  1. Hokie-Dave

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    I took my first trip of about 250 each way on a hilly interstate this weekend. Northern Virginia to Blacksburg, VA and back on I-81. Averaged about 44mpg for the trip driving with cruise control engaged at 75-76mph. Does that seem about right? This was both the trip computer and verified by miles/gallons at fillup.

    On my work commute I'm averaging about 59mpg in stop and go traffic which I'm happy with. A big step up from my 2007 Prius.
     
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    That sounds OK for extreme driving like that. You're not expecting to go 200,000 miles without major work, right?
     
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    Why would you classify that as 'extreme' driving? Driving 75mph with a properly maintained car I would consider 'normal' driving. Are you considering "major work" battery or ice and why?
     
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    Hello, my past experiences have yielded about the same results. Driving at speeds of 70 and above (as I do daily) will reduce your mpg. The sweet spot is 62 mph. Daily commute will almost always yield higher results. You’re doing fine, enjoy the savings.
     
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    Sounds about right for those speeds.
     
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    Thanks everbody. I was figuring that mileage was normal. Slightly better / inline with the old '07. That spare takes up a bit of trunk space. I knew I needed to take it because if I left it in the garage Murphy's law would have taken over.
     
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    Sounds about right. On my 2010 (so not a PiP), I got 35mpg calculated (39mpg indicated) on a stretch with 80mph limits. (Average speed for that tank ended up being 74mph according to the Trip Computer). That tank was only 130 miles however (we were on a road trip so we topped up whenever we saw lower prices or to reduce inconveniences down the road)
     
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