We just got our 6th Prius -- Wife facing a learning curve.

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  1. alanclarkeau

    alanclarkeau Senior Member

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    You can get them from TOYOTA online - download a PDF file. There are a few of them - Owners, Nav, Entertainment, Service/Warranty - not sure what the proper names are.
     
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    It’s relatively easy to break the 60 barrier with steady driving.
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    And anyway, having the PDFs on your phone beats having the paper books in the glove box—you get the glove box space to store stuff, and the PDFs are searchable.
     
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    Helminc seems to be the usual source, Toyota website links to them:

    Toyota Prius 2016

    the two manuals (paper versions) you mention are $40 apiece.

    I’d second getting the PDF versions, but yeah: paper is nice too.
     
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    That's what I was thinking.

    Our 2017 (Gen 4, Trim three) gets about 55mpg at 70-75mph long cruise runs.
    For long interstate runs - 100+ miles nonstop - you're at 0% EV mode, so it's all about the efficiency of the ICE that dictates your MPG.

    I can easily eek out 63MPG "around town" (rural).

    But since both of those numbers beat EPA ratings - you won't hear me complaining!
     
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    60 MPG just isn't for normal folks. I'm getting about 42 MPG, and am happy enough at that; any other vehicle would probably be under 20 MPG with the highway commuting speeds.

    I achieved 60 MPG once, but doing so would mean being a major pain in the behind to other drivers if I wasn't out in the middle of nowhere. Don't be the Prius driver who gave the car the bad name like the Gen3 and Gen2 drivers did - don't be a speed impediment and danger to the flow of traffic. Treat it like a normal car, and enjoy getting over 40 MPG.
     
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    Are you going 100 miles per hour or what? :whistle: Your profile says you have the Eco model as well.

    Honestly...getting EPA or better isn't hard at all. Even in my 2012 Prius v wagon (pictured to the left), which is the heaviest of the Prius family with the lowest EPA MPG rating, I am getting 44 MPG now ( in the summer ). This is with an aging battery with 165K or so miles on it. And I'm not 'that driver'. I more than keep up with traffic on the freeway but I'll admit...people are not driving 90-100 on the freeway around here though. (y) However, I do try to 'glide' as far as possible on city roads when nobody is behind me. And it is much harder to do with the Prius v (wagon) than our liftback was...I can feel the extra 200+ pounds on the v.
     
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    how much did it run you to have that applied?
     
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    Wife is getting 4 to 4.1 L per 100klms or 57 us mpg.....and is not a slow driver at all. VERY happy with ours
     
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    Yep, not much room in glovebox - can't even get a pair in.
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    C'mon, be gracious. ;)
     
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    well i don't have one yet so i'm not an owner yet.,...still doing my research for a few months first
     
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    You don't have to be an owner to download the "Owner's Manual". The link @Prodigyplace posted on #71 will let you download one for 2016 Prius, but you can download any year model owner's manual from the link @jerrymildred listed. No need to register as an owner to download the manual.
     
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    BTW - This Toyota Owners VIN checker tool was very helpful while I was shopping for Toyota vehicles over the last couple weeks. No account is necessary :

    Vehicle Specification | Toyota Owners

    In fact, the seller insisted the Prius C I ended up purchasing was a ONE model...and the Vin checker said it was a TWO. Sure enough...it's a TWO. (y)
     
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    Hey, take it. :D
     
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    It would have been fine if it had showed on my feed before I responded. A bunch of stuff showed up after I responded. (shrug shoulders emoticon needed here :whistle:)
     
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