What kind of MPG should I see? Prius v five. 17" wheels

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  1. RB Smith

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    any one with a Prius v 5.
     
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    i don't have one, but let me guess 38. as long as we're not making short trips, and average weather and terrain, and 65 mph max on the highway.
     
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    I have a 2012 Prius V 3 that is loaded with lots of cargo and 16 inch wheels, I get 39.9 on the screen display and fuelly says 39.0 over 97,500 miles.
     
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    Our v Five with the factory 17" and OEM tires is giving us in the range of 42-44mpg mostly highway and over 40mpg lifetime.

    Unadjusted for wind, the road speed/mpg performance taper looks like: 46mpg highway at 65mph, 43mpg at 70mph, 38mpg at 75mph
     
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    In my 2012 Prius v 5 with Adv. Tech Pkg. in cold winter Syracuse NY, on 17 inch Toyo and coming up on one year with Michelin Primere A/S 17 inch tires, I am getting 42MPG average. Approximately 3 MPG less in the winter and 3 more in the summer. Click on fuelly tag for more details.

    Biggest mileage factor is ambient tempature, then driving style. Took me 6 months to get good a spotting/executing slight downhill opportunities to glide (when under 47MPH) and to shake the habits gained from driving a Lexus RX300 for 10 years. I'm lucky to get to drive mostly non rush hours so I can implement efficient driving.
     
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    2012 "v" 5.....48000 miles
    At 17000 miles, 16" wheels w/ Michelin energy savers(from a "v" 3) were installed...to get a softer ride..
    The oem 17's yielded 42 mpg/calculated
    The 16" combo has yielded 42 mpg for 31000 miles..
    BTW I think the 16" combo ride some what softer but they are close...(could just be in my head)
    Wish I had the 17" ers back....the look better than the 16" wheels
     
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    Gathered Prius v 5 Petrol Warfighters – 4½ years driving a 2012 Prius v 5 “Hybrid $mart” running on OEM Toyo 215/50R17 95W Proxes up-pressured to 51F/50R PSI on OEM 17” alloy wheels, 60% City/30% Around Town/10% Highway yielded 50.1 MPG Lifetime indicated over 45,000-miles.

    After switching in June to replacement Michelin Premier A/S 215/50R17/XL 95Vs running at 42F/41R PSI (my wife said “No more hard ride”) on the OEM 17” alloy wheels, and driving the same 2012 Prius v 5 “Hybrid $mart” cranking 5,000-miles more onto the odometer over Florida’s record breaking 90s to 100+ degree F hot, hot, hot June–August summer w/Max A/C use, 25% City/40% Around Town/35% Highway, dragged my previous stellar indicated 50.1 Lifetime MPG over 45,000-miles down to 48.2 Lifetime MPG indicated at 50,000-miles and counting.
     
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    I have a 2012 v five. Mine has "Kelly" tires on them. Wish they didn't have good tread because they are very loud! Anyway, I average 44.4 mpg city, and highway. I cruise around 70-72 mph on the highway. I think if I got some LRR ties I could be up around 46 mpg
     
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    Not 17's but my wife has been averaging 37.xx mpg lifetime displayed on the trip B which has never been reset as far as I know over the last 13.5k miles on her 2014 v three with the 16" wheels.. She is obviously not a hypermiler :sick:

    That is including an almost 1800 mile roadtrip to SC where I was the primary driver and raised it up a little..
     
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    women drivers My sister and her 2005 gets a little under 40.. When I drive her car I get 48!
     
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    FWIW we just returned from a three day 1373 mile trip to Colorado Springs and back. We got 39.9 MPG, manually calculated over the whole trip, on our 2016 Prius v Three with 16" wheels. The majority at highway/interstate speeds.

    Around town we get 46-48 MPG. Not bad considering we came from a 2006 Dodge van that got 20-22 MPG.
     
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    Here is an update after 3.5 weeks I'm getting 40.5 MPG including a turnpike trip through the mountains to Pittsburgh. Very happy.
     
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    Yes, I have a 2013 Prius V Trim Five with panoramic moon roof. I used to get 70 mpg on average in LA (on and off the interstates and city streets) in an 2007 Prius. Boy, do I miss that gas mileage. Currently my mpg is reading at 38 with having just gotten back into Silicon Valley from spending several days up in San Francisco to include the hills.
     
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    Drove my wife's 2014 v three the other day and checked her tank average for this tank.... 35, might have been a little less actually!!

    Still sitting around 37 lifetime after close to 14k miles..
     
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    Sorry but I REALLY have a hard time believing 70 mpg mixed in a V. There's no way.
     
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    he said in an '07. and that was likely on the dash, not at the pump. and even that is suspect.:)
     
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    Still nowhere close to believable, that would mean the dash was around 25 mpg off from actual pump mileage.
     
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    takes real hypermiling to achieve. i used to get around 65 on the screen in my 2004 and 8 in nice weather, but i had a very easy commute and all local driving.
     
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    I have a 2012, Fully loaded. Canadian I've been getting 5.5 / 5.6 Litres per 100km, which works out to 42.77US.. but it's very frigid here right now.. and my Fuelly thingy is incorrect as i need to start it clean over.
     
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