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

Discussion in 'Prius v Fuel Economy' started by RB Smith, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Aaron Roemer

    Aaron Roemer Junior Member

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    2013 Prius v Five
    85k miles (80% hwy/20% city)
    36.7 mpg lifetime
    Granted, highway miles don't help my mpg, but I've not been impressed with my Barcelona red "v" mpgs since I drove it home on day one. I've run Michelin Primacy tires the past 50k miles, since the OEM tires pooped out around 35k. I drive 70-75 mph on the highway and have the tires at 42 psi front and 40 psi rear.
     
  2. Air_Boss

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    We've seen in the range of 40-42 mpg with our 2012 v Five at 42F/40R psi, and 40.6 mpg lifetime, on a mix of 30% 70-75 mph on I-95 and 70% local/city driving.
     
  3. Scribe

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    My 2013 v averaged 42.5mpg on recent trip to Helen Ga. calculated from actual fill ups divided into miles driven, dash guestimator said 45mpg, Wifey's 2016 ECO gets 63.5 on the guestimator, shucks sometimes we feel guilty we aren't paying our fare share of road use taxes...NOT
     
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    I always say "PISSOFF OPEC, SLOW DOWN" today's driving local and back roads up to 65 mph and guesstimator is saying 48,5mpg so probably 46 mpg actual, 16" Continental Pro Contact 40/35 psi.
     
  5. Aaron Roemer

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    You’re right. Slowing down = higher mpgs.
    My 36mpg lifetime is still better than I’d get in a comparably roomy CRV, RAV4, or Forester.
    One of my favorite v stories is when I fit a new 50 gallon water heater, still in the box, in the back of my v. The look on the warehouse guys face when I closed the rear hatch was priceless.
     
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    Best highway out of a Ford Focus was 38 mpg @ 55 mph over a 100 mile drive, drove my old 08 gen 2 to 55mpg @ 55mph running 1000 lbs overloaded from Miami to New Smyrna. Had picked up new batteries for the Solar Backup sys.

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  7. Aaron Roemer

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    Great story.
    By the way, we've vacationed in NSB every summer since 1985.
     
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    Yea, I love being able to carry that occasional 8 foot 2x4 or molding/trim inside the car. So much room in my mini - 'v'an.
     
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