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Posted by bob on March 5, 2007, 3:48 am

just bought a 2007 2 wks ago. white touring ed.
it's scheduled maintenance is primarily oil change, but no way are you going
to get 60mpg -> 45-50 is expected if you drive in any type of normal


Posted by richard schumacher on March 6, 2007, 1:27 am

Ditto that.  City fuel economy of 45 MPG is typical when the outside
temp is between about 40 F and 90 F, and highway MPG is easily more than

Posted by Conrad on March 9, 2007, 12:48 pm


I owned my 2006 for about 9 months now. Maintenance is the same, if
not less than a non-hybrid. An example are the brakes - they last much
longer than on a conventional car.

A wealth of information can be found at priuschat.com, and you are
welcome to ask questons to allieviate any concerns on buying the

Posted by richard schumacher on March 10, 2007, 5:05 am

You almost certainly won't get 60 MPG.  45 MPG in city is common when
the outdoor temp is between 40 and 90 F.  50 MPG highway is common.

Lurk in http://priuschat.com  for a while to see many other points

Posted by TKM on March 28, 2007, 10:11 pm

I agree.  60 mpg is a dream of the Toyota marketing department.  40-50 is
typical. 50+ happens sometimes if you're careful.  Cold driving weather
drops the mpg into the 30s.

Tire pressure is critical to mpg.


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