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40 mpg Prius vs 50 mpg European Diesel cars - Page 10

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Posted by Javier Lopez on May 5, 2006, 8:01 pm
 
It is not true, the real thing is that the Prius has lower mpg's at winter,
it is because it's main target is to be a close to zero emission vehicle, so
at colder weather the catalyzer needs more gases going through it to keep at
good work temperature to avoid contamination.




Posted by Michael Pardee on May 6, 2006, 12:10 am
 

Michelle, as a fellow Arizonan (Zonie) I have to mention the best we've had
is the round trip from Flagstaff to Sedona and back: 61 mpg for the 60 mile
trip with about 2000 ft difference in elevation. Hybrids love hills!

Mike



Posted by Bill on May 5, 2006, 3:17 am
 

Just got home.  146 miles mixed city/highway on my current tank.  MPG (US)
this tank 53.4.



Posted by Michael Pardee on May 6, 2006, 12:07 am
 
Mine at least is US.

Mike



Posted by Jean B. on May 5, 2006, 12:47 am
 Bill wrote:


Don't you love it?  (Or not?)  I love being shut down when
stopped--and being able to not just waste braking energy.

--
Jean B.

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