Posted by *Bill* on June 8, 2006, 4:23 am

Alive&Kicking wrote:

*> I have a diesel, consuming 6,0 liter per 100 km (I live in Belgium!!). EPA*

*> is 5,9 l/100km....*

*> EPA for the Prius is 4,3 l/100km.*

*> Unfortunately, I don't have a "formula" to convert liter/100 km into MPG*

*> (miles per gallon)...*

*> >*

*> > What do you get with the vehicle you use now and what was its EPA *

*> > rating?*

The conversion from km/liter is km/liter times 2.38.

The EPA mileage numbers are notoriously HI. EPA says Prius gets about

60 MPG - HA! Consumers report quotes an average of 44 MPG, city &

highway My 05 gets about 40 - 41 in town but I live at 5200ft and have

lots of hills. Just returned from a 3300 mile trip and got about 50.

Turn off the air conditioner the get a 1 - 2 MPG boost, if you can take

the heat.

I'm told using synthetic oil may increase mileage 1-2 MPG

Want to get 50 mpg? Drive 55. It's as easy as that.

Posted by *rickror* on June 8, 2006, 4:30 am

Bill wrote:

*> Alive&Kicking wrote:*

*> > I have a diesel, consuming 6,0 liter per 100 km (I live in Belgium!!). EPA*

*> > is 5,9 l/100km....*

*> > EPA for the Prius is 4,3 l/100km.*

*> > Unfortunately, I don't have a "formula" to convert liter/100 km into MPG*

*> > (miles per gallon)...*

*> >*

*> >*

*> > >*

*> > > What do you get with the vehicle you use now and what was its EPA*

*> > > rating?*

*> The conversion from km/liter is km/liter times 2.38.*

*> The EPA mileage numbers are notoriously HI. EPA says Prius gets about*

*> 60 MPG - HA! Consumers report quotes an average of 44 MPG, city &*

*> highway My 05 gets about 40 - 41 in town but I live at 5200ft and have*

*> lots of hills. Just returned from a 3300 mile trip and got about 50.*

*> Turn off the air conditioner the get a 1 - 2 MPG boost, if you can take*

*> the heat.*

*> I'm told using synthetic oil may increase mileage 1-2 MPG*

*> Want to get 50 mpg? Drive 55. It's as easy as that.*

You may be right but I'd rather get 50 or a bit less and not have the

rearend of my new Prius mashed by the guy behind me.

Posted by *Michelle Steiner* on June 8, 2006, 6:14 am

rickror@commspeed.net wrote:

*> > Want to get 50 mpg? Drive 55. It's as easy as that.*

*> *

*> You may be right but I'd rather get 50 or a bit less and not have the *

*> rearend of my new Prius mashed by the guy behind me.*

I get 50 to 53 MPG at 65 MPH.

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Posted by *Alive&Kicking* on June 8, 2006, 4:30 am

Any idea what the average mileage is for the first 4 or 5 miles, with a cold

engine?

Posted by *Michelle Steiner* on June 8, 2006, 6:13 am

*> Any idea what the average mileage is for the first 4 or 5 miles, with *

*> a cold engine? *

First five minutes with a cold engine would be anywhere from about 20

MPG to 35 or 45 MPG, depending on the outside temperature and the

average speed.

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> I have a diesel, consuming 6,0 liter per 100 km (I live in Belgium!!). EPA> is 5,9 l/100km....> EPA for the Prius is 4,3 l/100km.> Unfortunately, I don't have a "formula" to convert liter/100 km into MPG> (miles per gallon)...> >> > What do you get with the vehicle you use now and what was its EPA> > rating?