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Posted by liu on September 3, 2009, 2:08 pm

What is the real world Prius highway MPG from your experience? It
should be higher than 45, right? I was able to get 44MPG with Camry
when the traffic was low in the night. My car is getting old and I'm
considering Prius. what is the real-world fuel efficiency from your


Posted by Was Istoben on September 3, 2009, 3:43 pm

I averaged 52 over the 40,000 miles I drove my 2005 by paying attention to
how I drove.  So far my 2010 is averaging 53.8 without even trying to
maximize mileage.  In the 2010 I use the ECO mode, switching to the
PERFORMANCE mode when passing.  Don't compare my figures with what you were
able to achieve under any particular set of conditions.  In my 2005 I once
achieved three consecutive 75 mpg bars and in the 2010 I've had three
consecutive 100 mpg bars.  You want to compare your overall mileage figures
with the overall mileage figures I've achieved.

Posted by Michelle Steiner on September 3, 2009, 5:22 pm

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I typically get 48 MPG; the lowest I ever had was 44 (but that was when
driving mostly at 80 MPH on the freeway), and the best I ever had was 53;
driving from Vegas to Phoenix, mostly at 65 or the speed limit, whichever
was lower.  (Vegas to Phoenix is about 350 miles with about a 900 foot
decrease in elevation.)

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Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on September 4, 2009, 1:32 am

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It depends on how you drive, how much energy is used for climate control
(is it very hot where you are, requiring much A/C?  Is it very cold,
requiring heat?), what kind of tires you're running, do you drive 55 or
75, etc.

But 45 on a 2004-2009 Prius is about right for an average driver under
average conditions.

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