Tuesday, February 27, 2007

2007 Toyota Prius MPG: Actual Results

I've owned my 2007 Toyota Prius for 5 months now. And, it still (mostly) makes me happy. The GPS NAV system is the biggest disappointment. The car does have more "pep" than I expected, so I guess it all balances out. Everything else is about what I expected.

In 5 months, I have driven about 7,500 miles. The electronic MPG gauge tells me that I get about 46.0 MPG on average. I drive about 80% Highway miles and 20% City miles. I have never seen a whole tank get either of the two EPA stated values for the car (which, I believe, are 51 MPG Highway and 60 MPG City).

What you are seeing reported here are real-world MPG numbers. I drive the car hard, just like I would drive any car. I do end up speeding more often than I would like. And, just FYI, the car was once running smooth for a brief moment at 91 MPH. Performance is excellent for a car with so little horsepower.

Don't get me wrong, though. This is a commuter car first and foremost. It does not handle well in the corners (but, my other car is a Porsche, so there really is no comparison). When you get in it, you should be in fuel-conserving commuter mode.

And, with the HOV car-pool sticker, I am even more pleased with my purchase.

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  1. The New Prius?...

    Toyota has released a teaser shot of the new hybrid concept that will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month. It's a rear shot (well part of it) but one could hope that this should be the new Prius' future look....

  2. There is a really simple solution to gas prices, and the major car companies are finally starting the ball rolling. The answer = Hydrogen on Demand. Ford, BMW, Honda, and More are already rolling these out, but wait who wants to spend another $21,000. I want to drive my hummer and my mustang. And now I can. I got a easy to install Hydrogen On Demand Fuel kit from PASS, check out their website, it installed in an hour, and was 1/3 the cost of other HHO hydrogen on demand systems. I now am getting 42% better gas mileage in my hummer, and 38% more MPG in my mustang. See thier website. http://www.passonfuel.com

  3. Diesel is the answer not hybrids with diesels engines you get a better city and highway milleage not just city.

    It's much less complicated no expensive batteries to worry in the future and same goes with repairs.

    Everybody kissing Japanese technology they can put stupid things on the market and millions but it. The best technology Diesels


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