Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Hybrids
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-19-2017, 02:40 AM   #221 (permalink)
Xist's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 5,285

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 40.43 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 33.7 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,197
Thanked 892 Times in 666 Posts
Sadly, Chorizo will not live forever, and it will be easier to find a Prius than another HX. The hybrid would return better fuel economy, but I am not sure how the battery pack maintenance would compare with $400 oxygen sensors. On the one hand, you have a car that makes some use of the speed I need to shed driving down big hills, on the other hand, my current car gets better fuel economy at 65 MPH than 55. That is awesome!

I was surprised the Prius c got worse fuel economy than the larger Prii, but still much better than the Fusion, which looks much better. I think the Prius would look better with coroplast on it!

The Fusion is 16.7" longer than Chorizo, 5.8" wider, 3.9" higher, and while 52% heavier, yet still gets 24% better fuel economy!

According to FuelEconomy.gov, four users average 41.7 MPG in the Fusion and seven drivers average 38.5 in Civic HXes (7.7% less), but it just seems wasteful to drive such a large vehicle by myself 99% of the time.

In theory, if a Fiesta hybrid weighed as much as my Civic (34% less), it would get 62 MPG.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 04-19-2017, 10:43 AM   #222 (permalink)
home of the odd vehicles
rmay635703's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Somewhere in WI
Posts: 2,636

Silver - '10 Chevy Cobalt XFE
Thanks: 220
Thanked 416 Times in 314 Posts
I'm waiting possibly in vain for 4th tech to find its way into the v or c.

A v could replace a suburban for transport purposes
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2017, 05:04 AM   #223 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 5,620
Thanks: 0
Thanked 537 Times in 482 Posts
Originally Posted by rmay635703 View Post
I'm waiting possibly in vain for 4th tech to find its way into the v or c.
It actually surprised me that neither the v or the Lexus CT200h got the same upgrades from the 4th-gen Prius.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com