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Old 03-26-2019, 01:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Looks like that 46MPG trip was either a fluke and/or the conditions were perfect. We've made a couple trips to Idaho to visit family (about 320 miles round trip, about half at 55-65mph and half at 80) and got 35.5MPG (according to the display) the first time and 34.9MPG the second (this trip had light rain and a decent headwind on the way home). Still pretty good for what it is and how little I was trying, but not quite what I'd hoped after that initial trip. I'm amazed that it's only rated for 34MPG highway, you could probably average that at 75-80mph. The only changes I've made have been replacing the nearly bald rear tires with new non-LRR all-seasons and setting all the tires to 40PSI. Maybe I'll gain some of it back as the new tires break in.

It would be interesting to drop the Camry's powertrain into a Prius and see how it does in a lighter and sleeker body. I think it could almost the same mileage while having much more pep.

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