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Old 07-12-2019, 03:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
5 MPG improvement from a cover is about what I was estimating. On my Prius, the difference is like operating at 3/4 throttle on the freeway compared to 1/2. Very noticeable. Maybe I'll pay closer attention next time to be a bit more objective.
Imagine converting that to drag coefficient from standard mpg considering my frontal area didn't change. and weight only increased by 29%.
On that route I would normally get 55-60 mpg.
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