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Old 09-25-2019, 06:06 PM   #357 (permalink)
redpoint5
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Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 29.14 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 26.55 mpg (US)
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My Prius has a 10 gallon fuel tank (measured at 10.2 gallons to full when completely out). It's very convenient to look at the average MPG on the display, and mentally add a zero to the end of it to get total range. If I'm getting 50 MPG, I can go 500 miles on that tank of gas. It's a very precise way to estimate range.

Regarding EPA MPG, I find that number to be quite accurate as an average people can expect. It does well to give a relative comparison between vehicles, except for those times when manufacturers cheat (EPA only tests 10% of models).
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