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Old 07-19-2019, 12:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by S Keith View Post
I'm the exception. 2008 Prius: 39.6mpg average over the last 60 tanks or so per fuelly.

My wife routinely gets high 40s to low 50s in her 2008.

One of us drives like a hooligan.
And still averages almost 40mpg! That number doesnít tell the whole story. I can say that my car gets 19mpg highway (which it can) and people would assume itís either badly engineered or badly broken, but I only get such bad mileage when averaging 100mph, which gives the context of the mileage...

Your Prius is doing great for what you ask of it!

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Old 07-19-2019, 12:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Natalya View Post
I want to point out that this comparison was with the touring Insight, I think I remember reading that the EX and LX are more fuel efficient.
A good point. There are a number of differences between the Touring and other trims which include wheels (larger, heavier, lower profile, different rubber) and overall vehicle weight (+100lbs or so).

I expect it's mostly due to tires.
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:34 AM   #13 (permalink)
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