2009 Prius getting 36-37 MPG
I know this is similar to another topic. I bought my Prius new (8 miles on the odometer) and I have not seen the overall milage go above 37 mpg since then. I drive both city and highway miles. I live in Florida so I don't have to worry about it getting too cold. I do drive a bit aggressively, but I should be getting better milage than this. I do come to a slow stop when possible. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong, but a friend of mine who has had the Prius for years told me she has never seen her MPG drop below 45. Being so new I haven't had an oil change yet.
Prius has horsepower! If you
Prius has horsepower! If you stomp the gas, you can definitely get low mileage.
That being said, the Prius has a computer memory. The car analyzes your particular driving style, and optimizes it's performance to your driving style.
I drive mostly in the city. When I take a long distance highway trip, my mileage improves about 5-8mpg after I've been on the road for 200 miles. The car's computer adapts to the new conditions.
Learn to take it easy on the throttle, and let the car get used to you.
Also, if your fuel is highly oxygenated (for high pollution areas) that will eat into your mileage a little.
People, "rottiepaws" lives
People, "rottiepaws" lives in Florida! Running the AC during summer months is probably not optional.. :)
Just might have to live with lower mileage during the summer if the AC is what's killing it...
I have a 2009 prius and live
I have a 2009 prius and live in South Florida. I drive slow(under posted speed limits) and with the air conditioner on I only get 34.5 mpg. I have 3200 miles on my prius. I am extremely upset over my gas mileage. I had a 2007 prius that I always got over 50 mpg. Last week I went to the dealership and inquired on this. I was told that my car isnt even broken in yet.Also, with 10% ethanol in the gasoline that it is keeping my gas mileage low.They also filled my tires with nitrogen. Nothing helps!!!