
What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
For all you hybrid owners out there. What's the mpg you're getting. I'm interested in know since I want to purchase a hybrid myself. Just fill in the numbers next to the name if it applies to you. Thanks.
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What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
My Honda Civic Hybrid gets 4547 MPG  but a lot of my driving is at 70+ MPH.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Honda Civic Hybrid. Average ~65MPG but has been as high as 69.2 and 941miles/tank. I'm squeezing every bit of energy out of every insignificant speck of vapor.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Some news reports that the prius get around 35 instead of the posted 60 on the window. Sounds a little sad

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
I've averaged 52 MPG after 10K miles on my Prius. Fairly normal driving habits, not hotrodding or hypermiling. My freeway stopandgo daily commute is pretty ideal for the Prius, I believe.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
I have had a Honda Civic hybrid for 7 months now and for the past 2200 miles I average 39.7 MPG
in a combination of conserative hwy and city driving and using the a/c about 1/2 the time. I don't believe it is possible to acheive what the sticker says @ 48 MPG.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Peter, if I drive my 2003 HCH at/below the speed limit, I can easily get 50+ MPG. Much of my ~100 mile daily commute is at 70+ MPH, and I get 42 MPG on a bad day.
Do you have the "ECON" button pushed? Does your engine shut off at stoplights, etc?

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
I get 49.6 mpg driving my '05 HCH manual (life of car average). I routinely get 50+ mpg in the summer, less in the winter. Running a/c hurts average as does underinflated tires, but even with normally inflated tires and a/c on I average 43+ mpg.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
My '05 HCH gets roughly 48 MPG city, 51 MPH highway. In the winter, the city average is lower, around 45 MPG, due mostly to my short commute and the car not getting a chance to warm up.
I don't really do anything special other than to drive the speed limit or slightly above.
My observation is that for highway mileage, you should always be able to get the stated EPA estimates (or better, in my case) by just going the speed limits. For city driving, a lot depends on your situation  length of commute, amount of traffic, number of stops, etc.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
after purchasing my hch 05 one week ago, driving 165 miles per day to work, mostly highway. I am getting an avg. 50 plus. MPG>

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
FEH: Range is 28  32 mpg per tank, with an average of 30 mpg.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Who says prius is getting 30 MPG? They must be running on a flat tire cause I'm going 5255 MPG per tank. Even got up to 60 MPG on a few trips. Prius is just awesome.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
HCH CVT  I'm getting 52 MPG after 2 months of owning the car. No stunt driving, just going the speed limit. Best tank was 57.9 MPG.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
i have had my honda for one week. right after i got it i did a long road trip, mostly two lane roads, about 250 miles. i did some traveling around when i got to my location.
when i filled the first tank, i got 51.7 MPG. i thought that was pretty darn good. however, i have an 80 mile round trip commute, 4 lane highway with the speed limit of 65. driving just above 60, and taking advantage of slight downhills when i can, i am seeing almost 55 MPG. i was told it would take around 5000 miles before the mileage increases. with what i have been getting already, i am very pleased.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
I have a quick question. Is everyone reporting here driving the 05 model? I am looking at an 04 HCH, and I am curious to know if there is any significant difference in each year model. I would hate to purchase the 04 and then find out that the 05 gets 10 more mpg.
I have a traffic free interstate commute of 900 miles per week. So I feel like any increase over my current 20 mpg in my gas car will be worth the cost. :)

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Ashley, the 2004/2004/2005 HCHs are the same car as far as performance goes. Rumor has it the 2006 HCH will get 5% better mileage.
See my blog at https://www.hybridcars.com/blogs/hybridcommuter for yesterday's mileage report on my 2003 HCH.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
The year of the HCH (prior to the new 2006) will not make a difference.
If you have a trafficfree 900mile per week interstate commute then your mileage will depend almost entirely on how fast you drive. But it will be very predictable. My guesstimates for your commute would be, based on your speed:
60 MPH: 55 MPG
65 MPH: 52 MPG
70 MPH: 48 MPG
75 MPH: 44 MPG
80 MPH: 42 MPG
Those are ballpark figures based on my own experience, and from what I have read on this and other forums. As you can see, your speed will have a significant impact on your MPG (as it does with all vehicles).

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Well I will tell you actual mpg for my Jetta Diesel.
to work and back every day
@80+ MPH and some 10mins of slow interstate driving with the windows down I get 4142 mpg.
@60 speed limit and windows up (ac in the afternoon) I get 48
it is a hilly 34 mile commute to work and back. Plus I do a lot of city driving, and tend to accelerate pretty quickly. So maybe go for a bigger nicer car that runs on diesel, instead of going for the hybrid and still contribiting to urban ozone production (caused at GAS pumps, not diesel) and produce less CO1, and hydrocarbons. Plus a diesel will last lots longer than a gasoline engine, not to mention batterys.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
I have a 2005 Prius and drove from East coast to West coast and back over a 6 week period this past summer. Well over 9000 miles of travel and averaged 49.8 mpg. Western states were a killer on milage with posted highway speed limits of 75 mph. I noticed quite a difference with gas consumption setting the cruise control at 71 mph rather than going the posted 75. Now that I'm back home I'm averaging 55.0 mpg with a 60 mile daily round trip commute. My driving habits include driving at or slightly over the posted speed, slow acceleration and anticipating stops.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
These MPG numbers concern me  I have a 2000 Corolla with standard trans. that gets 40 MPG at 70 MPH. Local in town driving brings it down to 35 MPG. If these figures are accurate, a new Corolla, that sells for about $5000 less then a new Prius is the more "moneysaving" option. ($5000 buys about 1670 gal of gas, and represants about 66800 miles of driving!) Of course there's the environmental argument which is substantial  but in terms of overall gas mileage, are hybrids really what they're cracked up to be?

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Keep in mind Gary that if you get near the EPA for the Corolla, you will most likely get near the EPA estimates for the Prius. So you will get close to 50 mpg on the highway (I get 50 mpg on the interstate) and get in the neighborhood of 5560 in City (I get 60 in the summer). So depending on the amount of driving that you will do in city, the 2025 mpg difference would make up the $5k much quicker.
However, I would doubt it would truly be worth it to switch from a Corolla to a Prius on gas savings alone. I don't think anyone has potrayed the Prius as the ultimate money saving car. If a person really wants a cheap commuter auto, get a slightly used Echo. The 1015 mpg increase in mileage with a Prius would take forever to make up the 15K in price.
However, if you needed to step up in size (I can't fit in the Corolla) or want some of amenities not offered on the Corolla, like the nav system, Bluetooth, HID headlights, etc, than moving up may make more sense.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
I have an AWD 2006 Escape Hybrid. I've been driving it for about 2 months. I have the fuel efficiency monitor in the dash, so that has helped me learn to drive more efficiently faster. So far I'm averaging 27 hwy and 32 city. I've run the air conditioner pretty much non stop. I'm not sure how much of a difference that makes.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
HH '06. 26mpg on third tank of gas (app 1300 mi). Expect more as mcar breaks in. Very pleased!
JW
Chapel Hill NC

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Gary  Also keep in mind, that it's not right to compare the Prius to a Corolla. The Prius is larger and it's a hatchback. Can you fit as much into the corolla?
This is what makes it most difficult to do an accurate comparison between the various vehicles and MPG. You really need to compare the other factors  Prius also has navigation, bluetooth, 6 disc changer..etc..

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Check out the following:
http://www.greenhybrid.com/compare/mileage/
Very good "reallife" mileage input from Hybrid owners. You can drill down on each different Hybrid vehicle, looking at each persons reports, which also have additional comments that help define the conditions (highway, city, at the speed limit, over the speed limit, etc) the mileage was achieved. To me this is the true test of a vehicles mileage, which you will notice is very "drive style" (lots of coasting, no use of air conditioning, extra high pressure in the tires, etc) depended.
Hope it helps...

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
I would like to know what octane of gasoline the Prius and HCH owners are using in their cars.
Does octane grade effect a measurable difference in mileage?

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Prius 2005
Home:
Old city of Amsterdam
Driving to work and back
total of 18 miles
9 miles downtown
9 miles countryroad
first 6 weeks and going
with the flow and 12 trafficlights:
fuelconsumption:
51 silent miles per gallon
EV (unforced) for over 2 miles
per day.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
My average in city commute of approx. 30 minutes in stop and go (some highway) driving is around 42  44 MPG. My HCH is a 2004.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Truely the bottom line is how fast you drive and where. I drive an 03 Civic HX (high effeciency gas engine) which gets 45 mpg doing 65mph on my mostly hyw driving. A hybrid would not be smart for me at all. But in the city it would. Sucks that they stopped making the HX in 06.
DIESEL: Sure you get a more solid engine with better fuel miles, BUT (and that is a BIG but) diesel fuel is much more polluting no matter how you burn it and it is a proven carcinogen while gasoline is not. Also, overall diesel prices are more than gas on an annual average.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Depends (remarkably) on temperature for us (me and my husb).
2005 Prius warm: 54 or so
2005 Prius cold: 45 or so
2006 RX400h warm: 26 or so
2006 RX400h cold: 24 or so
The RX is very, very new, howeverthe warmer temps were when it was brandspanking newshould be better this summer. We bought the Prius last January, and its MPG improved DRAMATICALLY when it was older (higher odo) and when it got warmer. I expect a big difference this coming summer as the Lexus has some miles under its "belt" and when temps warm up.
Seems hybrids hate the cold even more than most cars. :)

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
I am planning to buy a Hybrid. BUT I want a Convertible!!! Does anybody know if a Convertible is coming out soon?

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Our 2006 Civic Hybrid is getting:
Above 40 degrees = 43 MPG
Below 40 degrees = 39 MPG
We average 70% Highway at 68 to 70 MPH and 30% City driving of mixed speeds and traffic flows. We love the fact that if engine is warm there is not any unnecessary idling, in lines. Banks, drivethru's, etc., the engine shuts off and all systems (heat, stereo, lights) keep working but no wasted gas.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
My 2005 HCH gets about 37.5 in the winter, and about 42 on summer gas.
Econ light is always on, but my foot's a little heavy.
Are you HCH drivers with 50+ driving manuals or automatics? Is there a difference?

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
How long does it take to break in an '06 HCH? I've got ~300 mi on mine, 10 days old, and I'm barely up to 3536 mpg, from ~28 at delivery. WHats the deal?

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Sue, my wife's 2004 HCH with manual transmission gets 5154 MPG. My 2003 HCH with automatic transmission gets 4547 MPG. Big difference: She drives at the speed limit. We did a nosetotail 113mile drive  she got 51.4 MPG and I got 49.9, which is about what you'd expect for the two different transmissions. (See my blog for April 20 at https://www.hybridcars.com/blogs/blog...th=4&year=2005)

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Sue and Mike, I've averaged midhigh 50's all winter and last summer averaged around 65MPG. My longest tank went for 941 miles at 69.2MPG.
2004 HCH CVT
Tips? Find some of them here:
http://www.greenhybrid.com/learn/art...fficiency.html
They seem to help alot of people. Even a Lincoln Navigator owner reported a 57MPG increase over a couple of tanks.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
Thanks. I just filled up and figured mpg out to 36 even. My wife has been driving it to work and I've been trying to leave space in traffic, coast, etc. Is this a breakin problem that will correct itself or is there something wrong? I expected quite a bit better but its only got 296 miles on it.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
I use to get about 49ish per gallon on my Honda Civic Hybrid..but after getting my oil changed from Juffy Lube for the first and last time it went down to about 40,I do drive alittle crazy but what can I do, I am only 18. I plan on getting my oil changed at the dealership from now on. The right oil can mean alot when it comes to hybrids.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
too young, what weight oil did they put in?
I have a 2004 HCH and it takes 020. I might be wrong but the typical Jiffy doesn't stock this.
I'd check your reciept and/or call them to be sure.
I wouldn't want something like 1040 in my engine.

What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?
I just wanted to confirm some of the comments about speed, especially driving the speed limit, to maximize mileage. I did some tests while driving on a flat freeway late at night with no traffic, and had the following results:
55 mph = 55 mpg
60 mph = 48 mpg
65 mph = 43 mpg
70 mph = 40 mpg
This was on a cool, autumn evening with the outdoor temperature at about 50 degrees. According to tests I've seen, the mileage would be about 7 mpg higher on a warm, summer day. That would put these numbers right in line with those posted by Chuck above (on 11/29/05).
"Your mileage may vary," but the point is that going faster really pulls those numbers down.