2016 Toyota Prius: August Fuel Economy Update
by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on September 14, 2016
Our long-term 2016 Toyota Prius didn't venture very far from home during the month of August. Over the last four weeks it only clocked 853 miles on the odometer, which meant it only visited the pump three times.
For those three fill-ups, the Prius averaged 46.8 mpg, a little lower than our lifetime average of 47.5 mpg (which is still about 9 percent below the EPA estimate of 52 mpg combined). But we did record a new "best range," which is nice.
Editor Light-Foot Frio went 468.5 miles between fill-ups to set our new record. He only put 9.63 gallons of fuel into the 11.3-gallon tank, so a 500-mile stretch is clearly within reach.
Here's a look at this month's big picture.
Worst Fill MPG: 42.3
Best Fill MPG: 57.2
Average Lifetime MPG: 47.5
EPA MPG Rating: 52 Combined (54 City/50 Highway)
Best Range: 468.5 miles
Current Odometer: 4,945
Travis Langness, Automotive Editor @ 4,945 miles