Monthly Update for January 2017 - 2016 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test

2016 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Toyota Prius: Monthly Update for January 2017

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor

2016 Toyota Prius

Where Did We Drive It?
Our 2016 Toyota Prius had a relatively quiet January, puttering around the Los Angeles area and adding 682 miles to its odometer in the process. The Prius hasn't been an ideal candidate for some of the lengthy road trips we've taken recently, but be on the lookout as we take it outside the confines of the gnarly L.A. metro area in the near future.

What Kind of Fuel Economy Did It Get?
The Prius saw a minor downtick from an overall 48.0 mpg to 47.9 mpg in January. We're still under the combined EPA rating, but as our own Dan Edmunds (aka "actualsize") noted in the comments section of this post, the 4-mpg deficit isn't that far off. The best fill and best range achievements have not moved since they were set in the middle of last year.

Average lifetime mpg: 47.9
EPA mpg rating: 52 combined (54 city/50 highway)
Best fill mpg: 57.2
Best range: 468.5 miles
Current odometer: 7,373 miles

Maintenance and Upkeep
None.

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