2016 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test - MPG

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2016 Toyota Prius: Monthly Update for November 2016

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

2016 Toyota Prius

Where Did We Drive It?
There's not much to report about our long-term 2016 Toyota Prius for November. We used it as it was intended, commuting to and from Edmunds HQ and running the usual errands. Since the last update, we've logged just 876 miles, limited to mostly city driving.

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2016 Toyota Prius: Monthly Update for October 2016

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

2016 Toyota Prius

Where Did We Drive It?
Our 2016 Toyota Prius stayed local for the month of October. Mostly, we commuted to the Edmunds offices in it and drove it around on the weekends doing, you know, weekend stuff. The neat thing about the Prius, though, is that its fuel economy isn't dependent on the kind of driving you do. Whether it's city driving or highway driving, you'll be getting about 50 mpg.

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2016 Toyota Prius: August Fuel Economy Update

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on September 14, 2016

2016 Toyota Prius

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.

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2016 Toyota Prius: August Fuel Economy Update - Impressive Range

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on August 10, 2016

2016 Toyota Prius

It's been two months since we reported the fuel economy of our 2016 Toyota Prius. That's not necessarily due to laziness (although I'm not ruling it out). As James mentioned in the Prius's last update, it takes a while for this thing to need fuel. Our data set just isn't growing that fast.

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2016 Toyota Prius: First Fuel Economy Update

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on June 6, 2016

2016 Toyota Prius

Good thing: our long-term 2016 Toyota Prius goes a long time between fill ups. Bad thing: It therefore takes a long time to accumulate enough fill ups to report on its fuel economy.

Nevertheless, after two months and more than 2,000 miles, we can report that our long-term Prius is returning 48.6 mpg. That contrasts to its EPA-combined figure of 52 mpg, but we've also seen fill-ups good for 54.3 mpg and 52 mpg without any special effort on our part.

More time, more miles and more fill-ups are still needed to provide a better picture of just how efficient the new Prius can be.

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2016 Toyota Prius: Introduction

by James Riswick, New and Used Car Editor on April 6, 2016

2016 Toyota Prius

With gas prices at the lowest levels we've seen in years, it's not surprising that trucks and SUVs are flying off dealer lots, while hybrids have become passé.

Well, most hybrids at least. Even with cheap gas, the Toyota Prius was still one of the most popular cars on the market last year.

The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius is looking to build on that continued momentum with a comprehensive list of upgrades. The most notable of those improvements is a new EPA rating of 52 mpg in combined city and highway driving.

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