I get 13 MPG in town and 17.5 on the highway. However, with the new 10% ethanol gas we have in Houston now, I have seen those numbers fall substantially. I figure I'm only getting 11/15 with the new fuel.
Hey don't knock it. The savings would almost pay for it self, or at least the depreciation on it.
12,000 city miles a year with prius cost (60mpg) ------------ 600/yr
12,000 city miles with my L cost (14mpg) ------------ 2570/yr
Then there is all the Hybrid Tax incentives.
But is all this savings worth being seen in this:
THe prius is selling for more than MSRP and the average option package puts it at $26,500 + - Your estimate of the savings would barely pay for the insurance and registration, Let alone the mental anguish of driving a snail ...
Not sure if that constitutes around town, stop and go traffic but how about seven 30 minute sessions at the local track? My average is 37 gallons of Sunoco 94 or 1 gallon every 5.67 minutes. Does that help?
I don't really speed too bad ; but, I have a bad habbit of getting to the speed limit as fast as 500 rwhp will allow me. That equals out to a little over 11 mpg for an even mix of highway and city driving.
I do not drive mine daily. However, when driving distances(usually to track events) I get over 17 MPG. This is truly amazing to me as I have over 600HP on demand.
Even playing locally I get over 10MPG which is better than my Bronco!