Prius C Questions

Discussion in 'Toyota Prius Family' started by jerryberkowitz, May 28, 2012.

  1. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    A lot of people here like to see how many miles they can go on a tank. I do it , too. But I must be doing something right ; I haven't run out of gas yet. And I never add more fuel after the pump shuts off on the slowest setting. That's just my preference.

    On the other hand , if the wife's Camry is down to a quarter tank , she gets VERY nervous about her 3.3 mile commute to work.
     
  2. Xringer

    Xringer Older Member

    When getting home from city driving, and checking my MPG, it's always higher when my percentage of EV mode is high.
     
  3. priusCpilot

    priusCpilot George

    I have been letting my car decides if it wants to be in EV or not and sure enough my MPGs are higher and carrying more speed!

    I think letting the car do what it's wants it the most efficient fast driving method.

    I still try my best to watch lights and get long regens if possible.

    Let see how this tank goes? So far shows 64mpg on display?
     
  4. Sunin

    Sunin Well-Known Member

    Ok, had to adjust for the clock for daylight savings and found some fun options in displays. You can activate a real time display of fuel mpg, with 5 minute increments that store for 30 minutes and another screen that shows your all time best trips. Kind of sucks when you hit several 99.9 mpg trips though...

    The real time mpg reminds me of the main display from the insight. Good to see the effects of drafts, exactly how much mpg your using to accelerate etc.

    Remembered one more screen where it tracks your month to month gallon consumption. Last month, Oct was 33gallons that was something like 1500 miles, which is very high mileage for me. I'm a 5k per year person
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013
  5. Sunin

    Sunin Well-Known Member

    What most don't consider is this... The battery and use of elec motor does have energy losses, but a lot of that energy is free, ie slowing to a stop or coasting down hill or even when the motor is running but only using a small% of the power to move u forward.

    So when you use that free energy regardless if it is 95% efficient it was free stored energy. I tend to use the battery to just below half and I easily get 60-65mpg, highway 55mpg 55degrees and I eek out above 65mpg. This car is very capable if you keep the speed down.
     
  6. Sunin

    Sunin Well-Known Member

    Are there any class 3 trailer hitches available? I plan on putting a little luggage rack for camping on it so thus tongue weight as i understand it would be crucial
     
  7. priusCpilot

    priusCpilot George

    You mean a class 1 hitch. They make them both in a 1.25" and 2" hitch size.

    I was planing on towing 1 maybe 2 jetskis lol if temps are ok.

    Here are a few.

    http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2012_Toyota _Prius+C.htm

    The Drawtite and Hidden hitch have a high lower capacity.

    Im going to search for the best price once im ready.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2013
  8. Sunin

    Sunin Well-Known Member

    What is the weight of the stock steel rims on the Prius c two? Anyone know? Reason being is looking to replace the rims next year with about the same weight if I can't shave some weight!
     
  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Sunin:

    When I had the Elantra GT for a month, I pulled a wheel and weighed it. I used the OEM tire specs weight to come up with a std. rim weight.

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    2013 Hyundai Elantra GT - Tire and Wheel combination = 43.4 pounds. Tire = 20 pounds, Rim and air = 23.4 pounds.​

    The c-2s Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02 P175/65R15s supposedly weigh 17 pounds. Pull the rim and tire combo and weigh it by stepping on a scale without them and than with. Take the difference minus the 17 pounds and you should have the weight of the steel rim.

    Trying to find a lighter weight rim could be tough.

    Wayne
     
  10. Is that the 17" elantra wheel?

    Fwiw the 16" aluminum wheels on my van weighed 17-19 depending on the scale.
     
  11. Sunin

    Sunin Well-Known Member

    So found on Prius chat. 32.5lbs tire and wheel, stock tires weigh 17lbs so that means 15.5 lbs for the rim. Thinking of 9.2lb rims. That's 6.3lbsx4 or a total of 25.2 lbs
     

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