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Originally Posted by blue meanie
I have a 2004 Prius with about 45,000 miles on it. It had Goodyear Integrity tires when I bought it; on average I got 40 mpg with them doing a combo of freeway and street driving. However on trips we got about 43 on average.
I just tried Dunlop SP Sport A2 Plus tires and like the handling, but the mpg has gone down to about 38. On a recent trip it was even as low as 35 mpg. I'm debating trying different tires.
Any ideas? THanks.
Originally Posted by ChasSuitt
I'm not sure about California, but in Texas we are now on 10% ethanol blend in our gasolene which reduces the available energy in gasolene, thus a reduction in MPGs would be expected, in addition, and with now 36+ days over 100º MPGs are reduced by constant use of the AC.
Combine those with new tires (requiring breakin to wear the moulding pips on the tire tread - and sharp edges on the tread design)... I believe reduced MPGs would be expected.
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