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Hybrids - MPG
« on: 05 April 2021, 22:53:39 »

I keep glancing at auto trader and simply being nosy started comparing Hyprids.

BMW 7 series
Porche Cayenne/Panamero
Volvo
Mercs

All in the 100/120+ Mpg even one mentioned 200mpg (cant remeber which)

Even the Range rovers. 2.0 engine all arround the 400bhp mark

We know these cars go like the clappers but what do they actually return in realistic MPG figures.

Does any one own a Hyprid.  If so how do the paper figures compare to real driving?
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Re: Hybrids - MPG
« Reply #1 on: 06 April 2021, 00:01:49 »

I'd guess that it's totally dependent on what type of driving you do. If you have a plug in hybrid and never exceed the battery only range, then the fuel consumption will be next to nil. Use it on lots of 100 mile plus motorway jaunts and all you're basically doing is hauling a load of heavy batteries around for no good reason.

For most people it will probably be somewhere in the middle.

I've only ever had a pure EV, never a hybrid.
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Re: Hybrids - MPG
« Reply #2 on: 06 April 2021, 00:14:45 »

EV would not be worth it for me.  If I invested in a Hybrid then the idea would be that the saving on fuel would pay for the car.

Typical regular trip would be Aberdeen and back 800+ miles

Holidays, Corwall would easilt be 1000 miles 350 there, same back plus visiting places.

With the economy maybe trips through frane.

22+ mpg etc versus 140 mpg  has got to be looked into. :y
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Re: Hybrids - MPG
« Reply #3 on: 06 April 2021, 07:03:42 »

From what I've read, the figures you are quoting are for plug in hybrids that rarely actually use the engine.
From What Car:
Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid. Test MPG 49.4mpg. ...
Toyota Yaris 1.5 Hybrid. True MPG 49.2mpg. ...
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid. True MPG 46.9mpg. ...
Lexus ES 300h. Test MPG 44.7mpg. ...
Honda CR-V 2.0 i-MMD Hybrid. Test MPG 43.3mpg. ...
Toyota RAV4 2.5 Hybrid 2WD. Test MPG 42.3mpg. ...
Toyota RAV4 2.5 Hybrid. True MPG 37.1mpg. ..

My astra 2.0 diesel beats the bottom four.
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Re: Hybrids - MPG
« Reply #4 on: 06 April 2021, 07:49:46 »

Don't go to the dark side,, stay petrol buy a V8, and stick 2fingers up to Greta Thumbscrew..
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Re: Hybrids - MPG
« Reply #5 on: 06 April 2021, 13:08:47 »

Don't go to the dark side,, stay petrol buy a V8, and stick 2fingers up to Greta Thumbscrew..

Yep.....the Yaris I had the other day was badged 'hybrid'.

Piece of crap devoid of soul or character.
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Re: Hybrids - MPG
« Reply #6 on: 06 April 2021, 13:58:14 »

Top Gear once caned a Prius around the track ... IIRC it did about 19mpg. Less than the M series BMW it went round with
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Re: Hybrids - MPG
« Reply #7 on: 06 April 2021, 17:25:42 »

Top Gear once caned a Prius around the track ... IIRC it did about 19mpg. Less than the M series BMW it went round with

You can cane a Prius?  :o  ;D
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Re: Hybrids - MPG
« Reply #8 on: 06 April 2021, 19:55:27 »

Top Gear once caned a Prius around the track ... IIRC it did about 19mpg. Less than the M series BMW it went round with

You can cane a Prius?  :o  ;D

All things are relative  ;)
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Re: Hybrids - MPG
« Reply #9 on: 06 April 2021, 20:02:15 »

I remembered it wrong .... the Prius did 17mpg .... it was the M3 that did 19 - I knew there was a 19 somewhere  :y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKIryzmF-VM
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Re: Hybrids - MPG
« Reply #10 on: 06 April 2021, 20:09:02 »

makes the Omega's 23.4 MPG sound reasonable  :D
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Re: Hybrids - MPG
« Reply #11 on: 06 April 2021, 20:24:26 »

makes the Omega's 23.4 MPG sound reasonable  :D

That doesn't sound like a "caning it round a track" figure to me. ;)
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Re: Hybrids - MPG
« Reply #12 on: 06 April 2021, 20:24:35 »

makes the Omega's 23.4 MPG sound reasonable  :D

is that knocking about town?

If I drive very carefully .... I can see around 30mpg from my ML350 going to work (25 miles of mostly town)
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Re: Hybrids - MPG
« Reply #13 on: 06 April 2021, 20:46:38 »

From what I've read, the figures you are quoting are for plug in hybrids that rarely actually use the engine.
From What Car:
Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid. Test MPG 49.4mpg. ...
Toyota Yaris 1.5 Hybrid. True MPG 49.2mpg. ...
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid. True MPG 46.9mpg. ...
Lexus ES 300h. Test MPG 44.7mpg. ...
Honda CR-V 2.0 i-MMD Hybrid. Test MPG 43.3mpg. ...
Toyota RAV4 2.5 Hybrid 2WD. Test MPG 42.3mpg. ...
Toyota RAV4 2.5 Hybrid. True MPG 37.1mpg. ..

My astra 2.0 diesel beats the bottom four.

All the cars I looked at had engines, but I never gave it a thought that they might manipulate the reslts to look good by just using it on plus in power.. ::)

Maybe it's about time they revised the stats on Autotrader to give a more accurate idea for the consumer. :-X
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Re: Hybrids - MPG
« Reply #14 on: 06 April 2021, 21:12:07 »

makes the Omega's 23.4 MPG sound reasonable  :D

That doesn't sound like a "caning it round a track" figure to me. ;)
No, 23.4 is what i seem to get average at the speed limit or less your honour  :P
an Omega full of tools and junk and a 14 stone fatty at the wheel is never going round a track fast
 

is that knocking about town?

I do mostly 50 to 70 MPH ,20+ mile runs , not much round town or slow driving once i'm out the village
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