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I'm very interested to hear what MPG you are achieving with your new Hybrid?

I believe its supposed to be very similar to the Prius, which online is showing an average of 59MPG
http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/toyota/prius-2016

I need to change my Company car soon, currently have a Nissan Juke 1.5 diesel which gets me anything from 50-63 MPG (I don't like boring looking cars)
I'm also considering a BMW i3 (range extended version), Outlander PHEV and Jeep Renegade (Diesel)
 

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UK owners have only been able to collect them since the official launch 9 days ago. Probably a bit soon to expect any meaningful data.
 

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According to reviews the CHR is not as fuel efficient as a Prius. It is not as aerodynamic, and I believe it weighs more too. It is also slower than a Prius, not as well equipped, and considerably more expensive. However it is better looking!!

Re: the other 3 cars you are looking at:- The BMW i3 Range Extender is rather noisy, it's expensive, and not very practical. The Outlander PHEV is also expensive, and the overall quality didn't feel that good to me. I wouldn't touch a Jeep Renegade with a barge pole as they are expensive to buy, depreciate alarmingly quickly, and I've heard reliability isn't good either. If you are coming out of a Juke, then the CHR is a definitely the best choice.
 

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According to the new Carbuyer review, the Prius drives a lot better as a hybrid than the CHR. I felt that when I drove it too, with the engine cutting in much more readily, and EV mode almost non-existent. I suppose that's not altogether surprising because the Prius was specifically designed as a hybrid, whereas the CHR has just taken the Prius chassis, and plonked an attractive bodyshell and cabin onto it. No doubt Toyota have also changed all the compression ratios of the engine, as well as tinkering with the CVT and hybrid system to adapt them for the CHR. I've seen so many reviews that favour the petrol version, but it doesn't make economic sense for me when the power output is virtually identical, and the hybrid is so much more economical on fuel and road tax!!
 

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I've already passed 2000km and the MPG is almost half the rated one. It is necessary to mention that the temperetaures in my area vary between -20C and -5C with some powerful winds. More data can be found here: http://www.spritmonitor.de/en/detail/802801.html
When I tested the C-HR in December the temperatures were 5+C and the fuel consumption was way better
 

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I still think Hybrid and electric cars are in their infancy. I think my next Company car has to be a compromise, hopefully in 3 years the technology will have improved the range on EV.

I need a car slightly larger than my Juke as my kids are now teenagers.

The Jeep depreciation is not a worry, its a Company lease car, I just like the rugged looks of it. (I don't like boring looking cars)

I've punched some figures into a spreadsheet, once I get some more accurate C-HR MPG figures, I can make a decision.
I should be able to arrange a 1 week demo through work, so that will give me a chance to test it myself.

I'm hoping my next car will save me enough per month to run a VW T5 Camper van :) So I will have that available if I need lots of space.
 

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We are driving our C-HR since late December and our average fuel consumption is around 5.0-5.2 l per 100 km in a mixed city/highway cycle. The climate is set to 19.5 degrees and the airco is occasionally on.

This is not too bad, but still significantly more than the advertised value of 3-4 l per 100 km.
 

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That's just abive what I achieved on a 20min test drive city/motorway with the 1.2 petrol and that was me driving quite fast to see how it was.
Quite surprised the hybrid is so low.
Don't do much city driving so personally opted for the 1.2.
 

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crzcrz said:
We are driving our C-HR since late December and our average fuel consumption is around 5.0-5.2 l per 100 km in a mixed city/highway cycle. The climate is set to 19.5 degrees and the airco is occasionally on.

This is not too bad, but still significantly more than the advertised value of 3-4 l per 100 km.
To be fair, long term tests on the Prius is 59 MPG, this is a larger, more brick shaped vehicle so will give less MPG. Plus new engines require a few thousand miles to loosen up and give best MPG.
 

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I think if I achieve over 50mpg on average that will be adequate with 55mpg on longer runs, anything else is a bonus.

But as we all appreciate it comes down to personal driving style. For example we should only assess mpg on a brim-to-brim basis as from experience computer management displays are between 3-8% optimisitic

For example in 2012 I had a Prius on 3 week hire, yes it took some getting used to but in a week that I was doing some serious mileage I managed 742 miles on a brimmed tank (topped up with a jerry can so I could see the fuel). Which I believe was slightly in excess of the manufacturers claims.

I've also done some Lands End to JoG economy runs (for charity) on LPG in my Jag, in that they compare manufacturers stated figures to what was achieved on LPG. In my case 24 was the manufacturers average but I achieved in excess of 38, or 65+ in cost as LPG (at that time) was £0.42ppl and unleaded .96ppl

Quality of oil/filter, tyre pressures, extra weight in cabin (inc passengers) air-con and cruise all factor in as do electrical accessories, ambient temperature and weight of driver! So, where I weight 11 stones, I would automatically expect an someone of 18 stones (44kg/98lbs more) to do worse than me economy wise...purely because they are carting around the extra weight.

The plus side of my driving style is that brake pads and tyres on any car I've had tend to last 40k/30k miles before a change is needed
 

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I've had mine for a couple of weeks now.
The average consumption for the last 800 km is 4,3 Litres/100km (65,7 miles/gal UK).

Best was achieved on a 47km trip at 3,6 litres/100km (78,5 miles/gal UK) mix of country roads and smaller with speed ranging between 40km/h and 80km/h. I tried some hypermiling stuff I read about. I'm sure these numbers can be improved with some more experience since this is the first time I drive a hybrid.

During this time the temp has been 0° to 8°C, 18" winter tyres, not sure about avg speed, a/c off, eco mode. On the "record run" the car had been parked outside for a day in the cold.
im very happy with these numbers, way better than expected. :)
 

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Driving how I like to I've averaged around 55 mpg on both of my initial tanks of petrol - on a mix of back roads, motorway and town driving. I was always going to be happy with anything above 50 mpg. And I'm expecting it to get better as the mileage increases and the weather gets warmer.
 

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59.7mpg over the 1060 miles traveled in the last 13 days according to the trip computer

59.1 according to fuel used, I've not had a trip comp register any less than 4% over in any car I've driven, so a 1% variance is quite amazing. Supermarket fuel with Millers ecomax added.

From what has been said on this thread, economy improves, well certainly the battery strength and duration does in addition with the adaptation in driving style. So perhap my next 1000 miles will see me get into 60+MPG
 

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I'm really happy with my MPG. My journey profile is horrible for any vehicle - a short 5 minute drive with a rapid transition from 30 to 70 before anything has had time to warm up. I've had all sort and sizes of cars and never exceeded 35 MPG on this run, The last two days it has been at 50MPG. The weather has been a bit warmer than last week when I got 45. I also seem to be getting really good figures on my return journey (which is a bit more leisurely as I am not in such a rush and avoids the 70mph stretch) having twice completed the 1.8 mile journey lately on full EV except for a very short burst of power on the final short hill.
 

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I have had mine for 3 weeks now. On my 11 mile drive to work get 72 mpg in eco mode and that's planning ahead with my driving and no air con on the way home with one big hill to climb it falls to 68 mpg. On a 110 mile dual carriageway run recently I got 58 mpg but that was on normal driving mode and not taking it easy. Driving style clearly has a massive impact on figures achieved
 

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MarkyMUK said:
59.7mpg over the 1060 miles traveled in the last 13 days according to the trip computer

59.1 according to fuel used, I've not had a trip comp register any less than 4% over in any car I've driven, so a 1% variance is quite amazing. Supermarket fuel with Millers ecomax added.

From what has been said on this thread, economy improves, well certainly the battery strength and duration does in addition with the adaptation in driving style. So perhap my next 1000 miles will see me get into 60+MPG
My trip computer and brim to brim calculations reveal a 10% difference!
I'm getting 60 mpg on trip and 54 mpg on my calculations.
 

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Mine is probably more accurate as is taken from an actual brim, when I can see the fuel each time.

Typically topping up from a jerry can the tank and fuel neck will hold between an extra 6-7.5l, which worst case is over 1.5 imp gallons
 
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