In HEV mode, on the plug in with an “empty” battery and normal 16” wheels, I’m getting 44 at worst 46 normally 48 if I’m trying. A/C and heater don’t effect HEV mode too much. My true MPG taking into account charging a few times per week, (I don’t have a home garage charger yet) has been between 60 at worst 70 normal and 85 best.
With gas heading toward $3.50 a gallon, 15,000 miles a year I’d save $1,270 per year in gas at “70mpgE” vs a 26mpg average Optima. Taking into effect the tax credits reducing the lease price, seems to be a wise financial choice. Optima was great, and all we really wanted was the hatch back convenience. Could be saving $3800 in gas over this lease.