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Just purchased first fill-up in my Niro EX.
516 miles, put in 9.61 gallons = 53.69 miles/gallon.
Driving around town (Las Vegas, NV)
Readout said I had 52 miles left to empty.
Very satisfied.
My 2012 Prius type 2 was averaging 48 to 50 mpg.
 

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Thanks for the report and comparison. Your FE should improve as the weather warms up and the engine breaks in. 53.7 is a great start!
 

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Add MPG Info. Also EX Model.

Second Fill Up at 1006 miles.

Fill up was for 472 miles and took 8.88 gallon (topped off the tank with a couple extra squirts) = 53.1 MPG

NOTE: Driving mostly below 45 or 50 MPH on county roads and some in town with a few stop lights and some traffic (Sevierville / Pigeon Forge / Seymour area of TN) . About ideal conditions for a Hybrid vs high speed highway travel.

Also, driving as easy as practical for safety (no jack rabbit starts and try to allow it to be on EV as much as possible).
 

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Has anyone else noticed if the MPG drop when you use cruise control? Not sure if it was a fluke or not since this was the first long distance trip with my Niro Touring. In town, and when cruise control was not engaged, I was getting 46+ MPG, but with Criuse on, it was only 39 MPG which really surprised me. I would have thought with the system driving the car, it would have preformed better than when I drove. When I drive back next Tuesday, I am going to try "testing" it again.
 

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I think CC even on normal cars does worse under certain conditions if driver pays attention using his control.

Like in area of up down hills --- When using yourself, can ease off a bit up hill and drop speed where cruise control will even go to passing gear to maintain speed. Then when going down hill you can ease off and let it coast or add speed easily where speed control will ease off and use engine brraking.

Probably, most of us don't pay attention to throttle control and CC is convenient and prevents tickets.
 

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There are certainly strategies that work in favor of hybrids that nav programs can assist drivers with, especially with PHEVs. Get a better charge in your battery before a hill. Use the electric motor more heavily up the hill and regenerative braking on the downside.
 

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touring, the trip back MPG was 43, a little better, but not as good as around town. I was surprised, thought it would be higher than around town. Guess I will look at the glass half full, and be glad it gets such great milage around town.
 

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Considering that it is still cold (depending on your location), and you have the lower mpg spec, your mpg seems to be in the right ballpark.
 

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my tanks with average speed of 27mph even with the paddle board on the roof are in the low 40's......today on the Interstate with very jerky cruise control set at 72 (lots of traffic) with roof racks on I got 37.28mpg. This vehicle just loves puttering along at 50 - 60 but it's working hard at 70!
 

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When you say it is working hard at 70, do you mean it is laboring? I have had 4 Kia's, first bought one in 1995, and am seriously looking at the Niro. Just have not read much overall opinions of the car in general, just what kind of mileage your getting. How is everyone liking the car overall? Good things and bad. Is it sluggish or peppy? Presently driving a Optima with 260,000 miles and looks and drives great, but eating gas.
 

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When you say it is working hard at 70, do you mean it is laboring? I have had 4 Kia's, first bought one in 1995, and am seriously looking at the Niro. Just have not read much overall opinions of the car in general, just what kind of mileage your getting. How is everyone liking the car overall? Good things and bad. Is it sluggish or peppy? Presently driving a Optima with 260,000 miles and looks and drives great, but eating gas.
Keeping in mind I'm coming from a VW Diesel.....set the cruise at 80 and it would push you back into the seat from 60.....The Niro asks " you want to do 80...like Today???" I'm really liking it though...Mine is a touring. Today the Advanced Emergency Braking saw a white car with no lights stopped in the fog before I did and beeped and I THINK applied the brakes a split second before I did. Stopped me in time (I was doing 45mph) though everything on the seat was on the floor! With roof racks on I'm getting 37mpg on the freeway at 72mph, and with the board on the roof for my around town stuff I'm getting 42mpg. The handling isn't German road car feel but pretty darn close.....I'm taking 25mph cloverleafs at 40 - 45mph just like I did with my sportwagen!
 

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Thanks for the information. Being in Southern California, had never heard the term cloverleaf before. Guess you mean a hard merge into new freeway traffic. How are you liking the Harman Kardon Stereo System? Does Air Conditioning work fine in an Hybrid and does it affect performance in general? Still working on gaining as much information as possible on this Touring. Thanks!
 

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Thanks for the information. Being in Southern California, had never heard the term cloverleaf before. Guess you mean a hard merge into new freeway traffic. How are you liking the Harman Kardon Stereo System? Does Air Conditioning work fine in an Hybrid and does it affect performance in general? Still working on gaining as much information as possible on this Touring. Thanks!
Cloverleaf is the very self-descriptive term for the shape of full exits and entrances when two (usually) limited access highways cross. You have them in Southern California, and it is common vocabulary everywhere. Generally all full exits/entrances on such crossings are called cloverleafs, even when they don't take the shape. As in exits that do a ninety degree left turn (plus a bit) versus 270 degree turn. The former is far faster and smoother than the latter, but much more expensive to construct.

One advantage for the traditional cloverleaf is the ability to get to any direction on either road if you mistakenly went the wrong way as long as you do not take the right (first) entrance. I've done that perhaps half a dozen times when confused by signs (common in South California) that don't give you the direction, but a destination you don't recognize. In fact, you could stay in the cloverleaf doing 270's for hours, perhaps if you are trying to improve your motorcycle skills.
 

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Niro EX----
Second Fill-up info:
511 miles; 9.833 gal. = 52.14 mpg

First and second combined:
1027 miles; 19.44 gal = 52.83 mpg overall
 

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Thanks for the information. Being in Southern California, had never heard the term cloverleaf before. Guess you mean a hard merge into new freeway traffic. How are you liking the Harman Kardon Stereo System? Does Air Conditioning work fine in an Hybrid and does it affect performance in general? Still working on gaining as much information as possible on this Touring. Thanks!
The air conditioning works better than any vehicle I've owned.....I live in FL! The air cooled front seats are really something!!! Unfortunately after paddling I usually am quite wet so I have a seat cover I throw on. What is amazing to me is sitting in traffic, air is running but on the battery! The touring doesn't get as good mileage....I didn't want the sunroof, or the 18" wheels but wanted the HID lights and the cooled seats....but I'm happy with my around town average of 42mpg with the roof racks and the board on the roof!
 

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I have had my LX for a week and was glad to hear that the A/C worked great in FL. I live
in MN. and the last couple of days it's been 28 degrees in the morning and I would guess
it takes about 2 minuets for the electric heater to come up to heat and that's really going to be
great next winter. I've had 2 Soul's and I hope the Nero is as good, love it so far..
 
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