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The Smart ForTwo's big selling point is going to be fuel economy. For the current version, the company estimates a combined city/highway fuel mileage of about 40 miles per gallon, according to DaimlerChrysler. (The 60 mpg figure sometimes reported is for the diesel-engine version.)
“4.7 L/100 km (60 mpg imp/50 mpg US) for the gasoline model”
Originally posted by Corbin DalusLook SeeAre we, society, like a bunch of brainless, grazing cattle, oblivious to the world going on around us, while being herded and fed to those that dine on our ignorance?
Had we relied on the onboard computers, the Prius would have won by a landslide, as by the end of the trip they read 57mpg and 42mpg for the Prius and Jeep respectively.
However, to get the real figure, we calculated consumption based on how much fuel each car had used over the 160 miles. The result was astonishing: both cars had used nearly identical amounts of fuel. The Jeep had averaged 38.9 mpg - only 3.1 mpg less than its computer had recorded. However, the computer of the Prius appeared to be telling whoppers: it actually achieved just 39.9 mpg - a massive 17.1 mpg less than it had claimed.
Originally posted by Corbin Dalus
I'm impressed by the crash test. However, where am I going to put my grocies or luggage, etc? My Honda CRX had a hatch back.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
... Stop requesting twenty year old magic from today's gas-only vehicles – it's nonexistent.
Originally posted by Sloth
Buy a motorbike instead. I can easily get 4.5litres per 100km on my Suzuki GS500F, and its faster than any of the cars your talking about here...
Only a complete fool would part with their hard earned for a Toyota Prius.