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What were you driving before, what MPG's were you getting, and how did that compare to the EPA? Remember, the EPA number is based off a standardized test in a controlled environment (i.e. not driven in the real world). It's value is relative to other cars but not necessarily what you will see in use (hence the term, Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV)). Give the car some time to break in. Check your tire pressure to make sure they aren't low. You may consider having your alignment checked. But I'm guessing it is a combination of cold weather and lower tire pressures that will be the culprits. It will get better when the temps warm up in late spring.
posted by Codyroo November 26, 2011 at 12:25 AM
I see about a 5 - 6% high reading on my Prius displayed MPG. The MPG you get by calculating the miles divided by gallons (as done by fuelly) will be more accurate over time. Most car displayed MPG's are overly "optimistic", but it gives you a ballpark number.
posted by Codyroo November 26, 2011 at 12:20 AM