I have a 2012 Toyota Prius C with 35k miles (yes, I do a LOT of driving).
I use non-ethanol gas EVERY time and get 47-50mpg. This is pretty good considering I dont drive the car like it should be driven (slow take offs), I drive 85mph on the interstate for 50 miles each way to and from work, 5 days a week. Occassionally, the mileage will drop, could this just be a bad batch of gas or does my fuel system need to be cleaned?
Other discussions I have read suggest that if the car runs fine, there is no need for the service. They mention a slow start when turning the car on. Well hybrids dont sound the same as a regular car when you turn that key. You barely hear a thing when starting a hybrid. And I only have 99 horsepower on this thing so sluggish starts are a part of my daily drive. Its also a push-start so there is no key to turn to “feel” a slow start.
Toyota is suggesting I get a $170 fuel induction service but from what I have read (on this site and others) it doesnt seem to be necessary. The car isnt even a year old!