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Anyone made an LA (or similar area) run to Vegas in this car?
Just wondering how it handled, MPG along the way, how you drove, etc.
My old 2010 used to HATE Cajon pass and took many miles to catch up.
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Haven't driven it, but thought I'd share what the terrain profile looks like. (Aside from traffic, I check terrain maps more often now with a hybrid, so I know what to anticipate when planning new drives.)

Cajon Pass looks like a long/steep gradual climb, while Halloran Springs looks like a short/steep climb. I think you'll hear the engine labor on both of these stretches, and it will 'feel' worse over Cajon because of the duration of the climb. There's a nice rolling downhill stretch between Cajon and Halloran Springs and also on the return trip, which should give some nice mpg / regen gains.
 

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I live in Kingman, AZ, which is about 100 miles from Vegas. I've done a couple of runs back and forth to LA. Down to LA I was able to get over 50 keeping at AZ and CA speed limits (or so. :)) and coming back it was around 48. Uphill coming to Kingman, downhill going to LA.
 

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I took my 2020 Insight to Vegas over Thanksgiving week. I live in the south Bay Area CA, so it was about 1060 miles round trip. I stayed the night in Barstow going there but drove the entire length coming back. I found that I averaged just over 44 mpg overall on the trip. I highly prefer cruise control, so using that may have caused my mpg to be lower than it probably could have been. I tried using sport mode on some of the inclines as suggested on this forum, but because I wanted to use CC it didn't seem to make too much of a difference in engine behavior...though it has been said it can affect battery behavior and the min/max levels it tries to keep it at. Instead, I just used normal mode on inclines and ECON for the rest.

Overall it was a pretty comfortable trip though I'm finding I'll probably need additional lumbar support as I did with my 2012. I mostly listened to podcasts which made the time go quickly. Also won $5000 in Ultimate Texas Hold'em. :)
 

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Why was my post above moved to a completely different thread?? I went to the thread I originally posted this to and it was gone. I thought I had violated a rule or something. After looking at my post history I found it here....in an 18-month-old thread.

While my post happens to mention my trip to Vegas, it was not intended to be about that. It was intended as a reply to the thread I posted this in which was about the Insight's mileage. It was done with a purpose behind it for those looking up posts on mileage and reading through that thread.

I've been using message boards for nearly 20 years and have NEVER come across this before. It's very unsettling for a moderator to interpret my intentions on my behalf. If I had wanted to reply to this thread I would have. I wasn't derailing the other thread or being malicious in any way. Moderators should moderate the rules, not people's intentions while arbitrarily moving posts around because they feel like it belongs somewhere else.

Maybe this is an overreaction, but I really don't feel comfortable posting here anymore. I don't like my thoughts and intentions policed.
 

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Maybe this is an overreaction, but I really don't feel comfortable posting here anymore. I don't like my thoughts and intentions policed.
The system should send a message/alert when moved; I'm sorry if that didn't occur. Was trying to sort topics to help with search in future and to make connections to other group conversations. But I understand the feedback and will take into account going forward. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
 
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