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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.
Just wonderin'
 

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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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