I am really confused at these little green leaf car symbols. Can you tell me if more is better or less is better?
Also, I get about 40m/g in winter, and 50m/g in summer. never got 55 or above. I consider myself very modest driver. To me, I found actually driving on Highway gets me more mileage than in city. Perhaps because the speed is too low, average speed is 30. I have tested numerous times that if you are consistently driving at a speed below 30, with much traffic, many traffic lights and stop signs, you won't save your gas at all, while if you go over 70 on highway, your gas mileage comes down quickly.
For an average person, you're in the right range. You'll need to just adjust your driving slightly to take advantage of the Hybrid Synergy Drive system to squeeze out 5, 10, 15 mpg more (depending on how far you wanna go).
The leaf cars represent how much energy you've recovered via regenerative braking. In the 1 Min Consumption screen, each leaf car is 30Wh. On the 5 Min Consumption screen, they represent 50Wh. The more the better if you're coming down a mountain (Cause that means you weren't using your brake pads) but in the city, that means you're braking too often. Try to coast and maintain momentum if possible.
For me, highway reduces mileage in the summer but increases mileage in the winter (I'll be running the engine more often in the winter because I need heat!)
Try the Pulse & Glide method, check your tyre pressure (I'm running 40/38 front/rear. The stock pressure is 35/33), use the Hybrid System Indicator as a guide - avoid accelerating into the PWR zone (unless of course traffic requires it) and if possible, maintain the pedal within the darker green "Hybrid ECO Area" to minimise engine usage when cruising. Of course, P&G can get better mpg but sometimes the situation doesn't allow you to use P&G so you have to continually adjust on the fly, switching from method to method to maximise mpg based on the terrain, volume of traffic and so forth.