Join Date: May 2014
Location: N. Central Florida
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In a word, YES.
If you had paid attention to the new sticker on the window....(oops, maybe you didn't get it new)....you would have noticed that the "rated" fuel mileage is greater in the city. This is because the hybrid battery features work more and better at intermittent low speeds.
Also the hybrid gains some of it's efficiency by having a very small engine; thus the faster you go, the more the mileage drops off......compared to cars with more powerful engines.
In my experience, you take a big hit when you go over 60.....and a HUGE hit when you go over 70.
This is true of all vehicles; it's just more pronounced with a hybrid.
'17 Prius C-4