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#1144 of 1183 2003 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L 4 cyl. 94k miles
Nov 24, 2011 (11:29 pm)
For those who don't want to read the whole post, here's my stats:
Overall MPG over 10 fill-ups, 3217 miles: 22 mpg
MPG 100% freeway: 30 (70-80 MPH)
MPG mostly windy back-roads: 20 (aggressive driving)
MPG mixed: 22 (aggressive driving)
I have been keeping track, on and off, for the past year or so of my mileage and overall I have gotten about 22 mpg, including the time I drive on the freeway, thats over 10 fill ups I have recorded in the past year. Not including time spent on the freeway, I get more like 20 mpg. However the one time I kept track of the mileage going on a ~700 mile trip all interstate I got just over 30 mpg, going 70-80 MPH 95% of the way.
Earlier in the year I had a 20 or so mile a day commute, and since the fall I have had a roughly 60 mi a day commute (both ways). My 20 mile commute was on back country roads, really pushing the accelerator and only got 20 mpg. However my 60 mile commute is about half on highways, but with a good amount of stop and go with traffic lights... or if the traffic is bad. I get about 23-24 mpg on my 60 mile commute so my overall average has been improving ever so slowly.
I drive pretty aggressively as I am just about always late so I can't really blame the car, as when I stuck it on the highway for a few hundred miles on cruise, it certainly got decent mileage. I plan on trying to drive it a bit more softly, and maybe I can get better mileage. As it is, I don't really get that great mileage, compared to a family members 09 V6 Lexus ES350. However I love the car, its rock solid and rides well. Just wish it would get better mileage. Probably my fault though lol...
Also my in-car mileage meter is way off, it reads 24 and up basically all the time. Its usually off by about 4-8 mpg.
Nov 28, 2011 (7:13 am)
Just got back from a 554 mile trip, 85% highway at 70-75 mph, no AC use, light winds. I got 32.1 mpg (17.24 gallons). Very satisfied.
2010 Camry, 6 speed manual transmission.
#1146 of 1183 2011 Camry Base AT(six-speed)
Nov 28, 2011 (9:01 am)
Three and a half hour drive each way, 70-60mph, disappointing, 30mpg round trip, about a tankful of gas. Sticker on car says 32mpg highway. Mixed driving normally, 27mpg, but goes as low as 25mpg, two-thirds highway, one third city driving. A little disappointing. Had a big Chevy Impala, six cylinder 3.4 liter, averaged 30-31 mpg, mostly highway driving. Strictly highway, 34-35mpg. 2003 Mercedes E320, 3.2 liter six-cylinder, averaged 25mpg, with same driving that get 27mpg Camry. Camry varies a lot, though. Get almost 29 mpg sometimes, and then as low as 25mpg. Not consistent like other cars I've had.
#1147 of 1183 Re: GPS Confirming MPG [dave384]
Dec 02, 2011 (11:19 pm)
What mpg do you get in the city with the Toyota Camry (2010 to 2012)?
#1148 of 1183 Re: GPS Confirming MPG [dlhuwaldt]
Dec 03, 2011 (7:21 am)
My 2011 I4 XLE continues to impress. I just finished a three-day sojourn from NH to FL and the third day was spectacular. I filled the tank with 87 octane to the nozzle shutoff plus $2.00, cranked 'er up and pulled onto US-301 in Hawthorne, FL, connecting with I-75 to Naples. I set the cruise control to no more than 55 where ever i could and arrived in Naples with a tank average of 44.2 mpg. The highest I've ever seen was 47.3 mpg about ten miles down 301 from the gas station. I'm using Toyota's synthetic oil, have 14,900 miles on the Camry and the back seat and trunk were filled to capacity with luggage and stuff. I expect to get around 27 mpg in the Naples area.
#1149 of 1183 2001 LE 4-cyl automatic
Jan 16, 2012 (10:08 am)
Average 25 mpg on the freeway in bumper-to-bumper traffic. 29+ mpg if no traffic. Low 20s in the city.
Original owner. 185,000 miles. no mechanical repairs or failures to date. Only routine scheduled maintenance and conventional oil changes every 3000-5000 miles.
Outstanding reliability, quiet ride, adequate performance.
Mar 01, 2012 (8:26 am)
2002 Camry LE, 4 cylinders, 235,000 miles, has lifetime average 33+ mpg.
#1151 of 1183 2012 XLE 4 cyl in MN
Mar 19, 2012 (11:42 am)
Just picked up a new XLE 4 cyl a week ago. Details of this purchase are on the "Prices Paid" forum. My first measured mpgs:
BEST CASE Highway 70mph = 40mpg. Truly a best case w/no wind or AC, level I-90 40mi stretch with around 475lbs of passengers and trunk items. Using car's mpg computer.
20/50/30 of hwy/suburban/in town = 33.9 mpg. This included the above 40 hwy miles too with same passenger configuration. Using 210 mis and 6.2 gals filled. Light footed but a more realistic case than the best case scenario above.
250 mi highway and suburban drive. 4 full size adults ie, 875 lbs passenger & 50 lbs trunk items. Rolling hills, some AC usage, 20-30 mph S wind, using car's mpg computer:
- 80 hwy mis headed N (with the wind) 38 mpg
- 170 mis includes 80 hwy miles and then suburban/in town 34 mpg
- 80 hwy mis headed back into the strong wind 33 mpg
Note despite the unseasonably warm spell I believe we are still using "winter gas" in the northern states which usually do not switch over until April 1 and that could result in even higher mpgs from April - October. I will update this forum in the future.
#1152 of 1183 Re: 2012 XLE 4 cyl in MN [naatz1]
Apr 20, 2012 (8:25 am)
> 20/50/30 of hwy/suburban/in town = 33.9 mpg
Wow, how do you do this? I have a new 2.5l LE (1K miles so far), same proportion of hwy/sub/town, am a conservative driver (no gunning), and I cannot even reach 26 mpg average. I have to say I am rather disappointed. Based on the fact that all my other cars have always exceeded projected mpg (some by a good margin), this is quite a letdown.
I might have bought a hybrid, but Toyota does not offer a power seat option in hybrid LE, only XLE (unlike on a regular LE, where they do offer power seat option - I have to say those marketing games are really annoying).
#1153 of 1183 Re: 2012 XLE 4 cyl in MN [hwyhobo]
Apr 20, 2012 (11:33 am)
I'm with you. I don't know how some people get such terrifc mpg from their Camrys while we usually get at least 20% under the stated mpg of 23 mpg in the city (more like 25% under in the winter). On the highway with ideal conditions we can sometimes match the stated highway mpg of 28, but have only gotten more than that with a strong tailwind, (and we are also very careful drivers.) We get a bit above the stated mpg from our Honda Civic, so it isn't our driving habits. I think some engines are just put together better or for some reason get better mileage---or those great mileage numbers are based on one fillup that just doesn't happen to fill all the way. Either that or we got unlucky and have something wrong with our engine that was never diagnosed.