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Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Solara, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#1148 of 1185 Re: GPS Confirming MPG [dlhuwaldt]
Dec 03, 2011 (6:21 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 1185 2001 LE 4-cyl automatic
Jan 16, 2012 (9:08 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 (7:26 am)
2002 Camry LE, 4 cylinders, 235,000 miles, has lifetime average 33+ mpg.
#1151 of 1185 2012 XLE 4 cyl in MN
Mar 19, 2012 (10:42 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 1185 Re: 2012 XLE 4 cyl in MN [naatz1]
Apr 20, 2012 (7:25 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 1185 Re: 2012 XLE 4 cyl in MN [hwyhobo]
Apr 20, 2012 (10:33 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.
#1154 of 1185 Inconsistant Camry milage.
Apr 20, 2012 (5:06 pm)
I get anywhere from 24 to 32mpg, with no rhyme, or reason, on my Camry I4 AT. Same driving, same driver. I usually am above stated milage with other brand cars than Toyotas.
#1155 of 1185 Mileage is Just Fine
Apr 21, 2012 (5:59 am)
My mileage has always been fine. Now, if I get in the dead of winter and/or in heavy stop and go traffic with LOTS of zero mpg time, my mpg can get very low, but that's normal. Or if I accelerate hard and do 75+ mpg on the highway, it will be lower. On my normal commute, I can get 32 mpg. I have no problem matching EPA ratings WHEN I HAVE CONDITIONS THAT ARE SIMILAR TO THE WAY THE EPA TESTS. This is the same as ANY car I have ever had, no mater which car.
MPG is a huge variable, depending on hundreds of factors. That's why the EPA rates the cars, not the manufacturer. The cars are all built with extremely tight tolerances, so I really doubt that one car gets a significantly different mpg than another of the same make, model, year. The variance is all in the 100's of real life variables. I really doubt it is the car. Check Toyota nation forums also - no real complaints.
#1156 of 1185 Re: Mileage is Just Fine [mcdawgg]
Apr 21, 2012 (6:48 am)
I've had tons of cars in my life. Honda Civic, 32-38 EPA, got 44 on highway one time. The Toyotas have been different, FOR ME. I like my Toyota, BUT, it doesn't get great gas milage. Inconsistant, with same driver that got 44mpg on 38mpg rated Honda Civic. Got 35mpg with 2004 Chevy Impala, rated 32 mpg on highway. Got 37mpg with Golf, rated at 32 mpg on highway. It's not me. It's the car. Plenty of others report same thing with this car. You're lucky. You're one of the lucky ones.
#1157 of 1185 Re: 2012 XLE 4 cyl in MN [hwyhobo]
Apr 21, 2012 (9:00 am)
I have no idea how I do it either, sounds like very similar vehicles. Not sure where you live but we are in a fairly flat spot in SE MN, few 100-300 ft hills around town, so that may help me. I generally don't drive with more than 2 in the car but the last non interstate hwy trip I had a few weeks ago was getting 37 MPG at under 65 mph for 200 miles with 2 in the car, no AC. Now the past 2 weeks of city/suburban driving I am getting 29 MPG. I am fairly light footed but if people are behind me I will gun it more to keep with the flow of traffic. When I did play around using the shiftable tranny and winding up the 5000 rpm the mileage did go much lower. Note in MN we have to use 10% ethanol in the gas; I don't know if we still have winter gas (less MPGs) but suspect we've converted to summer gas. I also checked twice and my trip computer was right on for MPG vs measuring miles vs gals in a tank fill. So I'd give the Camry MPG an A, but could understand why you and others on this forum would not be as pleased ...