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Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Solara, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#596 of 1185 2007 V6 XLE Camry
Jan 14, 2008 (5:09 am)
Sunday I decided to go out to dinner. I live in northern New Jersey, and I headed south to Atlantic City. I traveled on the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway and route 30 into Atlantic City. The Camry is one year old and it has 21,300 + miles. At 65 mph, (on the turnpike & parkway) and 50mph, (on route30), it averaged 30mpg for the entire trip. The dinner was great TOO! As I have stated before on these boards, I do not have the problems associated with this vehicle. The transmission shifts very smooth and positive. The vehicle has great acceleration! Maybe my driving style has a way of masking the issue! I like this vehicle, and I would consider another Toyota in the future. In the past I had a 2003 Honda Accord. I would go back to a Honda if they improved the seating comfort!
Best regards. ---------- Dwayne
#597 of 1185 Re: - [dudleyr]
Jan 14, 2008 (7:06 am)
Hope you are not still "wanted" for coasting across state lines. Where do you have your scanguage mounted? How difficult is the install?
#598 of 1185 lol@still wanted
Jan 14, 2008 (8:18 am)
Sunday nites drive back was dismal. As i left phoenix it was quite windy heading west to Ca. so i knew i wasnt going to set any records. Therefore, i decided to go my usuall speed for the 1st time. Ive done the trip now at 75 70 65 and this time i went 80mph, my usuall speed. The winds were so strong i'm surprised i did as well as i did. The usual cruise control....easy accelratrion when starting etc...80mph 405 miles using 12.9 ga. = 31.4. A far cry different from 40.058 65. The wind def plays a factor as well as speed. I'm also noticing a strange occurannce. I seem to get slightly better mpg going from Cal. to Phx, than Phx to cal, even on non windy days. Obviosly the jet stream is from west Ca. to east. phx...... but i'm going from sealevel...to about 1600 ft. in Phx.. Which tells me even when its fairly calm... the wnd or breeze plays a small factor.. This thurs when i return.. ive decided to go for it..60 mph.... ill do it in the middle of the night as to not impede anybodyand of course...the final decision will be made on thurs when i see what the weather is like... wind or no wind... If i was in cal last nite...heading to phx with the wind i had... i would have hit 45 mpg... 65...instead of 31 going against it....TTYS
After i log 2 trips at each speed..60..65..70...75...80...
under the same conditions..(calm no wind)...i'll switch to synthetic and see what kind of difference it makes... Right now i'm pure stock other than a K&N filter i installed 2 weeks ago..and im running on New Goodyear Comfort treads...(talk about QUIET)...I love my camry inside with those tires....very slient serene ride...so it'll be interesting to see if Synthetic changes anything
#599 of 1185 Re: - [blufz1]
Jan 14, 2008 (9:33 am)
Scangauge is mounted at the top of the CD storage area under the radio. I can slide the cover down to hide it completely, and can still store a half dozen CD's below it.
Sorry for being off topic.
#600 of 1185 Re: lol@still wanted [caaz]
Jan 14, 2008 (11:44 am)
After completion of all your runs, please post all the results in a single post so we can see them without searching all over. Thanks.
#601 of 1185 lmacmil
Jan 14, 2008 (9:32 pm)
i'll keep you posted each time with a running total of my trips.....much easier to follow this way.!
#1 75 mph 424 mi 12.8ga. = 33.1 conditions fairly calm
#2 70 mph 405 mi 11.5ga. = 35.2 semi strong head winds and 2 hr of rain
#3 65 mph 410.4mi 10.245ga. = 40.058 very calm ideal weather
#4 80 mph 405 mi. 12.9ga. = 31.4 Extremly strong head winds gusts to 60 mph
Ill keep you posted as i continue
Jan 15, 2008 (5:45 pm)
I know that living in Maine in the middle of January is going to mean LOTS of cold starts and everything.....but my 2008 camry se V6 just got 20.3 mpg over a mix of highway and city driving.....so i'm a bit disappointed
#603 of 1185 Re: disappointed [bigrich20970]
Jan 15, 2008 (6:20 pm)
Don't feel too bad. We have a 2000 4 cyl Camry that does no better than that in cold weather. Even in warm weather, the city mileage is always under 19 mpg and the highway about 25-27. Your car will probably do better once it has more miles on it. We feel the city mileage is overstated by Toyota.
#604 of 1185 Re: disappointed [janderson8]
Jan 16, 2008 (4:19 am)
Mileage is stated by the EPA, not Toyota.
#605 of 1185 Re: Toyota Camry Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Jan 17, 2008 (11:48 am)
2007 Camry SE 4 cyl.
Have 15K on it, take it in for regular oil changes and maintenance.
At the start I was getting over 30 mpg and was ecstatic. Did a trip on highway and freeway (ranging from 60-75 mph), in the summer in MI, and got just over 500 miles on a tank.
I log my miles and keep a book of all my gas receipts. After the car got about 5K on it, my mpg dropped dramatically. I'm so disappointed. Now I'm lucky to get 22 mpg. I do a lot of back road driving - 55/60 mph with a few stop signs mixed in.
Any suggestions or ideas? I know I can mention it to my mechanic, but I'm sure they'll just blame my driving or find some other way to ignore it.