Last post on Mar 20, 2013 at 2:14 PM
You are in the Toyota Corolla
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Toyota Corolla, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#402 of 411 Re: What is mileage of 2013 Corolla/ Anyone? [janderson8]
Mar 17, 2013 (1:24 pm)
I currently have three Corollas, I have a 1992, 2001 and a 2009 and I never got better then 28 mpg with 90 % city driving on any of my Corollas. Highway is another story, I can easily get 38 with any of them with the A.C. on and cruising at 65 mph. That being said, I love all of my Corollas. The only other small car I would even consider would be a Mazda 3.
#403 of 411 Re: What is mileage of 2013 Corolla/ Anyone? [janderson8]
Mar 19, 2013 (4:19 pm)
What year is your Civic?
I just looked on www.fueleconomy.gov
I compared the 2013 Corolla, 2012, 2007 & 2000 Civics, all 5-speeds:
2013 Corolla - 27 city, 34 hwy
2012 Civic - 28/36
2007 Civic - 26/34
2000 Civic - 27/33
The 2000 Civic is 1.6L, others are 1.8L
#404 of 411 Re: What is mileage of 2013 Corolla/ Anyone? [circuitsmith]
Mar 20, 2013 (4:43 am)
My Civic is a 2005. It is rated, I believe, at 29 city, but I have had no problem getting over 30 during the warmer months in city driving. (The same exact kind of driving got me only 18-19 in a 2000 Camry (rated at 23 city), so I'm wondering if Toyota inflates their mileage ratings or finds some way to list them higher. My Civic is a manual. The Camry was an automatic. Of course, a new Civic would probably cost $2000 more than the Corolla, which would compensate money wise for the extra gas but it wouldn't do the environment or our national oil consumption any good.
#405 of 411 Re: What is mileage of 2013 Corolla/ Anyone? [janderson8]
Mar 20, 2013 (5:13 am)
Toyota does not "inflate" their mileage ratings any more than Honda. They all are EPA ratings, not individual ratings, and all the makers try to score the highest possible on the EPA test. Did you check out Consumer Reports' real word mpg ratings?
For 100,000 miles, but the car costs $2,000 more, you would have to have much more mpg to make it worth it. For example, at 28.5 mpg a new Civic is 3.5 mpg better than a Corolla, but $2,000 more, then it is break even.= 25 mpg. At 34mpg vs 29 mpg, that is break-even. Assuming $4.00 per gallon.
I have no problems getting EPA or better on a 2010 Camry with a 6 speed manual, or 2010 Corolla auto.
#406 of 411 Re: What is mileage of 2013 Corolla/ Anyone? [janderson8]
Mar 20, 2013 (7:29 am)
I don't believe Toyota or any other automobile manufacturer "inflates" their EPA gas mileage ratings but I do believe the EPA ratings are mostly unrealistic. It's just a measure of how to gauge one car over another as far as one being better on gas then the other.
Mar 20, 2013 (9:01 am)
The manual transmission is the difference. The EPA ratings favor automatics. It is easy to beat the EPA ratings in a manual.
#408 of 411 Re: - [dudleyr]
Mar 20, 2013 (11:58 am)
I suppose if you terribly under rev the motor and really labor it, you might be able to match or even beat the EPA MPG ratings; but who wants to drive like that ?
Mar 20, 2013 (12:24 pm)
When I say beat them I mean by like 10 mpg. My '07 Accord stick is rated 31 highway and I have averaged 35 mpg for 160,000 miles. More than 60 tanks have been over 40 mpg. My '90 Integra actually gets worse mpg, but it is only rated at 26mpg highway. I very rarely have a tank under 30mpg in that car and it can get 40 mpg occasionally.
Never heard of an MT that could not easily beat EPA ratings.
#410 of 411 Re: - [dudleyr]
Mar 20, 2013 (1:37 pm)
Well if the 2013 Corolla is rated at 27 city and 34 hwy and your going to tell me you can "easily beat" that and get 37 city and 44 hwy consistantly without altering your driving habits severly I would have to ask, do you use 1st and 2nd gear at all ? ? ? ? LOL
Mar 20, 2013 (2:14 pm)