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Toyota Corolla, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#2 of 429 Re: Toyota Corolla Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Jun 05, 2005 (1:56 pm)
My 2003 Corolla (standard trans) gets 44 MPG on the highway - no kidding!
I live in Texas. I usually drive 60-70 mph.
#3 of 429 My '03 Corolla
Jun 06, 2005 (10:26 am)
MPG seems to depend on quite a few factors: driving habits, road condition, weather (wind, rain, temperature, etc), speed, traffic condition, etc.
My experience with '03 Corolla LE Automatic is that the car is VERY sensitive to weather temperature, much more sensitive than a couple of other cars I have driven. With 70% highway driving, my numbers vary between 32 MPG under 20 F in winter and 40 MPG above 90 F in summer.
#4 of 429 2005 corolla
Jun 10, 2005 (9:21 am)
My 2 week new corolla gave me 32 mpg with mixed city and highway driving with AC on all the time in hot TX weather. I know that my driving is not fuel efficient friendly so i will be happy that i get 35 mpg once the car goes through its first oil change. Still this 50% better than my old car - 1996 infinity g20 which gave 20-25 mpg in the city-highway driving conditions.
#5 of 429 Re: Toyota Corolla Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Jun 16, 2005 (10:36 am)
I have a 2005 Corolla S, Auto - purchased March 30, 05 and now has 7741 miles on it. (100 mile commute per day).
Of my hour long commute, 1/2 is at 75mph 1/2 is in stop/go 20 - 55mph.
May actual fuel economy is 31.93 mi /gal with an average fuel cost of $2.06 per gallon. I use 87 octane, and have changed oil once - planning to switch to synthetic at my second oil change at 10k.
I track everything on my PDA with Two Peaks Personal Vehicle Manager, so I have up to date stats all the time.
I've replaced the stereo and speakers - just didn't like the sound of the stock stuff, but other than that nothing on the car has been changed. Though I am thinking about putting in a dash kit to make it look a little more fun.
#6 of 429 Corolla MPG Real World Numbers
Jun 25, 2005 (5:36 pm)
I'm getting 38 MPG in mixed city and highway driving here in Houston and nearby suburbs. For trips of 50-100 miles on the freeway, I'm getting 42 MPG. I have an automatic and always have my AC on.
I have the S model with extra value package and I paid 15500+TTL last January. The fit and finish, the sporty look, plush interior and MPG, I'd say it is a good buy.
#7 of 429 2002 Corolla LE MPG
Jun 26, 2005 (10:28 am)
My 2002 Corolla LE has consistently returned MPG in the high 20's in (Toronto's!) winter and low 30's in summer (35% city/65% hwy). Despite the fact that those numbers are lower than what most people quote here, I'm happy with them since my driving style is probably the reason I'm getting them (i.e. a/c-heating on all the time, frequent revving to 4000+ rpm to overtake slower traffic and jackrabbit stop-light starts/stops!)
Having said that, Consumer Reports had 29 mpg on average with the same Corolla, so I'm not doing too bad.
Also, I had a 96 civic before and, despite the fact it was much less powerful, it consumed about 15% more fuel under the same circumstances.
#8 of 429 2004 Corolla LE
Jul 31, 2005 (4:45 pm)
I have a 2004 Corolla LE with an Automatic transmission.
When i am not using the A/C in normal driving conditions I get about 29-30 MPG in the city. During the Summer when I am using the A/C (90-115 degrees) I get about 26-29 MPG.
With about 90% freeway (65-75 mph) and 10% heavy city driving I get 35+ MPG on a tank.
#9 of 429 2005 corolla CE manual
Aug 02, 2005 (8:38 am)
my corolla gave me 39-40 mpg on a drive from atlanta to philadelphia. i was driving at 70-75 mph all throughout with the ac on.
nowadays i get 34-36 mpg highway and city combined but i know that just on the highways i still get 39-40 mpg consistently with ac turned on.
my driving habits are between two extremes -- at times i meticulously follow the corolla owners's manual guidelines for optimum fuel efficiency by chaning gears the the therin mentioned speeds. but at times i become a maniac trying to suck every once of horsepower the car has by changing gears at high rpm.
in all, i am very happy with my mpg but i wish the car had more POWER!
people, if you get a change upgrade your stereo and speakers. i did and you have no idea what you are missing. perhaps thays why you havent upgraded them yet
#10 of 429 2005 Corolla LE 5-speed
Aug 13, 2005 (10:39 am)
City gas mileage 27 with air conditioning, 30.5 without. Highway mileage 36.4
at 65 mph, 34 mpg at 75 mph. 7700 miles on the car.