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Toyota Corolla, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#328 of 429 Re: my 2010 corolla LE [dvd0060]
May 18, 2010 (5:52 pm)
I would have probably given 5w30 a longer chance, 2-3 miles per gallon mpg difference sounds like it might have just been an over-calculation. Other than synthetic vs. dino oil, these oils aren't that much different in weight. Just curious though, you followed Toyota's recommended oil so precisely, yet you through their recommended tire pressures to the wind. You're willing to compromise handling and safety for a few bucks ? I think it's especially important to follow Toyota's recommended tire pressures with the very light touch of the EPS steering.
#329 of 429 Re: my 2010 corolla LE [terceltom]
May 20, 2010 (4:30 am)
I hear you. by inflating the tire by only two pounds more I find the handling less mushy. I spoke to a trusted mechanic about it and he seems to think 2 pounds is no big deal, ten pounds maybe.
#330 of 429 2009 Corolla Sport Auto
Aug 04, 2010 (12:35 pm)
Get about 33 MPG Avg 20% city, 80% HWY
#331 of 429 Re: my 2010 corolla LE [truzzo]
Aug 04, 2010 (6:26 pm)
I've been running 38-40 pounds of air in my '05 Corolla for years with no problems other than the ride being a bit stiffer, but never uncomfortable. I drop the pressure to 38 pounds in the winter when ride becomes stiffer in cold weather.
The increased tire pressure does make a difference with improved handling, fuel economy & tire wear remains excellent & even. Warm weather average is 40 MPG (39 city/41 highway) with a 50/50 mix of driving. This is possible only with the 5 speed manual when using shifting techniques to reduce engine pumping losses. The automatic is great on the highway, but unremarkable in the city.
I had an '02 with the 4 speed auto & hated it because of the inherent downshifting/lateshifting resulting in a higher RPM fuel consumption penalty during city driving. (30 city/40 highway)
#332 of 429 Re: poor gas mileage [ajr2]
Jan 06, 2011 (2:27 pm)
I had same problem.
The 2010 corolla I bought had only about 28 MPG in highway, about 3 miles lower than city(45MPH). This is definitely a problem they need to face.
#333 of 429 Re: poor gas mileage [kevin08]
Jan 06, 2011 (6:20 pm)
Gas mileage is not a common problem in the 2009 and 2010 Corollas. Notice the dates on the posts on this thread, it seems to be that only a few new Corolla owners believe they have a problem. Gas mileage is very tricky for some owners to track. Perhaps you are having some kind of isolated problem on your vehicle that should be checked. With my partcular style of driving I get 27 city and 39 highway on my "09" Corolla and am very satisfied. These same figures seem to be very consistant with my "92" and "01" Corolla as well. Actually, my "02" Celica and my "86" tercel were very similar as well. All had basically the same motor.
Feb 05, 2011 (1:20 am)
i drive on a lot of slow back rodes and small towns and some highway. pretty much zero stop and go city traffic. my 09 automatic le gets probably about 33 average
#335 of 429 39 MPG 2010 "S" A/T
May 24, 2011 (7:21 pm)
I recently made a 110 mile round trip and averaged 39.3 mpg on the trip!!! Freaking awesome!!! Say what you want about the steering/paint/whatever, but the drive train on this car is flawless. Engine runs like a top and the automatic transmission can barely be felt when it shifts gears. 39 mpg is why you buy this car.
#336 of 429 Re: 39 MPG 2010 "S" A/T [jamaicanred]
May 25, 2011 (3:38 am)
We recently had a Corolla "S" rental with the 1.8L engine and auto tranny for a few days while my wifes RAV4 was in the dealers shop for a hard to find problem.
In local driving I averaged in the high 30s mpg. With some stop signs and traffic lights and little traffic. My wife averaged in the mid 30s commuting to work, with medium traffic and several traffic lights and stop signs and a bit of stop and go. . For comparison she averages 22-24 with the Rav4 auto and 2.5L 4 cylinder. I took it on a short trip on back roads, with just me in the car and averaged in the mid 40s. We took it to church with 3 inside and averaged 41+ mpg.
These mileages are from the on board dash gauge and it is likely a bit optimistic. However when comparing it to the gauged mileages we are getting on our Honda Ridgeline V6 and Rav4, the Corolla is a winner by a long shot. And yes, the tranny shifts were almost un detectable unless I monitored the tach.
Great little car.
#337 of 429 Re: 39 MPG 2010 "S" A/T [jamaicanred]
May 25, 2011 (3:59 am)
Oh yeah! The steering in these cars is awesome, I've been saying that all along on the EPS Steering board. I have a 2009 Corolla and never had a problem. I get 39 MPG consistanly on the highway and A.C. on with my 2001 Corolla as well as my 2009 Corolla.