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Toyota Corolla, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#350 of 429 Re: Toyota Corolla Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Jun 25, 2011 (7:27 am)
After spending a few months researching cars and looking at several (test drove a Civic, Corolla, Mazda 6, Hyundai Elantra/Accent, and Yaris) I finally took home a 2010 Toyota Corolla LE I got for $14.9 with 9k on the odometer (edmunds values the car at $16.6k)! I was very surprised at how smooth the transmission and suspension felt for a compact car, after driving an 06 Civic for the past year. My sister is moving from her dorm to an apartment next year and is taking said Civic with her, so it was time for me to get my own car. I'm very stoked, and I look forward to reporting what kind of fuel economy I get with the car!
#351 of 429 Re: Toyota Corolla Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [windgrace]
Jul 07, 2011 (4:32 pm)
Just recently filled up the car for the first time. 75% freeway and 25% around town (about 100 miles on the freeway were with 4 other adults in the car) and I averaged 34 mpg. Not too bad!
#352 of 429 2010 Corolla MPG
Aug 11, 2011 (3:57 am)
I drive 60 miles each way to and from work every day in my 2010 Corolla LE and I've been getting 40.4 mpg all summer long. Of the 60 miles each way, 48 miles is on I-40 between Statesville and Greensboro, NC. The other 12 miles are back roads and city streets with little or no traffic stops. The speed limit on I-40 is 70 mph and I drive it normally at 65 mph. During the colder months it drops down to around 38 mpg with the winter gasoline. I love this car! And I just can't understand why anyone has a problem with the EPS steering. They say you can't feel the road but I really think someone just has to have something to bitch about. If you want great mpg and don't want to put out an extra $8K for a Prius, get yourself a Corolla. Great car!!!
#353 of 429 Re: 2010 Corolla MPG [jimwwhite]
Aug 11, 2011 (4:32 am)
Well said my friend! I second evrything you said about the new Corollas. I had a "79" and currently have a "92", "01" and "09" Best little car around !
#354 of 429 Re: New thought (for me at least) [smknipe]
Aug 25, 2011 (8:07 pm)
Got a 2011 Corolla LE, 2,095 miles on Odometer; just did a trip from LA to Palm Springs this morning with no A/C - 45.1mpg. On the way back in 114 degF head, got the A/C on and scored 40.1 mpg overall. That's all freeway driving with cruise control set at 67mph. Not bad for a 4-speed auto transmission. With city driving only I'd get around 27mpg. So your 28mpg is right on for a new car.
Oct 16, 2011 (8:19 pm)
I cant believe some of the claims im reading on this discussion board.... i have a 2010 corolla s with 11,000 miles on it. Automatic. I have been EXTREMELY disappointed in the car due to the fact that i wanted increased fuel economy. So far, i get around 25-27mpg in town which is perfectly fine with me...but when i get on the highway, set it in cruise control at either 65 or 70mph, i usually get 29-30mpg. My best run was when i drafted semi's and that resulted in 31 mpg. I do have 18inch aftermarket rims but its all set up to the dealerships recommended specifications. I just dont understand how i can get up to 20mpg less than most of the people on this forum!
#357 of 429 Re: poor fuel economy [mauidiver15]
Oct 17, 2011 (5:47 am)
Your city mpg. seems spot on but your highway mpg. seems lower than what it should be. I get the 25-27 mpg city like you, but on the highway with a/c full on and cruising at 65-70 mph., 39-41 is my range. My first thought would be to blame it on the oversized wheels. Your positive your driving in "D" and not "3" right? Surprisingly enough this is a common mistake with the design of the newer Corolla shifter.
#358 of 429 less then 20 mpg
Oct 17, 2011 (6:03 am)
My daughter has a 2010 LE Corolla automatic and she regularly gets less then 20 mpg
in NYC stop and go driving. I know it's hard to believe but I've verified it myself several
times by regularly dividing miles driven by fuel needed to top off tank. Now realize this
includes little to no highway driving and driving often only one block at a time before
stopping either at a light or for traffic. But it still was quite disappointing and has never
been resolved. Strange or is it just about any car will get very poor mileage in NYC?
#359 of 429 Re: less then 20 mpg [rara]
Oct 17, 2011 (8:25 am)
Any car (except a Prius or something similar that shuts off the engine when slow or stopped) gets 0 (ZERO) mpg when stopped. So the more you are stopped, the lower your mpg will be. Try another car, you will see VERY low mpg in NYC, or any place with heavy city traffic. Read how the EPA does their mpg tests - it is NOT in NYC traffic!