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Toyota Corolla, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#362 of 411 Re: less then 20 mpg [terceltom]
Oct 29, 2011 (12:44 pm)
I drive mostly suburban local roads - 20 miles per day and I get 30 mpg. Pretty happy with the car so far.
Model : 2010 Corolla LE
Odo : 1000 miles
Owned this car from: July 2010
#363 of 411 Re: less then 20 mpg [coroody]
Oct 31, 2011 (5:37 am)
Hope you have contunued good luck with your car. I love my 1992, 2001 and my 2009 also.
#364 of 411 gas mileage going up!
Nov 01, 2011 (8:25 pm)
Hi. My first post. I usually never post anything, but enjoy the comments. I have a 2010 corolla. In the first year of driving , I averaged 32 mpg overall. In the second year 34. I recently wanted to see what i could get on a 3hr trip trying to conserve gas (A lot of this really is about how you drive)and going around 55-65 mph. I pulled into duluth averaging 42mpg!! shocked! Then i drove around for the day in the city and drove home that night with a trip average of 40 mpg! Im a very happy camper. I m guessing with some minor hypermiling techniques I could get 45mpg on the hwy. 45 is the lowest i get on my 04 honda insight up to 60mpg on the hwy. both are automatics. Can you imagine if they had 6 speed transmissions in them?
#365 of 411 Re: gas mileage going up! [trippletimer]
Nov 02, 2011 (5:09 am)
Even a 5 Speed automatic would be nice.
#366 of 411 Re: New thought (for me at least) [highonreef]
Dec 10, 2011 (10:52 am)
You're not getting 45.1mpg. There's no way. It's physically impossible for a Corolla LE 2011. Try to do your math just a little better next time, bud. You *wish* you were getting 45.1. Not even the 2012 Accent gets 45.1. People with a Prius are only reporting real world 45-50mpg. You are quite hilarious.
#368 of 411 Re: New thought (for me at least) [circuitsmith]
Dec 10, 2011 (6:14 pm)
One of the better practical jokes I remember was, in the late 70's, we had a guy at a large IBM plant in Boulder burdening everyone with his amazing mileage (might have been a Toyota then too?). Turns out some of the super sharp guys there were dumping a gallon of gas a day into into his car at lunch - then they stopped, this poor guy raised hell with the dealer on how his car had gone to shit MPG wise. Oh well, fun memories.
#369 of 411 Re: New thought (for me at least) [w0bymagnus]
Dec 11, 2011 (4:39 am)
Dude we regularly get 35MPG on our RAV4 on the highway at 55-60 mph.
It's EPA ratings are 22-28.
This us a much heavier car with a lot more frontal area and lot larger engine. than the Corolla.
Surprising enough at 55-60 mph our Honda Ridgeline gets 26-28 mpg on the road. It's EPA is 15-20 mpg.
With the RAV4 and the Ridgeline the mileage dash gauge, and at the pump calculations, are extremely close. Generally the dash will be 1/2 -1 mpg optimistic. Sometimes it will be slightly pessimistic.
And yeah, I've been calculating milesge at the pump for 52 years, so I have a general idea on how to do it.
In an earlier post, I said the mileage we got on a rental Corolla. I have no problem believing mileage with the Corolla to be in the 40s on the road. With reasonable weather and driving techniques.
Not hard to improve on EPA mileage with the proper mindset.
#370 of 411 Re: New thought (for me at least) [w0bymagnus]
Dec 11, 2011 (8:31 am)
Far from "physically impossible"! I can get 40 plus mpg on the highway driving at 65 mph with the A.C. on, so I don't doubt 45 mpg at all. By the way, that's with calculating mpg 100 % accuracy to the hundreth of a gallon and a tenth of a mile.
Dec 12, 2011 (8:08 am)
45 mpg is very possible in a Corolla. I can get that in my Accord occasionally if conditions are perfect and I drive just under 60 mph. My lifetime average is 34.8 (over 123,000 miles)
My father has a Prius and his lifetime average is about 57 mpg. If you drive correctly excellent mpg is not hard to achieve.