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Toyota Corolla, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#380 of 429 Re: 2009 Corolla MPG! [tomaswintas]
Mar 16, 2012 (4:08 am)
Wow, that is awesome! My driving is split evenly between highway and city and I never can't get better than 25 mpg with my 2009 Corolla XLE; but just on the highway I can top 40 mpg. I've had many Corollas and my top combined mpg. seems to always be around 25 mpg. I love all Toyotas but especially my Corollas. Some day I hope to see either a convertible or a plug in Corolla. In the mean time I just drive my "91" Miata when I want to go "Top Down".
#381 of 429 2009 Corolla
Apr 11, 2012 (7:16 am)
95% city driving. Alot of stop and go... getting about 23 mpg.. on Highway with old bridgestone tires 35 mpg, after new hankook tires hitting close to 40 mpg.
#382 of 429 Re: 2009 Corolla [j06]
Apr 11, 2012 (7:43 am)
I too drive about 95% city and get almost identical city gas mileage as you with all my Corollas. Like you said though, 40 mpg is no problem on the highway.
#383 of 429 Re: 2009 Corolla [terceltom]
Apr 11, 2012 (8:17 am)
On a long trip on 2 lane 55 mph roads, some, but not many traffic lights, light winds, using AC, 60 degrees, I averaged 40.8 mpg in a 2010 Corolla.
100% City, approx. 29 mpg, but my city is different than yours, so it is hard to compare.
Some complain about not getting good mpg, but there are so many variables about how and where you are driving. Most people are doing 70 mph + on the highway, which drops mpg considerably for ANY car, and they have lots of stop and go, etc., etc. that they forget about.
Bottom line - Corollas get EXCELLENT MPG, better than most other cars in it's class. Consumer Report's real world mpg tests rate the Corolla # 3 in it's class, beat by a Hybrid and the VW Jetta TDI. I'd say that is really good.
Apr 15, 2012 (7:29 am)
Been considering trading my 2005 Corolla for a 2012. Looks like the 2012 model is over 200 pounds heavier than the '05. Other than the addition of electric power steering, I don't see how the mileage can match the '05 with what looks to be the same engine. Am I missing something? With the 5 speed manual I am averaging 39 MPG year round with a 50/50 mix of driving.
#385 of 429 Re: 2005 vs 2012 Corolla [hoopitup2000]
Apr 15, 2012 (9:09 am)
If you would be trading mainly for the chance to get better fuel economy, I doubt that you'll get better than 39 mpg in mixed driving on the 2012. That is excellent for ANY non-hybrid car.
#386 of 429 Re: 2005 vs 2012 Corolla [hoopitup2000]
Apr 15, 2012 (12:47 pm)
OMG no! You'll never get 39 with a 2012. I have a 2001, 1992, and a 2009 Corolla and I only get 24 mpg city consistantly with all three of them.
#387 of 429 Re: 2005 vs 2012 Corolla [terceltom]
Apr 15, 2012 (1:55 pm)
I had a 2001 Corolla LE for almost 11 years, sold it a few months ago and bought a 2012 Yaris LE -
My Corolla was (and still is I'm sure) a good little car, very dependable, I got 30 MPG city pretty consistently for city and 39 on the hwy, just as the sticker stated. Only a few times over the 11 years did it get a mile or two below/above 30 mpg, the most I ever got was 32 mpg and the lowest was 28 mpg. When I got 28 mpg I checked my tire pressure and it was a little low.
My new Yaris got 36.5 mpg (90% city driving) on my last tank according to my calculation, the onboard mpg computer said it was 35.2 (as I recall) - the sticker states 30 mpg city and 35 mpg hwy.
So far I really like my new Yaris but that Corolla was a great car!
#388 of 429 Re: 2005 vs 2012 Corolla [hoopitup2000]
Apr 15, 2012 (4:17 pm)
Well, minor tweaks in the tuning, gearing, and aerodynamics can get more mpg from basically the same engine block, even though the car is 200 lbs more than the 2005. The 2012 also has way more electronic control of the engine.
#389 of 429 Re: 2005 vs 2012 Corolla [mcdawgg]
Apr 15, 2012 (6:06 pm)
Thanks, I guess the city mileage will suffer the most with the extra weight when starting from a full stop. Once up to speed, I'm sure the improved aerodynamics would offset the weight penalty somewhat. I wonder if the electric power steering makes much difference?