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Toyota Corolla, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#390 of 429 Re: 2005 vs 2012 Corolla [hoopitup2000]
Apr 16, 2012 (3:50 am)
Electric power steering improves mpg, but probably not more than 0.5 mpg. However, if you combine all these minor mpg improvements, it can start to add up. For as much as the Toyota haters like to complain/talk down about the Corolla, it really delivers excellent mpg, only beat by a diesel and a hybrid in CR real world mpg tests. Just wait until the next generation comes out, no doubt with a 5 or 6 speed auto and (hopefully) a 6 speed manual, along with many other improvements. Then, it will have even better mpg.
#391 of 429 Re: 2005 vs 2012 Corolla [mcdawgg]
Apr 16, 2012 (10:03 am)
I have plenty of Corollas right now, a Miata MX5 and a Plymouth Voyager; I told myself no more vehicles until they debut a Corolla "plug-in". I guess we'll be talk'in Miles Per Kilowatt Hour then.
#392 of 429 Re: Toyota Corolla Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
May 10, 2012 (9:57 am)
1999 non-VVTI 5-speed Stick averaged 28MPG city (NYC) and 40MPG Highway in the winter.
1999 Non-VVTI 5-speed Stick Averaged 26MPG City (NYC with AC on) Highway 38MPG with AC on.
2003 Corolla LE 5-speed Stick shift Averaged 30MPG city (NYC) and Highway 46MPG
2003 Corolla LE 5-speed Stick Shift Averaged 28MPG city (NYC With AC on) Highway 43MPG with AC on.
If you drive it like you stole it you get roughly 26mpg average in the 99 and 30 average in the 03.
Ultimately the 99 was more comfortable to drive in, better seating position and better quality materials on the interior.. so while the 03 was better on gas, id take the 99 due to comfort.. I'm convinced the 03 was designed for monkeys... short legs and long arms..
#393 of 429 Re: Toyota Corolla Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [kitcloudkick3r]
May 12, 2012 (6:03 am)
How fast are you driving on the highway; 50 MPH?
Sorry, but I can't imagine the '03 Corolla is averaging those numbers at realistic highway speeds. The '05 is only 28 pounds heavier & averages 40-42 MPG at 65 MPH under ideal conditions. I've only seen 45 MPG once in almost 7 years & it was likely a calculation error.
#394 of 429 Re: Toyota Corolla Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [hoopitup2000]
May 12, 2012 (7:41 am)
I am in the hoopitup camp. I own a 2005 Corolla LE auto. fueleconomy.gov says 31.5 mpg average with 61 samples. I am averaging between 34 and 34.5 in with about 75% highway driving. I suspect that the 5 speed manual would yield about 2-3 more mpg. I live in So Cal. I think that the people claiming 45 mpg are cherry picking specific runs with mostly highway miles at slow speeds and maybe even downhill terrain.
Don't buy a Corolla automatic if you are expecting more than ~ mid 35 mpg with mostly highway driving.
My highest ever was 90+% freeway driving with no traffic slowness and yielded about 37.4. I suspect the car is capable of 38 with the cruise control on driving 65-70 on almost 100% highway driving.
If you driving suburb city driving in a planned community then you can probably expect around 30 mpg. If you are driving in a dense urban area, it is going to be much lower (26 or worse).
#395 of 429 Re: Toyota Corolla Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [hoopitup2000]
May 13, 2012 (2:44 am)
I could imagine 45 under ideal conditions driving at speeds of 55 mph. By your own example of seeing 40-42 mpg at speeds of 65 mph getting 45 is not unlikely because your best mpg occurs at speeds of 55 mph.
#396 of 429 Re: Toyota Corolla Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [martialcomp]
May 13, 2012 (5:14 am)
Early on, I thought I was getting about 39mpg on by 2006 corolla manual. But then I calibrated my odometer and found I needed to adjust its reading by about 0.97 for the effect of my tires being worn down. So for instance, going by the mile markers on the interstate, I found a 100miles by those markers showed 103 on my odometer. Since the tires were physically a little lower diameter, they had to rotate further (picked up by the odometer) to get the same distance. A 3% decrease in circumference is less than a 1% decrease in tire height is another way to say it. Making that adjustment got the mpg back to about 38mpg.
Once I got new tires, had to go the other way slightly, and increase my recorded odometer by 1%.
Anyway, it is great to see super high mpg. Where you are getting that, check if your tires are worn down a bit and calibrate the odometer reported to actual miles is an easy adjustment to take that estimate out of the range of reported results.
#397 of 429 Re: Toyota Corolla Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [tucson_mike]
May 13, 2012 (6:14 am)
Great observation Mike!! I'm wondering if this is common on the Corolla?
I discovered by accident that my odometer is off by 2 miles every 100 as well. To confirm this, I re-checked on another roadway to make sure the mile markers weren't to blame. Still off by 2 miles every 100 on an interstate highway.