Last post on Sep 27, 2013 at 2:42 AM
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Toyota Corolla, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#404 of 429 Re: What is mileage of 2013 Corolla/ Anyone? [circuitsmith]
Mar 20, 2013 (3:43 am)
My Civic is a 2005. It is rated, I believe, at 29 city, but I have had no problem getting over 30 during the warmer months in city driving. (The same exact kind of driving got me only 18-19 in a 2000 Camry (rated at 23 city), so I'm wondering if Toyota inflates their mileage ratings or finds some way to list them higher. My Civic is a manual. The Camry was an automatic. Of course, a new Civic would probably cost $2000 more than the Corolla, which would compensate money wise for the extra gas but it wouldn't do the environment or our national oil consumption any good.
#405 of 429 Re: What is mileage of 2013 Corolla/ Anyone? [janderson8]
Mar 20, 2013 (4:13 am)
Toyota does not "inflate" their mileage ratings any more than Honda. They all are EPA ratings, not individual ratings, and all the makers try to score the highest possible on the EPA test. Did you check out Consumer Reports' real word mpg ratings?
For 100,000 miles, but the car costs $2,000 more, you would have to have much more mpg to make it worth it. For example, at 28.5 mpg a new Civic is 3.5 mpg better than a Corolla, but $2,000 more, then it is break even.= 25 mpg. At 34mpg vs 29 mpg, that is break-even. Assuming $4.00 per gallon.
I have no problems getting EPA or better on a 2010 Camry with a 6 speed manual, or 2010 Corolla auto.
#406 of 429 Re: What is mileage of 2013 Corolla/ Anyone? [janderson8]
Mar 20, 2013 (6:29 am)
I don't believe Toyota or any other automobile manufacturer "inflates" their EPA gas mileage ratings but I do believe the EPA ratings are mostly unrealistic. It's just a measure of how to gauge one car over another as far as one being better on gas then the other.
Mar 20, 2013 (8:01 am)
The manual transmission is the difference. The EPA ratings favor automatics. It is easy to beat the EPA ratings in a manual.
#408 of 429 Re: - [dudleyr]
Mar 20, 2013 (10:58 am)
I suppose if you terribly under rev the motor and really labor it, you might be able to match or even beat the EPA MPG ratings; but who wants to drive like that ?
Mar 20, 2013 (11:24 am)
When I say beat them I mean by like 10 mpg. My '07 Accord stick is rated 31 highway and I have averaged 35 mpg for 160,000 miles. More than 60 tanks have been over 40 mpg. My '90 Integra actually gets worse mpg, but it is only rated at 26mpg highway. I very rarely have a tank under 30mpg in that car and it can get 40 mpg occasionally.
Never heard of an MT that could not easily beat EPA ratings.
#410 of 429 Re: - [dudleyr]
Mar 20, 2013 (12:37 pm)
Well if the 2013 Corolla is rated at 27 city and 34 hwy and your going to tell me you can "easily beat" that and get 37 city and 44 hwy consistantly without altering your driving habits severly I would have to ask, do you use 1st and 2nd gear at all ? ? ? ? LOL
Mar 20, 2013 (1:14 pm)
#412 of 429 Re: Toyota Corolla S 2009 fuel economy problem [jonmad]
Jul 16, 2013 (12:40 pm)
You may want to keep track of how much time you are spending at lights, in traffic, etc. Because, even though, you are not moving and clocking miles on your odometer you ARE burning fuel and that eats into your fuel economy.
My brother has a Honda civic hybrid with a readout that tells you the car's fuel economy in real time and we noticed that as we were stopped or in traffic the economy gauge would, fairly quickly, tick down from 45 to 42, 40, 38. This may be the reason why you are not getting the mileage you are supposed to.
Just an idea.
#413 of 429 Re: Toyota Corolla S 2009 fuel economy problem [oliver69]
Jul 16, 2013 (3:10 pm)
Yup, right you are. I think I read if you are stopped longer than 15sec it pays to turn the car off which I do regularly on my route to work where I know the light will be long. Also a key thing on newer cars is if you know you are going to be stopping, just take your foot of the gas (stay in gear) and the injectors will shut off and your guage should shortly read 100MPG