Last post on Sep 27, 2013 at 2:42 AM
You are in the Toyota Corolla
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Toyota Corolla, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
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
#414 of 429 Re: Toyota Corolla S 2009 fuel economy problem [oliver69]
Jul 16, 2013 (5:42 pm)
All Toyotas 2009 and forward have that gas milage read out feature also, that's not something that's just exclusive to Honda.
#415 of 429 Fuel saving idle circuit
Aug 08, 2013 (3:31 am)
I've driven quite a few 02-06 Corollas & noticed after idling for more than 10 or so seconds, the engine idle becomes a little rougher. I'm thinking the engine fuel mixture is intentionally leaned out to increase fuel economy? Any thoughts?
I moved a few month's ago & now sit in quite a bit of stop & go traffic on the daily commute. Even with the air conditioner on, mileage is still outstanding as long as RPM's are kept low. Running average (last 10 tanks) is 41 MPG & overall average is 39.6 since October 2012. (2005 -5 speed)
#416 of 429 recent mpg experience with 1995-1997 corolla mpg?
Aug 09, 2013 (6:27 am)
Interested in mpg for city/hwy with conservative driving techniques?