Last post on Mar 20, 2013 at 2:14 PM
You are in the Toyota Corolla
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Toyota Corolla, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#406 of 411 Re: What is mileage of 2013 Corolla/ Anyone? [janderson8]
Mar 20, 2013 (7:29 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 (9:01 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 411 Re: - [dudleyr]
Mar 20, 2013 (11:58 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 (12:24 pm)
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 411 Re: - [dudleyr]
Mar 20, 2013 (1:37 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 (2:14 pm)