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Toyota Corolla, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#51 of 429 WAKE UP TOYOTA! Give us better mileage!
Apr 29, 2006 (10:16 pm)
My 94 Corolla, with 147,500 miles, runs almost like new, and gets 35.4 mpg, combined real world mileage!
What the hell is wrong with Toyota and Honda as well?
Consumer reports claims the 2006 Corolla gets 29 mpg combined, and the Yaris gets 36 according to CD!
How can it be that 12 years of car tech advancement has yielded absolutley no increase in mileage?
With gas at $3.00, mileage is what counts! Yet car makers are playing a shell game with us!
The Hybrid Civic = 37 mpg according to CR
Prius = 44 mpg accroding to CR
My Corolla can nearly achieve the Hybrid Civic's numbers and with 1994 technology!
The 1997 Civic HX(with CVT) got 44 mpg! Same as the prius but $10,000 less, and with 9 year old tech!
I hope oil prices hit $80 and stay there! The economy grew at 4.8% in Q1 so there is no threat of recession, and honestly America needs to wake up and get it'd head out of the sand! 30 or even 35mpg is not good mileage for a 2006 car!
The new Fit, from Honda, gets 35mpg! Same as my Corolla!
In England they sell a 1.2 liter version that gets 45mpg, real world, American equivalent!
Offer that over here damn it!
Its true what CD says, automakers want to get Americans freaked out about gas prices and into 25K hybrids, when they could get equivalent mileage from a 15K eco car!
How about this! I will pay Toyota 25K for an eco box that also has hybrid and is a diesel!
In Europe Renault and Peugot are coming out with 80mpg hybrid diesles! We have nothing like that in the states!
Only when Americans get raped at the pump will they cry out for sensible cars! Only then will they stop the outrageous "bigger is better" idealogy!
When the new Corolla comes out, as well as the redesigned Fit, I hope gas is at $4.00 so that these companies finally offer us those 1.2 and 1.3 liter engines.
The horsepower wars are irrelevant! Bring on the mileage wars!
Apr 30, 2006 (6:24 am)
Agree Hp wars are irrelevant, but I don't think you can compare your mileage to the CR mileage. I think you will find that on the CR tests the 1994 Corolla got worse mileage than the current model.
#53 of 429 Re: I Love My 97 Corolla!!! [dsouth]
May 01, 2006 (5:12 am)
"I'm sad that the corolla has been shrunk into a compact sized car. I'd like to see Toyota make a mid-sized corolla like my '97."
Huh? I think you are confused. I have a '97 Corolla as well and it is significantly smaller than the current generation Corolla in every measurable statistic. The current Corolla is longer, wider, taller heavier and has more trunk space than the '97 by at least 5 inches (and 300 pounds) all around.
That is why the added technology doesn't yield better MPG in these newer cars. They are all bigger and heavier than their 10 year old counterparts.
The '97 Corolla is very comparable in size to the new Yaris sedan, actually (same wheelbase, width, weight, and trunk size).
#54 of 429 2006 CE w/auto MPG
May 01, 2006 (10:02 am)
First tank (70% hwy) = 35mpg
Second tank (90% hwy) = 38.5mpg
#55 of 429 Re: M.P.G. for 2006 corolla 5 speed vs. automatic? [butterflyjones]
May 02, 2006 (5:52 am)
Had a 03 corolla, than to a Rav 4 and now a 06 civic coupe with nav and city driving only after about 2,800 miles on the clock, I get 26.8 mpg, no hard stops or quick starts. My older 03 corolla did about same. Now looking for a hybrid in the corolla if one ever comes out.
#56 of 429 Re: WAKE UP TOYOTA! Give us better mileage! [agalas]
May 04, 2006 (4:14 am)
I have a 03 corolla. It gets 32 in the city. I had an 02 BMW 325 CI and the corolla has enough zip to make me not miss the bimmer. Not to mention excellent handeling going around curves. I bet the 94 can't claim that.
May 07, 2006 (11:49 am)
To add some data points:
city 27-28MPG in stop and go traffic, AC on.
Hwy 30-31MPG with 80MPH, AC on.
Last time on Hwy trip I did some speed experiments:
I used to complain that poor MPG. Now I know why
#58 of 429 wow, this mpg sucks
May 08, 2006 (9:07 pm)
toyota must have done something to put a sticker on the window saying 41mpg with a stick shift.
I got a 1992 volvo constantly gets 25mpg.
I was gonna get a corolla se, but not for 8mpg more.
#59 of 429 Re: wow, this mpg sucks [xkmail]
May 08, 2006 (9:28 pm)
"toyota must have done something to put a sticker on the window saying 41mpg with a stick shift.
I got a 1992 volvo constantly gets 25mpg.
I was gonna get a corolla se, but not for 8mpg more."
yes, they built a car that, when not driven 75+ mph on the highway, can and does achieve 40+ mpg. there are lots of posts on this forum of people getting close to or above 41 mpg w/ the manual tranny. i have yet to get below 41.5 mpg on the highway at 70 mph. so, thats +16.5 mpg over your volvo. even with predominantly city driving i still get 34-37 mpg.
on a side note: people should realize that if they already own a paid for car with crappy mileage, financing a new car with outstanding mileage will likely never pay for itself. $250 would be considered a pretty low car payment these days. to realize $250 in monthly gas savings, you'd have to drive a ludicrous number of miles per month. new cars are about the poorest "investment" one can make.
#60 of 429 First tank...
May 10, 2006 (3:46 am)
on 06 LE 5 speed - 37 mpg with 100% city/country driving. NO HIGHWAY. I'm pleased.