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Toyota Corolla, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#61 of 429 Re: M.P.G. for 2006 corolla 5 speed vs. automatic? [butterflyjones]
May 12, 2006 (10:47 am)
2006 Model LE, from delivery, highway 47 MPG (standard Trans,5ps.) at 70 MPH. I took a trip north approx. 2400 Miles and was astonished to find my average hung at 46.5MPG. I used cruise all the time. Never allowed the tach to exceed 3000PPM's..Since than I have averaged 35.5MPG running around. I find the secret is never allow the tack to go over 2000 RPM's until you get to the highest gear (5th). Anticipate stopping and kick it out of gear and coast to stop. I also use cruise around town whenever possible. Mileage will drop in cold weather by as much as 5 MPG. Cold air is denser. I live in Fl but even here temps below 50F effect mileage. Do not carry anything in vehicle unless needed, weight plays a big part in MPG. Do not rest foot on clutch pedal or hand on shift knob. By the way my wife drives a 2003 Camry Auto. I have taught her how to follow the same trick by releasing pressure on accelerator when tach hits 2000 RPMS to force vehicle to shift up to next gear. Her mileage went from 23 to 25.5 around town. One note about Toyota. I have contacted them to see if the 2007 corollas will be delivered with CV Trans.(constant Velocity) in lieu of their auto trans. At this time they do not have any info. In principle they sound better than the auto they use now. But if you researched Honda and they do not deliver real world advertised mileage I would not worry. Toyota has an excellent engineering Dept.and they will use the best they have available. I have been driving Toys since VW went belly up with the Rabbit. For my money they are the best. Good Luck
#62 of 429 Re: Toyota Corolla Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
May 13, 2006 (12:23 pm)
I'm not an owner but last summer we rented a Corolla out of the Atlanta airport and drove it over 1700 miles in 11 days. There were 4 of us, 2 adults and 2 kids and at times we had our 18 year old that we were visiting at Ft. Benning. The car was FULL of our suitcases etc and we had the AC on constantly (this was in August). Our vacation to GA and Florida mileage was typically 35 MPG. I am so impressed that I'm considering a Corolla on my next purchase and I'm a Hyundai owner/fan!
#63 of 429 Re: M.P.G. for 2006 corolla 5 speed vs. automatic? [butterflyjones]
May 21, 2006 (12:59 pm)
I have almost 15000 mi. on the 06 LE now (auto trans). The milage has improved a little, but I felt it was always good. Oh, I've used a full synthetic oil from the beginning (Mobile 1). The literature states the milage as slightly higher for the standard trans as opposed to the auto, but I believe thats because you pick the shift points in the standard. To actually see the increase you'd probably have to shift a little early, rather than winding out the transmission between each shift. I still get just about 40 mpg on the highway at ~80mph (not too shabby). My only beef with the car is that it rattles somewhere in the rear dashboard. I believe I've isolated it to the area behind and over the rear passenger side seat. I'll probably glue some felt backing on the plastic panels in that area so they dont rub against the metal under the dash. That should stop the problem, otherwise I really like the car. Feels like a much bigger car than my wife's 04 Civic EX.
#64 of 429 Re: Confused [ohmygosh]
May 21, 2006 (1:54 pm)
There is a tech service bulletin for models before iNXBR3#E#6Z596819 regarding the air fuel sensor. Supposedly the mfr. process has been improved. The part number is 89467-12010 Sensor, air/fuel ratio. Warranty OP Code 895131 Remove & Replace A/F sensor. This is covered under the Federal Emissions warranty 3yrs/36,000 miles.
If your dealer's service dept. gives you the run around, go to another dealer or complain to Toyota/EPA in writing.
Normal drivers should get about 35 City, 41 Hwy even with the A/C on by avoiding hard acceleration. I get 35/41 on my 2006 5-speed so far (only 850 miles). Automatics get about 3 MPG less as the EPA numbers indicate. Those EPA numbers are 78% of the actual test loop mileage under ideal conditions, to better approximate real world driving.
#65 of 429 Confused
May 25, 2006 (1:47 pm)
Thank you for verifying my mileage with 2006 standard trans. People think I do not know how to compute mpg. I have been driving Toyota's since the downfall of VW in the 70's and except for early rust problems they have served me very well. MY only wish is that Toyota would develop some form of a heating element for cold weather driving so mileage would stay the same year round. Thanks for the new info.
#66 of 429 00 Corolla VE MPG
Jun 14, 2006 (5:00 am)
I finally used a full tank of gas on my new used '00 Corolla VE 5 spd. In about 80% rural highway (2 lane, no lights or stop signs, but lots of hills and curves causing lot a braking and acceleration) driving, mostly with the AC off since the weather has been nice lately, I used 9.848 gallons to travel 394.9 miles, which is over 40 MPG.
I can live with this kind of fuel economy.
#67 of 429 Re: M.P.G. for 2006 corolla 5 speed vs. automatic? [emmettrose1962]
Jun 25, 2006 (8:59 pm)
40 mpg at 80 mph in auto? Outstanding. I wish I would get close to 40 in my 03. I know that 06 has drive-by-wire, but the diffrence in mpg should be nominal.
What's your secret?
#68 of 429 1996 DX 1.8L 5-spd manual MPG
Jun 26, 2006 (2:54 am)
I bought my Lola on May 19th after my money sucking 98 Olds Cutlass wound up in the shop again. With the Cutlass, we were getting about 18-20 around town and about 25-28 on the highway. Granted, that's a V6 and a lead foot. After a month of mostly city driving, some A/C usage and cruise control usage, I'm averaging just under 31MPG around town. I'm a lot easier on this car with my driving habits, but once in a while I get the car a movin'. Took my first 'highway' trip that had a dash of big city traffic thrown in, with some A/C and big hills, we still got 34MPG on that trip. Per fueleconomy.gov, that's right where the numbers should be for my car. I'm super thrilled that my 10yr old Corolla with 159,XXX is still cranking out great mileage.
#69 of 429 Re: M.P.G. for 2006 corolla 5 speed vs. automatic? [rar256]
Jun 27, 2006 (5:10 am)
I bought my 2006 Corolla S last September. My commute is 100 miles per day 85 of which is on the interstate. With the cruise control at 65 mph, I get 38 mpg. Exactly what the EPA estimate is for highway. The worst I have had is 35 mpg when most of the tank is used for running around town and driving hard. Using the AC backs it down to 36 mpg highway. The price is gas is no longer an issue, unless I want to compare how much money I'm saving compared to what I was spending on the same commute with my Tundra or the young guy blasting by me with the dodge super bee pickup truck.
#70 of 429 Engine Braking-2005 Corolla S- 5 Speed
Jul 05, 2006 (6:35 pm)
Is Engine Braking with the manual transmission hard on the engine or transmission? I use 3rd gear to coast down a mountain. The engine is turning about 4000 RPM at 55 MPH. I have read that this is detrimental to fuel economy, but I usually get my best MPG on Skyline Drive(driving between 35-40 MPH;mostly in 4th gear). My overall summer average is 39 MPG with 50-50 city and highway driving. On my mountain trips, I get about 41.5. Best ever mileage has been 43 MPG. What a great car!