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Scion tC, Scion xB, Scion xA, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#127 of 508 Re: scion gas mileage
Jan 12, 2006 (6:52 pm)
I just bought a '06 scion XA and am quite disappointed w/ the gas mileage I am getting. I am getting only 23 mpg driving both highway and in the city. While obviously the gas mileage you get depends on a number of factors, the number should reflect somewhat what the manufacturer states it will be. They know that people do not drive in perfect conditions so why give us a number that is unrealistic. The salespeople also use that "great" mpg number is a selling point. I know that each Toyota person told me about how great the XA was since I would get 31 in the city and 38 on the highway. Considering how it is a key selling point in the car, I think that the cars should reflect the given mpg. And for all those that posted that the sticker mpg it merely a suggestion and are only acheived in perfect driving conditions, what if it was your horsepower that was less that listed. What if you bought a car for the great horsepower to find out that hey it was only mediocore? The car companies list the mpg like they do the other statistics about the cars to get people to buy them. As such the numbers listed my the manufactureres should be fairly accurate. If mine does not improve, I am going to see if I have any legal remedies.
#128 of 508 Re: scion gas mileage [brvsgrl]
Jan 12, 2006 (7:41 pm)
It's been common knowledge that the estimate mileage posted on new car stickers is inaccurate, and the only thing it's really good for seems to be comparing the MPG figures on those labels from car to car. Consumer Reports has, for years, been trying to get the government to use more accurate criteria on these stickers, and in fact, in the latest issue there is an article about just that: the government is finally reviewing the way in which MPG averages are reached. I believe it says there will be a 60-day comment period, and it may be as soon as 2007 that the new methods will be used. It doesn't seem like rocket science; there must be many more-accurate ways to come up with average mileage from model to model. Consumer Reports actually does provide average mileage in their ratings, but of course those cars haven't yet been fully broken in. Those of you with new Scions (or any other new car) bear up, mileage really does improve pretty radically as your car breaks in. My 2006 xB with about 3800 miles is at right about 30 (mostly around town and mountain driving) and 35 freeway (averaging 70 mph). When I run the A/C it drops by 3-5 points, so be sure you've only got that little button pushed when you really need it.
#129 of 508 Re: scion gas mileage [mnikos]
Jan 14, 2006 (9:29 am)
Lucky you. You seem to be one of the lucky ones. My xB now has 7000 miles on it-I'd say that's broken in. It still only gets about 24 mpg. There was a short time in the fall (no AC) that I was getting 25-26 and got all excited! Then dropped right back down. And yes, have considered tire pressure and type of driving. I've just accepted it. I know how brvsgrl feels!
It's still a fun car though. Did need to get snow tires for it though-wouldn't move without them. The salesman told us it did great in the snow with the all-weathers-not! The tires have made a big difference. Still love getting the looks and questions about the car!
#130 of 508 in 10,600 miles (11 months)
Jan 14, 2006 (10:15 am)
Worst ever: 31.3
#131 of 508 Re: in 10,600 miles (11 months) [tundradude]
Jan 14, 2006 (1:48 pm)
My TCM'05 XB now has 27,000 and I religiously get 32-35 mpg with the automatic. The worst mileage I ever got was 29 mpg with my 1st tank. I just ran the XB up I-95 from DC to the Jersey shore and I got 33.7 mpg at speeds 50-75 mph. On the trip back I got hung up in Jersey's famous rush hour mess and I avg'd 31.4 mpg on the return trip. Of course I fill the tank all the up to the top of the neck for the extra cruising range, but I fill it the same every time due to the length of my commute. By filling the tank up more you can increase your cruising range slightly. Also I read on a Scion web site that there was a problem with the angle of the filler necks for the XB and that the gas pumps were turning off before the tank was actually full. On my car another 1.2 gals can be filled to the top of the neck after the pump auto shut-off.
Jan 14, 2006 (3:56 pm)
Are any of you who are getting low MPG figures using the "defrost" setting on your heat controls? If you are, then your AC is on ALL THE TIME that the knob is set to "defrost". This will really screw up your fuel mileage, especially in the city or on long high speed hill climbs.
Once you've defrosted the windshield, you should switch to floor or floor/bi-level right away.
Your AC light will NOT go on when you are on defrost, either, so there's no warning.
I get 30 mpg City, driving with my foot mostly mashed to the floor (manual trans.). Haven't really had a chance to do a long highway trip yet, as car only has 1,300 miles on it.
RE: Improvement over time -- fuel mileage should get better as engine breaks in, but really you can't hope for more than say 10% better.
I'm also running 35 lbs in front tires.
#133 of 508 Re: Scion Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Feb 01, 2006 (8:16 pm)
I took a Scion xB for rent for a trip from Lexington, Ky to Chicago and back temperatures in the upper 30's during the trip, and mostly highway driving at 72 to 25 mph, I did a consistant 30 MPG both ways. the car only had 3700 miles on it, so it wasn't broken in, this said, I think during warmer months and not driving so fast 32 is a realistic figure on highway and I could maybe see 27 at the low end during winter months with warm ups and stuff.
My opinion of the car, great if you add the cruise control and arm rest Still would prefer to see side air bags before I buy.
#134 of 508 Anyone with 100k on a scion xB or xA?
Feb 01, 2006 (8:28 pm)
Was wondering if anyone has really put the test of time on their Scion, more interested in the 1.5 engine, and what kind of problems they may have add and what kind of service or tips they have...
#135 of 508 xB redesign due soon, is it going to be 2007?
Feb 01, 2006 (8:45 pm)
I like the Scion xB a lot I like the current design, but Im just not in the market yet after putting $1100 into my Subaru for a headgasket leak, so I want to get a little more out of my subaru, but I fear whatever change they make I may not like (common from what other manufactures have done) but I was wondering if anyone knows if the xB will be redesigned in 2007 or if its due in 2008? I would really like to get one late model year next year or if my current vehicle warrants sooner But I'm hoping they add side air bags as an option next year too!