Last post on Jul 11, 2013 at 3:32 PM
You are in the Scion xA and xD
What is this discussion about?
Scion tC, Scion xB, Scion xA, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#499 of 508 Re: xB mileage [big_guy]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 03, 2010 (4:29 pm)
very nice records, well done, but still anecdotal because we haven't tested your car's odometer for accuracy, nor measured the amount of fuel prior to putting it in the tank, nor driving conditions or techniques etc. Anecdotal doesn't imply a criticism, it just means "not subjected to rigorous scientific testing".
Also, you can't claim to be an impartial tester, even if you ARE impartial.
Nonetheless, impressive #s for an xA
#503 of 508 Re: "Mild" speeding [jim314]
Jun 23, 2011 (5:54 pm)
With over 120,000 miles on my Scion Xb I can tell you that I typically get up to 36mpg combined in the summer with the A/C on full blast. This includes mostly suburban and high speed Interstate at 80mph. I was carrying heavy loads of several hundred pounds to boot. This little bugger with a manual transmission has been the greatest blessing to me. I am looking for another of the same specs but there are at most 9 available for sale in the entire country. If you get a chance to pick up one do it because it is money in the bank
#504 of 508 2011 Scion xD - Gas mileage decrease and transmission "stickiness"
Oct 18, 2011 (5:05 pm)
I recently (like a little over a month ago) I was fortunate enough to be able to afford a new Scion xD. I adore my little car, but within the last two weeks, my gas mileage has gone from ~36 miles/gallon average to barely 33 mpg average(which is the EPA rating) on the highway. Also, the transmission seems to be a bit sticky, not shifting as freely and quickly as when it was a week or two old. I have put ~2100 miles on it so far.
I tried experimenting with different grades of gas and found that I got 30 miles more with grade 89 than 91. Also, since I put in the grade 91, my car didn't seem quite as peppy/zippy. Also - the transmission "stickiness" i noticed started right about that time I put in the 91. Since then, I have put nothing but 89 into my car. (Yes, I am faithful with my oil changes and checking my tire pressure). I have yet to check if anything major has somehow found it's way into the air filter.
What the heck is going on? I really don't want to have to go to the dealer completely angry that things are going wrong already. Please help... or explain.
#505 of 508 Re: 2011 Scion xD - Gas mileage decrease and transmission "stickiness" [anna_v]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 19, 2011 (7:51 am)
Your car doesn't require 91 does it? If not, don't use it--it's a waste of money. As for mpg, that could depend a lot on what speeds you're traveling on the highway. The difference say, between 65 and 75 on a "boxy" car like yours could be considerable.
Nov 06, 2011 (12:57 pm)
Also, if you are driving the brick on wheels with the wind or into it.
#507 of 508 xB Mileage in the real world
Nov 17, 2011 (5:49 pm)
I have to agree with you, ours does very well on the trip from California to Arizona, even with the AC at 80 mph. I will try to buy another one someday.
#508 of 508 Toyota dealers still over filling oil at oil change!!
Jul 11, 2013 (3:32 pm)
In the interest of continuous improvement, many if not most? of the Toyota dealers need to make the mental adjustment that they're putting in a little too much oil at oil change time! I bought a 12 camry 2.5 and twice they've put it what appears to be the max crankcase capacity, 4.7 quarts I believe. Problem is, the next morning on a flat surface, cold the dip stick shows about and extra 0.33 quarts of oil over the full mark. It's probably because they're pressured to do more work in less time, etc! You say I'm being a picky Engineer, well see forums, reads what extra oil does-foams and then doesn't lubricate properly, etc!
Suggest Toyota Corp send memo to back off 1/4 quart at oil change which may improve engine problems stats in the long run, etc! Yes, I know you'll probably get complaints they didn't top it off-so what, it's better for the car/customer!
Well done on the 2012 model-compact car mpg, quiet, refined engine/drive train, etc!