Last post on Dec 15, 2012 at 10:17 AM
You are in the Toyota Yaris
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Yaris, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#454 of 598 Re: 47 MPG for me yesterday - 09 Sedan, Manual [shawn164]
Oct 07, 2008 (3:24 am)
Interesting blog ! Looking forward to more.
Excellent pictures, and the way you write indicates professionalism also. Very nice!
We are looking to add a gas sipper to our stable, and still undecided as to which "Make" and be it a sedan or a hatch back. . Thus some questions.
You wrote, in the blog introduction: "After three months of homework, I made the decision to purchase a new 2009 Toyota Yaris Sedan. Take a journey with me as I experience what this little gas sipper has to offer. The good, the bad and everything in between"
What convinced you to purchase a Yaris, rather than say a Fit with more cargo area, or a Versa with more interior space? Especially since you had never driven one.
Why a sedan, rather than a hatchback?
#455 of 598 Re: 47 MPG for me yesterday - 09 Sedan, Manual [kipk]
Oct 07, 2008 (5:30 pm)
I was mulling over between a Civic, Fit or Yaris (the Versa was shortly on the list). The Civic was on the high end of the price scale and the styling/look of the Fit didn't really appeal to me. I have owned two hondas in the past (87 CRX HF hand-me-down from father, which ruled and 91 Civic AWD wagon...so fun in the snow, but died an early death) so I wanted to try a Toyota.
I don't need a lot of space and I liked the way the Yaris Sedan looked, so I went for it. I wanted something dependable (Toyota) with minimal investment and the bare bones Yaris seemed to be the best match. Reading MPG reviews, the Yaris seemed to be on the better end of the scale with most personal experiences.
Looks aside (I'm not a fan of the hatchback), I like the idea of a trunk to keep some of my photo gear out of plain sight and having access to the backseat through back doors seems handier to me when dealing with gear or passengers.
So far I'm really excited. I am having to adjust to manual windows and locks, but it was a decision to see what luxuries I could live without I guess : )
I still can't believe the MPG. After my 1k mile oil change, I'm heading on a long roadtrip out West, so I'm looking forward to see how she runs.
Reading other experiences on this site was a HUGE help in my decision, so thanks Edmunds!
www.toyotayarisreview.com - my Yaris blog
#456 of 598 Re: 47 MPG for me yesterday - 09 Sedan, Manual [shawn164]
Oct 19, 2008 (5:08 am)
Posted a comment on your BLOG. Don't know if it "took" or not.
Yaris is getting more interesting as time goes by.
#457 of 598 New 5 door Yaris vs Scion XD
Nov 23, 2008 (4:01 pm)
Looking to buy soon and was wondering how everyone felt about these 2 similar cars. What kind of actual gas milage is everyone finding?. How does the quality of the cars inside and out compare. Have they fixed the AC smell with the Yaris yet?
#458 of 598 Re: New 5 door Yaris vs Scion XD [frosty8]
Nov 24, 2008 (9:44 am)
I went 1500 miles on $125.00 worth of gas...had three fourths of a tank left upon my return. 08 yaris lift back
#459 of 598 Re: New 5 door Yaris vs Scion XD [jetfirek]
by pf_flyer HOST
Nov 24, 2008 (12:03 pm)
What kind of mileage does that work out to? How many gallons of gas over those 1500 miles? If your price of gas was $2.50/gal then you got 30MPG. But if the price was $2, then you're talking about a range of 24-25mpg.
Nov 26, 2008 (10:05 am)
I've got almost 30k miles on my 2008 Yaris and have averaged 38mpg. I use a few of the "hypermiling" techniques to increase my mileage. Got 1 tank of 47 mpg.
#461 of 598 Re: New yaris sedan 5 spd [relp]
Nov 26, 2008 (10:08 am)
45 is kind of flukey. I hypermile and have only gotten 5-6 tanks over 40 mpg. Keep the rpms under 2500 and do more coasting to stops. I don't use the cruise control very much and "pulse and glide"
Check out www.cleanmpg.com for more tips.
#462 of 598 Agree anything past 37 is flukey
Nov 26, 2008 (10:53 am)
I am a VERY easy driver with an easy commute. I practice gas saving techniques - I hate to call them hypermiling since Popular Mechanics wrote articles on the basic techniques back in the '60's when I was growing up - and averaged 37-38 mpg on my Yaris LB, which was much better than the 34-35 on my Scion xA (although they had the same engines), both with stick shifts. I would have loved to have seen more than 38, but the only car that ever did that was my Honda Fit, which hit 39 once and 40 once, but honestly I think more due to slight fill variations than anything else.
That having been said, if there was a contest and a place to drive a constant 50 mph with no hills or declines, I think the higher ranges are within the capability of those engines in those light vehicles.
It's a shame that the Scion, Fit, Yaris are still geared for rapid freeway pickup in 5th, instead of making 5th a true overdrive as on the latest Focus and Cobalt - but I guess they are afraid of complaints from drivers who might have to downshift to 4th for passing or hills, or complaints from slowdowns while in cruise control mode.
#463 of 598 Re: Yaris - real-world gas mileage / MPG [solarjeep]
Dec 10, 2008 (6:12 pm)
How did your back feel? I drive 900 miles a week in a Yaris . I am not obese and I need a chiropractor often!!