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Toyota Yaris, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#498 of 599 Re: Yaris - real-world gas mileage / MPG [Sylvia]
Jun 30, 2011 (8:35 am)
I have a new 2011 Toyota Yaris 3dr Liftback with the Convenience and Cold Weather Packages w/ the 5-speed manual transmission. I shift at 2000rpm and it takes me about 50 more feet to get up to speed than most other people. I get the mileage by filling up the tank and taking that number and dividing it by the trip meter. I'm in Illinois, so it is basically flat everywhere.
Tank #1 36.46MPG 06-21-2011(half and half) (spent 2 hours practicing getting into 1st gear as I have never driven manual before)
Tank #2 41.17MPG 06-29-2011 (mostly highway) (AC on most of the time)
#499 of 599 Re: Yaris - real-world gas mileage / MPG [matticus]
Jul 13, 2011 (12:12 pm)
Keep us updated matticus. I have averaged 36.3 mpg with 78% city driving for the four years I have owned by automatic transmission 2007 Yaris. I have a little over 30,000 miles on my car. The only thing I have done to it is change oil every 3,000 miles and the front wiper blades.
#500 of 599 Re: Yaris - real-world gas mileage / MPG [matticus]
Aug 15, 2011 (3:47 pm)
40.76MPG 07-13-2011 (mix)
42.04MPG 08-1-2011 (drove with traffic over 80mph often)
39.08MPG 08-12-2011 (drove with traffic again, it didn't work out as well)
#501 of 599 Re: Yaris - real-world gas mileage / MPG [matticus]
Oct 10, 2011 (8:37 am)
Even more numbers:
41.69MPG 08-24-2011 (drove 55, shifted at 2000rpm)
42.73MPG 09-06-2011 (drove 55, shifted at 2000rpm)
43.04MPG 09-21-2011 (drove 55, shifted at 2000rpm)
43.14MGP 10-8-2011 (drove 55, shifted at 2000rpm)
I drive both in the city and on the interstate, but more often on the Interstate. I make sure I have plenty of room from the car in front of me when traffic is backed up so I rarely have to hit my brakes and it has worked well for me. I see a sea of break lights ahead of me while I'm just rolling along. I occasionally downshift to slow myself down. There is no escape when there is an extended stop though.
#502 of 599 Re: Yaris - real-world gas mileage / MPG [matticus]
Oct 30, 2011 (7:13 pm)
Hey Matticus...I'm reading your 6/30 post on your '11 3dr liftback model. Can I ask...what "convenience and cold weather package?" I've looked at the '11 and
'12 catalog for both the 3 and 5dr models, all trim levels. No where does that
appear. Do you have in fact, a Canadian model Yaris? That's the only one I know of that comes with said packages. Winter package would imply heated outside mirrors as well. I know that the US models do not include such a feature.
Please explain that. What does your convenience and cold weather package include? Thanks.
#503 of 599 Re: Yaris - real-world gas mileage / MPG [ike3]
Nov 04, 2011 (2:22 pm)
I saw it on Toyota's 2011 "Build your Yaris" for my zip code and it was also on the window tag, which I still have. It is a US model as far as I know and I haven't had luck finding anything online either. Here is what it says:
"All-Weather Guard Package:" Looks like I got the name wrong.
Larger Window Washer Tank with Low-Level Warning Indicator Lamp, Heavy-Duty Heather, Heavy-Duty Starter, and Rear Heater Duct
Then there is the "Convenience Package" which includes:
AM/FM CD Player with MP3/WMA Playback Capability, XM Compatible (additional hardware & subscription required), Auxiliary Audio Jack, CD Text Display Function, 60:40 Split, Sliding, Reclining, Fold-Flat Rear Seat Functions, P185/60R15 on 15" Steel Wheels with Full Wheel Covers, and Rear Window Wiper.
#504 of 599 Re: Yaris - real-world gas mileage / MPG [matticus]
Nov 07, 2011 (9:20 pm)
Ok Matticus, thanks for clarifying that. Yes, the infamous "all-weather guard package" that does NOT include heatable or heated outside power mirrors. For
the '12 model year, I did not even see that package offered on any version here
in western NY state. More decontenting going on with Toyota? Just FYI, for the
Canadian version, 5 door LE model, it includes the following..but the list is far
from complete. I copied and pasted it here. It never ceases to amaze me how Toyota will market its cars differently in North America. I live 2 hours from the Canadian border. Yet, I can not own their version and plate it here.
Obviously, the cars are very similar. But they offer more value for their versions there. In fact, their SE model even offers an automatic rain sensing wiper system. It isn't found even as an option or "enhanced convenience package" for the US market. Only option is 'cruise control.' I say "duh" to that. Thanks for clarifying your '11 Yaris specs...no doubt, it is a "U.S." model.
* From $14,890*
* Star Safety SystemTM
* 9 Airbags, Including Front Seat Cushion Airbags
* Electric Rack and Pinion Power Steering
* Power Door Locks
* Multi-Information Display
* 5-Door Convenience
* Power-Adjustable, Colour-keyed Heated Exterior Mirrors
* And More
The Convenience Package adds:
* Air Conditioning
* Power Windows
* Cruise Control
* Keyless Entry
#505 of 599 Still love mileage of my 2009 Yaris after 66K . . .
Jan 10, 2012 (12:05 pm)
My 2009 four door sedan (automatic) was my daily commute road warrior since May 2009. However my daughter recently totaled her POS Chevy Cobalt (she is just fine, thank goodness) and so she is inheriting my faithful Yaris. The Yaris has ZERO problems after 66,000 miles, and still obtains about 30 to 32 mpg in mostly city driving, about 36 mpg in hwy. Even the original brake pads still have decent amount left and may go until 80K or 90K. What an amazing little car.
Anyway, I have now acquired a 2010 Prius with mileage of 45K for what I think was a very fair price ($15,400 plus tax and $399 dealer fee), and I am hoping that the increase in gas mileage and the stellar reliability reputation of the Prius will make me a happy customer when combined with the various small creature comforts that the Prius offers over the Yaris (SmartKey entry system, steering wheel controls, a conventional cupholder, a real center armrest, a hatchback for easily hauling various flea market items, and a more firmly planted, quieter ride, IMHO). My Yaris is a wonderful utilitarian vehicle, and I damn near bought another one, but the very good price I paid for this Prius convinced me to take the hybrid leap.
However I never would have purchased a new Prius; the cost of a new Prius seems so high that it seemingly would take a decade of driving to realize any petrol saving, unless you do a LOT of driving. Furthermore, the argument for the Prius over the Yaris has more to do with the overall comfort of the driving/ride experience rather than the comparative operating costs, because the Yaris is relatively inexpensive, extremely fuel efficent, and so darn reliable.
Jan 11, 2012 (10:58 pm)
in my '12 Yaris SE 5-speed has produced an underwhelming 37 mpg - 363 miles, 9.8 gallons. But it is the dead of winter, so I have long warm-up times in the morning while I try to melt all the ice off the windshield, and we have winterized gas which always produces worse mileage.
Despite that, I am going to shoot for better - it seems getting 40+ mpg won't be effortless like it was in my Echo. But if I go back to focusing on the little things that can boost mileage, like coasting to stoplights and keeping the overall speeds down a bit, I'm hopeful I can get near 40 in the new car.
On a related note, it seems the "average MPG" readout on the dash computer is about 1 point optimistic, slightly more accurate than the one in my Subaru which is 1.5 mpg optimistic.
#507 of 599 Re: first full tank [nippononly]
Jan 27, 2012 (11:46 am)
Don't forget, there is a difference between summer fuel and winter fuel and the winter fuel will hurt your MPG every time.