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Toyota Yaris, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#503 of 598 Re: Yaris - real-world gas mileage / MPG [ike3]
Nov 04, 2011 (3:22 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 598 Re: Yaris - real-world gas mileage / MPG [matticus]
Nov 07, 2011 (10:20 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 598 Still love mileage of my 2009 Yaris after 66K . . .
Jan 10, 2012 (1:05 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 (11:58 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 598 Re: first full tank [nippononly]
Jan 27, 2012 (12:46 pm)
Don't forget, there is a difference between summer fuel and winter fuel and the winter fuel will hurt your MPG every time.
#508 of 598 Re: first full tank [matticus]
Jan 29, 2012 (3:09 pm)
Duly remembered, thanks! On the second tank I managed 38 mpg, and I'm probably going for gas again in the next couple of days so we will see whether my continued efforts to focus on my highway speeds to improve the numbers are helping at all.....
With any luck, this will be a 40 MPG car like my last one in all seasons but winter.
#509 of 598 Re: first full tank [nippononly]
Jan 30, 2012 (1:16 am)
tonight's fill-up, 345 miles, 9.1 gallons, 38 mpg again (OK, 37.9)...well it's better than 37. Shooting for 39 next!
#510 of 598 Re: Still love mileage of my 2009 Yaris after 66K . . . [maximus43]
Jan 30, 2012 (4:53 am)
What MPG differences are you observing between the Yaris and Prius under similar driving conditions?
What other differences?
#511 of 598 Re: Still love mileage of my 2009 Yaris after 66K . . . [kipk]
Feb 03, 2012 (1:54 pm)
My Yaris (now my daughter's car) can do 36 to 38 mpg on the highway, and 40 mpg with a tailwind, but of course in the city it barely managed 30 mpg. Still it was a great econo-car value for the price I paid ($11,700 plus tax, tag, title, and dealer's baloney Toyoguard fee and dealer fee of 600 bucks). I was still out the door for about $13,600, and for that price I thought that car was a great value (automatic, power windows/locks/ keyless entry).
The Prius however, and as you probably well know, seems to do similar mileage numbers no matter highway or city; it is not the speed that affects the Prius as much as it is the hills that affect the mileage in my Prius. Atlanta is not a flat city, and I sometimes dread climbing a big hill and watching my MPG instant feedback "needle" dive down to zero. Also, those first five minutes in the Prius are not good for much better than 25 mpg, so short trips really impact mileage and its hard for me to believe that the Yaris was subject to such a penalty for its warm-up time.
Nevertheless, after 867 miles and 18.06 gallons I am averaging 48.0 mpg (the computer tells me 50.0, but we all know it fudges that number) so I am fairly pleased.
As for other factors? The ride in the Yaris was not harsh, and was relatively quiet for an econobox, but the Prius has a larger wheelbase and it really improves the ride. I feel planted to the road more than I did in the Yaris. It's also a tad quieter than the Yaris. I love the cockpit of the Prius; the waterfall dash puts everything at hands' reach. I especially love the Smart Key feature in which the door unlocks the minute I touch the driver's door handle. And the hatchback is more practical--if I want to get something home from the flea market, the Prius will make it possible, whereas certain things just won't go in the Yaris.
Hope that answers your question on basic differences.
#512 of 598 new 2012 Yaris - 3 DR auto
Feb 09, 2012 (5:57 pm)
I am getting almost 33 mpg so far - all city driving - have a little over 400 miles on odometer - so far very happy with the car!