Last post on Dec 15, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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Toyota Yaris, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#537 of 598 Re: '08 Yaris 5door Hatchback mpg [nippononly]
Mar 27, 2012 (2:35 am)
that's great news. My Pontiac Corolla as I call it (or is it a Toyota Vibe) brings me 30 mpg in town. I'm thrilled with that. However, the brakes Toyota installed on these Vibes/Matrixes are pretty poor to say the least. The brakes are nothing like the ones on my Elantra Touring. Sounds like the brakes on the Yaris are more in line wih what I expect out of a car today. Your Yaris mileage is certainly positive. I'm now going to wait for the 2013 Versa hatchback to come out and compare it to the Yaris and Fit. Your mileage posts have elevated the Yaris above the Fit given today's gas prices.
#538 of 598 Re: '08 Yaris 5door Hatchback mpg [maxx4me]
Mar 27, 2012 (8:36 am)
It's funny because while on a test drive for the Yaris the salesman said the gas mileage would be close to that of a hybrid, I remember thinking "yeah, right" - well, it's nowhere close to the Prius but at 36.8 MPG (90% city) it probably IS close to the Civic Hybrid -
MPG aside, I think it's the best bang for your buck - I love mine - no regrets so far -
#539 of 598 Re: '08 Yaris 5door Hatchback mpg [maxx4me]
Mar 27, 2012 (12:41 pm)
It sounds like braking is a pretty important aspect of a car for you. I should add then that the SE has 4-wheel discs where the base and LE versions have rear drums. I don't know if braking is worse in those trims because I never drove one, but the extra discs may improve the bite of the brakes and therefore the overall braking feel.
I had a Matrix in the past and I know what you mean - nothing about that car was very athletic - acceleration, steering, handling, or braking. About the best you could say was it handled adequately and didn't lean way over in turns despite its tallness.
#540 of 598 Re: MPG - 2012 Yaris LE [maxx4me]
Apr 02, 2012 (5:51 pm)
Most recent fillup:
MPG computer on car - 34.9 mpg
Manually calculated - 35 mpg
90% city driving
#541 of 598 Re: MPG - 2012 Yaris LE [toyotafan6]
Apr 03, 2012 (4:34 am)
nice numbers again. Thanks. I actually got 33 in town with my "Pontiac" Corolla. The warm weather and fact that I'm now retired and no longer in a hurry certainly increased my mileage by 3 mpgs. I was pretty alarmed at how Consumer Reports dogged the Yaris in this month's issue.
#542 of 598 Re: MPG - 2012 Yaris LE [maxx4me]
Apr 03, 2012 (7:14 pm)
I too was somewhat shocked and dumbfounded that Consumer Reports' review of the Yaris was so negative - they gave it the lowest rating of all the subcompacts, calling it a "bare bones" car - what? I guess their definition of bare bones and mine are different...I disagree with almost all of their assessments.
I love my Yaris, so far I have no regrets about buying one, none whatsoever - I would tell anyone who wants a small fuel-efficient car made by a car company with a long-standing repuation for building reliable cars to consider the Yaris. It's Toyota's 3rd best selling car, and read what consumers have to say, people who actually own one!
I think the reason my last tank went down a little to 35 mpg is because I've been running the AC, it's been very warm here lately.
#543 of 598 Re: MPG - 2012 Yaris LE [toyotafan6]
Apr 04, 2012 (7:17 pm)
Car and Driver's review was much better, they ranked it 3rd out of 7 or 8 cars, the Yaris was ahead of the Fit (#4) - the Accent was #1
Apr 04, 2012 (8:48 pm)
at Consumer Reports mostly have no idea about what makes cars good or bad. They are only useful for their reliability data really.
#545 of 598 Re: MPG - 2012 Yaris LE [toyotafan6]
Apr 05, 2012 (4:05 am)
Who makes the Accent?
#546 of 598 Re: MPG - 2012 Yaris LE [kipk]
Apr 05, 2012 (4:21 am)
Hyundai makes the Accent. Hyundai also owns Kia. I personnaly like the Kia Rio better than the Accent. The MPGs are great on Hyundai vehicles. However, the sight line is not very good inside the cabin, especially for a new car. That is why I am looking at the Yaris, and am happy to see that many owners are exceeding the MPGs listed on the sticker. As a long time CR user, I have always wondered how CR gives such high overall numerical scores to vehicles with sketchy reliability (like VW). Nonetheless, the very low score that CR gave to the Yaris is alarming, and I'd like to hear more info on your driving experiences and if a majority of you are exceeding the posted MPG numbers. Gas prices and Yaris' fuel efficiency will certainly trump "hard, cheap interior plastic" comments as time goes on.