Last post on Dec 15, 2012 at 10:17 AM
You are in the Toyota Yaris
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Toyota Yaris, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#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.
#547 of 598 Re: MPG - 2012 Yaris LE [maxx4me]
Apr 05, 2012 (4:44 am)
#548 of 598 Re: MPG - 2012 Yaris LE [maxx4me]
Apr 05, 2012 (6:13 am)
In the Consumer Reports review they said that the Yaris' engine was so noisy it made it difficult to carry on a conversation (words to that effect) - that has certainly NOT been my experience - I find the Yaris to be only slightly louder than my prior car...it's my understanding that the lower-priced cars do not have the insulation of their higher-priced counterparts - I say to that: no big deal!
I'm extremely pleased with the mpg, so far averaging 35 mpg (city) with less than 1800 miles on the odometer ...and I expect this to increase as the engine breaks in.
I understand what may be "comfortable" to one person may not be to someone else, but for me the driver's seat is very comfortable, the most comfortable of any car I've had - and as far as what the article said about "hard, cheap plastics" IMO the interior is attractive and well designed, I like the layout/design....doesn't feel or look cheap to me.
Most of the reviews I've read from consumers who own the Yaris were very positive.
#549 of 598 Re: MPG - 2012 Yaris LE [toyotafan6]
Apr 05, 2012 (11:21 am)
OK - I had it wrong, in the Car and Driver comparison test (Honda Fit Sport (2011), Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo, Toyota Yaris SE, Kio Rio 5 SX, Hyundai Accent SE, Nissan Versa SL) they were ranked as follows:
First place: Honda Fit
Second: Chevrolet Sonic
Third: Toyota Yaris
Fourth: Hyundai Accent
Fifth: Kio Rio
Sixth: Nissan Versa
These cars were reviewed on many things, one being "steering feel", the Yaris came in first place.
For fuel economy, Yaris tied for first place with the Accent and the Versa.
#550 of 598 Re: MPG - 2012 Yaris LE [toyotafan6]
Apr 05, 2012 (12:02 pm)
Got 39.1 MPG yesterday on my latest fill-up with 100% in town driving in my 2007 Yaris 3-door hatchback ATM. Have 35,000 miles on it. The only things I have replaced are the oil & filters, windshield wipers and the battery. I paid $12,300 for it brand new. Are they really selling for $17,000 now?
#551 of 598 Re: MPG - 2012 Yaris LE [toyotafan6]
Apr 05, 2012 (3:55 pm)
C/D tested the Yaris SE and CR tested the LE. I bet that accounts a lot for the different opinions. There's features such as bigger wheels/tires, tuned suspension, quicker steering, 4-wheel discs, sport seats, and smooth stick shift on the SE that C/D tested, and these features improved the driving experience compared to what CR experienced in their LE with a 4-speed slushbox.
But note that C/D also complained about noise and the driving position--as did CR. Had CR tested the SE, maybe they would have liked the handling better, as C/D did.
Interestingly, CR averaged 32 mpg in the Yaris... a good number, but matched by cars such as the Accent, Versa, Corolla, and Mazda3i.