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Toyota Camry Hybrid, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#683 of 1001 Re: 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid poor fuel economy [stalnaker]
Jan 25, 2008 (3:38 pm)
My wife has a 2008 TCH and her mileage dropped from about 33mpg when it was 45 degrees F, to about 24 mpg when it gets below 0 dgrees F. I have a 2008 Prius. My wife and I bought our cars the first week of Nov. 2007. It was 45 degrees F. My mileage was about 46.5 mpg. At 20 degrees F, my mpg is about 42. At 0 degrees F, my mileage is about 39 mpg. And lately it's been about -15 to -20 F in the mornings and my mpg has dropped to about 34 mpg. We live in NW Minn. I drive about 1100 miles/week, whereas my wife drives about 200 miles/week. I like the cold MN winters but my Prius hates it! I've taped about 2/3 of the lower grill off on my Prius and I pumped the tires up to about 42 psi.
#684 of 1001 Not so great gas mileage yet????
Jan 26, 2008 (9:17 pm)
I love every single thing about my new Toyota Camry Hybrid. Extremely comfortable, responsive, quick and luxurious.......except for the gas mileage. I traded in my Toyota 4-Runner and get better mileage but after having the car for 2 weeks now I expected better gas mileage.
Now, it is very cold in Indiana right now and I may have dropped a heavy foot a few times to feel the acceleration but the best average on mpg I have received is 28 mpg on the first tank and the last tank was only 23.8?? What's up with that? I always let the car warm up before I drive and it's a lot of city, no more than 45 mph. Could there be something wrong with the Hybrid system? I'm a little frustrated and would love some advice if anyone has it.
#685 of 1001 Re: Not so great gas mileage yet???? [mdetrich]
Jan 27, 2008 (7:53 am)
If you let the car warm up... by the time you get in the car the mpg's will have dropped a bit. My car took a few thousand miles before it started getting great mpg's (30 up to 38/40). One technique is to get the car up to or a little over the limit and then take your foot off the accelerator (see previous posts) and don't forget to coast.
#686 of 1001 Re: Not so great gas mileage yet???? [mdetrich]
Jan 27, 2008 (11:07 am)
If you let the car sit there while it warms up, you are getting '0' mpg. It's better for mileage to at least be driving slowly while it's warming up- if you can handle the cold. It's a trade off, mileage for comfort. But averaging in 0mpg can really hurt your overall calculated mileage.
Also, it does take time to break the car in (like the other person was saying). It will do much better when the weather warms up. Certainly a lot better than your 4runner.
#687 of 1001 Re: 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid poor fuel economy [3earnhardt]
Jan 28, 2008 (7:07 am)
Last week the temp hit 0. My TCH mpg was 23 with the heater on.
Today, its 50 degrees..my mpg is 34.
Temp makes a huge difference!
#688 of 1001 Re: Not so great gas mileage yet???? [tsy]
Jan 28, 2008 (10:47 am)
Thanks for the info Tom! I have read a lot of threads on how to "drive" the car for the best results with the "accelerate and glide" technique. It helps a TON! My Eco Drive now is reading between 35 and 40 mpg! I was driving it like a normal car and the gas mileage just doesn't work if you do that! I'm slowly getting the hang of things!
#689 of 1001 Re: 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid poor fuel economy [lessachs]
Jan 28, 2008 (4:47 pm)
Today the temp was 40 degrees and my Prius got about 44.5 mpg and my wife's TCH is getting great mpg too! But tomorrow the temp is supposed to be about -45 degrees with the wind chill so her mpg in the TCH will be about 24mpg and my mileage in the Prius will be 34-38mpg. The TCH has an AstroStart and I believe that is knocking the mpg down considerably.
#690 of 1001 40 mph.... I am a happy guy:-)
Feb 06, 2008 (10:07 am)
Last week I picked up my new Camry Hybrid.
I admit I was skeptical about the mileage,since I commute 70 each day.
Today I hit the 1/2 tank mark and have driven 350 miles. Here's the math.
What do I attribute to this?
1) Everything I read on the Edmunds board taught me how to drive this car diffently than my past cars.
2) I drive around town doing my errands on only electric mode.
3) How do I achieve this? When under 30 mph, every time I see the gas-engine-in -use display come on, I every so slightly back off the gas petal. Gas engine goes of, electric comes on. Life is good.
Tank of gas is 17.5 gallons
half tank used /2
Half tank of gas is 8.75 gallons
Miles driven 350 miles
Miles per gallon 40
#691 of 1001 Toyota Camry Hybrid MPG and Rear Spoiler
Feb 06, 2008 (11:48 am)
Does the Toyota rear spoiler impact the mileage of the 2008 Camry hybrid.
I recently purchased a 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid. The dealer threw in the rear spoiler. It had to be ordered. I am getting 40+ mpg on the highway and averaging about 33m mpg in the city. Does the rear spoiler impact the miles per gallon on the car?
#692 of 1001 Re: Toyota Camry Hybrid MPG and Rear Spoiler [rlairdjr]
Feb 06, 2008 (12:40 pm)
I've had it installed since day one ... so I wouldn't know the difference. My wife's mileage has been the same or a little better than your's though. Also ... my dealer wanted $400 for it ... so I'd say you did well.