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Toyota Camry Hybrid, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#927 of 1006 Gas Mileage of Camry Hybrid
Feb 04, 2012 (9:18 pm)
I have an older Camry Hybrid from 2007. It was rated around 38 mpg at the time, but I only got that during the break-in period. In reality, I get around 33 mpg (ranges from 32-35) in mixed driving. I live in Southern California.
The new 2012 Camry Hybrid should achieve a little more since Toyota shed some of the weight to improve gas mileage on the Hybrid. However, I still doubt the lighter Camry Hybrid will go above 40mpg after break-in period.
BTW, Camry is considered mid-size (as opposed to large-size by someone's earlier post).
#928 of 1006 Re: Gas Mileage of Camry Hybrid [graveywavy]
Feb 07, 2012 (8:42 am)
I have a 2007 Camry Hybrid too, and I'm averaging 39 mpg in mixed city and highway travel (these are gas test numbers, not the ones the trip computer calculates). The PSI in my tires is at the maximum recommended by the manufacturer, I drive like a grandma at times, and rarely do I "hit the gas" but rather ease into my accelerations, and coast whenever I can.
However, the point is that it is "doable" even in the older TCH model if you're willing to make the appropriate changes to your driving habits. Have to admit, it was funny to watch everyone pass me on the way to a red light this morning while I didn't have to slow my momentum down and got to the light right as it turned green. Its small changes like that that squeeze a few extra MPGs out of a gas tank.
#929 of 1006 Re: Gas Mileage of Camry Hybrid [nettech]
Feb 07, 2012 (9:59 am)
nettech says, "Have to admit, it was funny to watch everyone pass me on the way to a red light this morning while I didn't have to slow my momentum down and got to the light right as it turned green. Its small changes like that that squeeze a few extra MPGs out of a gas tank."
Good point, and one thing I enjoy also. After 7.5 years now driving my hybrids, I have learned to "scout ahead" and see what a light might be doing by the time I get there and adjust to it.
TOO MANY PEOPLE just *ZOOM* from traffic signal to traffic signal, burning (wasting) precious gas for the benefit of sitting through another light.
I have averaged about 34 MPG over the 5.5 years I have owned my 2007 TCH. Not hugely great, but better than a similarly-sized non-hybrid would get.
#930 of 1006 40+ mpg Toronto to Florida (2010 TCH)
Feb 25, 2012 (8:36 am)
Just finished a trip from Toronto to Florida and back in my "new" 2010 TCH. I kept track of fill-ups and the mileage at each key point. I took the route through the Carolinas and Virginias so there was a lot of up and down. On the way down, I used cruise part of the time. On the way back, I used cruise for almost the whole trip. I was generally 5 mph over the limit so it mostly varied between 70 - 75 mph. I did about 400 local, mostly highway, miles in Florida. Tires were set to 35 lbs.
By my calculations, I got 41 mpg on the way down (including the local mileage there) and 40 mpg on the way back. I used 70 gal of gas for 2885 miles. The trip computer in the car provided numbers between 35.7 and 39.2 for various segments of the trip.
I'm more than happy with this result but it seems almost too good based on what most other people have reported. The mileage is accurate and I'm pretty sure that we recorded the fill-ups accurately.
#931 of 1006 Great Mileage on 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE
Feb 26, 2012 (9:55 am)
Well I am starting to get great mpg's from my 2012 Camry XLE Hybrid (convenience package, moon roof, display navigation and entunes, leather package). I live in cold cold Wisconsin and with the weather warmer today, my eco drive level reached 50.3 mpg!!! I was also able to snap a picture with the eco drive level at 49.5 with 1947 miles on the car, and outside temperature of 32 degrees fahrenheit driving in town.
#932 of 1006 Re: 40+ mpg Toronto to Florida (2010 TCH) [chris_s_2010]
Feb 27, 2012 (2:56 am)
Chris, those numbers don't look all that unreasonable to me. As long as you are using the CC, the TCH is very good with fuel economy on the highway. I have a five mile stretch on a parkway I take every day on the way to work, and the MPG meter is routinely at 50-60 MPG. Of course, I'm only going 60 mph, but the car still does well even at higher speeds. I'm currently at 42 MPG on this newest tank of fuel (mixed city/highway driving) and I'm hoping to do even better when I eventually move to the Goodyear Fuelmax tires.
#933 of 1006 2012 TCH Mileage and Cruise Range Concern
Feb 27, 2012 (8:31 am)
Almost love my 2012 TCH XLE! Over 6K on the vehicle w/a consistent 38.6 MPG -- 80% hwy mileage The MPG estimate the car reports has been w/in 1-2 tenths of manual calculation. Very accurate. However, the cruise range and fuel guage are an entirely different issue. 17 gal tank (not counting the fill tube) and I have yet to put more than 15 gal in the car after the range meter reads zero and the fuel guage is empty. The only exception was last night when I left work. Car was on empty (fuel wrn light on for 40+ mi), range = 0 and I drove home (42 miles). Filled up the next morning w/15.5 gal. Counting tube capacity, that conservatively leaves 2.5 gal left and on a hybrid - an easy 90+ miles! Been two two different Toyota dealers to investigate/repair -- telling me (after coord with "Toyota") the car is still in "learning mode". Love the mileage, too bad I have absolutely no idea how far I can actually drive!! This is absurd. At one time my range guage read 499 mile after a fill up. Equates to 12.9 mpg for 17 gal! Learning mode or not - that is just ridiculous!
#934 of 1006 Re: 2012 TCH Mileage and Cruise Range Concern [camry_fan]
Feb 27, 2012 (9:00 am)
Here's a tip for you:
In my 2007 TCH, I have figured out I have about 3 gallons left in the 17 gallon tank when the computer shows "Cruising Range 0"
With that in mind, when I see that message, I immediately take what the computer shows as the "MPG this tank" and subtract 2 miles per gallon from it, then multiply that times 17.
That will give me the total amount of estimated "REAL total miles driven" I can get in this tank.
This system works great. I usually drive until there is more than 15 gallons used up before refilling the tank.
1. system shows Cruising Range 0.
2. MPG on the car computer shows 34.8 MPG.
3. I subtract 2 MPG from that, leaving me 32.8 MPG.
4. I multiply 32.8 by 17 and get 557.6
5. My "miles driven so far this tank" on the car computer shows 459.6.
6. I subtract 459.6 from 557.6 and get 98 miles.
7. Therefore, I know I need to fill up sometime in the next 98 miles, OR, before the "miles driven so far this tank" gets to 557.6.
Try this and see if it works for you. I'd bet a dozen doughnuts it will !!
#935 of 1006 Re: 2012 TCH Mileage and Cruise Range Concern [larsb]
Feb 27, 2012 (5:46 pm)
Sounds like a plan - I really appreciate your input. I'll try it and see how it goes. Thanks Much
#936 of 1006 Re: Great Mileage on 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE [wae1]
Feb 29, 2012 (2:20 pm)
There is a big difference of the drivability between normal and eco, I don't like the eco mode, and my normal mode drive in local only yields 35 +- in Altanta mild winter. The same time I can get 55+ out of my 2008 Prius, I don't think they are giving the right MPG on the sticker, we had such high hope before. But, the comfort and power is superior comparing to my little Prius.