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Toyota Camry Hybrid, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#960 of 1000 2012 Toyota Camry MPG
Jun 02, 2012 (9:25 am)
After five months and 6400 miles, readout shows average 43.3 MPG (Hybrid LE.) This is mostly combined city/highway (about 75% highway), commute around 20 miles each way, plus surface streets in local neighborhood. I drive conservatively (as always) and don't go over 60MPH on the freeway. I have gotten "hooked" on watching the trip fuel economy readout. I feel a certain psychological reward when I do well, and have learned a few tricks to boost the mileage somewhat. I am amused to see cars racing past at frantic speeds. Some people seem to think the onboard computer is off the mark on reading fuel economy, either too high or too low. But I figure I am saving over $100 a month compared to my previous 1998 non-hybrid Camry LE, based on how often I fill up. That is the bottom line. So far, I am amazed at the combination of MPG, size, comfort and power in the 2012 Camry Hybrid.
#961 of 1000 TCH Hybrid Cooling Fan Cleaning
Jun 28, 2012 (1:23 pm)
I own a 2007 TCH with 56K miles. I have been reading about hybrid battery overheating problems on the Prius due to the hybrid battery cooling fans being dirty, reducing the airflow to the battery. One of these postings recommended cleaning this cooling fan every 60K miles as a part of the normal maintenance. The 2007 Prius does not have a filter prior to the fan input air flow. When the fan gets dirty, the reduced air flow causes the hybrid battery to overheat and this could result in reduced hybrid battery life or in extreme cases total battery failure. Has anyone experienced this problem on a TCH vehicle. Does the TCH have a filter prior to the hybrid battery cooling fan. I would much prefer cleaning the filter or the fan over a costly hybrid battery replacement. I would appreciate any input...
#962 of 1000 Re: Camry Hybrid battery dies [larsb]
Jul 22, 2012 (6:10 pm)
I had the same problem with my 2008 at 76,000 miles a was lucky that the warranty was still
good 8 year or 80,000 miles but the battery didn't die just like that stared with
a hybrid warning i drove the car for about to week before taking it to the dealer and they told me that the battery cell weren't good I had to wait 2 month to get it repair because it was in back order.
#963 of 1000 Re: 2012 TCH Mileage and Cruise Range Concern [camry_fan]
Aug 06, 2012 (2:56 pm)
Our 2007 Golden Anniversary TCH came into our stable Jan 2011. FOr her first full year, she averaged 34 m/g.... A 4,000 mile tour and a 2,002 mile Christmastide trip to COlorado (35.6 m/g) plus mostly short travels filled the year, 10,998 miles.
Aug 08, 2012 (7:04 am)
My MPG is 36.6
#965 of 1000 2012 TCH XLE
Aug 13, 2012 (5:13 pm)
Just got it. First tank averaged 42.3 mpg calculated from fill-up. Computer said 41. Very happy with the car though I'm not a Camry type. Handling is adequate except at speed where it's a bit squishy for my taste. 42 mpg can make me forget about that though.
#966 of 1000 27mpg with 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Aug 15, 2012 (4:52 pm)
I just recently moved to Texas and have been getting between 27-28mpg on my 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid. I was getting between 38-40mpg when I was living in Florida. My car currently has 117,800 miles on it. The temperature here for the last couple of weeks has been over 100 degrees!! Can extreme heat cause such a big drop in gas mileage? Should I be looking for a regular gasoline car to replace my hybrid?
#967 of 1000 Re: 27mpg with 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid [vinster29]
Aug 16, 2012 (12:44 am)
extreme heat is probably responsible for about 4 mpg drop. Are your trip lengths shorter? that would account for a drop as well. Really need to know the differences in driving from Florida and Texas.
#968 of 1000 Re: 27mpg with 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid [vinster29]
Oct 28, 2012 (8:17 pm)
We have a leased Lexus HS250h and last summer when driving in downtown Dallas for a day where the temp hit 108 we saw 39 MPG avg when we arrived in downtown early in the morning. When we drove through downtown and back in the middle of the afternoon the avg mileage went all the way down to 26 (A/C on high)! We went through a month or so where the avg MPGs where around 32. When it finally went back down to the low 90s the MPGs came back up to 35-36. We asked the Lexus dealer and they said all of their hybrid customers were complaining about dramatically reduced mileage during July and August.
#969 of 1000 Gas mileage of 2007 and 2012 hybrids
Nov 05, 2012 (11:16 am)
I have a 2007 hybrid with 50k and a brand new 65 miles 2012 hybrid.
2007 probably averages around 32 now--- 90% city
2012 first results are around 37... But we did get 49.2 this morning on a 12 mile run in the city watching how we drove.
So mileage is all over the place depending on how one drives.. But that is the beauty of hybrid.
You want some get up and go, it will do it at a cost like all other cars- Eats gas
You want good MPG , drive it like a baby
Your choice !!
our 2007 has never seen the shop other than for oil changes every 5k miles! I expect the 2012 to be no different except it uses 0 w 20 synthetic oil so now they go 10k miles between changes..