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Toyota Camry Hybrid, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#968 of 1006 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 1006 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..
#970 of 1006 Re: Camry Hybrid battery dies [larsb]
Dec 04, 2012 (5:08 pm)
Definitely not the battery, but more likely the inverter/converter. Still a $6000 part to replace and without it the car does not move. The inverter/converter is the weak link in the hybrid system, and is the reason I will never own another Toyota. My'08 HiHy died with it last year, and I was handed an $11,000 repair bill on a car that I still owed $22,000 on. After going to Toyota Customer care, got the bill down to "only" $5000. Now own a Chrysler 300c with 5.7 V8, get better gas mileage than the Highlander, and it is tons more fun.
#971 of 1006 Re: 2012 Toyota Camry MPG [newmoon49]
Dec 27, 2012 (4:36 pm)
Wish I could have those results! I'm trying to find out if the engine number I have is really for the 2011 Camry Hybrid. I have a 2012 Camry Hybrid and my BEST mpg's are 35 and that was on a long trip. City mpg's are 33 and 32. I have almost 11,000 miles on the car and I am not looking at the computer for the mileage, I set trip B everytime I fill up so I'm calculating the mpg's from the actual gas use.
I'm going to schedule a service appointment for this, dealer wants it all day to have a Master Tech check it out. When I suggested it might be a 2011 engine I could see I struck a nerve with him. Is it possible my 2012 made it out of the factory with a 2011 engine?
I can't explain the mpg's, I'm 67 and I don't drive with a heavy foot.
#972 of 1006 2012 Camry hybrid mpg low?
Feb 01, 2013 (12:04 pm)
I just bought a new 2012 Camry hybrid because I wanted the 40mpg. I am not getting anywhere close to that amount, I am getting 10litre per hundred kilometers. Two questions, how much does extreme cold(couple of days -30C) affect mpg and how much car being new.
#973 of 1006 2012 Campry -poor MPG
Feb 04, 2013 (5:44 pm)
I purchased my Hybrid Camry in Sept 2012; was happy with 39-40 mpg for first two months and approx 4000 miles. Then around Thanksgiving my mpg took a nose dive to 30 mpg...lost one third of my efficiency? I have had the car looked at two times by the dealer only to be given different 'reasons' why this could happen - but nothing definite was every shown. They tried to just brush us off. Same driver, same job, same type of driving, etc.. so not I avg 30-34 mpg on a car that I paid $3000 more for to have greater gas efficiencies...WHY would I buy this car and pay $3000 more at purchase and the future expense of another battery and another $3000 expense...to get maybe 5 more miles per gallon.... I feel taken for sure. I would love for Toyota to have a master mechanic ck this car out because something happen that clearly shows the battery is not being used to the same degree it was at purchase...this is unexplainable?
#974 of 1006 TCH Battery Pack & ECU (invert/conv) Warranty, Longevity, Replacement Cost?
Feb 08, 2013 (7:58 am)
I have a 2007 TCH in very good condition with 85+K mi (original owner). I would like to keep the car another 2-3 years and or another 25-40K mi, but I'm concerned and confused as to Toyota's standard warranty for the replacement cost at the dealer if the battery pack (BP) and/or ECU fails when the car is out of warranty. I have heard differing #'s regarding Toyota's standard warranty for their hybrid vehicles for the BP and the ECU (inverter/converter unit), but most quote the following: 8 years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first). Also, Ive heard/read the out of pocket replacement costs can be quite high for the BP and or the ECU---anywhere from $2,500 --> $5,500+ for each item
1) Is the TCH warranty for the BP and the ECU given in the above correct (8 yrs and/or 100K mi)? If not what is it?
2) What are the out of pocket replacement costs (parts and labor) for the BP and ECU at a Toyota DLR?
3) What is the usual (and range) longevity for the BP and ECU for the TCH and Prius?
Your experience and comments would be helpful and appreciated.
#975 of 1006 Re: 2012 Campry -poor MPG [ctobo]
Feb 21, 2013 (5:48 am)
I am experiencing a very similar problem with my 2012 TCH XLE. The car was purchased in April 2012. It currently has 14,000 miles. When we hit the 9-10,000 miles mark the gas mileage dropped considerably...we went from the 40mpg range down to the 32-34mpg. The most recent was 32.2mpg. MPG calculations are actual, not the display. We have the same driver and geographic location. I would like to be a bit smarter about what can cause this before I push the issue with a dealer. Does anyone know if there is an avenue to question Toyota about this? I can't find anything on their website. Thanks.
#976 of 1006 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE
Mar 19, 2013 (4:11 pm)
I commute to Brooklyn daily from LI about 15 miles each way and my overall avg is 31.6. I am not a lead foot on the Belt Pkway or elsewhere for that matter. I also feel overall disappointed with the mileage and I have about 8,000 miles on it. When I asked the dealer, they said it needed to "break in"- i also have not been able to find out why it is so low on any websites. Any suggestions?
#977 of 1006 Re: 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE [endonurse]
Mar 20, 2013 (11:32 am)
we have also done research - our situation is that we had BETTER mileage the first 3000 miles while it was breaking in..then we dropped 30% efficiency from almost 40 mpg to 31 mpg and NO ONE has an answer. I an the only driver, my job location has not changed, I drive the same now as when I first purchased. The local svc mgr is blaming the weather and the grade of gas (Winter blend) so I am waiting a month or two more and then planning another visit to toyota - VERY DISAPPOINTED to say the least