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Toyota Matrix, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Wagon
#10 of 174 Re: Toyota Matrix: MPG-Real World Numbers [pf_flyer]
Aug 08, 2006 (4:27 am)
I bought my 2006 Matrix XR (4WD Auto) in Atlanta with 20k on it already, and drove it all the way to CT. With synthetic oil, i am getting about 37-38 MPG on the highway. Around town it's around 26.
I drive the speed limits all the time (yes, really,) and accelerate fast when i think i should. So, the EPA MPG is about right for me around town, and much lower than actual on the highway.
Average MPG is not as good as i was hoping to have (31 MPG,) but much better than my previous V6 Crapsler Concorde. Hopefully, i can afford a hybrid next time, in a few years...
#11 of 174 Re: My Xr AWD at 6000+ miles [hal9001]
Aug 16, 2006 (7:03 am)
Got back from my trip about a week ago: 5,137 miles in all. Got about 31 mpg average on the trip. This was in my XR AWD going mostly about 75 mph with the AC on almost constantly. Got 35+ mpg on 2 tanks; probably from "hiding" behind Semi trucks and/or long descents from mountain areas.
In high altitude mountainous areas (Colorado) this car is dangerously underpowered. I had to pull in behind the trucks crawling along at 20 mph because I couldn't get enough speed to safely get in the faster lane.
#12 of 174 gas mileage
Mar 17, 2006 (12:06 am)
I have a 2005 base with an auto trans with 6500 miles on it. From day one I have got a consistant 23 mpg in the city and a combo city/highway of 27mpg. I thought as miles increased (break in) so would the gas mileage. I dont drive like crazy person either. I noticed that when using the defrost and turning on the fan the ac would kick on. It doesnt kick on if I have it on floor. I am wondering if this may cause the lower mileage. Just an idea.
#13 of 174 Re: gas mileage [rex7]
Mar 17, 2006 (7:21 pm)
What you describe about defrost & floor is normal with most if not all cars sold these days. The AC doesn't really detract from fuel efficiency like it did many years ago.
#14 of 174 MPG Matrix XR 05
Oct 30, 2006 (6:12 pm)
I have the following and will put in what I have found. Driving on the hwy in the prairies I average 600 Km for 70 km/gal, roughly 380 mpg or 42.5 mi/gal. Even driving in NW ONT and the east coast the miles varied but worked out the same give or take 50 km for passing and going up hills. One thing I did find is that the optimal speed is 62 mph, this a couple from MN told me. They who drove a manual XR. They and I both agreed though that with automatic it's gutless going up hills and passing takes what seems forever.
Nov 15, 2006 (2:25 pm)
Automatic of course. I just figured the gas mileage for the 37,684 miles the car has been driven to date. Result is 26.4 miles per gallon. Probably only a quarter of the miles have come from long-distance highway driving. Very little big city driving as well. Primarily short trips of 4 or 5 miles on country-like roads, and/or short spurts of 5 or 6 miles on the interstate to get to malls, etc.
#16 of 174 03 matrix xrs
Nov 17, 2006 (12:53 am)
my matrix xrs has 28k miles on it. I drive 90% city driving with AC on all the time and am sometimes little heavy on the right foot. I get 21.5 mpg consistantly.
#17 of 174 2005 Matrix Base Model
Dec 19, 2006 (9:04 am)
I live in Southern California and comute about 90 Miles per day in my 2005 Matrix. I am getting an average of 31 MPG. This includes quite a bit of city driving on the weekends. I love my Matrix and would recomend it to anyone who is looking fo an economy car with a good bit of storage space as well as a comfortable ride.
Feb 04, 2007 (8:35 pm)
So on my very first tank of gas, the free one from the dealer, I got 35.5 mpg! 319 miles, 8.9 gallons of gas. Fantastic! This is what I was hoping for.
That was a short tank because I was headed up to Yosemite, and there's no gas in the park. The first full tank should come this week, and I will report back. So far I'm at 350 miles on the current tank, and the gauge is only down to about 1/3 tank. This one might get close to 40 if I'm lucky!
Feb 05, 2007 (9:28 am)
Is that with a stick or an automatic?