Last post on Mar 23, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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Toyota RAV4, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#286 of 295 Re: Toyota RAV4 2006+: Real World MPG [kipk]
Aug 29, 2012 (11:09 am)
All i have to say to you is , hopefully your wife does not read this thread
#287 of 295 terrible mpg
Nov 04, 2012 (12:57 pm)
I wasn't expecting a lot, but at least an improvement over my 2000 VW Passat 6 cyl, which averaged 24 mpg.
2012 Rav 4, 4 cyl, 4wd disengaged, over 85% (flat) hwy miles, 7000 miles since july (2012) is averaging 23.5 mpg. And it's louder, rougher and accelerates like crap compared to the VW. Thank G-d it's only a 3 yr lease. Can't wait to be rid of it.
I knew i'd be losing the passat refinements but expected a gain in mpg.
3 corollas 80's - 90's, 1 camry 90's, 1 jetta wagen, 1 passat wagon. maybe a c-max is next...
#288 of 295 Re: terrible mpg [rulaku]
Nov 04, 2012 (2:54 pm)
I have a Rav 4, it is the worst car I have ever owned... I get between 18 & 22 mph and it is a little 4 cylinder...got rid of my Honda minivan to get better gas mileage...MISTAKE I am getting worse mileage with the Rav YYYYUUKKK and like you said the darn thing rides like a lumber wagon and it is just 2 wheel drive... If I were you I would not get the C-Max from what I have Consumers Guide say about that car...
#289 of 295 Re: terrible mpg [rulaku]
Nov 05, 2012 (6:12 am)
My wife manages 23-24 mpg since 2009 and 30K miles with her 2wd Rav4 (4cyl). She definitely is no Hyper-miler! A 24 mile RT commute to work daily with plenty of traffic lights and moderate traffic. Then on weekends she does lots of "garage sale" shopping and other short trips.
We've taken several trips in it and usually run the posted speed limits. Generally we get 31-33 mpg using the AC and cruise on North Georgia rolling hills.
The Rav4 pushes more air and likely weighs more than the VW you refer to.
You also have 4wd which will consume a bit more fuel, whether it is engaged or not.
The wife's is the "Sport" model and does ride rough.
If we had gotten 4wd, it would have also included the V6 engine.
#290 of 295 Re: terrible mpg [rulaku]
Nov 12, 2012 (3:51 pm)
I feel the same way with my 05 2.4L 4WD Rav4. It gets the same overall milage (21-23) as my 03 3.5L Maxima. On the highway when speed is above 60mph, it actually gets worse milage (3-5mpg lower) than the Maxima.
I'm keeping an eye on the Mazda CX5 as a potential replacement.
#291 of 295 Re: terrible mpg [maxima03]
Nov 14, 2012 (5:51 am)
Consumer Report sure seems to like the CX5.
#292 of 295 Re: terrible mpg [kipk]
Nov 15, 2012 (2:48 pm)
I understand that it has a much smaller engine with lower hp and torque. But I'm not dragracing anyone. I just need a small SUV that has a capable AWD system and better FE. So far, the CX5 seems to fit the requirement.
#293 of 295 Re: terrible mpg [maxima03]
Nov 16, 2012 (5:41 am)
My wife had a 95 Maxima. Purchased new, when they first hit the dealers. It was such an improvement over the 94s.
Interesting that, with the 3.5, the HP was rated at 190 and required Premium fuel.
Seems her '09 RAV4 has 170hp from the 2.4l four banger on regular fuel.
It certainly doesn't run as strong as that Maxima did, but the fuel mileage is slightly better with the RAV4. Bout the best we could get from the Maxima was 21 local and 28 Hyway. Of course we (I) probably ran the Maxima a bit harder!
#294 of 295 not bad
Feb 27, 2013 (6:16 am)
2013 rav4 first tank 24.46 mpg.
#295 of 295 2012 V6 FWD initial fuel consumption
Mar 23, 2013 (10:42 pm)
New 2012 V6 FWD, slightly over 1K miles on odometer, getting around 23-24 MPG in city & heavy stop-n-go daily commute, a little over 28 MPG at 70 MPG on clear freeways. Fuel consumption will almost certainly continue to improve as driveline gets fully broken-in. On our 1998 Camry and 2000 4Runner, fuel consumption continued to gradually improve until full break-in was achieved at ~6-8k miles. 270HP V6 acceleration is shocking in a vehicle this light, and engine is turning less than 2k RPM at 70 MPH.