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Toyota Sienna, Van
May 29, 2008 (9:09 pm)
Hi. My 2006 Sienna CE got great gas mileage. See my previous posts. 18 months, 36,000 miles. What a fine ride for a bare-bones trim level!!! I do not have a family, drive alone 99% of the time, don't tow or haul, and love to drive, Gas in Seattle is $4.11 for regular, 30 cents higher for premium. Always used premium. I went to mid-grade 3 weeks ago, regular last week, and gave up today. Got hit hard on my trade-in value, but it was the closest to KBB value (way under NADA or Edmunds), but it was the Edmunds number for that Zip Code I used to get the 2008 Honda Civic LX I just brought home an hour ago. Once at the table, they started at almost $3,000 over MSRP. It's a tinny rice burner in a fancy overcoat. Base model. I think I can get 40 on the Interstate with my conservative driving style, so I justified it. After I unloaded the van, which has never been smoked in, driven on dirt except once, or even eaten in (honest), I patted the drivers door a couple times and walked away. First new car I bought was a Toyota in 2001, at 44 years old. Bought 4 more new Toyotas since. I'll miss that Sienna. I'll also miss ateixeira's posts. So Long.
#197 of 250 Re: So Long [bearcrkrd]
Jun 02, 2008 (9:35 am)
Thanks for the update.
Congrats and good luck with the Civic!
I read that Honda may increase production to keep up with demand for the fuel efficient sedan.
#198 of 250 I have a new 2008 CE Sienna
Jun 12, 2008 (3:49 am)
I have a new 2008 CE Sienna but having a head ache of keeping up with all the gas it consumes, sometimes it costs me $60 to fill from half tank and sometimes just $40, the price of gas would be +/- .04 cents. When I was driving my 2005 Corolla CE (Bless her little engine) , I would slap it down to neutral and let her cruise to the red light. I calculated it saved me an extra 30% of gas, I wonder if is the same with the Sienna, any one has experimented with this yet?
#199 of 250 Re: I have a new 2008 CE Sienna [honshu]
Jun 18, 2008 (8:06 am)
I would leave it in gear.
Think about it - in neutral, it needs fuel to idle and not stall.
Coasting to a stop, it can cut off fuel completely and coast, yet the alternator is still spinning so it will not stall.
#200 of 250 Re: 22 around town, 27 highway [ateixeira]
Jul 09, 2008 (1:44 pm)
That's very good mileage and somewhat better than what I've seen with our 2004 XLE FWD. In just under 5 yrs and 51K miles our trip computer tells us that we've averaged 22.7 mpg. Our miles are more city than highway, maybe 60/40 split. I had been checking the mileage in the early days and found it to be pretty reliable. Recently we completed a San Jose to Los Angeles roundtrip. This included approximately 800 highway miles and 150 city miles. The mileage driving south was 25.5 mpg and the mileage driving north was 23.1 mpg. The biggest difference was that we had 1 1/2 hrs of traffic delays heading north. Our average highway speed in both directions was 70 mph (cruise control) and we had the A/C on the entire time due to 90-100 degree temps through the central valley and LA area. We had 3 adults and 2 children in the car along with a full load of luggage.
#201 of 250 recent trip milage
Jul 13, 2008 (12:58 pm)
05 LE, package #8. It has 35K on it right now and new Yokohama Avid TRZ's (very sweet tires). We just got back from a week long trip to Cooperstown, NY from Columbus, Ohio. Total milage from driveway to driveway, 1367.2. Total fuel used, 53.872 gallons. Total MPG for the trip, 25.38mpg. Fully loaded both ways, family of 4, lots of luggage, I removed one of the middle captain chairs, I usually do for trips. I also removed my luggage rack cross bars a while ago, as they are never used. My tires always stay at 41 lbs. For the trip there, I went from 57 to 64 mph most of the way, there was a spell when I was going around 72-74 for about 40 miles. While in Cooperstown for the week, I averaged 21 mpg. The most impressive part of the trip was the return. I gassed up just after I got on I-90 and went 495.5 miles on 17.36 gallons = 28.54 mpg. On this part of the trip I was on CC at 63 mph for 90% of the time. Some things I noticed about going a bit slower than I normally have in the past, you will see many of the same vehicles pass you more than a couple times in a big hurry. I was not nearly as fatigued as I was relaxed watching cars pass me all the way instead of hurrying and always trying to find the open lane to keep moving at speed to my destination. Also, you never have to constantly look ahead for cops taking radar. I rather like going between 60 and 65, it still gets you there in good time and these Sienna's just love that speed for efficiency. I'm sure I could get over 30 mpg going a steady 55, but that is just anti-social and kind of dangerous as well.
I forgot to add, that AC was used for about half of the trip. AC was used every day while in Cooperstown, city driving and most of the second half of the drive back to Columbus. All in all, I'm very impressed with Sienna's performance. It delivers a quiet ride , lots of room for "stuff", entertainment for the kids, (never heard a peep out of them, well except for the laughter while watching movies), just a very balanced vehicle and I'm glad this one is mine.
#202 of 250 2004 AWD Sienna Trip Computer
Jul 13, 2008 (11:08 pm)
hi new to the forum. Our trip computer consistently shows about 2 mpg above what the actual mileage really is by doing the math. Speedo is GPS verified as accurate for both speed and distance. The trip computer seems to be "programmed"to always show the "optimistic" old EPA numbers. Anyone else have the same problem? Thanks
#203 of 250 Compute milage display
Jul 14, 2008 (1:20 pm)
We have an 04 Seinna and the milage on the overhead display is 2-3 mpg higher that what we get. I wonder if they can be reprogrammed?
#204 of 250 Re: Compute milage display [kermie]
Jul 15, 2008 (10:10 am)
Thanks, yea I wonder. Interesting thing is the miles to empty (usually round 300 for a full tank) is always dead on; ie. the trip computer "knows" the actual fuel mileage but displays 2 mpg more. is this deliberate ? so consumers dont have to see the awful truth of 16 mpg? ours is a awd 04 Sienna is this just a AWD problem ?
#205 of 250 Re: Compute milage display [dnbqee]
Jul 30, 2008 (12:40 pm)
My trip computer is accurate (2007 LE FWD). I've measured on my own (miles for the tank/gallons to full) and it's only been off by 0.1 or 0.2 mpg, and not always reading high, either.
Loaned the van to my lead-footed brother and he "discovered" the 266hp V6. 23.3 mpg.