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You're welcome. Also note that Consumer Report's real world MPG tests show that the 2012 Corolla is the best in class, beat by a hybrid and a diesel.Report it
Ummm... I have to question tht "fun to drive" part - espacially when you compare it to a Mazda3! I bought a 2012 Mazda3 i Touring SkyActiv and have only 700 miles on it so far ang got 33mpg in mixed city/highway driving. But i don't drive it at 55; normally do 70-75. I had a 2008 Mazda3 and never needed any repair. Just changed my oild and that's all.Report it
I have a 2012 Corolla S and I am averaging 28.3 and I would like to know if it can be improved and how. I have 690 miles on mine. Will the MPG get better when it gets more miles or will I always average 28.3 miles? I am a very careful driver. I don't speed and I am always light on the accelerator.Report it
Thank you mcdawgg, your comment really helps. I appreciate it. I do more city driving than freeway so I can see that the MPG will drop. Also its summer so I am using the AC more which also might lower the MPG. Otherwise I really love my new Corolla. These cars are really dependable. I am planning on keeping this car for many years to come. Have a wonderful day mcdawgg.Report it
madison77, give it a few thousand miles to improve mpg a little, but it all comes down to various things, such as: temperature - the lower the temps, the worse the mpg. Driving conditions - more stop and go, the lower the mpg. If you have a lot of short trips under 5 miles, then mpg will suffer. From what I see, people driving any car seem to complain most that they are not getting the EPA MPG on the sticker, but that's because they are not driving it like the EPA tests it. It is HIGHLY unusual that there is something wrong with the car to lower the mpg. I've seen anywhere from 38mpg average down to 25 mpg average for a tank, but it all depends on the driving situations. The 25mpg was in the winter, lots of short trips, no highway, etc. The 38.9 mpg was a steady 55 mph with few traffic lights, and few slow-downs, light winds. MPG calculation - take total miles, divide by gallons put in. Use the same pump, and don't top off. Yes, you can use the mpg computer, but doing it the "old fashioned" way is best.Report it
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