2014 Toyota Highlander: Fuel Economy Update for March
April 2, 2015
March was "madness" for our 2014 Toyota Highlander. First, Dan Frio drove it out to Utah and back to attend a wedding. Later in the month, John DiPietro again headed west, this time driving to Indian Wells, Calif., to check out a professional tennis tournament. I've added a few extra miles myself.
Add it up and you've got a total of about 2,500 miles driven for March. As most of that was on the highway, I was curious to learn how our Highlander did for fuel economy.
For the month, we averaged 21.4 mpg. I guess I would have hoped for a little more than that considering that the EPA estimates 25 mpg for highway driving. We've also had some fill-ups in the 23-mpg range these past months. But I also don't know the exact style of driving or conditions for those road trips, either.
Regardless, the March miles did improve the Highlander's lifetime average slightly. We're now at 19.7 mpg, which is up from 19.4 mpg last month.
Worst Fill MPG: 11.9
Best Fill MPG: 26.5
Average Lifetime MPG: 19.7
EPA MPG Rating: 21 Combined (19 City/25 Highway Combined)
Best Range: 431 miles
Current Odometer: 19,617 miles
Note: Cars are sometimes refueled before their fuel tanks are nearly empty. As such, "best" and "worst" fuel economy entries above are not necessarily the result of an entire tank's worth of driving.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 19,617 miles