September 09, 2011
I just spent 10 days in our long-term Odyssey moving shelving, couches, rugs and all sorts of other stuff between houses. During that time I became intimately familiar with that van's dynamics. So when the car board came around yesterday I figured this was a good time to get a back-to-back comparison with the Sienna.
April 04, 2011
I was out of the office Friday when Caroline did the fuel economy update, so the numbers included there were out of date! I know, right? What a crock.
But rest assured, here are your monthly fuel economy numbers for one Edmunds Long-Term 2011 Toyota Sienna SE.
Best: 26.3 mpg
Worst: 14.7 mpg (interestingly, Dan Edmunds got these one after the other)
Lifetime average: 20.0
EPA combined: 20 (How about that!)
Best range: 421.6 miles
Most fuel: 18.591 gallons (20 max)
January 25, 2011
Our 2011 Toyota Sienna was out on the road during our last monthly fuel economy update, so here's a quick snapshot of its performance so far:
Average Lifetime MPG: 20.4
Worst Fill MPG: 14.7
Best Fill MPG: 26.3
Best Range: 421.6 (20 gallon tank)
EPA Rating: 18/24 City/Highway
Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 5,614 miles
January 04, 2011
It's over. We're home from Oregon and the Sienna is back in the IL garage, extremely dirty and waiting for the carwash to open for a final bath.
Near-constant heavy rain and a bit of snow kept us indoors much of the time, but the roads were clear and dry for much of the 850-mile drive home, which we did in one 15-hour day.
This being the same holiday for many others, a lot of people were out there on Interstate-5 with us. That had a beneficial effect on fuel economy because it kept the prevailing speed down to 65-70 mph. As we neared LA, the Google traffic map on my wife's new Droid phone lit up red like I've never seen before, so we made a detour through the high desert, 50 miles longer but clean and green at 60 mph most of the way. The result: 26.3 mpg on a tank that lasted 421.6 miles.
Overall, we averaged 23.0 mpg over the up-and-back highway portion and got 17.8 mpg in our single in-town Oregon tank. The overall trip average works out to 22.2 mpg.
Here's a summary of our final impressions: