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average what??
mph 35-40

I took it off ECO mode and lane departure system and the car drives much better. Much smoother
Your average fuel economy for that trip.

The only difference between ECO mode and NORMAL is in ECO mode the transmission shifts sooner to keep RPMs low, steering is a bit softer, and the throttle is less responsive. It won't necessarily save you more fuel, but it does allow you to feather the throttle more easily and keep from accelerating too quickly. Under the same conditions and driving habits, you can achieve the same fuel economy in either.

I like to use ECO only in city driving and I only turn on LDA if I'm on a straight highway. It's annoying to have it on 100% of the time.

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[QUOTE=RatRAV;2276842]Your average fuel economy for that trip.

where do i find that? was it on that screen that I took an image of? in the Prius all the screens are simpler to read and analyze..I seem to have to keep flipping screens on the Rav to find anything or I am just not familiar enough with the car yet...
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Your average fuel economy for that trip.

where do i find that? was it on that screen that I took an image of? in the Prius all the screens are simpler to read and analyze..I seem to have to keep flipping screens on the Rav to find anything or I am just not familiar enough with the car yet...
The usual is that you'd have 3 different average MPG displays available. One is "since start", one is "since refuel" and one is "since reset". There is no trip meter average like the Prius has. You see those by using the up/down buttons on the wheel.

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found it! It seems to be getting better I will keep you all updated on my next fill up! Thank you everyone for your comments and advice.
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[QUOTE=RatRAV;2276274]Here's my suggestion: reset your average MPG. When you accelerate, make sure the ECO indicator on the dash stays on as much as possible. If it disappears, you're accelerating too hard and wasting unnecessary fuel. Don't exceed 2,500 RPMs, unless you're getting on the highway. Also, do your best to avoid braking by coasting for as long as you can without annoying drivers behind you. Do this for about a week and see if your fuel economy improves.

I noticed at rest or stop my RPMs are almost 1..should it be that high when you are stopped?
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I noticed at rest or stop my RPMs are almost 1..should it be that high when you are stopped?
500-750 RPMs is normal at idle.
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Just purchased 2017 Rav4 XLE, I'll post when milage is greater than 1,000 miles. I've been using both eco and sport modes so far but well see.
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I'm sure you know this but I'll mention it anyway......don't get too hung up on the fancy readouts. Check MPG the old fashioned way when filling up at the pump: miles driven divided by gallons used.

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It's really a matter of how you drive the car. Some of the hybrid owners get worse gas mileage than me!

It takes some time, but if you want to maximize your fuel economy, learn to ever so slightly let off the throttle as you're accelerating. Take advantage of the RAV4's low end torque to get up to speed. I typically don't go over 1,500 RPMs unless I'm on a highway onramp. Like I've said before, I typically get 30-32 MPG since the car rolled off the lot. Here's my fuel economy since my last fill up, although most of this was 75 MPH on the highway with some city driving mixed in. I'll see about starting a Fuelly account to track this.
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I have a 2016 SE AWD with just over 10K. MPG does get better as the engine breaks in, but driving style and terrain are the biggest factor on it. In my home state of WV (hilly) I've been averaging 25mpg. But down in Orlando Florida this summer I was getting 28-29, sometimes a little better. These numbers are based on me being very watchful of how I drive. If I drive aggressively these numbers drop drastically.

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