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Call the Toyota regional sales rep. for your area. It's a 1-800 number in your Owners Warranty Rights Manual and also your Vehicle Owners Manual. You sound a little "soft" in your writings- the mileage you claim seems much below average, so you should demand a fuel test at no expense. By-the-way, you paid for this warranty service when you bought the car and the rep. can see your stored mileage over time. If you don't "squeak" you won't get any "grease".
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Call the Toyota regional sales rep. for your area. It's a 1-800 number in your Owners Warranty Rights Manual and also your Vehicle Owners Manual. You sound a little "soft" in your writings- the mileage you claim seems much below average, so you should demand a fuel test at no expense. By-the-way, you paid for this warranty service when you bought the car and the rep. can see your stored mileage over time. If you don't "squeak" you won't get any "grease".
Thanks a lot for your advice. I will probably empty another tank so I have more than 1 reading before doing the call.
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The Fuelly badge shows overall mileage since new. A recent 950 mile round trip to LA averaged 28 mpg @ 75. The car computer is always 1.5mpg high.

It's a little 4 cyl wagon, I drive it for mileage, my wife OTOH shows the pedal her shoe, mileage takes a hit when she drives!


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We travelled to Ontario return when our Rav had only a couple thousand kms on it and got 8.5 L/100km (27.7 MPG US) travelling generally at posted limits. During this winter, (24,000km now) we seem to be getting around 10.5 - 11 L/100km (21.4 - 22.4 MPG US). Our travel includes very little city driving.

This seems to be within the range of what I see on Fuelly, so I guess I can't complain but I did hope for better when we bought it.

Is it just me or do US based members of fuelly tend to get better mileage than CDN based? Is there a way to filter results by this? I have always heard that gas in the US is better refined than CDN gas and produces better mileage but haven't experienced it personally.

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You have to figure in break in time. On foreign vehicles they do not start getting good to great fuel mileage until they have 20,000 to 30,000 kms on them. You should see the fuel mileage getting better as you put more kms on the RAV.

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The Fuelly badge shows overall mileage since new. A recent 950 mile round trip to LA averaged 28 mpg @ 75. The car computer is always 1.5mpg high.

It's a little 4 cyl wagon, I drive it for mileage, my wife OTOH shows the pedal her shoe, mileage takes a hit when she drives!


We have kept track of our mileage since new also. We are pleased - hope to get out on the highway this summer and see what it will do.

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Summer 30+MPG Winter with 4 studded ice radials 24 to 25 MPG these numbers are combined driving hwy speeds and local two lane country roads , average trip into town is 30 km of 70 kmh two lane + 40 KM of HWY round trip
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Short drives are mileage (and engine) killers.
You aren't getting up to temperature so the engine is never getting into closed loop and leaning the mixture out.
With these short drives, I would assume also a lot of stop and go.

My Tacoma averages 24. My trip home from work today, Ultragauge was showing 19 by the time I got home... extremely heavy traffic.
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I've got a used 2013 limited (bought last week from a dealer). I filled up to a 43.72 liters and marked the gauge before fill up. After exactly 1 week the gauge points to the exact point the last time i fill up. And it is a disappointing 252 kms only! Thats only 5.7-6kms per liter! What is happening here? I am in Canada and the weather condition here averages -15 to -20 C. Is that a factor why this car is drinking so much gas? What should I do? Thanks
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I've got a used 2013 limited (bought last week from a dealer). I filled up to a 43.72 liters and marked the gauge before fill up. After exactly 1 week the gauge points to the exact point the last time i fill up. And it is a disappointing 252 kms only! Thats only 5.7-6kms per liter! What is happening here? I am in Canada and the weather condition here averages -15 to -20 C. Is that a factor why this car is drinking so much gas? What should I do? Thanks
Wow that is poor. Temps, driving habits and locale (city/hwy) will always affect mileage.I tend to get around 8.3L/100 km summer and 10 - 11 winter on the East Coast with very little city driving. I suppose with temps constant in the -15 to -20C range and a lot of city driving you could get as low as you have encountered. Take it on a decent highway trip and see what happens...if it stays that poor I would visit a trusted mechanic or dealer.

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