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  1. Worst gas mileage!! Others getting similar???

    4.3 General
    That is good to know. I have had a feeling the tires will make a huge difference. I probably will have to stay with 18" at least until the warranty runs out (but I can switch out the run flats). I think that's what I understood the guy to say - but I will check and see if maybe I can downsize.
  2. Worst gas mileage!! Others getting similar???

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    As far as the people who have mentioned that it's how you drive, yes, and no. I have been told I drive like I'm in a getaway car, so yes, that will affect mileage. HOWEVER, I have been driving different cars for 30 years, and even with my driving I always get within the stated range by the...
  3. Worst gas mileage!! Others getting similar???

    4.3 General
    Junebug is correct. Larger tires, and RUNFLATS which are a ridiculous choice for this vehicle. Additionally, the sport suspension, as mentioned, is tight. I drove a 2010 base for a short time and had the same mileage/experience as you did - decent gas mileage and comfortable ride. I can't say...
  4. Worst gas mileage!! Others getting similar???

    4.3 General
    That's decent mileage you are getting. It's what I had expected from mine. I wonder if somehow the sport model, with the change in suspension, can also affect mileage. Or perhaps 2012 simply wasn't a good year. It seems people with 2010 and 2011 get better efficiency. The car is pretty new to...
  5. Worst gas mileage!! Others getting similar???

    4.3 General
    Interesting. So, 330 miles divided by 12.9 is 25.5, but still not horrible. My mistake was thinking that by 2012, Toyota, of any company, would have managed to improve the mileage. I did my research, but not quite thoroughly enough. It's pretty, anyway. Ah well.
  6. Worst gas mileage!! Others getting similar???

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    Thanks for all the input to everyone! I will try out the top tier gas trick - I do keep track of mileage every fill, so I will know pretty quickly if that helps. And if it really does up my mileage even by only a couple of ticks, it still will save me money and allow me to feel better about...
  7. Worst gas mileage!! Others getting similar???

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    Interesting the rating you say is 19-26. I have seen that only a couple places in print, and even when I called Toyota (not the dealership but the national number), they quoted the rating at 21-28. If it is indeed 19-26, then although I hate my numbers, being stuck in traffic from time to...
  8. Worst gas mileage!! Others getting similar???

    4.3 General
    No special gas. Usually the cheapest! :)
  9. Can you turn off daytime running lights?

    4.3 Exterior
    Holy Crap! The dealer just told me yesterday that there was no way to sit with the car running without those lights coming on. Another reason I dislike dealerships - they don't know the things that they should know!!
  10. Worst gas mileage!! Others getting similar???

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    I may need to stop tracking it also. It will only get worse in winter conditions and I am already depressed about it! When I see expected mileage to be between 21-28, I figure the worst I will get is 21, not 16/17.:mad:
  11. Worst gas mileage!! Others getting similar???

    4.3 General
    I wish that was the problem. I'm in Northern Cal so the weather really wouldn't have that effect. My reason for buying it was a move to Alaska, which I can only imagine will cause even worse mpg. I just bought it in November.
  12. Worst gas mileage!! Others getting similar???

    4.3 General
    I just bought a used 2012 Rav4 4WDSport SAP. Worst decision EVER with regard to mileage. I had driven for a short time a 2010 Rav4 and averaged 24mpg. With the 2012 I thought I should see at least the same, with some decrease due to the 4WD, but I am getting 16-22!!! I have not seen anything...
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