My 2009 , 1.8 Corolla gets terrible gas mileage. 23 city (lowest was 12), best ever was 30 highway. I have approx 14K on the odo because the MPG makes me want to leave at home.
The MPG has been verified in writing by 2 different dealers, so I do not consider myself the problem.
I drive conservatively and calculate MPG based on actual miles / gallons.
Toyota Corp did not bother to fix this issue.
It has been serviced regularly and had whatever fixes Toyota offered.
What I think is causing my terrible mileage is some glitch in an engine sensor that causes it to rev from 900 to 1100 RPM when I take my foot off the accelerator and attempt to coast. The revs go down when I press the brake. This happens constantly, especially at around 25 MPH. If I do not brake, the car will pull for a while without slowing down like normal cars.
I showed my Toyota dealers but they all said nothing is wrong.
My Corolla even went up a slight hill without my foot near the accelerator.
One tech told me the Corolla is burning off extra fuel, but my car will pull itself for over 1/2 mile, too much time for “burning”
Something IS wrong. I have driven dozens of vehicles and never had one jump like this.
Anyone else have this issue? Any ideas on where to start diagnosing?
My Corolla is out of warranty so any repairs are out of my pocket.