Toyota Avalon feul mileage

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#1

I have a 2005 Toyota Avalon and have just purchesed a certified used 2010 Toyota Avalon Limited. the advertised gas mileage on the 2005 was 22 city and 31 highway. My experience is that I have gotten this mileage just as advertised. I’m very pleased with this. However, the 2010 avalon is advertised as 18 city and 28 highway. My question is: why the three miles per gallon decrease from 2005 to 2010? I tried to ask Toyota on their web site and there was no way to contact them. Thanks for your time with this.



Richard D. Mountford


#2

The EPA changed the test. Under the new test, the 2005 and 2010 Avalons are both rated at 19/28. See http://www.fueleconomy.gov


#3

The way mileage is tested by the EPA is different now than it was in 2005. It’s supposed to be more realistic.

Always remember; you’re mileage may vary.


#4

On our 07 Lexus ES-350 (basically the same car as the Avalon)…we’ve been able to get 33 highway…Wife consistently gets about 24 on her commute to work…mainly rural roads with speeds up to 40mph.


#5

It’s partially because to the change in methodology that the EPA instituted in 2008, and partially because your 2005 has a 5 speed automatic and the 2010 has a 6 speed automatic that offers a slight increase in fuel economy. The revised EPA estimate for the 2005 is 19 MPG city and 28 highway.