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Hyundai Sonata vs. Toyota Corolla MPG

Chart is based on 446 fuel economy reports for the Hyundai Sonata and 393 fuel economy reports for the Toyota Corolla.

Hyundai Sonata MPG

Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2016 48.5 MPG Highway Percentage 86 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2015 39.8 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2014 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2014 39.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2014 38.5 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2012 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2012 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2012 32.7 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 31.6 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 30.4 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 34.1 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2010 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2009 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2009 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2009 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2008 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2008 31.8 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2008 31.2 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2007 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2007 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2007 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2006 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2006 31.5 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2006 27.5 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2005 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2005 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2004 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2004 18.4 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2003 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2003 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2002 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr Sedan 154-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 2 7 6 86 66 48.5  
2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
7-speed automated manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 20 80 60 39.8  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 15 10 70 70 27.1  
2014 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 3 5 90 70 39.0  
2014 4dr Sedan 159-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 1 2 22 75 66 38.5  
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 39 21 30 69 20.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 25 20 25 30 73 27.0  
2012 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 7 48 16 29 98 32.7  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 9 14 18 60 74 27.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 13 35 43 70 28.8  
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 4 18 16 62 70 31.6  
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 1 28 12 60 68 30.4  
2011 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 5 6 35 54 61 34.1  
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 5 24 66 76 29.1  
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 8 25 18 50 62 26.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 7 28 63 68 30.0  
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 13 31 14 41 65 23.5  
2008 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 25 2 73 75 26.9  
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 12 26 57 68 31.8  
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 7 7 15 72 68 31.2  
2007 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 12 13 25 50 72 23.7  
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 9 18 27 46 71 29.3  
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 14 12 19 54 75 27.0  
2006 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 6 37 26 31 70 21.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 10 13 14 62 63 31.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 17 22 51 75 27.5  
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 2 3 25 72 68 23.6  
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 45 5 40 60 24.0  
2004 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 18 43 37 70 21.2  
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 8 20 45 28 68 18.4  
2003 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 17 39 36 76 23.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 15 48 23 15 70 19.7  
2002 4dr Sedan 149-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 15 30 50 120 27.9  

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Toyota Corolla MPG

Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2015 35.8 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2015 50.4 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2014 33.8 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2013 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 3 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2012 29.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2011 34.2 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2010 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2010 36.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2010 32.4 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2009.5 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2009 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2009 36.8 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2009 33.7 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2008 33.9 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2008 32.0 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2007 40.7 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2007 34.6 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2006 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2006 34.3 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2006 28.4 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2005.5 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2005 29.2 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2005 35.1 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2005 31.7 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2004 34.4 MPG Highway Percentage 86 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2004 31.4 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2003 36.7 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2003 30.6 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2002 38.7 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2002 32.6 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2001 34.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2001 36.0 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Toyota Corolla Toyota Corolla 2000 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 5 5 20 70 75 35.8  
2015 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 3 12 85 58 50.4  
2014 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light none 0 10 20 70 55 33.8  
2013 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 1.8L I4
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light none 33 36 29 3 100 26.4  
2012 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 10 30 30 30 80 29.2  
2011 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 0 10 35 55 68 34.2  
2010 4dr Sedan 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 40 20 40 60 23.0  
2010 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 25 0 75 70 36.0  
2010 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 5 18 24 52 69 32.4  
2009.5 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 53 33 5 10 100 28.8  
2009 4dr Sedan 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 50 20 20 110 21.0  
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 5 4 8 83 72 36.8  
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 10 14 27 49 74 33.7  
2008 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 4 34 8 54 70 33.9  
2008 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 1 32 14 53 66 32.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 5 95 60 40.7  
2007 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 13 9 21 58 73 34.6  
2006 4dr Sedan 164-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 15 22 38 25 63 30.2  
2006 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 2 16 38 45 71 34.3  
2006 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 10 35 18 37 67 28.4  
2005.5 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 10 30 10 50 80 29.4  
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 1 13 27 60 74 29.2  
2005 4dr Sedan 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 2 3 10 85 68 35.1  
2005 4dr Sedan 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 8 20 29 43 75 31.7  
2004 4dr Sedan 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 6 4 5 86 86 34.4  
2004 4dr Sedan 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 5 26 14 56 67 31.4  
2003 4dr Sedan 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 4 11 14 71 70 36.7  
2003 4dr Sedan 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 11 22 13 54 67 30.6  
2002 4dr Sedan 125-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 1 0 4 95 68 38.7  
2002 4dr Sedan 125-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 12 7 25 56 72 32.6  
2001 4dr Sedan 125-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 60 40 60 34.0  
2001 4dr Sedan 125-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 5 35 35 25 75 36.0  
2000 4dr Sedan 125-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 14 37 14 35 85 29.3  

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Hyundai Sonata vs. Toyota Corolla MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
In fuel economy as well the 2013 Hyundai Sonata has lost an earlier lead. EPA ratings of 24 mpg city, 35 highway, impressive two years ago, can't match the 2014 Mazda6's 26/38 or the 2013 Altima's 27/38 today. The trip computer reported about 25 in my regular suburban driving, a bit over 30 if I engaged in some mild hypermiling, and about 34 on the highway. When mildly hypermiling the Altima for a few miles its trip computer average approached 40. While trip computers aren't always accurate, others have also reported impressive fuel economy from the Altima. The Mazda has a smaller edge, but an edge nonetheless. see full Hyundai Sonata review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With just over 1400 miles so far, it is averaging 28.3mpg combined with the eco option turned off. It has the eco drive option which works well in sustained at speed driving but lags in demanding driving situations. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The fuel economy is pretty good for a car of this size. I have averaged 36.5mpg (imperial gallon) over the last 37000km. 85% highway, 110km/h and little sitting in traffic. It gets very cold here sometimes so the mileage suffers. In Dec/Jan when it reaches -30 C (or colder), I get about 33mpg and in the summer about 40mpg. My best was 44mpg in the summer and worst was 31mpg in mid-winter when the car was new and not broken in. I keep track of the mileage with an app on my cell phone so the numbers above are exact. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
better than Honda or Santa Fe see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
35 mpg for a full size car see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With less than 1,000 miles I observed 37mpg on the highway. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Performance of a V6 with the economy of a 4 cyl. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average 24 mpg in town and typically get 38 mpg on trips. All in a large family sedan. Uses regular gas. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Highway mpg is excellent but city driving is nothing special. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
decent for all around use see full Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Best of breed fuel economy speaks for itself. see full Hyundai Sonata review
Hyundai Sonata Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I do a lot of rural driving and the MPG struggles to reach 22mpg. I really expected the mpg to be higher. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Dreadful fuel economy. For long highway drives, the Sonata Turbo can indeed match the 34 mpg EPA rating, but for city driving with A/C, you'll be lucky to get any more than 17 mpg. Even with A/C off, the urban mileage never hits the 20 mpg level. Only 2,700 miles on the engine so far, so this may get better, but the EPA city estimate seems to be pegged too high by Hyundai. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2006 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
not as good as some competition see full Hyundai Sonata review
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I expect more MPG out of a modern I4 engine, as compared to my 10-year Accord. see full Hyundai Sonata review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 Those seeking to maximize fuel economy should check out the Corolla LE Eco, with EPA ratings for 30 mpg city, 42 highway. The regular LE checks in at 29/38, and the S at 29/37. Even the last is within spitting distance of the best in the segment, including the 30/39 Sentra. In my efficiency-minded suburban driving the trip computer reported an average of 37.7, a bit better than the 36I managed with the Sentra. Driving with less care for fuel economy netted 32, about even with the Nissan. The Toyota couldn't quite match the Nissanona 65-mph highway drive, though, with a two-way trip computer average of 38 vs. 40 (quite close to those EPA estimates). see full Toyota Corolla review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Fuel economy is impressive though you pay a small price in power. see full Toyota Corolla review
2010 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Fuel economy is great, as expected with 1.8 I4. EPA rated city driving at 28MPG but i have never been below 32. When cruising at 65 with A/C off, 40MPG is possible. The sole reason i bought the car was for economy. Paired with great MPG and great price, I would say this beats out a Prius if you want to save money. see full Toyota Corolla review
2010 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Consistently get 28-30 mpg in mix city and highway (50/50) driving. see full Toyota Corolla review
2010 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Very good on fuel and I can stretch a tank of gas over a long period of time. see full Toyota Corolla review
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Excellent fuel economy and cheap to fill. Tank lasts me at least 2 weeks, commuting at least 40km total a day. see full Toyota Corolla review
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
30+ MPG on regular fuel. With todays fuel prices, this is a plus. see full Toyota Corolla review
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Went on long drive today and averaged 40.5 mpg overall. see full Toyota Corolla review
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Great fuel economy, average about 35 to 37 miles per gallon in winter and about 33-34 in summer with A/C use. see full Toyota Corolla review
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I do get about 35 mpg. But.. see full Toyota Corolla review
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Its superb, the highest fuel economy avaible in its category. see full Toyota Corolla review
Toyota Corolla Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Lost 4 MPG after Technical Service Bulletin work performed to decrease oil use. Oil still disappearing. see full Toyota Corolla review
2007 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
This car gets 25 City, 35 Highway. It looks like it should be able to do better, but it does not. The 3-speed Automatic with Overdrive (4-speed in reality) is dated and is only okay with the engine's performance. The engine itself, the 1ZZFE, has very few flaws, but is the final evolution of a 90's engine design, that gets okay horsepower, but goes through gas more than it should. And when they get older, they do go through more gas than they should. In addition, the engine can't handle E10 in cold weather (regular gasoline with "up to" 10 percent ethanol) without problems, requiring you to spend more on "REC" fuel, which is non-ethanol pure gasoline. On top of that, the drive by wire throttle has a noticeable delay between the hair trigger throttle and the engine surging forward, making smooth starts with the automatic difficult. see full Toyota Corolla review
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
The gearing which keeps the engine in its power band keeps it at 4k RPM on the highway (I go fast). 30MPG on premium fuel is not justified by the modest increase in power. see full Toyota Corolla review