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Toyota Corolla vs. Toyota Prius MPG

Chart is based on 393 fuel economy reports for the Toyota Corolla and 2018 fuel economy reports for the Toyota Prius.

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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Toyota Prius MPG

Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2016 55.3 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2015 44.8 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2014 46.2 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2013 60.0 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2013 11.5 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2012 50.5 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2012 66.6 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2012 52.4 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2011 49.7 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2010 47.8 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2009 46.9 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2008 49.0 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2007 50.7 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2006 49.6 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2005 48.6 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2004 45.6 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2003 44.4 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2002 45.8 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Toyota Prius Toyota Prius 2001 45.5 MPG Highway Percentage 41 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 Hatch 95-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
hills light hvy 13 40 33 15 55 55.3  
2015 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light none 0 2 34 65 70 44.8  
2014 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 0 1 56 43 72 46.2  
2013 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 0 3 24 73 69 60.0  
2013 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat med hvy 5 19 49 27 60 11.5  
2012 4dr Sedan 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 35 65 65 50.5  
2012 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat v.lt hvy 2 19 2 78 73 66.6  
2012 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat v.lt light 7 49 18 26 59 52.4  
2011 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 1 9 36 54 63 49.7  
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat med light 7 19 31 44 69 47.8  
2009 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 3 8 30 60 67 46.9  
2008 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 5 22 17 56 62 49.0  
2007 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
hills light light 13 26 19 43 64 50.7  
2006 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 8 21 31 39 66 49.6  
2005 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 6 14 28 52 70 48.6  
2004 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light none 9 20 18 53 92 45.6  
2003 4dr Sedan 70-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light none 10 26 19 45 71 44.4  
2002 4dr Sedan 70-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 15 8 24 53 64 45.8  
2001 4dr Sedan 70-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 10 28 21 41 68 45.5  

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Toyota Corolla vs. Toyota Prius MPG

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Toyota Corolla and Toyota Prius's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of their real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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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
Very good on fuel and I can stretch a tank of gas over a long period of time. 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
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
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It offers high fuel economy for the size of the vehicle see full Toyota Corolla review
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The Corolla has the best Hwy/City rating of any car it its class. 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
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
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 The new Toyota Prius's EPA ratings are the best of any car without a plug: 54 mpg city, 50 mpg highway. Well, almost. That honor specifically goes to the Prius Two Eco, the variant I tested. With more battery-powered range, some aerodynamic enhancements, and a slightly lower curb weight, the Prius Two Eco scores 58/53. The Ford C-MAX's EPA ratings aren't in the same league: 42/37. When running on gasoline, the Chevrolet Volt doesn't test as well as the Prius: 42/43. But you can plug in the Volt for about 50 miles of electric-only range. The new Honda Civic, among the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid compacts, manages 31/41. In my real-world driving the Prius Two Eco easily beat its EPA ratings, at least in temperate weather. Driven with a very light foot on my standard suburban route, it twice averaged 93 mpg, easily the best in my testing of any car without a plug. When the air temperature dropped into the 40s, though, I couldn't quite manage 60 mpg. On a 70-mph highway in mild weather the Prius averaged just over 60 mpg. Overall for the week it averaged 65 mpg, nearly double the C-MAX and more than double the Civic. My efforts were aided by some of the most thorough driving style feedback you'll find in a car. The Prius scores how you acclerate, cruise, and brake, and provides tips for improvement. It also stores your average mpg daily for a month, then monthly over a long time period. see full Toyota Prius review
 

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

Toyota Prius Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
This is the obvious number one reason to buy a Prius. Unlike Ford, Nissan and others who make hybrid vehicles, the Toyota usually came out ahead in MPG- even in the freezing cold winter of Minnesota. The mileage ranged from 42+ in the winter to well over 59-62 in the spring-fall. My best tank was 601 miles to a tank of regular Costco gas. see full Toyota Prius review
2011 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Great, a number one factor with high gas prices. see full Toyota Prius review
2011 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
The gas mileage of the Prius is unbeatable. With the price of gas climing at the pump it was time to buy the Prius. see full Toyota Prius review
2011 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Fuel economy is excellent. Also, the car is very rromy with lots of leg room and can carry some pretty big cargo. I once had 7 people in it for 15 minutes, not recomended as it was reaaly slow and too heavy for its braking power. In 25,00 miles NOTHING has gone wrong or needed repair. see full Toyota Prius review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
never disapoints. see full Toyota Prius review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
The new Prius is even easier to drive in a responsible manner and has improve MPG from previous models. see full Toyota Prius review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
At over 50 mpg no other production vehicle can touch it. see full Toyota Prius review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
it gives the highest mileage among all cars. Beats Honda Insight hands down. see full Toyota Prius review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
I actually think the fuel economy is very similar for the MINI Cooper and the Prius, because I drive mostly in the city. see full Toyota Prius review
2010 4dr Hatch 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Consistance 50+ mpg see full Toyota Prius review
Toyota Prius Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Hatch 76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
The engine continues to run when I stop at a stop street, red light or in traffic. That is a sin. There is no excuse to continue running any engine if the car is not moving. see full Toyota Prius review