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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
 

Toyota Corolla Gas Mileage (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's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.