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2008 Toyota Yaris 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 Yaris's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

2008 Toyota Yaris Gas Mileage (MPG):

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Toyota Yaris Gas Mileage

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
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 100 0 N/A 40.0
  hills v.lt none 0 60 0 40 60 39.4
  hills v.lt none 0 60 0 40 60 37.7
  hills v.lt none 0 60 0 40 60 39.5
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 55 50.0
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 0 36 22 42 59 41.3  
  Averages hills light none 0 36 22 42 59 41.3
With the 106-horsepower 1.5L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Toyota Yaris fuel economy has been averaging 41.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Toyota Yarises in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (36 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Toyota Yaris in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 5 5 10 80 70 32.5
  flat med none 5 5 10 80 70 35.1
  flat med none 5 5 10 80 70 39.8
  flat med none 5 5 10 80 70 37.3
  flat med none 5 5 10 80 70 36.4
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 5 5 10 80 70 36.2  
  Averages flat med none 5 5 10 80 70 36.2
With the 106-horsepower 1.5L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Toyota Yaris has been averaging 36.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Toyota Yarises in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Toyota Yaris in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 15 40 45 0 N/A 36.7
  hills lead hvy 50 0 0 50 62 30.6
  flat v.lt none 0 40 60 0 N/A 42.3
  flat light hvy 10 25 25 40 62 41.2
  flat lead hvy 3 7 90 0 N/A 29.4
2008 4dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 16 22 44 18 62 36.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 16 22 44 18 62 36.0
With the 106-horsepower 1.5L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Toyota Yaris gas mileage has been averaging 36.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Toyota Yarises in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (16 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Toyota Yaris in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt hvy 0 17 33 50 80 42.7
  flat v.lt hvy 0 3 0 97 80 36.3
  flat med none 10 20 20 50 60 29.0
  flat v.lt hvy 0 17 33 50 60 42.8
  flat v.lt hvy 0 17 33 50 80 44.9
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 2 15 24 59 72 39.1  
  Averages flat v.lt light 2 15 24 59 72 39.1
With the 106-horsepower 1.5L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Toyota Yaris fuel economy has been averaging 39.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Toyota Yarises in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Toyota Yaris in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 25 25 40 60 38.0
  hills light none 10 5 10 75 60 37.5
  hills med none 10 5 10 75 60 31.8
  flat v.lt none 5 5 50 40 60 35.1
  flat v.lt none 35 0 60 5 60 42.0
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 14 8 31 47 60 36.9  
  Averages flat light none 14 8 31 47 60 36.9
With the 106-horsepower 1.5L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Toyota Yaris has been averaging 36.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Toyota Yarises in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in heavy traffic (14 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Toyota Yaris in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt light 5 15 70 10 50 36.3
  hills v.lt light 5 15 70 10 50 36.3
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt light 5 15 70 10 50 36.3  
  Averages hills v.lt light 5 15 70 10 50 36.3
With the 106-horsepower 1.5L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Toyota Yaris gas mileage has been averaging 36.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Toyota Yarises in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 50 miles per hour (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Toyota Yaris in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 11 11 52 26 60 37.0
  hills med none 10 5 10 75 60 32.7
  hills light none 0 10 20 70 70 36.7
  hills light none 0 5 15 80 70 37.7
  flat v.lt light 0 30 30 40 65 35.9
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 4 12 25 58 65 36.0  
  Averages hills light none 4 12 25 58 65 36.0
With the 106-horsepower 1.5L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Toyota Yaris fuel economy has been averaging 36.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Toyota Yarises in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Toyota Yaris in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt light 5 15 70 10 50 36.0
  hills v.lt light 5 15 70 10 50 38.3
  hills v.lt light 5 10 70 15 50 38.3
  hills v.lt light 5 10 70 15 50 36.3
  hills v.lt light 5 10 70 15 50 37.8
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt light 5 12 70 13 50 37.3  
  Averages hills v.lt light 5 12 70 13 50 37.3
With the 106-horsepower 1.5L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Toyota Yaris has been averaging 37.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Toyota Yarises in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 50 miles per hour (13 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Toyota Yaris in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2008 Toyota Yaris

2008 Toyota Yaris Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
First tank of fuel resulted in 35.44 mpg. Previous car was around 25 mpg.
2009 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It had the highest EPA estimates in the price range I was looking at.
2009 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Very economical gas consumption.
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I do a lot of in-town driving with spurts of long distance driving. After having owned a minivan, the Yaris is exceptionally fuel economic in comparison.
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Have never got less than 37.5 mpg in mixed driving.
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
My lifetime Fuel Economy is 41.84 MPG
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
32 mpg
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
30+ MPG without even trying
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Averaging 40mpg w/ MIX of city/stop & go/hwy.
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I needed an economical car for short trips. Fuel consumption is reported as being very good. My first trip showed good fuel economy.
2008 Toyota Yaris Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Given its size, should have a better rating. During my test drives (and several rentals), consistently performed worse than EPA estimates, even using a light foot.