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Old 06-07-2017, 08:14 AM   #1
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2013 Yaris Really bad MPG???

Hello everyone, I am new to the site and new to the Yaris family(I came from the tundra family) so thanks in advance for the help! Anyways I just recently bought a 2013 Yaris LE 4speed auto from my uncle. It has 64 000km and we are in Canada if that's relevant.

Anyways when I bought the car I notice the avg l/100km was at 9.5(roughly 25-26 mpg I believe). They did so mostly city driving though. When I filled the tank I also notice it saying only 390km to empty... has anyone else experienced this?? It seems terribly low to me. From the short browsing I've done on on some forums it seems as the the common low mpg is 30-32mpg. Does my mpg seem normal? I do 90% city and I drive quite slow(since I got used to trying to save money on gas in my big truck).

Anyone have any recommendations ?
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Old 06-07-2017, 12:16 PM   #2
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That sounds a bit low. I have over-sized wheels and do zero granny driving and I never get less than 30, usually between 30-33 mpg. People regularly report high 30's. Are you using cheaper gas? I noticed a drop in mpg when going from Chevron to Costco for a couple tanks.
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Old 06-09-2017, 01:22 AM   #3
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Your AC compressor is probably kicking on from defrosting your windows (front and/or rear). Also, check the condition of the air filter, tire inflation, wheel alignment (only the front is adjustable), and you may want to properly clean the MAF sensor.
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Old 06-09-2017, 03:26 AM   #4
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The average consumption is computed over a long period. I don't know how long, but once it settles, it takes a long time to change again.

You could consider resetting the figure and starting fresh. Hold the button down for a few seconds while the average is displayed, and it will reset and start all over.
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:34 PM   #5
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Does the 2013 include a readout for average miles per hour per tank? Reset that and the average mpg indicators each refill. There is a VERY strong correlation between your average speed and your mpg. BTW in terms of distance, my typical daily drive is 1/8 of a mile to the freeway offramp, 20 miles on the freeway at 70mph, then 1/8 mile to a burger joint. Based on that drive my average speed is still only about 22 mph - it's (1) amazing how even an incredibly short scoot to the offramp can drop down freeway speeds (and hence mileage) and its (2) amazing how much gas is used in short drives due to the amount of gas used to start and warm up cold motor.

In other words, urban driving is pretty much a 20mpg thing (and Consumer Reports confirms this in their city cycle test of the Yaris).

Then, on the other hand, I got 40mpg on a 410 mile round trip to Yosemite on a VW Jetta 2.0L, 43mpg on a Toyota iA (the rebadged Mazda2) and an amazing 53mpg on a Chevy Spark 1.4 manual transmission.

So it probably isn't your driving, or your car, it's your trips.

You can confirm this to yourself on your next mid-length freeway trip - light traffic, 65-70mph - just reset the average mpg meter on the dash board and check the mileage just before getting off the freeway, you'll be amazed.

Also, run "clean" gas - this amazing AAA study confirms MUCH cleaner intake valves, combustion chamber, etc., using Top Tier rated gasoline vs. ordinary gasoline.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/association...rt-FINAL-1.pdf

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Hello everyone, I am new to the site and new to the Yaris family(I came from the tundra family) so thanks in advance for the help! Anyways I just recently bought a 2013 Yaris LE 4speed auto from my uncle. It has 64 000km and we are in Canada if that's relevant.

Anyways when I bought the car I notice the avg l/100km was at 9.5(roughly 25-26 mpg I believe). They did so mostly city driving though. When I filled the tank I also notice it saying only 390km to empty... has anyone else experienced this?? It seems terribly low to me. From the short browsing I've done on on some forums it seems as the the common low mpg is 30-32mpg. Does my mpg seem normal? I do 90% city and I drive quite slow(since I got used to trying to save money on gas in my big truck).

Anyone have any recommendations ?
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:28 PM   #6
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Does the 2013 include a readout for average miles per hour per tank?
Sorry no. You get the average speed for your current trip since the engine was last started.
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:34 PM   #7
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Being a creature of habit/routine in my older age, I drive 240-250 miles per week and buy 6 gallons of regular Shell unleaded every week. That's better MPG than I was expecting when I purchased my Yaris, and that is all suburb/city commute/errand type driving.
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That sounds a bit low.
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That sounds a bit low.
I think hichamaziz is a bot. All he (it) does is repost comments others have made in long dormant threads. Either that or post "thank you".
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