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Toyota Venza Real World MPG



  • qs933qs933 Posts: 302
    I'm up to 19.5 MPG with my last tank (calculated based on miles driven and gas filled) on my AWD V6. The trip computer shows 18.5 MPG (have not reset it since picking it up).
  • verndogverndog Posts: 6
    Looks like people are getting a wide range of MPG. My first 2 tanks have been consistant. Tank 1-- 21.4 mpg tank 2 --22.8 mpg. This is V6 FWD and prob. 30% highway and 70% residential driving. Considering the power the car has, I'm very happy so far. I believe I will get 26+ hiway on trips without any problem from what I see. Mileage is calculated from gas used fill stop to fill stop, and is pretty close to trip calculator on the car as well.
  • david_k1david_k1 Posts: 39
    We finally got our RED Venza two weeks ago. V6, FWD with lots of heavy options!!
    Last weekend was a 500 mile trip with 85% highway (60MPH / 75MPH) and the other 15% having a little fun exploring redline between stoplights. I gotta say I am a little impressed with this close to 4000 pound car. We got 30.3 MPG on the trip. I actually ran the calculations twice to verify!! This on a brand new engine (It now has 1100 miles on the odo).
    Now to see how it does in day-to-day at an average speed of 30 MPH on our little Island! I'll keep the board informed.
  • bill3333bill3333 Posts: 2
    Has anyone installed and evaluated a K&N cone air filter on their V-6 Venza?
    My passed experience with this modification has resulted in improved power and gas mileage on passed vehicles that i owned.
    Relative to gas mileage - I have almost 5K miles on my Venza and with finite evaluation I can say that mixed city / hwy mileage has been consistently around 25 mpg. while hwy mileage has been between 29-30 mpg. I know this seems almost too good to be true, but I'm thrilled to report these results to date.
  • mechfred2mechfred2 Posts: 2
    I have a 09 Venza V6 AWD and i have been getting 22.5 MPG average with 70% city and 30% hiway.It has 1800 miles on it.mechfred.
  • Does anyone have any new MPG numbers for their Venza?
  • I've had my FWD V-6 since May and have over 16K miles. I drive both city and highway each and every day. I've kept very strict track of mileage to date.
    Here are my findings:
    Relatively flat terrain - 70 mph, little wind = 27.5-28.3 mpg
    Realtively flat terrain - 70mph, tail winds= 29.0-31.0 mpg
    Relatively flat terrain - 70 mph, head wind= 24.7 - 25.9 mpg
    Mixed hwy and city driving yields arround 24 mpg
    Strict city driving yields no less tha 18.5 mpg.
    For every 2mph above 70 mph sacrifices about 0.3 mpg until you hit about 78 mph. Above 78mph for extended periods dropped hwy milege to 22mpg average.
    I've actually hit 32 mpg for a full tank on the hwy and the lowest has been 23.7 mpg.
    Hope this helps
  • V64wd 22.6 mostly city with a light foot under 2000rpm
  • My Venza might still be in the break-in period (@ 3200mi ??) but w/ 4cyl AWD - I averaged 26.1 mpg during T-gvg holiday trip (997 mi) of mostly interstate miles. The gauge read the avg trip speed @ 50 mph.

    If the gauge is right, I'm getting 20-21mpg around town w/ more than half being traveled on interstate during my 40 mi. daily round trip commute.

    Just mounted 4 new Blizzaks snow/ice tires so I expect mpg to slip during the winter.
  • I bought a Venza v-6 AWD in October and now have 3100 miles on it.
    On a recent trip of 953 milres, 95 % ON INTERSTATE 75 WITH CRUISE GOING AT 60 TO MAX 70 MPH I could not get any better than 27 MPG (IMPERIAL GAL) AND 23.7 US GALLON)
    In Canada where I live and purchased the vehicle our ratings for this vehicle are 25 city and 36 highway based on Imperial gallons. (roughly 20% largeR than an American gallon) CITY IS ABOUT 17 mpg.

    Toyota is trying to fool people with numbers that they will not obtain.

    My new Mazda MX 5 bouhgt in April exceeded the suggested mpg after 1000 miles.
  • See my posting placed today regarding my mpg. on a Canadian vehicle. If you want more information or up dates u can get me at .

    14/15 l/ is giving u about 19-20mpg (imperial gal)

    Emission requirements in the US are differnt than those in Canada, that is why I am wondering that the vehicle made for me may have the Us emission system by mistake or thats what they had in stock and and just built it that way.

    Being out 8 to 9 mpg is not acceptable.

    Just wrote to Toyota today regarding this.
  • I have almost 10,000 mile on my 2 wheel drive V6. I do a lot of highway driving but the best mileage I have ever gotten was a little over 26 mpg. That was at around 65 mpg on flat roads. My city mileage always hovers around 22 or 23.

    My previous car was a 2005 Avalon V6 which is the same engine as the Venza V6.
    My average mileage with the Avalon was about 4 mpg better.

    The Venza has alway had a slight stumble the first time I accelerate after the car has been standing for a while or when cold.This will only happen the first time the throttle is depressed. I have asked 2 different dealers to check the tuning specs to see if that might be the cause of the poor mileage. Neither will admit that the car even stumbles.
  • I have 2009 V6 AWD Venza with 22080 miles
    I average between 18 and 19 mph with 55% - Hwy and 45 %- City on 87 Octane
    During 100 % hwy driving, I've averaged between 28 and 29 mph - driving speed average of 75 mph - 87 octane
    Every quarter, I use premium fuel of 91+ to clean the engine, so I think it does... and I get 2 mpg better.
  • kingfans1kingfans1 Posts: 137
    hi your venza v6 fwd rated 26 mpg highway. I wonder how you able to get 30.3 mpg.
    I am thinking the most you can get it around 28-29 mpg using cruise control, and 60-65 mph..

    maybe your venza have more psi than toyota recommend... are you using 87 or 91 octane?
  • hello david,

    Using 91 octane, i noticed hwy mpg was about 29 or 30
    PSI is recommended at 32 and thats where i try to keep it
    I have never got more than about 27 on 87 octane
  • 1trulove1trulove Posts: 29
    edited May 2010
    We've owned our I4, FWD Venza for 3 weeks. The average mileage for the first two tanks has been 28.5 mpg. This is mostly State roads and some "city". On the Highway the average mpg indicator reads close to 29.5 mpg, but drops quickly when traffic lights or down shifting is required. So far, so good.
    We're looking for 30 mpg on the highway once broken in. Intend to up the tire pressure to 36 psi for mileage, as long as ride is not adversely affected (all nitrogen). Since we have the 2 year, 25,000 mile free service, we'll not be going the synthetic route. Will report back after the first 5,000 miles.
  • ultgarultgar Posts: 1
    Highway mileage ran in the 23-24.5 mpg range for the first 4200 miles. Changed the oil last week to Eneos 5w20 synthetic and managed 27.5 mpg on a 120 mile trip (70-72 mph in the rain) and 28.3mpg on the way home (again around 70mph, no rain).

    Big increase...need to see if I can duplicate an improvement with this oil on another vehicle that's already using a 5w20 (non-synthetic) oil. SD
  • davidsd1davidsd1 Posts: 11
    Had 4cyl 2010 for 2 months with 3000 miles. Just had a round trip from San Diego to Las Vegas and managed 32.5 mpg. Avarage speed was 65 with up hill of 62 and down hill of 70. No AC, 32PSI and only one person with no cargo.

    On the other trip with AC on, speed of 75-80, the MPG drop to 25.

    I did exact the same trip with my Corolla 2004 with my wife. With speed of avragespeed of 75 and no AC, the MPG was 44.75.

    Chose 4cyl mainly for better MPG, but it seems V6 only uses 10% more gas. For extra $3K, I would have getting JBL, roof, 20in, and a quieter V6. I should have gone for V6.
  • 1trulove1trulove Posts: 29
    Likewise! We have 2,600 miles on our I-4, FWD and just completed a 900 mile trip from NC to Maine. Mostly highway at 55 to 70 mph. Average was about 60 mph. The calculated mileage VS the car computer mileage on 3 tanks of gas was: 30.5 mpg / 31.0 mpg; 28.4 mpg / 30.8 mpg; 29.3 mpg / 29.4 mpg.
    We were fully loaded with all the gear and clothes for our summer camp, including battery and tools (heavy). Tire pressure was increased to 36 psi and the Venza road about the same as normal. Note the descrepencies in the calculated VS computer mpg. The computer is a good indicator but can vary from one reset to another. Also head winds make a difference at highway speeds - a 15 mph head wind at 65 mph affect the car like your driving at 80 mph.
    All in all, were very pleased.with the mileage and power. :)
  • kyrptokyrpto Posts: 216
    Our 4 cyl. front driver has gotten several tankfulls just over 27 mpg, one @ 29, and one with a Thule cargo box driving a lot at 70 - 75 mph when we got 26 mpg!

    The on board computer is spot on, within a tenth when we check. Not so for our former ride, an '06 Highlander Hybrid; it was always 1 - 2 mpg lower than the display.
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