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Toyota RAV4 Real World MPG



  • I've finally got a little over 5000 miles on my 4cyl Rav. Mileage on 1st few fill ups in beginning around 23.5 in mostly local driving. That has dropped off some. Not sure if gas locally i use had the 10% Ethanol crap in it then or not and i'm told that affects mileage. Probably off 1 mpg, not much, but only helps to send me (and others)back to the pumps for more gas, more dependancy on foreign oil yada yada. Still have not had a solid 100% trip. When highway mixed in getting around 26 mpg, but alot of 70 mph driving involved. And sticker mileage ratings based on 50-55 mph.
  • We have the 4 cyl with 1,000 miles now. 200 mile road trip we got 30.2 MPG.
  • 11,100 miles and counting.

    V6 4X4

    24.68 average MPG

    50/50 highway/city

    87 octane
  • Mine is about 25 mpg for highway, 89 Catane and about 80MPH.
    Does it suck?
  • Here's ours just turned 1100 miles
    Holiday weekend & family getting together round trip 550 to 600 mile (some shopping) 90-95% hwy 70-75 avg sometimes 80mph trying to vary cruise control (and playing with it since this style is new to us, first foreign car)
    tanks avg 24.9
    stopped and topped off tank twice once down and once coming back - hard to pass up gas 87 octane at 2.11 per gallon. -))
    enjoy the rest of the holidays everyone
  • I am averaging around 23 mpg for 60% hwy and 40% city driving, driven 750 miles so far. I am using premium gas.
  • V4? I don't think so.
  • Update
    15,500 miles
    V6 4X4
    50/50 highway/city
    87 octane

    24.25 average total
    21.25 average since November

  • Owner's manual says not to drive at one speed for a long time during first 1000 miles. What is a long time? I thought that the VVTI was supposed to 'learn' the type of driving that you do in order to maximize efficiency. If turnpike driving is 80% of my miles, how can it learn it if I don't drive it?
  • Chicago, city driving mostly 70%city/30% hwy
    so far ~1200mi on the car
    purchased in Jan.

    about 14-15 MPG average
    i only get a little over 200mi on a full tank then my
    gas light comes on.
  • lirlir Posts: 81
    That's the lowest MPG I've heard to date. Maybe you should have it checked? My driving is 100% city and I get about 21. I have 4500 miles, I4, 2 wheel drive.
  • Mostly 2 lane hiway around Wichita trying to get that first 1000 miles out of the way. 25.26 mpg
  • Is there a break-in period that, once achieved, will result in improved mileage? With a little over 1,600 miles I am getting about 19mpg in mixed driving with my RAV4 4WD V6 limited.
  • A little over 2000k and I'm only getting 180mi/tank on avg.
    drive 50-50 highw-city. It's doing worse that my 05 ex-4Runner.
    totally let down for this results! is there anything thta can be done with this?
    pls help.
  • There is a breakin, first 1000 miles, but as to whether milage will improve, don't know. Most of my driving is highway and in five tanks, I've ranged from 22.3 to 25.6.
  • 2007 Rav4 V6 AWD Base Model.
    2500 miles.
    Getting an average about 22.5 MPG, with driving breakdown of 75/25 hi-way/city
    With the 16 gallon tank, I find that the gas light goes off with about 3 gallongs to go.
    Located in MA.
  • orioninilorioninil Posts: 39
    18,000 miles
    V6 4X4
    50/50 highway/city
    87 octane

    24.15 average total
  • dtown40dtown40 Posts: 18
    2007 Rav4
    V6 2WD
    1200 total miles
    70/30 City/Highway
    22.5 MPG

    I live about 3 miles from work, so the car doesnt get a good warm-up in the morning or afternoon.
  • outpostnoutpostn Posts: 3
    In first 1000 miles, getting 22 MPG for mostly city driving, no trips over 40 miles yet. Can't complain.
  • V6 Sport 4X4, 1,500 miles mixed on paved and dirt country roads, mountain roads and passes, and small, 2 stop light town. I'm getting 26-27 mountain roads if I keep it at 65 mph, 25 on the county roads and small town. I noticed an improvement in the last two weeks, this may be because of the shift over to summer blend. Mountain roads and cruise control don't work that well, the car stays in 3rd for most of the time, both uphill and down.
  • V6 BASE 4X4, 700 miles, mixed driving, I'm only getting about 18 mpg. (Live in NYC area)
  • cruiser10cruiser10 Posts: 12
    RAV4 Sport V-6 4x4 2007 @ 3000 miles
    Last Tank: 22.63 (local driving - mostly city with short 4 mile jaunts on a freeway)
    Overall Average: 22.08
    Best: 25.78 (All Highway)
    Worst: 20.53 (local driving)
  • jarekjarek Posts: 24
    Average over 5000 miles - 19.6 miles per gallon.
    Only premium gas, 50/50 highway - city driving.
    Soft on acceleration.
    Dealer says these results are O'K and there is no reason to file a complaint.

    This is getting close to my 2004 V8 Tahoe.

    What is happening with Toyota?
  • cbmortoncbmorton Posts: 252
    V6 AWD, 6000 miles. Only regular gas. Most driving is short trips (<5 miles) with a light touch on the pedal.

    Best: 28.7 mpg (summer highway)
    Worst: 17.2 mpg (winter city)

    Overall average: 23.1 mpg
  • wuzzasailorwuzzasailor Posts: 19
    Got about 6500 miles now, averaging 22-23 mpg overall, but recent trip through Kansas rains, 70+ mph, windows up, ac on, 27 mpg?
  • feliciatwofeliciatwo Posts: 68
    4WD is NOT AWD.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    You may be interested in 4WD & AWD systems explained.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    I know the difference between AWD and 4WD, I just didn't catch the relevance of his reply to the other post. But now I realize he was pointing out the RAV4 is 4WD and not AWD. (Still don't think the differentiation matters in the context of this thread, but anyway.....)
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    I was sure you did but I put in the link just in case anyone tuned in late and may have been perplexed by the exchange.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
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