Used Toyota Fuel Economy

September 8th, 2022 by

If you’re looking for an economical used vehicle to combat the rising gas prices, Toyota has a long history of producing some of the most reliable, fuel-efficient cars. As a result, buyers in the Greater Boston area turn to Boch Toyota for dependable and efficient Toyota cars, trucks, and SUVs. We have nearly 2,000 used vehicles for sale, including hundreds of Toyota models, so you’re sure to find a great deal on a fuel-saving Toyota. Our fuel economy experts put together a helpful list of EPA economy ratings on Toyota models and some driving tips to save even more money.

Toyota Sedans Efficiency Ratings

2021 Toyota Camry by Alden Jewell is licensed with CC BY 2.0

The sedan market for most manufacturers continues to lose ground against the increasing popularity of SUVs. However, Toyota sedans still capture the lion’s share of sedan sales because of their quality craftsmanship and excellent fuel economy ratings. We’ve shared some handy information like how much fuel a toyota corolla uses and more in the table below:

Toyota Corolla 31 mpg City/40 mpg Highway/34 mpg Combined
Toyota Corolla Hatchback 31 mpg City/41 mpg Highway/45 mpg Combined
Toyota Camry 28 mpg City/39 mpg Highway/32 mpg Combined
Toyota Avalon 22 mpg City/32 mpg Highway/26 mpg Combined

These ratings represent the best available mpg ratings. Certain trims with optional powertrain equipment experience a 1-2 mpg drop.

Toyota Trucks Efficiency Ratings

Toyota Tacoma and Tundra pickups have powerful engines, and their capability makes them excellent options for work or play. However, as shown below, Toyota offers multiple engines and 4×2 or 4×4 configurations that impact EPA estimates.

Toyota Tacoma Four-Cylinder 4×2 20 mpg City/23 mpg Highway/21 mpg Combined
Toyota Tacoma Four-Cylinder 4×4 19 mpg City/22 mpg Highway/19 mpg Combined
Toyota Tacoma V-6 4×2 19 mpg City/24 mpg Highway/21 mpg Combined
Toyota Tacoma V-6 4×4 18 mpg City/22 mpg Highway/20 mpg Combined
Toyota Tundra 4×2 18 mpg City/24 mpg Highway/20 mpg Combined
Toyota Tundra 4×4 17 mpg City/23 mpg Highway/19 mpg Combined

As you can see, the 4×2 drivetrain achieves the highest efficiency. Other powertrain and package options can result in slightly lower EPA estimates.

Toyota SUVs Efficiency Ratings

Toyota’s SUV lineup covers every segment, from compact crossovers to full-size SUVs. You’ll find impressive style, useful space, and the capability to handle most road and weather conditions in each category. You’ll also see excellent fuel economy that puts Toyota SUVs at the head of the class.

Toyota C-HR Compact Crossover 27 mpg City/31 mpg Highway/29 mpg Combined
Toyota RAV4 Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) 27 mpg City/35 mpg Highway/30 mpg Combined
Toyota RAV4 All-Wheel Drive (AWD) 27 mpg City/34 mpg Highway/30 mpg Combined
Toyota Corolla Cross FWD 31 mpg City/33 mpg Highway/32 mpg Combined
Toyota Corolla Cross AWD 29 mpg City/32 mpg Highway/30 mpg Combined
Toyota 4Runner 4.0-Liter V-6 16 mpg City/19 mpg Highway/17 mpg Combined
Toyota Highlander FWD 21 mpg City/29 mpg Highway/24 mpg Combined
Toyota Highlander AWD 20 mpg City/27 mpg Highway/23 mpg Combined
Toyota Sequoia FWD 21 mpg City/24 mpg Highway/22 mpg Combined
Toyota Sequoia AWD 19 mpg City/22 mpg Highway/20 mpg Combined

Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Toyota hybrid electric vehicles provide the best way to save money at the gas pump, as they can also fuel up with electricity. Toyota has produced a lineup of hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles for years, so you will likely find one on the used market. We’ve listed the most recent models in the table below. Because these cars use some electricity, the EPA expresses their estimates as a combination mpge.

Toyota Prius Eco Hybrid 58 mpge City/53 mpge Highway/56 mpge Combined
Toyota Prius FWD Hybrid 54 mpge City/50 mpge Highway/52 mpge Combined
Toyota Prius AWD Hybrid 41 mpge City/47 mpge Highway/49 mpge Combined
Toyota Prius Prime PHEV 55 mpge City/53 mpge Highway/54 mpge Combined
Toyota Corolla Hybrid 53 mpge City/52 mpge Highway/52 mpge Combined
Toyota Camry Hybrid LE 51 mpge City/53 mpge Highway/52 mpge Combined
Toyota Camry Hybrid SE, Nightshade, XSE 44 mpge City/47 mpge Highway/46 mpge Combined
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 41 mpge City/38 mpge Highway/40 mpge Combined
Toyota RAV4 PHEV 40 mpge City/36 mpge Highway/38 mpge Combined
Toyota Venza Hybrid 40 mpge City/37 mpge Highway/39 mpge Combined
Toyota Avalon Hybrid 43 mpge City/44 mpge Highway/44 mpge Combined
Toyota Sienna Hybrid 36 mpge City/36 mpge Highway/36 mpge Combined
Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX Hybrid 17 mpge City/22 mpge Highway/19 mpge Combined
Toyota Highlander Hybrid 35 mpge City/35 mpge Highway/35 mpge Combined

Additional Ways To Save on Gas

The price per gallon fluctuates but never seems cheap enough. Therefore, you should be judicious in how you use it. Driving habits such as speeding or quick acceleration burn more fuel. Ditch the lead foot, and you’ll save the equivalent of $0.30/gallon. Turning off your engine while waiting in traffic or long lines can save up to $0.03/minute.

Keeping your car tuned and tires properly inflated can also save money through more efficient driving. Old spark plugs can reduce efficiency by 30%, and underinflated tires lower efficiency by another 10%. Refueling late at night or in the early morning can save you even more money because you pay by volume. In cooler temperatures, gas becomes denser. As a result, you get more gas for your money.

We know everyone loves to save money on gas. So if you’re in the market for a fuel-efficient vehicle to save money on your Boston commute, we invite you to shop our used Toyota inventory online. We have some of the most economical cars, trucks, and SUVs at competitive prices. After you identify a few vehicles that you want a closer look at, come by our Norwood dealership for a test drive.

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