Toyota Camry 2005 gets bad fuel economy vs 1999 model

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Old 07-25-05, 01:33 PM
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Toyota Camry 2005 gets bad fuel economy vs 1999 model

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Date: 25 Jul 2005 08:14:01 -0700
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Subject: NEW TOYOTA CAMRY 2005 has bad fuel economy
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Hi,


I just purchased a new 2005 Toyota camry LE four cylinder. It has about 600 miles on it. I had a 99 Camry which got immediately about 28 miles per imperial gallon in city and about 38 miles or more on highway. NO BREAKIN PERIOD on the 99 camry was necessary to get this high fuel economy. I based my calculations in both cases on the trip odometer and Imperial gallons.

The new Camry gets about 20 miles per gallon with air conditioning on in city.

They tell me the new camry has 7 horsepower more and an Alexis five
speed automatic transmission. Someone said there is an aluminum block engine now.

The 2005 Camry pamphlet shows fuel consumption 28/44 which bears no resemblance to my mileage.

Could all these so called improvements cause this bad fuel economy?


Otherwise I have no complaints about the car except for the increased
size, which in my opinion was not necessary.
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Roger
 
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Old 07-26-05, 05:17 AM
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2 tankfulls aren't enough to determine mileage
Especially the first 2 tankfulls

Start with your next fillup and blend the following 3 tankfulls info together for an average of those 3
That will give you a more realistic MPG

Also the posted MPG data is under strict testing procedures
100 seconds at this warm up, 300 seconds at this rpm, 300 seconds at idle RPM etc...
In other words, not how we really drive at all
I'd be suprised if you achieved the posted MPG
 
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Old 07-26-05, 05:36 AM
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another thing...

...that i noticed in your post is that you stated only 20 MPG with the AC on. you didn't stste that condition for your 99 camry. i agree with SS...the first two tankfuls are in no way an accurate indicator of fuel consumption. in fact, doing it every tankful is not very accurate. do it over time (many tankfuls and many miles) to get the most accurate average.

i'd be surprised if you had a problem with the engine performance as OBD II vehicles (oops...i'm assuming you are in the states...are ya?) monitor performance parameters very strictly.

also...is this new camry equipped the same way as the old one...you state the 05 has a 5 sp auto trans...what did the 99 have? automatics will get slightly lower MPG in the city.

and forget about improvements like an aluminum block causing lower MPG.
 
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Old 07-26-05, 11:23 AM
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The E.P.A. estimate is just that. An estimate. However, Toyota shows 24 cty - 34 highway on their 4 cylinder and 21 city - 29 highway on the V 6.

I have a '04 Camery V 6 and my city/highway are right on. Of course with air running - 95 here today, it's a bit less.
 
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Old 07-26-05, 12:36 PM
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imperial vs us gallons...

...the original poster expressed his economy as "miles per imperial gallon"...an imperial gallon is bigger than a US gallon...hence the higher MPG expectation.
 
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So much for speed reading. You are right, an imperial gallon is about 20% greater than a U.S. gallon.
 
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