2007 Yaris Sedan Automatic current 50 US MPG tank streak

Discussion in 'Toyota' started by voodoo22, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. voodoo22

    voodoo22 Cheaper than the bus

    I don't know how long this can last (probably until the real winter weather comes), but I've managed to start a new streak of 4 tanks over 50 US MPG, even with the much colder winter weather, snow, ice rain and puddles of water on the road many days.

    We've cut out nearly all short trips and that's the major reason I think I've been able to keep above the 50 mark, especially on the last 2 tanks. The thing that surprises me the most about this recent streak is that 3 1/2 of the 4 tanks are on winter tires. I am very impressed with the Nokian rSI's for their performance in very bad weather and their FE.

    I doubt this streak will last long, but it's fun while it lasts.

    So far I've traveled:

    3428.8 kms using 154.416 litres which adds up to:

    22.2 km/l or 4.5 l/100km or 52.2 US MPG
     
  2. voodoo22

    voodoo22 Cheaper than the bus

    My winter streak of 50+ US MPG ended at 5 tanks.

    4376.1kms traveled using 197.477 litres which translates to 4.51 l/100km or 52.15 US mpg.

    I made it from October 31 until December 30th and then got a 48.5mpg tank. Not disastrous, and we haven't had 2 solid weeks of winter yet, when that happens, I'll probably sink a little lower.
     
  3. voodoo22

    voodoo22 Cheaper than the bus

    I filled in yesterday and was pleased to log my first 50+ US mpg tank of 2009.

    I had a great winter, not once dropping below the 47 US mpg mark.

    Hopefully this last tank was the beginning of a new streak, but the weather over the next few days will not help keep that dream alive as there is not much margin when it comes to weather/driving conditions to get safely over 50 US mpg on this car.

    My major goal for this year is to average over 50 US mpg for the entire year.
     
  4. philmcneal

    philmcneal Has it been 10 years? Wow

    well played voodoo, when i visit scarbourough, you gotta show me how RR is done, because I haven't have a clue how to do it, but at the same time not get the law enforcement invovled....

    what are your rpms when your trying to cruise at 90 km/hr? I believe the 5spds are boched with shorter gear ratios :(

    props for crusing at 90 km/hr on toronto highways when everyone wants to go 100 km/hr plus.
     
  5. WoodyWoodchuck

    WoodyWoodchuck Sophomore Hypermiler

    My goal is to get one 50+ mpg tank! As soon as I can figure out how to get that milestone behind me watch out Voodoo22……

    :Banane36:

    Congratulations and I hope you can make that goal. :Banane48:
     
  6. voodoo22

    voodoo22 Cheaper than the bus

    HI Phil,

    my RPMs are between 2-2500 rpm depending on wind and slope of the road, but I'd guess they're at about 2200 in normal conditions. I know it's about 2000 rpm when cruising at 80 km/h.

    Really? Law enforcement gets on your case about RR? I RR all the time except when it's raining or there are potholes in the way. I find the tracks have less water in them on the 401 because of all the traffic, during rain. I've had a lot of OPP pass me and look at me while I'm going 80-90 km/h and ridge riding, I look at them and they move on.

    What rpms are you running at with your 5 speed at 90?
     
  7. voodoo22

    voodoo22 Cheaper than the bus

    Thanks!

    Getting near 50 US mpg means you're already doing most things right. From my experience, what put me over the top was:

    1) Driving a little slower 80-90km/h.
    2) Never using the A/C
    3) Cutting out any unnecessary short trips made it possible to get over 50 in the winter when the weather wasn't too cold and combining necessary shorter trips

    I hardly ever use my brakes on the hwy during my commute. Maybe once per round trip.

    All the little things will add up to your success, don't give up!:woot:
     
  8. philmcneal

    philmcneal Has it been 10 years? Wow

    i wish my bimmer had a 5spd -_-; the epa rates my bimmer 1 mpg higher on the highway than the 4spd auto i have unfortnately.

    I didn't really have a choice on the car as it was given to me

    But looks like my gear ratios are similar to yours, at 80 km/hr its 2000 rpms, and 2700 rpms it at 100 km/hr. But for 120 km/hr its around 3100 rpms... so for an extra 20 km/hr the increase in rpms seems like its worth it.

    For the fuel consumption gauge on the bimmer its 6L/100 km at 100 km/hr. Right now i'm doing tests to determine if the extra 12 cents for 91 octane is worth it or switch back to 87 octane. (Haven't gotten a chance to do 0-100 km/hr time tests, since last time I tested that run it clocked at 10. something seconds on 87.

    I dunno the car is a mess right now, I barely drive it because I still need to fix it. I still miss the Prius but right now papa is using it back west, then again the handling of the bimmer is a different story ;)

    If it was a 5spd however, I wouldn't miss the Prius for even a second since its mostly highway here in Simcoe.
     
  9. 98CRV

    98CRV Well-Known Member

    This is an absolutely delightful thread. I was stunned when I saw that voodoo22 is doing his magic without a sgii. I wonder if it would help or hurt. Wow.
     
  10. drummerboy2004

    drummerboy2004 Well-Known Member

    It would probably help, but might take about an eon to gain back the money used to buy the Scanguage given the size (or lack thereof) of the increase. I have a Scanguage II my self, and must commend Voodoo for getting such mileage without it:D

    Matt
     
  11. voodoo22

    voodoo22 Cheaper than the bus

    Thanks guys, but it's pretty easy for me on my commute. It's mostly about the discipline to plan things out, drive only when necessary and to never speed while driving below the speed limit and never speeding.

    I now have 3 tanks in a row over the 50 mark for this year. I hope to keep it going through this cold stretch that we're experiencing now with snow etc and if I can hold onto this streak until the summer gas comes and the winter tires are off I think I might put together a streak better than last years 11 tank run which didn't start until June, when I started to take my driving habits to another level.

    We're hoping to move next year, so this might be my last chance to put together a long streak with this favorable commute, but who knows. If we move, maybe my next commute will be even better for FE by not having to use the Yaris at all. Oh to dream.

    So far for this streak I've managed:

    4.67 l/100km or 50.34 MPG
    4.55 l/100km or 51.67 MPG
    4.65 l/100km or 50.40 MPG

    over a distance of 2584.7 km's or 1606 miles.

    This also means 19 of my last 25 tanks have been over 50 US MPG

    I haven't done worse than 47 US MPG over the past 26 tanks since last May when we went on a long trip to Washington DC and I lost all discipline.

    Over the past 21985 kms I have used 1015 litres of gas for a standing total of 4.62 l/100km or 50.93 US MPG over 13661 miles.

    It's great to see these numbers add up knowing that only positive goes in and positive goes out.

    I'm less stressed on the commute
    We plan our use of the car more efficiently
    We're saving money on gas and wear and tear on the car
    According to conservative calculations we're saving over a dozen trips to the gas station per year
    I feel like I'm reinforcing all the hard work done by Wayne and other leaders on this site
    Polluting as little as possible considering we're using a car

    Most importantly, increasing my safety level and others around me on the road. This driving style has made me a better driver in all aspects and I can only keep improving.
     
  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    So, you think driving slower helps? :p
     
  13. voodoo22

    voodoo22 Cheaper than the bus

    It's kind of a wild card at this point.;)
     
  14. voodoo22

    voodoo22 Cheaper than the bus

    I just filled in for my 6th straight 50+ US MPG tank this year and was pleasantly surprised to have a new PB tank which is going to be really hard for me to beat...

    859 km's using 36.714 litres for 4.274 l/100km or

    55.019 US MPG!! :eek:

    I knew I was having a good tank and I knew it was threatening my previous record, but I didn't know it was this good.

    I don't always get to use the same pump, but I try to and I have for the past few months fill ups, so this appears to be legit. It's almost like the re92's heard me complain that my best tank was until this point, using our winter tires.

    Current streak:

    6 tanks traveling over 5176.5 km's, using 234.474 litres of gas for 4.529 l/100kms or 51.915 MPG per tank.

    If we ever move, I know I will not have a shot at these numbers as they are a by product of my arduous commute.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2009
  15. 98CRV

    98CRV Well-Known Member


    You got 55 mpg with a bleeping automatic! Stout! :Banane27:
     
  16. WoodyWoodchuck

    WoodyWoodchuck Sophomore Hypermiler

    Yeah, these auto yari have been beating the pants off us manual tranny folks. It is not a pretty situation and one I hope to soon remedy!!! A couple more tanks and I should have a firm grasp on P&G for my daily commute. With good weather and some luck I’ll break 55 and then shoot for a 60 mpg tank. 200% of EPA is 65 MPG in my buggy, a mighty high target for sure.

    Congratulations and I hope you can break 55 for several tanks in a row!
     
  17. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    great job on the accomplishment! Many more to come. I'm also sure once you learn your next commute (it might take some time), you'll figure out a nice route and be able to manage it effectively. I'm still learning the one I've had for the last couple months....which will change later this year.
     
  18. voodoo22

    voodoo22 Cheaper than the bus

    Thanks guys, it's great to have a forum where you can feel good about these sorts of things.

    Hey Woody, I have no doubt a MT could break 60 if conditions were near perfect the the driver was well disciplined, don't give up on that goal. Given the composition of my last tank, I'm not confident I could break 56 or maybe even 57 in the AT, given I had a few more shortish trips than I would have liked and there was some cool rainy, windy weather involved.

    I'm looking forward to seeing someone break 60 in a Yaris soon.
     

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