Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-05-2018, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7

Camry - '03 Toyota Camry LE
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question 2003 Camry 4 Cylinder 2.4l

My Camry has 241k miles on it and without trying to hypermile I can easily get 30 mpg on the highway. I drive mostly highway and some back roads. With hypermiling driving techniques what do you think I could get my MPG to? I would like to see 35. Do you think it's possible? Thanks!

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 11-05-2018, 04:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
Gen 1 Insight Hunter
 
mpg_numbers_guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Virginia
Posts: 454

Silver Aero (Personal Driving) - '04 Honda Civic EX Sedan Automatic
Team Honda
90 day: 50.98 mpg (US)

Silver Aero (Pizza Delivery) - '04 Honda Civic EX Sedan Automatic
90 day: 37.58 mpg (US)
Thanks: 146
Thanked 81 Times in 70 Posts
I got 32-33 MPG driving an '04 Toyota Sienna minivan on the highway. 40 MPG highway with the Camry should be fairly easy with hypermiling techniques. I think there's a thread on here where MetroMPG tested out a Camry of the same generation and it's results were surprisingly good for such a large car.
__________________
Silver Aero, 2004 Honda Civic EX Sedan Automatic.
Personal driving:

Pizza delivery:


Averaged 32 MPG driving since totaled '04 Toyota Sienna (90% highway).
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2018, 04:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7

Camry - '03 Toyota Camry LE
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What do you think is obtainable by just hypermiling through the way I drive and that's it? (As in no wheel covers grill covers etc.)
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2018, 04:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
Gen 1 Insight Hunter
 
mpg_numbers_guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Virginia
Posts: 454

Silver Aero (Personal Driving) - '04 Honda Civic EX Sedan Automatic
Team Honda
90 day: 50.98 mpg (US)

Silver Aero (Pizza Delivery) - '04 Honda Civic EX Sedan Automatic
90 day: 37.58 mpg (US)
Thanks: 146
Thanked 81 Times in 70 Posts
The key to hypermiling is to slow down and conserve momentum - but by doing it safely. Check out the 100+ Hypermiling Tips page for some examples.

Also, air up your tires to sidewall max. That should be good for a couple MPG and takes no time at all.
__________________
Silver Aero, 2004 Honda Civic EX Sedan Automatic.
Personal driving:

Pizza delivery:


Averaged 32 MPG driving since totaled '04 Toyota Sienna (90% highway).
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2018, 04:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7

Camry - '03 Toyota Camry LE
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Won't that make my tires wear out faster?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2018, 05:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
EcoModding Newb
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,475

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 79.06 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 29.67 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,674
Thanked 1,455 Times in 1,016 Posts
Increasing air pressure won't make the tires wear more quickly, and might even make them last slightly longer, assuming you aren't accelerating or braking too quickly. Overinflated tires don't have to flex as much, meaning they don't generate as much heat, meaning they should last a bit longer with the possible downsides being increased road noise, harsher ride, and possibly worse handling characteristics.

You could probably get 50 MPG if you drove at 45 MPH.
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2018, 05:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7

Camry - '03 Toyota Camry LE
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Oh ok. I've always heard it'll make the center wear out faster on the tires.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2018, 07:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
EcoModding Newb
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,475

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 79.06 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 29.67 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,674
Thanked 1,455 Times in 1,016 Posts
I've not ever experienced that. The side of my tread always wears out first but I take corners much faster than most people because a. it's more fun and b. preserves momentum. I'd wager that most on here do not have an issue of wearing out the center of their tires. It may have been an issue with old style bias ply tires.

PM Capriracer if you want to know everything about tire pressure, wear, performance, etc, etc.
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 09:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Ecky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vermont
Posts: 2,849

Gaptooth - '00 Honda Insight
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 62.98 mpg (US)

Such Fit - '07 Honda Fit Sport
90 day: 41.27 mpg (US)

Velomobile - '13 Sun Seeker EZ-TAD SX
Last 3: 2142.86 mpg (US)
Thanks: 984
Thanked 1,087 Times in 690 Posts
With an automatic Camry, you're pretty much limited to slowing down on the highway, if you're not interested in any modifications to the car itself. This is assuming you're not riding people's bumpers and frequently using your brakes during steady-state driving - brakes basically convert gasoline into brake dust and heat.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2018, 02:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
Master Novice
 
elhigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SE USA - East Tennessee
Posts: 2,241

Josie - '87 Toyota Pickup
90 day: 29.48 mpg (US)

Felicia - '09 Toyota Prius Base
90 day: 50 mpg (US)
Thanks: 384
Thanked 557 Times in 409 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zebulon1993 View Post
Won't that make my tires wear out faster?
Redpoint already said it, and I'm just adding: I don't think so. I haven't experienced accelerated tire wear, and I'm running my Prius at 50psi. My truck gets 45psi. Wear hasn't changed for me.

Slow down. Going twice as fast requires eight times as much power, so backing off even a little makes a big difference to how much power it takes. Averaging 60mph takes only 78% as much engine power as averaging 65mph, while being only 8% slower. Leave a couple of minutes earlier, back off the gas a tiny bit, and the savings can be significant.

You could experiment with some stealthy grille blocks, behind the grille of your car. Block off those regions that don't actually open directly onto the radiator. They won't show from the front, especially if you take a few minutes to paint them black once you get the locations and sizes adjusted to suit you. NOTE: monitor engine operating temperature carefully when you do this.

__________________




Take it easy
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com