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Old 10-25-2019, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Toyota MPG Chart in a non-modified 2014 Camry SE

Just out of curiosity, what's your best & avg mpg in an un modified non-hybrid Camry of the same gen? I can get up to 60-80+ Mpg on highways with too much effort, but cities like Hoboken with lots of stop signs, ill timed traffic light & heavy congestion can be sub 20s, for an avg combined fuel economy of 20-28 MPG, generally. I wish it were easier to get over 40 mpg consistently, but I know it's not possible unmodded in this car in Hoboken. Not sure what simple things I can do to net me gains, without spending money. I know about hypermiling, otherwise I wouldn't come close to the numbers in the chart below on the highway consistently for consecutive minutes & the dips in efficiency were steep hill climbs. I inflate my tires 1-2 psi above the door jam 35 PSI recommendation once a week. I think the sidewalls say the tire's max PSI is 55, so I hope I'm not causing premature tire wear by going a little over the manufacturers PSI rating so frequently.

How accurate is this Toyota Stock Factory Included MPG screen anyway? Looks like I have to wait until my post count is 5 until I can post a picture or link, sorry about that.


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Old 10-26-2019, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not aware of anyone else on this site with a Camry from those years. Manual or automatic? You might find what you're looking for in this thread:

https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...you-15182.html

Most vehicle fuel economy gauges tend to be quite optimistic. I drive a Ford Transit Connect for work and find the gauge can be as much as 20% high. In other American vehicles I've driven, the fuel economy computer stops counting when you're in neutral or at a stop. My Insight's computer on the other hand tends to be within 1% accuracy, possibly more accurate than fuel pumps.

I found that my tires wear most evenly at 44-48PSI. At the factory recommendation of 38, the edges tend to wear first. A few people on Insight Central run over 60 PSI, with one that I'm aware of running 120 in his tires with no reported issues so far. Not that I'm recommending it.

I wish I could speak more specifically for your car.
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While OE gauges are not usually accurate, many have several modes, some may be more accurate than others. These mode may include tank average , instantaneous and on some cars the average for the last 15 minutes. Check your manual for specific information on you vehicle. If it didn't come with one the Toyota web site offers a downloadable PDF version.

Link to tracking fuel mileage.
https://ecomodder.com/blog/hypermili...l-consumption/
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Old 10-26-2019, 03:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's automatic transmission. Really, no other Camry drivers in this forum? That's interesting.

My mpg screen shows avg mpg per minute for the last 15 minutes. It fluctuates in the current minute's mpg bar, based on how hard the throttle is depressed. I wish I could post pictures here, but I'm new here.

Really could use a suggestion of how high on psi for tire pressure I should run for max fuel efficiency without wearing out the tires.

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If you do a search in the garage it looks like only 2 Camry drivers are updating fuel logs.

My starting point for tire pressure is 4 PSI above recommended (cold), this is based on a general experience that I wear the inner and outer edges. Many here run much higher. Do a search here, many discussions of tire pressure and wear.
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The factory gauge in my Nissan Versa is usually between 5 and 10% optimistic.
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I tried to keep track for a 2018 Honda CRV. Average is 1.7 mpg higher than calculated for the first 20k miles.
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You know you can just go to the Garage page and specify it list only Camries, right? Takes about ten seconds. Even if there aren't many currently being updated there are quite a few to look at, including a few with some depth of coverage.

The highest scoring Camry in the Garage is a '99 four-cylinder at 39.84 MPG average over 60k miles. I can see your car scoring short term moving averages touching 60mpg, but not over a whole tank.

You say you're facing a lot of stop and go, your biggest improvement will come from weight reduction.
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I'll try checking out the Camry garage, thanks for the suggestion. Yesterday I inflated my tires to 40 psi, from 35 psi. I was driving on very hilly terrain suggestion. Yesterday I inflated my tires to 40 psi, from 35 psi. I was driving on very hilly terrain in Rockland County & North Jersey, so the improvements were negligible. The car is pretty much empty, my trunk is usually empty and I don't carry a whole lot in the car. But you're totally right a weight reduction would show a significant improvement in mpg.

You are exactly right about touching 60 miles per gallon for a minute or two! Most of the time on the highway I'm lucky if I can get over 40 miles per gallon. Once I averaged over 40 miles per gallon for 15 minutes, but it took significant effort on my part.
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I think I read a tip about not running your heat until the car is at operating temperature , Because it's more efficient.

Although some say it's not necessary to warm up your car when you're first getting started. What are your thoughts on that? From an efficiency standpoint, is it better to warm up your car for a minute or two? Or until it drops under a certain RPM's?

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