I own a 2007 toyota camry 2.4 cyl my gas mileage is 18 city 28 hwy 22 combined what should

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Old 14 Jun 2010, 04:30 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default I own a 2007 toyota camry 2.4 cyl my gas mileage is 18 city 28 hwy 22 combined what should

I do this seems bad? the vehicle only has 13,000 miles,only one driver and is not raced around town.















the car only has 13,000 miles its not raced around town and i use shell or chevron gas.(doesn't require a tune up until 100,000 miles.)
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Old 14 Jun 2010, 04:50 pm   #2 (permalink)
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k&n air filter, try a different gas station, some stations sell cheap gas. its about time for a tune up if its 2 years old. if you have a lead foot that will kill your mileage too.
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Old 14 Jun 2010, 04:57 pm   #3 (permalink)
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My folks have one and get 32 on the highway. So, you may want to put in a bottle of fuel injector cleaner with your next tank of gas. Are you at a high altitude? My Corolla gets 35 mpg around Seattle but drops to 31 when we go to SLC due to the altitude and the fact that they have 85 octane gas. You should use at least 87 octane.















Change the oil, are they putting in the 5w30 recommended? Thinner oil improves milage. Have you changed the air filter - although I get nearly 20,000 miles before I have to do it.















Finally, check your tire pressure. If you are under 28 psi you lose one mpg per pound under-inflation
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Since the average range could be from 18-34 on maroney, it is most likely the way you drive if nothing is wrong and from such a small gap that fits in range which is different then average which is 24 and 32 you need to read how to drive to get mileage which will surprise most people like you.
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Take it to Toyota dealer it should still be under warranty.
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Old 14 Jun 2010, 05:08 pm   #6 (permalink)
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chevron and shell gas is about the same I heard. use 5-30w oil. Maybe its just the way to drive that gets you lower gas millage because some people will accelerate at 4000-5000rpm at the green light. Try doing 2000-2500rpm to save some gas
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Old 14 Jun 2010, 05:10 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Your highway mileage is doing okay. 28 mpg for a car like that is pretty good. You'd need to be in a Corolla in order to get much higher than that, which could get up to 35 mpg.















But yes, your city driving is seemingly low, but it's not unreasonable. Lots of people have gotten that low in town with Camry.































It's mostly how you drive that is the problem. You may not "race" around town, but how much you accelerate around in town DOES make the difference, and it's can be a big difference.















I have a 1991 Corolla, and have been astounded how much difference I use the gas pedal when taking off from stops. I thot i was being careful, too, but my dad is 85, and I watched how he drove, and realized that I could still do much better. So I started accelerating even less, and my mileage in town went up at least couple more mpg.















I'm not sitting at a light hoping others will push me to get going, or waiting for all the wind from everyone passing me to help me coast faster.















It just takes a very steady and gentle foot on the gas pedal to accelerate the car. The car does NOT, repeat NOT need much on gas pedal to get it moving. Most people do not realize how LITTLE on gas pedal it really needs to start car moving from start. And that's generally where your gasoline is used up.































I would be very careful about using 5W30 oil in camry unless it says you CAN use it. Oil is extremely specific in modern engines and using wrong weight can reduce efficiency. In fact, most modern cars would use 5W30 rather than the old standards of 10W30 or -40. But use what the car manual says, NOT what people tell you. . . .well, except me, of course.















I've found castrol oil is excellent. I've noticed that it gives me better mpg for my older car. And if you go to synthetic, it'll cost little more, but it does help engine to run smoother and easier, which does help mpg a little bit.































I would NOT worry about the altitude thing. When they sell you a car, it'd better be set for that altitude. I am from Albuquerque, NM, which is one mile high in altitude--5200 ft above sea level. So when I go down to lower altitudes, like in Midwest, my little car zooms like it's almost turbo, because there's much more air it uses than at my regular altitude. So the difference in altitude is true, but each car should be sold with the correct adjustments for where you live.































But truly, believe it or not, your lead foot is still the best answer to your question. You may not believe you're using a lead foot, but you still have a lot more ways to go in "going easy" on that gaspedal. it'll surprise you how much you can still back off on it, and it'll bring your city mpg up little more. But only couple more mpg. I wouldn't expect any more than 24 mpg. As I said, you'd need the Corolla to get any higher city mpg than that.
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Slow down.
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Old 14 Jun 2010, 05:22 pm   #9 (permalink)
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That is actually pretty near close to what it shoudl be, although i agree the city is somewhat low. Take some baby steps, then work your way up. Try adding a fuel injector cleaner in the tank (I recommend seafoam...but put only 1/3 to 1/2 of the bottle in the tank). If that didn't put much of a dent, then try driving a little differently. I know the 2007 Camry has a little transmission issue where it could hesitate sometimes and it would stay on a gear, and you nearly floor it for it to move, so what you could do is bring it to the dealer, and make the re-program it to be liek a 2009 Camry (this car is the year they fixed the hesitation issue). Other than that I can pretty much tell you go 70mph instead of 75mph, accelerate easy, and see if that helps. Good Luck!
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