I have an 08 HiHy. I really
I have an 08 HiHy. I really like the car, but my gas mileage is only 23 mpg average. My normal driving is short trips (kids to nearby schools, my office is only 3 miles away, etc.). We live in PA in a fairly hilly area. I get close to 30 mpg on highway trips, but usually under 20 for my local driving. Better in warm weather, but the winters are terrible for mpg. With 69K miles, I'm nearing the end of my extended warranty and I'm getting concerned about long-term maintenance costs. I'm considering getting a Honda Pilot with similar mpg to my average. We usually keep our cars for 10 years, but I'm just not sure that this one is going to make sense for the long-term. Anyone have any thoughts on long-term costs for the 08?
Let us know what you learn.
Let us know what you learn. I have an 06 Highlander with the same problem. Was getting 27 when I bought it used, 3 years old. Now it is down to about 22.5. I've gotten the same answers from dealers, that it is within spec., that it could be the winter gas, that it might be the worn tires (I got new tires and the mileage went down!). As far as driving techniques go, it seems like you could use "fuel efficient driving dechniques" in any car or suv and get better results.
Overall I love the car, but this aspect is disappointing.
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I've had my 2010 Highkander
I've had my 2010 Highkander for 13 days and have tried all sorts of driving habits on 4 full tanks of gas- nothing seems to change- I can't get better than 19.4mpg. I took it back to the dealer- they did that reset mentioned above. I will see if it makes a difference but I feel I was either mislead or sold a very expensive lemon.
I own a 08 highlander hybrid
I own a 08 highlander hybrid and driving it almost 2 yrs. Obviously I bought it as used. At the beginning I was having 18/20 mpg but then it gradually increased as I understood how to drive a hybrid car. Currently I am getting between 24 - 26 mpg. I was actually expecting to have a little more like close to 30. Having your tires psi to 35 helps but most importantly how you drive what effects the mpg.
I've had my 2010 Hyhi for
I've had my 2010 Hyhi for little over a month. I've been getting the same exact numbers. The max I've had is 22 on highway and city driving is nowhere above 21mpg. I am disappointed and visiting the dealer next week to see what they could do. I paid a huge money like everyone else.