Yaris Hybrid at the MPG Marathon: the result

Toyota Yaris Hybrid at MPG Marathon

The results of the 2012 MPG Marathon are finally in, and we can now reveal just how well our new Toyota Yaris Hybrid fared.

Toyota Yaris Hybrid at MPG MarathonOur drivers Alyson Marlow and Andrew Andersz covered a total of 386.1 miles on the economy drive, using exactly 22 litres of fuel.

The equates to a combined fuel consumption of 79.78mpg, a 4.6 per cent improvement on the official figure of 76.3mpg.

That’s a highly respectable result, not least when you consider that the mainly extra-urban route did not play to the strengths of the Hybrid Synergy Drive in the car, which is at its most efficient in stop-start city driving.

Find out more about the Yaris Hybrid here or on the Toyota website.


Comments (5)

  1. I bought Toyota yaris hybrid 1.5 t4 model in october. I bought this car because Toyota claims that fuel economy 92 miles per gallon but now after ten weeks getting only 42 miles per gallon with following all tips for best fuel economy and during 10 weeks driving experience the best figure i got so far is 57 miles per gallon. this information showing on the car information screen. as a result they are providing wrong information because they want to attract costumers. is there any law or procedures to protect customers from this robbery and dishonesty. can i take any legal action about this matter( if my driving is not eco friendly then i ask Toyota dealer come and drive the car with their own method and show me how we can get 92 miles per gallon)

  2. I am also getting extremely poor mpg with Toyota yaris hybrid a car I paid £6000 extra for a hybrid I think Toyota used car saleman pitch is not working your usual it depends how you drive etc. its only a matter of time until a consumer is totally fed up and decides to take action

    1. Hi Adnan
      Thanks for your post.
      Have you looked at our hybrid driving tips? This link will take you straight there. http://bit.ly/dGYGDP
      The purpose of this post is meant as guide to help with fuel economy however figures will always still vary for individuals. It shows that you need to adapt your driving style slightly to help get the best from your hybrid vehicle. The fuel consumption figures which we have to quote on our marketing material is a standard EU test which has to be undertaken by all vehicle manufacturers. This may not be representative of real world driving conditions as the purpose is to provide a level playing field for consumers to judge one vehicle against another. More details about the fuel consumption test and how this is undertaken is on the VCA website and this link will take you straight there. http://bit.ly/19uZUkY
      Hope this helps.

  3. I picked up my new Yaris Hybrid yesterday and today I gave it a good test run. During the morning I drove it as I would drive my Insignia, heavy-footed and speedy over 25 miles to the office extra-urban and as a journey it is mostly dual carriage ways. Top speed 70mph, average 38mph, got 40mpg.

    On the way back from the office I drove 50 miles as I had to visit the dealer to gets some floor mats they forgot. During that drive I was *super* economical, light-footed, only maxed out at 60mph after very slow acceleration with lots of people overtaking me. Left tons of room in front of me so I could easily read the road ahead and drive accordingly and yet I still only managed 52.8mpg with top speed of 60mph and average 32mph.

    I just don’t get how anyone could return higher values in extra-urban. I was so economical I tried everything to ensure I didn’t go passed the “eco” section of the power gauge and took it really slow and easy, staying in EV mode for absolutely as long as possible.

    If I had to drive like that every day I’d go crazy because it’s just not natural driving. My old Yaris 57 plate got around 45 – 50 mpg from normal driving without trying hard to be economical.

    Do I just have a defective vehicle or are the figures advertised just totally unavailable to real driving conditions? Am I doing something wrong? I just don’t know!

    1. Hi Rob,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      There are naturally a significant number of factors that influence fuel consumption, including temperature, weight, load, speed driving style and vehicle condition. Heavy breaking is another factor to bear in mind, when the brake pedal is depressed lightly regenerative braking is used to slow the vehicle and recharge the HV battery. Heavier braking uses the hydraulic brakes which will reduce the amount of energy that can be returned to the battery. You may find that your fuel consumption and MPG improve with time, getting used to a new vehicle, especially a Hybrid, can unknowing take longer than you may expect. Here are our own hybrid driving tips which you may find useful: http://bit.ly/dGYGDP.
      Hope this helps.

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