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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
We're thinking of purchasing a new RX 330 and was wondering what the average
gas mileage, realistically, we can expect.

Jack
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Around town best I have gotten is about 18. Between 16 to 17 is more
what I expect now.

HIGHWAY: My personal best was 26 mpg - driving between 60 and 65. At
more 'normal speeds' expect between 22 and 23 mpg

I have a 2005 RX330
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Jack Dow wrote:
> We're thinking of purchasing a new RX 330 and was wondering what the average
> gas mileage, realistically, we can expect.
>
> Jack
>
>

I get between 19 ans 21 in the city with a
FWD 2004. 26 on the Highway at 65 to 70. The RX is no sports car but
not bad on the mileage for its type.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
This is with CAREFUL driving using the mpg display to try to get the best
mileage we can: (in a 2004 AWD with 18,000 miles).

In light-traffic city driving similar to semi-congested suburban driving -
just under 15 mpg.

70 mph highway driving in flat terrain - ~24 mpg.

The RX330 gets relatively poor mileage city and highway.

If mileage is important to you, the RX330 is NOT the way to go. I think you
would do considerably better with a BMW 325ix wagon...or by waiting for the
RX350 which will supposedly have a higher hp/better mileage engine. You can
also get an RX400h, of course, and that will boost you city numbers to the
low to mid 20's.

I am really quite disappointed with the RX330 city/highway numbers. I would
have hoped for a couple mpg better in each case. The highway number is
particularly galling as it is only 2-3 mpg better than my 2000 Yukon XL, a
MUCH larger/heavier vehicle. The Toyota 3.3 L V6 is NOT a good engine for
power/economy/refinement.

- GRL


"Jack Dow" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> We're thinking of purchasing a new RX 330 and was wondering what the
> average
> gas mileage, realistically, we can expect.
>
> Jack
>
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Just out of curiosity, what do you consider "CAREFUL" driving? My vehicle
is a lot different (93 ES300), but I'm just wondering what the best
practices are aside from accelerating gently, keeping tires inflated, etc.

"GRL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> This is with CAREFUL driving using the mpg display to try to get the best
> mileage we can: (in a 2004 AWD with 18,000 miles).
>
> In light-traffic city driving similar to semi-congested suburban driving -
> just under 15 mpg.
>
> 70 mph highway driving in flat terrain - ~24 mpg.
>
> The RX330 gets relatively poor mileage city and highway.
>
> If mileage is important to you, the RX330 is NOT the way to go. I think
> you would do considerably better with a BMW 325ix wagon...or by waiting
> for the RX350 which will supposedly have a higher hp/better mileage
> engine. You can also get an RX400h, of course, and that will boost you
> city numbers to the low to mid 20's.
>
> I am really quite disappointed with the RX330 city/highway numbers. I
> would have hoped for a couple mpg better in each case. The highway number
> is particularly galling as it is only 2-3 mpg better than my 2000 Yukon
> XL, a MUCH larger/heavier vehicle. The Toyota 3.3 L V6 is NOT a good
> engine for power/economy/refinement.
>
> - GRL
>
>
> "Jack Dow" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> We're thinking of purchasing a new RX 330 and was wondering what the
>> average
>> gas mileage, realistically, we can expect.
>>
>> Jack
>>
>>

>
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Exactly what you say plus trying to avoid coming to a complete stop by
watching ahead for the "freshness" of green traffic lights and traffic. One
is, of course, limited my the traffic environment w.r.t. what one can do.


"Tyrone Z." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> Just out of curiosity, what do you consider "CAREFUL" driving? My vehicle
> is a lot different (93 ES300), but I'm just wondering what the best
> practices are aside from accelerating gently, keeping tires inflated, etc.
>
> "GRL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> This is with CAREFUL driving using the mpg display to try to get the best
>> mileage we can: (in a 2004 AWD with 18,000 miles).
>>
>> In light-traffic city driving similar to semi-congested suburban
>> driving - just under 15 mpg.
>>
>> 70 mph highway driving in flat terrain - ~24 mpg.
>>
>> The RX330 gets relatively poor mileage city and highway.
>>
>> If mileage is important to you, the RX330 is NOT the way to go. I think
>> you would do considerably better with a BMW 325ix wagon...or by waiting
>> for the RX350 which will supposedly have a higher hp/better mileage
>> engine. You can also get an RX400h, of course, and that will boost you
>> city numbers to the low to mid 20's.
>>
>> I am really quite disappointed with the RX330 city/highway numbers. I
>> would have hoped for a couple mpg better in each case. The highway number
>> is particularly galling as it is only 2-3 mpg better than my 2000 Yukon
>> XL, a MUCH larger/heavier vehicle. The Toyota 3.3 L V6 is NOT a good
>> engine for power/economy/refinement.
>>
>> - GRL
>>
>>
>> "Jack Dow" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> We're thinking of purchasing a new RX 330 and was wondering what the
>>> average
>>> gas mileage, realistically, we can expect.
>>>
>>> Jack
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

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