Any idea why my toyota camry 2005 2.4l engine consumes so much fuel. is it the type of fuel we use here or something else. i have checked the car and nothing is wrong with it, i do regular service and my best miles per gallon is 15MPG but usually its about 12MPG
Can you describe your journeys please, this can have a big effect on fuel economy for example:
Short Journeys, say less than 5-6 miles - very bad for MPG
Cold Weather - bad for MPG
Lots of Stop/Start in traffic - very bad for MPG
High speed - bad for MPG
Braking - heavy braking is bad for MPG, you have either wasted fuel before the braking by not anticipating what was ahead, or you will waste it after the braking getting back up to speed.
Longer journeys - 25+ miles, especially if you can keep up a steady 50-60 mph
Anticipation, don't follow the car in front too close, if the lights are red don't race towards them
Tyre pressures - make sure they are at the recommended pressures.
If you can let us know what your journeys are like, hopefully we will be able to help you.
Agree with all of the above.
Maybe you have a fuel pipe or tank leak - one car I had did, explained the poor mpg...!
Maybe it needs a service, or has had a bad chip update.
A car I had failed, quite likely due to a bad aftermarket power box added within the engine bay. It was then unplugged, but too late....
Could your head gasket be going, losing fuel into the radiator or just leaking?
That is terrible economy, even for a big petrol car.
Notice the OP hasn't responded?
Also... I remember looking at cars recently, when I bought mine. Even as new as 2011. Camry's weren't getting near the mileage they are now. There was a big jump about 2014. I think it was mostly the addition of the new transmission.
Combine that with gasoline is a place like Nigeria? Quality? Ethanol? Water? City driving? ....