exercise the car’s cornering ability and the hard compound low rolling resistance Michelin tires wail as they reach their limitsGrant
, is this the very same green TCH XLE that James drove
He was also wailing about the tires.
Did you check the tire pressure? What was it?
There was a supplementary sent to Canadian dealers instructing them to fill those 17 inch Michelins to 40 psi. They are rated 51 psi. The US TCH cars receive Bridgestones; an entirely different tire.
I broke down and took delivery of a 2012 TCH XLE full jam in dark blue. Tires have 40 psi and I cannot get a peep out of them.As on the previous Camry Hybrid, Eco mode optimizes throttle response and air conditioning output to prioritize maximum fuel efficiency
You must use ECO mode unless you are robbing a bank. And B mode is for steep hills only.My real world experience was not as good – 6.5 L/100 km – employing normal driving behaviour: no excessive speed and no excessive efforts to save fuel. The disparity is quite large
Eco mode should take that down to 6.2 Rural 2 lane @ 100 kph on cruise, rolling hills, stop signs every 6 kms or so, 3 high speed passes, AC on (Owen Sound to Walkerton and back), 5.2
Essentially, opposite what Toyota claims (city being better than highway). However, this is based on the onboard lie-O-meter. However, range is an easy 1000 km.
Mileage is not the number one reason to get into the 2012 TCH. Just the sheer quietness of the thing. Moving in stop and go in silence. Starting the vehicle in most instances with zero sound and then driving off. Fun stuff. Mileage is the bonus. On the other hand repair out of warranty could be rather nightmarish.
PS. Freight as of August/12 was $1565.