Toyota Auris: Fuel consumption

Increasingly frugal engine

Do modern engines loosen up the more you drive them? I’ve found with petrol engines in the past that they can appear ‘tight’ during the first 1000 miles or so, with a hint of reluctance about acceleration, although it’s probably a good idea to protect the engine from high revs in the first few weeks of use.

The reason I wondered was not through any greater keeness for the Auris to gain speed, but a noticeable improvement in fuel consumption. During the last week I’ve regularly been nudging 50mpg instead of the mid-40s achieved in February and March.

Average mpg: 49.6