By Ian Merritt on September 12, 2008
This past weekend I was on assignment in Michigan for Cars.com and PickupTrucks.com, and instead of flying the puddle-jumper distance, I drove 273 miles from my home on the northwest side of Chicago to Romulus, Mich., a southwest suburb of Detroit. This alone isn’t blog-worthy news, but for that entire drive (which is 90% highway) my car estimated that I received 35.7 mpg. It is rated by the EPA at 33/34 mpg city/highway.
Thank you, 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid. “Efficiency” and “comfort” be thy middle names. If I were a little less of a leadfoot I probably could have squeaked out more miles per gallon from the engine. Maybe next time.