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What a wonderful car. It's my wife's daily driver and she is still in the break-in phase...less than 900 miles of non-highway driving. It's flat here in Myrtle Beach, and her MPG results far outweigh the EPA estimate...almost 40MPG, and this is on regular roads averaging maybe 50mph. The FWD has the torsion beam rear suspension, but the thing handles great. The car has ample storage space for our needs, and you can fit 5 comfortably inside, 4 full-sized adults, and a large child in the middle of the rear seat.

The speedo is accurate, although I had to reset the TPMS sensors to calibrate them once I set the tires PSI with a good gauge, now they are within tolerance. The infotainment system could be better, but it does everything you need, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while only wired, works great...easily set up with your phone. You don't even have to connect your phone via Bluetooth for APC or AA to work which is nice.

Seats are comfy, not mind-blowing, but supportive. We will see how it feels on a long trip up to Wilmington soon and I'll try to update the feel here.

All in all, my wife is now a converted and proud Toyota owner. We have a winner here, price, quality, standard safety features, looks....what else can you ask for?
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I got mine Crorolla Cross AWD LE around April and my average MPG is between18- 19 is it normal? I'm currently is 970miles. How long does it take to break in the car and do I need to have an oil change around 1k? Please help.
 

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I got mine Crorolla Cross AWD LE around April and my average MPG is between18- 19 is it normal? I'm currently is 970miles. How long does it take to break in the car and do I need to have an oil change around 1k? Please help.
Big advocate of oil change at 1k...pay out of pocket at the dealer for it, do not use up your 5k maintenance on it so you go back to 5k/10k. This is ONLY OIL CHANGE...make sure they know that and they put it in the notes when you bring it in.

lots of factors at play with gas mileage. are you keeping the engine under 2k to break it in? do you live in a hilly area? My wife was driving 30 miles one way to work on basically flat roads averaging 50 mph, and was getting low 40 mpg. now she drive 6 miles one way and gets mid 30s....but we live in Myrtle Beach so the only hills are overpasses.

it takes at least a couple thousand miles for the engine to learn your driving habits and recalibrate all the sensors. For example, when I got my C-HR, fill tank would show 240miles in the range....now after 5k, it's consistently 350mile range.

Consider your driving habits....easy on easy off, brake early... let the car learn to live....it will easily take you 300000 miles if you take care of it.
 

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Big advocate of oil change at 1k...pay out of pocket at the dealer for it, do not use up your 5k maintenance on it so you go back to 5k/10k. This is ONLY OIL CHANGE...make sure they know that and they put it in the notes when you bring it in.

lots of factors at play with gas mileage. are you keeping the engine under 2k to break it in? do you live in a hilly area? My wife was driving 30 miles one way to work on basically flat roads averaging 50 mph, and was getting low 40 mpg. now she drive 6 miles one way and gets mid 30s....but we live in Myrtle Beach so the only hills are overpasses.

it takes at least a couple thousand miles for the engine to learn your driving habits and recalibrate all the sensors. For example, when I got my C-HR, fill tank would show 240miles in the range....now after 5k, it's consistently 350mile range.

Consider your driving habits....easy on easy off, brake early... let the car learn to live....it will easily take you 300000 miles if you take care of it.
Would it be appropriate to take my Cross to an independent mechanic for my 1,000 mi oil change? Thank you. I only ask because there is a very highly regarded mechanic next to my work place.
 

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Would it be appropriate to take my Cross to an independent mechanic for my 1,000 mi oil change? Thank you. I only ask because there is a very highly regarded mechanic next to my work place.
as long as they are ASE Certified and you keep the receipts you should be fine. I would make sure they used Toyota Oil though just to be safe!
 

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as long as they are ASE Certified and you keep the receipts you should be fine. I would make sure they used Toyota Oil though just to be safe!
and BTW, if they are certified, they should be able to do all your maintenance including the warranty stuff for you. I find it better to use a mechanic that you know and trust as opposed to going to the dealer. I just haven't found one since we moved here 3.5 yrs ago.
 

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and BTW, if they are certified, they should be able to do all your maintenance including the warranty stuff for you. I find it better to use a mechanic that you know and trust as opposed to going to the dealer. I just haven't found one since we moved here 3.5 yrs ago.
Thank you again! I do feel more comfortable going to an ASE mechanic like you mentioned. (Glad you mentioned ASE) The dealership makes me too skeptical!
 

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Thank you again! I do feel more comfortable going to an ASE mechanic like you mentioned. (Glad you mentioned ASE) The dealership makes me too skeptical!
remember, the dealership doesn't make money on the sales of the cars (or a lot I should say) so they depend on maintenance to pay the bills...they offer free check-ups etc so they can "find" issues and make money!
 

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Big advocate of oil change at 1k...pay out of pocket at the dealer for it, do not use up your 5k maintenance on it so you go back to 5k/10k. This is ONLY OIL CHANGE...make sure they know that and they put it in the notes when you bring it in.

lots of factors at play with gas mileage. are you keeping the engine under 2k to break it in? do you live in a hilly area? My wife was driving 30 miles one way to work on basically flat roads averaging 50 mph, and was getting low 40 mpg. now she drive 6 miles one way and gets mid 30s....but we live in Myrtle Beach so the only hills are overpasses.

it takes at least a couple thousand miles for the engine to learn your driving habits and recalibrate all the sensors. For example, when I got my C-HR, fill tank would show 240miles in the range....now after 5k, it's consistently 350mile range.

Consider your driving habits....easy on easy off, brake early... let the car learn to live....it will easily take you 300000 miles if you take care of it.
Great news to share!! My Cross started getting great mpg today!! I was calling friends to share, and they couldn't understand my happiness. haha!! I got approx 30 mpg!! I cannot wait to drive it again now. It's on Eco btw.
 

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remember, the dealership doesn't make money on the sales of the cars (or a lot I should say) so they depend on maintenance to pay the bills...they offer free check-ups etc so they can "find" issues and make money!
….and sometimes they don’t do the free maintenance completely during that initial period. I even had a dealer not tighten the oil plug sufficiently so oil dripped on my garage floor. I suspect they have some flunkey do those tasks.
 
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