Toyota Tercel Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Toyota Tercel Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 1 recall, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 3 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
1999 1999 Toyota Tercel 2-DR. Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3 4 Not Rated
1998 1998 Toyota Tercel 2-DR. Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3 4 Not Rated
1997 1997 Toyota Tercel 2-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 3 4 Not Rated
1997 1997 Toyota Tercel 4-DR. Not Rated 3 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1996 1996 Toyota Tercel 4-DR. Not Rated 3 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1995 1995 Toyota Tercel 4-DR. Not Rated 3 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1994 1994 Toyota Tercel 4-DR. Not Rated 4 5 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1993 1993 Toyota Tercel 4-DR. Not Rated 4 5 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1992 1992 Toyota Tercel 4-DR. Not Rated 2 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1991 1991 Toyota Tercel 4-DR. Not Rated 2 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Toyota has manufactured models of Tercel for 16 years. They average 28.7 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 1999 Tercel above average at 31 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 1999 Tercel to be $1,250 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $1,000 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Tercel consumes about 11 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
1999 Toyota Tercel 31 36 28
1998 Toyota Tercel 30 35 27
1997 Toyota Tercel 31 35 28
1996 Toyota Tercel 30 35 27
1995 Toyota Tercel 30 35 27
1994 Toyota Tercel 27 31 24
1993 Toyota Tercel 27 31 24
1992 Toyota Tercel 28 33 25
1991 Toyota Tercel 28 32 25
1990 Toyota Tercel 25 28 23
1989 Toyota Tercel 29 34 27
1988 Toyota Tercel 29 33 26
1987 Toyota Tercel 30 35 27
1986 Toyota Tercel 29 34 26
1985 Toyota Tercel 29 34 26
1984 Toyota Tercel 29 34 26

MPG breakdown by model options

The Toyota Tercel has 56 different model options on record with the EPA since 1984. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
1999 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 27 30 25
1999 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 34 26
1999 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 31 36 28
1998 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 27 30 25
1998 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 34 26
1998 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 30 35 27
1997 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 27 31 25
1997 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 34 26
1997 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 31 35 28
1996 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 32 27
1996 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 35 26
1996 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 32 36 29
1996 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 30 35 27
1995 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 32 27
1995 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 35 26
1995 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 31 35 28
1995 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 30 35 27
1994 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 24 26 23
1994 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 33 27
1994 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 27 31 24
1993 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 24 26 23
1993 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 33 27
1993 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 27 31 24
1992 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 24 26 23
1992 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 30 33 27
1992 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 28 33 25
1991 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 24 26 23
1991 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 31 34 28
1991 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 28 32 25
1990 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 27 29 25
1990 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 33 27
1990 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 28 33 26
1990 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 25 28 23
1989 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 26 29 24
1989 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 33 37 30
1989 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 34 27
1988 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 26 29 24
1988 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 32 26
1988 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 33 26
1987 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 27 31 25
1987 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 33 37 31
1987 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 30 35 27
1986 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 27 29 26
1986 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 32 35 30
1986 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 34 26
1985 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 32 35 30
1985 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 34 26
1985 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 27 29 26
1985 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 32 35 30
1985 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 34 26
1984 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 27 30 26
1984 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 32 35 30
1984 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 34 26
1984 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 27 29 26
1984 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 32 35 30
1984 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.5 L 29 34 26