36 city mpg, 41 highway mpg (at $3.15/gal a full tank on empty costs about $32.00 and drives 380-430 miles before the next fill up.)
Seats are positioned unusually high, and so is the roof. I'm 6'3 and there is plenty of head room and interior space; and I love sitting upright instead of the usual: diagonal.
Headlights are EXTREMELY powerful.
My Echo has a CD/tape combo with six speakers that originally came with the car, and the music quality is awesome! I've never had better sound quality in a car. The bass is great, and the equipment IS NOT cheap and dinky.
Very responsive, quick and easy car to drive; however weak when driving up mountains.
I drove this car from Jacksonville, FL to Kansas City, MO to Laguna Beach, Ca and back again and I was amazed at its tolerable comfort. IT WAS JUST FINE for that 100+ hours of driving.
Everything about this car acts new:
The engine feel
Interior looks perfect (and is seven years old).
NOTHING is falling apart.
I don't know if I'll ever go back to an American car again. This Japanese car is just treating me too well!
Thanks Toyota for making the Echo, even though most people don't realize what a great car it is. It's not like the gas price is rising out of control or anything...