Usually around 60k mi-95 k miles will start using oil it is dependent manufacturing tolerance, driving habits, oil change frequency. In many case if car use oil can still last 200k. This is dependent whether ever let the engine run dry. Even one single instance of letting the engine ran dry can be bad for the engine. How you define ran dry, ie when your dip stick is totally dry and oil pressure light came on.
So if you know your engine burn oil what you going to do?
1. check your oil weekly.
2. change your oil more often measuring how much oil you drain. You should reduce the oil change interval from 5000 miles to 3000 -4000 miles until you find sweet spot of oil consumption vs frequency.
3. Type of oil syn vs dino : i don't think it is really matter , but since you changing your oil more often , logically you should use the cheapest oil even it is mineral oil, everything dependent on frequency on oil change.
4. plan your trip, try reduce short trip.
5. drive hard, don't baby your car, actually from Toyota's in-house research paper published 10 years ago shows a harder pull (mid range accleration) actually promotes oil circulation at the ring lands in the piston , which reduce oil burning.http://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/30384/engines-consume-oil
or search SAE paper that studying oil consumption relationship between engine load
"An experimental and theoretical study of the contribution of oil evaporation to oil consumption"