Originally Posted by FATPUBUS
Well i only did 321 miles on a full tank today, is that bad? Ran 65, or 75 where the limits were allowable in Texas. The 05 4runner, same engine gets bout 420 per tank, so i guess the tacoma mpg sucks lol! Oh well, not concerned with it...usually dont drive that much in 3 weeks let alone a day!
I wonder why there is such a huge discrepancy between mileage between all our trucks (larger tires, lifts, and towing aside)? I have mud tires and different wheels on mine (albeit stock size), and the added weight of some aftermarket equipment but other than that mine is pretty much still a stock truck. If I only got 321 miles on a tank I would be PISSED. I fill mine up every payday (every 2 weeks) and I get well over 400 miles on a tank. When I say I fill it up I mean I fill it UP. All the way to the neck. I know it isn't recommend but at least I know that my calculations are correct on the MPG. I drive 240 miles in a 2 week period to work (24 miles each way 5 shifts) all country back roads. I never get a chance to get it above 50 going to work. Like I said before, I drive like a grandpaw because of where I have to drive. The rest of my driving that I do are short drives around town to take and pick my daughter up from school, to go to the store, or out to eat. Only about 10% of my driving is freeway and I'm sure that makes a difference. But I still average well into the lower 20's on our vacations and I keep it between 70-75 so I don't know.
I'll give you and example:
In March we went to Colorado on vacation. We left on a Fri. evening and drove from Benton Ar. to El Reno Ok. Distance of almost 390 miles. I had the bed full of luggage and 2 other people in the truck. I filled up as soon as I left Benton and made it to El Reno with just below 1/4 tank of fuel left. I drove 70 / 75 the entire way other than through Ok. City.
Only engine mod I've done is a K&N air filter and I know that doesn't make "that" much difference. I have used a lot of different fuels in the past and all have pretty much the same mileage other than the shit I bought in S.D. But I have noticed a pretty noticeable difference when I switched to Shell V-Power FWIW.
If the 12-13 models are getting that type of mileage I'll just keep my 11 for a long time.