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Old 06-22-2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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Bad MPG?!?

I have a brand new 2013 TRD sport DCLB. Just calculated my mpg after about 800 miles and my average is 13.9mpg

Mostly city driving but really?!?

Any ideas? I drive like a granny too...
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:26 AM   #2
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its gunna get better once broken in..........or so its said.
I never pay much attention....... I get approx 320-345 per tank without the light coming on

and I drive ur complete opposite.
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Dunno man.... I'm really glad that I've got a 2011. I have seen a bunch of threads about bad MPG out of the 12-13 trucks. I've been averaging 22-23 consistently although I'm like you and drive like a grandpa.




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City driving kills it, especially in SoCal.
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My 2013 has, so far ( on my third tank) averaged almost 17mpg, pretty much entirely city driving.
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Hang in there, it will get better as the truck breaks in. My first couple of tanks were awful, but now I get from 15 to 21 mpg (US gals) pretty consistently, with most tanks being around 20. Stay below 2500 rpm and 65 mph to get near 20 mpg. Mileage takes a serious nosedive if I go faster.
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That sounds about right for brand new with Ethanol gas and city driving. It should slowly get better.

I started out new at 15 to 16 with mixed driving and am getting 17 to 18 on Summer gas now. All 91 Octane Premium with no Ethanol though. I don't have a light foot either.

https://www.fuelly.com/driver/p9hst2/tacoma/fuelchart
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My 1st tank in my 13 I got 14 mpg. 2nd tank 18.5, 3rd 20.5.
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my 09 never really got what i expected.i think sitting high and the size of the truck just makes it the nature of the beast.i might have got a tundra if i had known they got this mpg.my 4 cylinder 5 speed access cab barely makes 20 and its usualy 19 ish.
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My 2013 has, so far ( on my third tank) averaged almost 17mpg, pretty much entirely city driving.
This is good mpg for a truck
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I'm happy to see 15+ mpg! I did not buy a truck for economy. That's a Prius or Yaris. I do get 20+ on the highway at 5 mph over and cruise control....
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I'm happy to see 15+ mpg! I did not buy a truck for economy. That's a Prius or Yaris. I do get 20+ on the highway at 5 mph over and cruise control....

Yea I'm thinking everyone doesn't buy a truck for fuel economy duh?! But I should at least get what is advertised on the sticker don't you think? Especially considering I baby the thing. Lets hope it goes up after a break in period.
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