Originally Posted by sumncguy
Im a new guy getting ready to pull the trigger on a 2013 2.7l access cab 4x4 4sp auto. Coming from a Ram 1500 4x2 Hemi. Time to down size for a few reasons. At any rate. Can the folks with a similiar stock setup provide the MPG numbers ?
This is the real reason for the move. 10-13 city and 17-20 on the highway for the Ram if I was nice. Stomping on it in the very least .. sucked it dry.
I've got a 2012 Taco Access Cab 4x4, 2.7L, MT. Before modest mods my best mileage on the highway was 20 mpg. Now, with ARB front bumper replacement, Bilstein 5100's on the front (set to lift the weight of the ARB bumper), running 245 R16 Hankooks Mud Tires, and very, very modest driving my avg is 17.6 mpg combined, with maybe 18 mpg on the highway. The increase in height dropped my mpg's by minimum 2 mpg. This was expected but, I will trade the 2 mpg's for the comfort of knowing the up front protection is there for deer, raccoons, etc in my path. Overall, the truck is a beast...A slow beast but, at my age, it fits my needs off road and around town. The clutch is another story....Just follow the threads on this site about the clutch.
Lastly, my overall opinion? I would not trade it for my Dodge Cummins diesel I used to have. This thing is built to last 'forever'. I'm very happy with my Taco!