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Old 02-16-2013, 08:39 AM   #201
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Except stop signs and traffic signals offset that savings and end up hurting more than the reduced speed helps.

Best to just stay in the right lane on the highway and keep it a bit below the limit. 55-65 (indicated) seems to be the sweet spot.
You are right of course that lights/stops hurt. However, I was able to take the family down to Myrtle Beach last April taking interstates the whole way down. On the ride back, I took the state highways (with lights in the urban areas) but where the speed limit was 10 MPHs on average lower. The trip back yielded better mpgs even with the urban area lights. For the most part, you can get a decent pace set up and only hit a third or so of the lights (guestimate on my part). MPGs went up by 4 in the MDX (about 15%). But to your point, you need to know the ins/outs of the alternate route. A steady foot and lower highway speeds might be the better choice.

PS - For a good part of the ride back (to for that matter) I drove off-peak; early morning driving while the traffic was minimal and lights tend to stay green longer on the main road.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:02 PM   #202
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I just got my L4 Tacoma. After 3 fill ups I'm averaging 21.3. It's a 5 speed 4x4 reg cab. I bought an ultra gauge and have gotten up to 23.6 for an average (on the ultra gauge). I have a fuelly account but I don't know how to put it in my posts.[
You are not going to have the Ultragauge properly calibrated after only 3 fill ups.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #204
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I got as much as 487 on my 2006 prerunner with a manual transmission. Using whatever kind of gas the dealership used. Never use valero for your truck. My truck went through it twice as fast as any other gasoline for some reason.
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:12 PM   #205
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I NEVER get less than 400 miles out of a tank. Though I push it a little. The low fuel light comes on when you have 4 or 5 gallons left (2nd gens.) Anyway, I have pushed it to nearly 500 miles before. And i put 20.5 gallons in it at fill up, so I was Real close to running out. My truck is a bone stock '06, 2.7 liter, manual, base model, single cab. And I run full synthetic everywhere, which makes a small difference. But the biggest thing is driving habits. I can tell when I've been driving fast by my mileage. Usually I try to keep it under 2500 rpm, and It throw 'er in neutral and coast up to lights, stop signs, etc whenever possible.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:37 PM   #206
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I NEVER get less than 400 miles out of a tank. Though I push it a little. The low fuel light comes on when you have 4 or 5 gallons left (2nd gens.) Anyway, I have pushed it to nearly 500 miles before. And i put 20.5 gallons in it at fill up, so I was Real close to running out. My truck is a bone stock '06, 2.7 liter, manual, base model, single cab. And I run full synthetic everywhere, which makes a small difference. But the biggest thing is driving habits. I can tell when I've been driving fast by my mileage. Usually I try to keep it under 2500 rpm, and It throw 'er in neutral and coast up to lights, stop signs, etc whenever possible.
Bingo.

While my average is mid-24, even at that, 24.5 at 20 gallons is 490 miles.
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:44 PM   #207
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I run a very consistent 22.5 mpg. I don't know what that works out to per tank, but I'm pretty happy with it.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:15 PM   #208
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I was doing about 80mph on the highway to Detroit and it was super windy out. got around 17-18mpg. typically I drive about 60-65mph and do a lot better. but that 4cyl was running close to 3000rpm and that hurt a lot. I try to keep it under 2500
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All city driving, WOT high into the rpms most of the time.. 16mpg +/-a few
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I averaged 21.6mpg last weekend roundtrip from Minneapolis to Chicago. I has cruise control set at 72mph. I'm going to run it again the weekend with seafoam in the tank to clean things up. We'll see what that does.
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2014 regular cab 2wd auto 4 cylinder. Only my second fill up, and I got 425 miles before the light came on. Happy with the mileage so far.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:13 AM   #212
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I've got it up over 18 now

2007 Base /w 2.7 engine and auto. I am pushing around a full bed cap, which is 4-5" higher than the cab, and also a full ladder roof rack which extends forward over the cab. I generally have a fair amount of weight in the truck - most of 1000 lbs. I would guess. Mobil 1 oil, 235R75-15 Michelin tires. Get about 18-19 mpg on average. 3-4 less if I am hurrying on the interstates. <g>
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2014 4x4 4 tanks of gas so far. It gets btween 21.0 and 21.7
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:20 AM   #214
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This has nothing to do with Tacomas

I used to have a 2013 Corolla which got about 29-30 mpg. I traded it in on a 2014 Corolla Eco with that no-gears transmission.

Well; the 2014 is much faster, much quicker, AND gets close to 40 mpg.

How the hell did Toyota manage That trick? <g>
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