Just bought a brand spankin new 2013 Tacoma Sport access cab with a manual 6spd trans. Completely new and stock. I have about 180 miles on the truck and so far and I barely squeezed 150 miles out of half a tank. Roughly speaking, that's about 7 miles per gallon with reading that our 2013's have a 21 gallon tank.
I have been shifting around 2k RPM, and really babying the clutch and revs. On the highway, I drive 60-65mph max and try not to accelerate/brake, accelerate/brake a lot.
My plan was to baby the throttle and see what I could get out of my first tank of gas...and right now, it really sucks.
I was really not expecting this. This is my first truck and I wasn't expecting to get great mpg, but at the minimum thought like 15mpg for driving like a grandma. Anyone have any advice about this?? I can't imagine if I started revving up to 3-4k and driving a little bit more aggressively...what then, 5mpg!?