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View Poll Results: What Engine + Mileage Does Your Tacoma Have (Average)?
4cyl <16 MPG 17 0.47%
4cyl 16-20 MPG 185 5.09%
4cyl 20-25 MPG 368 10.13%
4cyl >25 MPG 80 2.20%
V6 <16 MPG 409 11.25%
V6 16-20 MPG 2,113 58.15%
V6 20-25 MPG 445 12.25%
V6 >25 MPG 17 0.47%
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Old 02-15-2007, 12:51 PM   #41
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What mpg did you get when the truck was new? And is it a 4 cyl?
Yes see my signature. 4x4 2.7 liter.
We were getting 20 mpg U.S. for the first thousand or so miles.
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Yes see my signature. 4x4 2.7 liter.
We were getting 20 mpg U.S. for the first thousand or so miles.
Well then I should be getting better mpg. You are getting better gas mileage than I even with a 4x4. Does your gas have Ethanol?
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Well then I should be getting better mpg. You are getting better gas mileage than I even with a 4x4. Does your gas have Ethanol?
Probably not. Haven't noticed that stated on the pumps.
(We are in SoCal)

That may be why you are getting lower gas mileage. I have heard the same thing over on the FJ Cruiser forums.

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Anyone in the Texas area know which gas stations do not have Ethanol in them?
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Well guess what – my gas mileage is going up… first tank 17.5, second tank 18.3 and third tank is 19.5. This is definitely improvement but I still expect better. All three tanks contained Ethanol.
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[QUOTE=007Tacoma;4423]Ok, there are about 5-6, err, 5-6 million threads on the internet about MPG/Fuel Economy. I am curious as to what Tacomas really get. I have heard 24MPG out of V6's and 16 MPG out of 4 cylinders... What kind of engine and what kind of mileage do you get...

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Ok, there are about 5-6, err, 5-6 million threads on the internet about MPG/Fuel Economy. I am curious as to what Tacomas really get. I have heard 24MPG out of V6's and 16 MPG out of 4 cylinders... What kind of engine and what kind of mileage do you get...

22 MPG
I just got 24MPG in the hill country over the weekend, and I got 22MPG out of my last tank driving a ton on the highways. My overall average is 21MPG at 10K miles.
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Ok, there are about 5-6, err, 5-6 million threads on the internet about MPG/Fuel Economy. I am curious as to what Tacomas really get. I have heard 24MPG out of V6's and 16 MPG out of 4 cylinders... What kind of engine and what kind of mileage do you get...

22 MPG
Now that does not make sense to me. Getting better gas mileage with a larger engine!! Somebody help me….. Let’s see, the V6 gets 24 mpg and the 4 cyl gets 16 mpg. I’m sorry this just does not click with me. Opinions, denials, confirmations, BS or what…….
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Now that does not make sense to me. Getting better gas mileage with a larger engine!! Somebody help me….. Let’s see, the V6 gets 24 mpg and the 4 cyl gets 16 mpg. I’m sorry this just does not click with me. Opinions, denials, confirmations, BS or what…….
Easy there. Allen said that. Not me!

I have heard of people with V6s getting low 20s for MPG, but I have not seen any proof of it. I can't seem to get over 24 MPG out of my 4 Cylinder, and I can ONLY talk for the 2.7L Manual PreRunner AccessCab.
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Anyone in the Texas area know which gas stations do not have Ethanol in them?
Many stations contain up to 5% ethanol in Texas, but THEY HAVE TO LABEL IT!!!

If you think you are getting Ethanol in your gas and they aren't labeling it, that is a big deal. Federal LAW says that they have to display it on the pump.

Toyota does not recommend using any more than 5% Ethanol as you will get water buildup in the engine!
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I have heard of people with V6s getting low 20s for MPG, but I have not seen any proof of it. I can't seem to get over 24 MPG out of my 4 Cylinder, and I can ONLY talk for the 2.7L Manual PreRunner AccessCab.
I get about 18 MPG out of the V6 manual (which the manual tranie is supposed to get worse gas mileage). Your MPG depends on how you drive (for me mostly moderate to heavy traffic with very little highway) and the reason there’s not that much of a difference between the I4 and V6 is power to weight ratio. The 6 doesn't have to work as hard to get all that weight movin.
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I just got 24MPG in the hill country over the weekend, and I got 22MPG out of my last tank driving a ton on the highways. My overall average is 21MPG at 10K miles.
You've already got 10K on your truck. Man you got to get settled in San An quick.
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...the reason there’s not that much of a difference between the I4 and V6 is power to weight ratio. The 6 doesn't have to work as hard to get all that weight movin.
You hit the nail on the head!

I am sure that if I didn't try to rap out my 2.7L everytime I got on the highway, I could get 25+ MPG. Alas, it ain't gonna happen.
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You've already got 10K on your truck. Man you got to get settled in San An quick.
That includes driving to Galveston for some (albeit dirty) beach trips, driving to Dallas for a conference for work, driving to League City for training everyday from Houston for 2 weeks, driving back and forth (SA to HOU), and driving to New Orleans once to visit family...

My wife's Rav4 has 15K miles on it, and it is only 3 months older. Of course, that is supposed to be our long trip vehicle.
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I have heard of people with V6s getting low 20s for MPG, but I have not seen any proof of it. I can't seem to get over 24 MPG out of my 4 Cylinder, and I can ONLY talk for the 2.7L Manual PreRunner AccessCab.
I have a V6 double cab long bed prerunner. My wife has gotten 22 mpg on one tank. Usually she gets 21/20, she drives very slow and conservative. she also drives a lot of county roads are around 45 mph... When I drive the truck I get 18/19 mpg and usually going 75mph on the interstate.

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...Toyota does not recommend using any more than 5% Ethanol as you will get water buildup in the engine!
Thank you for that knowledge! The gas out here in Missouri, if it has ethanol, it usually is 10%! Now I have more reason to avoid it!
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Thank you for that knowledge! The gas out here in Missouri, if it has ethanol, it usually is 10%! Now I have more reason to avoid it!
Check with your dealer and the manual. I was told that by the service manager of Sterling McCall Toyota in Houston, Texas at the new owner orientation.

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Ok, there are about 5-6, err, 5-6 million threads on the internet about MPG/Fuel Economy. I am curious as to what Tacomas really get. I have heard 24MPG out of V6's and 16 MPG out of 4 cylinders... What kind of engine and what kind of mileage do you get...

4cyl <16
4cyl 16-20
4cyl 20-25
4cyl >25
V6 <16
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I get 22 MPG V6 4x4 access cab 2007
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Thumbs up huh

i have 2k miles on my 2.7 2x4 taco .. the first tank i got 25 and everything after that ive been getting better now up to 28.9.. almost to 29 hopefully i can hit 30 this next tank.
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i have 2k miles on my 2.7 2x4 taco .. the first tank i got 25 and everything after that ive been getting better now up to 28.9.. almost to 29 hopefully i can hit 30 this next tank.
WELCOME TO TW! WOW! That is incredible mileage. Couple of questions:

1)What config do you have? (AccessCab, RegularCab, PreRunner, 4WD, Standard, Auto/Manual, etc...)

2)Where are you driving it? (Highway, Round'town, etc...)

3)What type of driver are you? (Aggressive, Laid-back, Coaster, etc...)

4)What kind of modifications do you have on your Tacoma? (Intake, Exhaust, ECU ReProgram, Wheels, Tonneau, etc...

Congratulations on some awesome mileage!
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i was pretty disgusted reading this forum article the night i got home with my new ride. but after the first few tanks im really really happy with the mileage i would like to say i get 30mpg and maybe soon i will.
the truck is bone stock it is a 2x4. 4cyl 5spd. non-prerunner reg. cab.
just bought it for the fuel mileage. i drive mainly rural highway miles with w/ no traffic although many stops. and i drive very conservative. and i shift at exactly the speeds that toyota reccomends.
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