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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 09-02-2013, 01:08 PM   #641
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It may not be 25, but the little bit of info I can compile is indicating it's somewhere around there. It's also a fresh rebuild, (less than 3000 miles on it right now) so maybe that'll give it better mileage than most of the other 96's out there. When you were getting 18 in that 94, was that when it was new, or was it already nice and worn in?
I bought it in '94 with about 30k on it, so it was broken in.
New engines tend to get worse mileage, being "tight".

That '94 was pretty consistent all the way to 225k when I traded it for a Tundra.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:20 PM   #642
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mileage for my '11 Tacoma 4x4 2.7L

Summertime I average just over 24 and 20 in winter. Mostly rural miles with lots of hills. And lots of shut offs and restarts, 50 a day sometimes. Very pleased with the mileage and I check it with every fill up on the trip meter.
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I usually don't worry about my fuel economy on my Tacoma. Since I lifted it, and put larger tires, etc,... I knew that I would not get the best. I simply fuel up when I need to, which is usually at half a tank if I am local, or 1/4 tank when I am traveling.

I was curious, so I decided on my most recent trip from home to Montgomery, then Birmingham, then Tuscaloosa, and back home, to test my fuel economy. As the truck sits now, I am on factory gears, and running 33 inch tires. (32.8 to be exact) I filled up in Selma, then drove. Topped off the tank again shortly before I arrived home. I cam out with a calculated 17.8 MPG. Not bad really, considering.
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:17 PM   #645
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using GPS eco software is showing AVG of 19.42......
Ill be watching it closer from now on just for shiz and grins.

This was including driving to fresno and dealing with some long grades, high wind and lots of passing.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:59 PM   #646
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I usually don't worry about my fuel economy on my Tacoma. Since I lifted it, and put larger tires, etc,... I knew that I would not get the best. I simply fuel up when I need to, which is usually at half a tank if I am local, or 1/4 tank when I am traveling.

I was curious, so I decided on my most recent trip from home to Montgomery, then Birmingham, then Tuscaloosa, and back home, to test my fuel economy. As the truck sits now, I am on factory gears, and running 33 inch tires. (32.8 to be exact) I filled up in Selma, then drove. Topped off the tank again shortly before I arrived home. I cam out with a calculated 17.8 MPG. Not bad really, considering.
Why are you driving in a big triangle?
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:58 PM   #647
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Why are you driving in a big triangle?
If driven at exactly 88mph, he can go back in time to last Friday...... So every Monday morning he does this and comes back last Friday just after his shift.

So, the question is......
Does he actually do this every Monday, or did he only do it 1 Monday since that Monday never changes to the next Monday due to traveling backwards? So that "every" monday is only "that" Monday.

I dunno, triangles, aliens, Bigfoot, and the 10' booger flicker in the horse trough kinda shit.

Let's move onto the next dilemma..... How does he post things during the week?
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If driven at exactly 88mph, he can go back in time to last Friday...... So every Monday morning he does this and comes back last Friday just after his shift.

So, the question is......
Does he actually do this every Monday, or did he only do it 1 Monday since that Monday never changes to the next Monday due to traveling backwards? So that "every" monday is only "that" Monday.

I dunno, triangles, aliens, Bigfoot, and the 10' booger flicker in the horse trough kinda shit.

Let's move onto the next dilemma..... How does he post things during the week?
Now that my friends is aliums
LOL

I'd say he would shave to do it every Monday because he's going back to Friday and starting the weekend over. If he didn't do this every Monday he would eventually play out the week like it never happened.

This would be an awesome plan except he'd get caught doing the same thing every weekend. Say he had a family reunion that weekend? I would probably wait till the following weekend to go back...
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LOL

I'd say he would shave to do it every Monday because he's going back to Friday and starting the weekend over. If he didn't do this every Monday he would eventually play out the week like it never happened.

This would be an awesome plan except he'd get caught doing the same thing every weekend. Say he had a family reunion that weekend? I would probably wait till the following weekend to go back...
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Old 02-01-2014, 03:13 PM   #651
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Calculated today, (1st gen v6). 14.47mpg city with about an hour or so of highway mixed in

Same as my last tank.
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:21 PM   #652
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Mileage chart

I would like to know how 455 people got over 20 MPG ?????
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I would like to know how 455 people got over 20 MPG ?????
perhaps happened a few times then use that as their mpg.

I have kept records of every gas fill up since the day I got my truck (dcsb 4wd automatic), and I have over 20mpg 5 times in 4 years, The highest is 23mpg. My average is 18.42. I'm happy if I get over 18 when I fill up.

The poll should have qualified further for cab type, 4wd or 2wd, and manual or automatic, and stock unmodified engine and no parts removed to reduce the weight of the truck for the poll results to be more useful/objective.
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:47 PM   #654
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I would like to know how 455 people got over 20 MPG ?????
2wd

Moderate mix of conservative speed highway.


All in-town, and to some extent, "driving like grandpa" will result in poor mileage.
My Ultragauge is reading 15mpg after a day of shopping with the wife.
It reads 26 when I arrive at work after cruising in at 65 for 45 miles.

Texas highway at 80mph, I'm down to 22.

That's the 2.7, but the 4.0 will follow the same trends.
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2009 2.7l 4cyl manual Access cab with an ARE shell. I routinely get 25mpg on the highway between Austin and Waco (90 miles) if I'm very careful. Typical around-the-city is 20 or so. Lifetime tracking (and I've tracked every gallon) is pushing 22mpg according to Fuelly, GasCubby, and my ScanGauge (redundancy is good, redundancy is good).

I'd love to have the power and tow capacity of the 6 cylinder. I'd also love a pony. I couldn't afford to feed either one.
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