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12 Taco MPG

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rmerchant3, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Jan 24, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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    rmerchant3

    rmerchant3 [OP] Insert nonsense here

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    I recently traded the 06 manual DC4WD for a 12 automatic DC4WD. The BEST I ever got out of the 06 (even when babying it) was 15.9 mpg. The 12 netted me 19.4 on the last tank. And it hasn't technically reached it's optimum range for best fuel economy. What I mean is most vehicles in my experience usually get better mpg after around 5000 miles are on a vehicle.

    I know...

    [​IMG]

    But I thought the difference was substantial.
     
  2. Jan 24, 2012 at 6:11 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Me thinks you're driving your 2012 a lot nicer than you did your 2006. I'm matching your 2012 numbers with my 2007 with a shell, lift and oversized tires. :cool:
    But yea...
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  3. Jan 24, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    my 09 has an overall average of 18.3 since my UG has been hooked up...that's mostly 33s (35s for a while), armored, weighted toolbox (hi lift and tools), and rear bumper tire carrier catching air.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    rmerchant3 [OP] Insert nonsense here

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    I am babying the 12, but I didn't drive the 06 hard by any means. Shifted at 2500 religiously. The 06 did not live a good life before I got it though. It had layers upon layers of mud caked up in the frame crossmembers and you could tell by looking under the hood it was a weekly ordeal. Possibly had slightly lower compression from being beaten on all the time for the 55k before I got it.

    I like your Cool Story Bro lol.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    Thundjet

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    Last tank in my 2012 V6 DC auto was 18.2. This is 65/35 highway/town, 4wd about half the time, and temperatures ranging from -10 to +10.

    I have no doubt this truck will not get at least 19 mpg under the same 65/35 conditions during warmer weather.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    here is my milage chart from the 2010 DC V6 that i had. i'm guessing the milage should be similar in the 2012. i kept track of milage on every fill up that i made. in general, the peaks correspond to highway driving, the valleys correspond to city driving. this represents roughly a year and three months of driving beginining in july 2010, ending in october 2011, starting at 0 miles and ending at ~30,000 miles. the general "trough" between fill up number 25 and 45 were winter months in SD, december through march. there was a marked decrease in milage during the winter months, clearly visible on the chart. and you can see that the second summer shows a slight but overall increase in milage, assumbably due to engine break-in. MPG is on the left side, the bottom numbers are just the fill up number (first tank #1, last tank #89).

    2010 tacoma milage chart.jpg
     
  7. Jan 24, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    Nice work on that chart. It's amazing what the city driving does as well. My 06 though...didn't matter whether it was city or highway...15.6-15.9
     
  8. Jan 24, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    You also went from a manual to an automatic. The auto's are a bit better on gas on these trucks.
     
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