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18.3 avg mpg

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FL4x4Taco, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Jun 6, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    FL4x4Taco

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    Thought I'd post, my last 2 tanks have averaged 18.3 MPG. That's down in Central Florida. Truck has about 7k miles on it and is stock; see signature. That's running A/C and driving it kind of hard in the city and some back country roads. I am pretty amazed. If I had been driving my F250 like this I would of been averaging about 10-12 mpg easily.
     
  2. Jun 6, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    That's not bad at all. I'm typically 17-18 city/22-23 hwy so that's pretty good.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    If I didn't get on it so much and pass people, run the a/c I bet I could do easily +1mpg.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    Thats pretty good. Yes you shoudl easily be able to do another mpg. Before I did lift and tires I was averaging 20.5 and I consider myself a moderate lead foot.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    I average 18.5 (according to Scangauge).

    Thats with Mud Terrain tires
     
  6. Jun 6, 2009 at 10:42 PM
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    I consistently run about 20.5 MPG...but my daily commute is 114 miles round trip.............95% highway
     
  7. Jun 7, 2009 at 5:09 AM
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    It is good to know that you can drive it really easy, and get up over 20 MPG, or use it's full power, have to fill up a bit sooner... but at least you know you have that extra power when it is needed.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2009 at 5:25 AM
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    Generally I get about 18-19mpg for the type of driving I do (4.0L Auto Access cab). Nothing out of the ordinary, same 18mile round trip to work, a stop at the same grocery stores, same fitness club, etc. Rarely do we take long trips with it.

    Obviously, the gas mixtures here change from season to season and that definately changes the mileage. I get my gas at the same place everytime.

    On average according to my scangauge....In the winter months, I get about 16-17mpg. If there's an extended cold spell, my mileage will drop below 15mpg. So far this summer during the warmer temps, my scangauage has shown 19-20mpg.

    My truck is like me....it doesn't like the cold weather!!! ;)

    Anytime I use the A/C for extended periods or warm the truck up in the winter - I'll discount that tank information because I know that's why the MPG are affected. I'm getting those average numbers listed above without any 'changes' in terms of my habits. Weird...
     
  9. Jun 12, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    UPDATE. Filled up tonight and averaged 19.0 MPG!!! At least I'm headed the right direction. That's 18.3, 18.3 & 19.0 on the last 3 tanks. And this 19.0 was with a lot of A/C use, city driving and back country road driving; no actual "highway". I think the A/C needs to be broken in... I never started using it until about 1 month ago/6k.
     
  10. Jun 12, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    FL4x4taco what part of central florida
     
  11. Jun 12, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    Tampa Area. A sunny place for shaddy people.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    I was over on the other coast, Daytona Beach area. But on I reside in Arkansas.
     
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    Yeah, Jax is a huge Military area. A lot of the FL TTORA members reside in Jax.
     
  14. Jun 12, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    I lived there before the military, almost got orders to MacDill.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    What?!?! I just filled up my gas tank and according to my numbers I get 14.66 mpg. Is something wrong or does towing about 2000 pounds +or- kill it that bad.?
     
  16. Jun 12, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    2k #'s... yeah that might be your problem dude. I'm riding empty. Me plus maybe wife. that's it. And a briefcase.

    I'm only like 7,400 miles. It took me a solid 10-15k to break in my Diesel truck. I know someone that has a Honda Fit 5spd and even that crack box took about 10k to break in. Always been my experience... 10k (2 oil changes) is what it takes to get "good" mpg's.
     
  17. Jun 13, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    I guess in the trucks defense I only drive around town, stop and go at each lawn and about 2/3 of the lawns I let it cool down with the a/c on for about 2 mins after each cut.

    Wow, I just realized how much crap I do to kill my milage.
     
  18. Jun 13, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    sounds like it. but it's for business reasons, so you could get a F650 and claim it as a company vehicle and just not worry about MPG.
     
  19. Jun 13, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    That is right where I'm at also, very happy with it.
     
  20. Jun 13, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    but around me gas is hiking back up, and nobody seems to be talking about it like before. $2.69/gal. That's nuts. I live pretty far out from stuff, so just to grab McD's it'll cost me about as much as the food. Messed up. Our Tacos should be doing much better.... the European diesel version of our trucks do like 33mpg/hwy. Huge difference.


    A 3.0L Diesel stick shift Hilux gets 20.1/33.13 MPG. Messed up. That's 25% better in the city & 65% better on Hwy than us dude. I could live with those #'s. We are so getting screwed. We're going to be paying European fuel prices and driving USA MPG cars/trucks. What a combo.
     
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