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2005-2010 6spd 4x4, same truck, 4 MPG ratings

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Demoncleaner, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Aug 21, 2009 at 5:34 AM
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    Demoncleaner

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    Flipping thru the new 2010 specs, EPA mpg has changed again, worse then ever. Now its the same a Hemi Ram or F150. My neighbor has a Hemi Ram, yea 15, I get 20 on similar commute. Makes me wonder who the hell is driving in the test. Auto stayed the same 16/20.

    Old ratings
    2005-07 16/20
    New ratings
    2008 15/18
    2009 14/19
    2010 14/18
     
  2. Aug 21, 2009 at 8:20 AM
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    sriley727

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    Who cares what the EPA says you get. Whats important is what you actually get out in the real world.
     
  3. Aug 21, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    johnecon2001

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    Those numbers look pretty real world to me. I get 15mpg around town, 250 gallons per tank.
     
  4. Aug 21, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    jandrews

    jandrews Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

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    You should have that thing checked out by a dealer ASAP. I think they put the wrong tank on your truck.
     
  5. Aug 21, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    kris77

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    Must cost a fortune to fill that thing up
     
  6. Aug 21, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    I chose the standard gas tank cause I'm a cheap bastard.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2009 at 12:48 PM
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    jonny

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    14 mpg w/ the stock rugged trails?
    wtf?
     
  8. Aug 21, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    My sticker said 15/18

    I get 18/21. 6th gear should have been taller IMO.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    05sctaco

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    WOW, there's something really wrong, with those ratings, unless my speedo and odometer is messed i used to get almost 400 miles per tank stock, and filling only with 18-19 gallons. Our stock trd rims and those rugged trails are way lighter then my current wheel and tires, even though there the same size.
     
  10. Aug 21, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    2008 was the first year the EPA started using the "more realistic" test, so that explains the difference from 07 to 08, but not 09 and 10. Maybe they re-tested the trucks? My EPA rating on my 2.7 5spd is 17 city, 22 hwy and I average about 20mpg in mixed driving. It seems they did a good job testing the 2.7, but maybe not the 4.0.
     
  11. Aug 22, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    +1

    Just about every car maker took a hit when the revised MPG testing standards came out. IIRC, the old HWY MPG testing was based on a 55 MPH test speed.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    ^Well what's wrong with that? Who drives above 55mph?

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  13. Aug 22, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    I totally agree that 6th gear should have been taller. I like the 6 gears but I think they should have spread the gears out a little more than they did. I find myself skipping gears often with very little if any notice.

    As for MPG I've gotten better mileage with every tank so far. I have an '09 TRD OR 4x4 access cab with ~2500 miles, so far the best I gotten has been 21.4. That was getting 380 miles to one tank.
     
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