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2010 4 cylinder, 5 spd Prerunner Gas Mileage?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by NC Coast, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Mar 11, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    NC Coast

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    I have just bought my first Tacoma - a 2010 (new) 4 cylinder (2.7L), 5 spd manual shift, Access Cab, PreRunner.
    Can anyone with this same truck comment on their in town stop and go gas mileage? I knew the window sticker mileage estimates were unreliable but I seem to be getting about 16 or so MPG in city driving. I shift close to 2000 to 22 or 2300 RPMs and don't drive fast. Am I getting what should be normal?
    Thx.
     
  2. Mar 11, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    Mark C.

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    How many miles you got on it? I have a 2010 4-banger 4X4...and I get between 20 and 21 MPG mixed driving. My MPGs have gone up recently. Truck has 7600 miles now and started noticing a difference in mileage after 5K. It should get better with time.

    Ohhh.....Congrats on the new truck!............and thanks for your service!
     
  3. Mar 11, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    i get like 18-20... not so good...
     
  4. Mar 11, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    I do 75% highway at 70-75 mph. Check my sig.
     
  5. Mar 11, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    Yota1

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    i was getting about 19 all winter, but was getting 21-23 before winter blend, and looks like i am back in the 20's just pulled 21 with a load full of firewood on the highway.

    i just clicked over 3k miles too
     
  6. Mar 11, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    copernicus

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    Best I've gotten is 24 mpg at around 2000 miles.

    I average 20 now, and I'm slowly creeping back 22. I'm not at 10K miles

    The easier I take it on the gas pedal the worse my gas mileage is. When I'm running around like a retard shifting at 3k or 4k rpm I'm managing better mileage.
     
  7. Mar 11, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    uood8

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    give it a little time to break in.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    RustyTaco

    RustyTaco Ex-wife says "Put a bag over my head, I'm a 10".

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    ditto. I have just bought my first Tacoma - a 2010 (new) 4 cylinder (2.7L), 5 spd manual shift, Access Cab, PreRunner. I only have about 600 miles on it and the mileae stinks. Hoping for better once things loosen up.

    Mine is red. Does color affect milage? :)
     
  9. Mar 14, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    tmat

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    I have the regular cab prerunner 2.7l and i get an average of about 19 mpgs. But I do ALL city driving.
     
  10. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    Kelson

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    x2 lol nah the color is jus affects how many tickets u get haha


    but yah when i first got the truck i got maybe 20 at best, switched over to synthetic at 2500 miles, and with the next oil change at 5 i got around 21-25. been around there since then until i lowered it lol...get like 23-26 now depending on how i drive :D
     
  11. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:12 PM
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    I have the same truck as you and get a reliable 18.5 to 19.5 miles to the gallon while commuting around the city. On the highway I can SOMETIMES manage to squeeze about 21 out of it. Keep in mind I am running some HEAVY (51 pounds a piece, tire only) 265/75/R16 tires.

    I don't buy the giving it some time to break in stuff either. My mileage hasnt changed a bit since I first bought the truck. Plus the engine is broken in at the factory so having the valves or rings seated is definitely not an issue.
     
  12. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    dude. i guess they didnt stop making access cab prerunner 4 bangers. i guess i have a truck to save up for now! yay. haha
     
  13. Mar 15, 2010 at 12:32 AM
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    22mpg. All day, all long. 51K on the odometer and I shift at 3 grand every time.
     
  14. Mar 15, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    about 22-23 all around here with 16,500. I did notice an increase over time with mine as well :cool:
     
  15. Mar 15, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    I average around 18, mostly running the interstate at around 80 mph. I'm sure having 4.10 gears and big mud tires don't help me.
     
  16. Mar 15, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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  17. Mar 15, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    over 48,000 miles and i'm right at 23.39 over those miles

    in the summer, i typically hit 25, in the winter i drop air pressure and with the cold and what not, typical is 22 ish
     
  18. Mar 15, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    I drive 100 miles a day to work round trip about 98% highway at 70 mph. I've found 8 gas receipts that I wrote the trip mileage on and the average is 26.49 mpg.
    That's the same gas mileage that I was getting with my 96 xtra cab with a 3.4, V-6, 5 speed, 190,000 miles. I'm very disappointed. I was expecting to average about 30 mpg with this anemic 4 cylinder.
     
  19. Mar 15, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    Did the sticker advise 30 MPG? I'm thinking about a 2010, and the Toyota site says 20 city and 26 highway. You're averaging .49 MORE than the quoted specification here:

    http://www.toyota.com/tacoma/specs.html
     
  20. Mar 16, 2010 at 3:51 AM
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    I am the member that started this thread/question. As I said, my truck is a:
    2010 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab PreRunner, 4 cylinder, 5 speed manual.
    There will always be a lot of variables we need to keep in mind when discussing Miles Per Gallon - one of which is the drivers style of driving, aggressive or easy/slow. Also, I live along the coast of North Carolina and you can't find a hill anywhere! Mileage here will vary a lot from someone who lives in West Virginia and is going up and down all day. As I said, there are a lot of variables. One last thought. My truck is a PreRunner. Sometime someone with a 4 cylinder, 5 speed manual, Access Cab that is NOT A PreRunner joins in and states their mileage. The rear end axle ratio is very different in the PreRunner versus the standard Access Cab, with the PreRunner NOT getting as good Miles Per Gallon numbers as a truck that's NOT a PreRunner. Thanks for all the replies/information. I only have 300 miles on my truck and it's all in town mileage. Soon I will go on the local interstate and put it on cruise at 65 to 70 and see what the highway mileage is - on the completely flat highways where I drive. Thanks
     
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