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2011 Tacoma vs. 2011 4Runner

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CowboyTaco, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Sep 7, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand. I'm sure it's something simple, but someone please clue me in....

    Tacoma:
    MPG:16/20
    Engine: 4.0L V6
    HP: 236
    Torque: 266
    Tow Cap: 3500 lbs
    Axle ration: 3.73
    Weight: 4155 lbs.

    4Runner:
    MPG:17/22
    Engine: 4.0L V6
    HP: 270
    Torque: 278
    Tow Cap: 5000 lbs
    Axle ration: 3.73
    Weight: 4750 lbs.

    It appears as though they have the same engine and gear ratio, yet the 4Runner is heavier and gets better fuel economy and more power.

    I'm no engineer, but that doesn't add up...
     
  2. Sep 7, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    tacoma92

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    I thought SUVs usually got better gas mileage bc they don't have an open bed for the air flow to slow and affect gas mileage
     
  3. Sep 7, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    they have different engines. dual
     
  4. Sep 7, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    gearing in the trans?????????
     
  5. Sep 7, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    really????
     
  6. Sep 7, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    nhstang

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    The 2011 4runner has the "updated" 4.0 like the FJ. The Tacoma's a generation behind it right now. They seem to debut new 4runners a couple years before Tacomas
     
  7. Sep 7, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    our shits 6-7 years old compared to what the new 4runners have.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    Tow pkg Taco tows 6500#s...
     
  9. Sep 7, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    And the difference is with the VVT-I....I believe the 4Runner has dual VVTI if i'm not mistaken
     
  10. Sep 7, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    Unknown

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    Maybe Tacoma's engine is restricted?
     
  11. Sep 7, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    I figured it must be something engine related. The salesman told me that the Tacoma and the FJ have the same engine....

    Gear ratio is the same.

    I haven't found engine codes on the internet. I probably haven't looked hard enough, but I have found the specs.

    I've heard the thing about trucks and tailgates before, but I seriously doubt it makes that huge of a difference.
     
  12. Sep 7, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    they have a different engine.
     
  13. Sep 7, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    We probably will get that engine in the 3rd gen.
     
  14. Sep 7, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    4 Runner Engine is 4.0-liter DOHC 24-valve EFI dual independent VVT-i V6.

    Tacoma Engine is 4.0-liter DOHC 24-Valve with VVT-i V6.

    4 Runner has more power, torque and better gas mileage due to this newer & more advanced engine design.
    Car manufactures are increasing HP and fuel effiency.
    Check this out: 2011 Ford F-150- "400 hp and more than 400 pounds-feet of torque. Gas mileage is expected to be at least 23 mpg on the highway".
    six-cylinder EcoBoost w/twin turbo's.
     
  15. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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    Haha you're pretty wrong there.. that air damn that we call a tail gate screws up about 5-8mpg.. and up to 10mpg on the highway...

    I'm in the process of pattenting a technology that would allow us to easily make our beds aerodynamic or open them up and be usable quickly with the touch of a button, but i won't reveal too much yet
     
  16. Sep 7, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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  17. Sep 7, 2010 at 10:15 PM
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    The Myth Busters proved that an open pickup with the tailgate up actually will get better mileage than with the tailgate down.

    I have a camper shell and my mileage is not very good and it may even be the same as when I didn't have one.
     
  18. Sep 7, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    My friend who works as a lead tech at toyota told me its the same engine just the 4runner is like a tuned version of our engines.
     
  19. Sep 7, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    can someone just edit "4Runner dual VVT-i and Tacoma Single VVT-i" into the OP?

    I believe Tacomas only have VVT-i for intake valves, 4Runner has both intake and exhaust VVT-i
     
  20. Sep 8, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    ^this

    I can edit it however you want...
     
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