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2012 DCSB 4x4 6sp gas mileage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by forana, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Jan 4, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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    forana

    forana [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just checking in. Ran about 4 tanks of gas in the new truck. Happy to report I'm averaging around 18mpg. I heard of 15 and 16 with the 6sp but I get 18. Pretty stoked on it. 20 would be nice though...dual VVTI FTW!!
     
  2. Jan 5, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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    I don't believe the 2012's have dual vvti just single iirc...also the new 12's are supposedly rated a bit better than previous years for fuel economy. I'll have solid mileage reports next week...going on a 1500km trip and will most likely cruise around 120-130km/h...so it won't be 20mpg for sure but i'm expecting 16mpg at that speed.

    14 city/18 highway 2005-2011
    15 city/19 highway 2012
     
  3. Jan 5, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    forana [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I guess my post was confusing. The 2012 are single vvti. What I meant was that in order for tacomas to get 20mpgs they need the dual vvti like the 4runners and FJs.

    I am in love with the 6sp. I can't imagine this truck with auto. It'd be a bore.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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    I was able to pull high 19's with my 4x4 6sp and 265 70 17. That was in summer though. Now that winter is here im closer to 17 18 range.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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    20.5 avg 75% highway
    (500 miles on odom.)

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  6. Jan 5, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    I've got a 2011 V6 six speed and I average 18 mpg. My Mom has a 2010 4Runner 4x4 and she gets 22-23 mpg regularly. :annoyed:

    I agree that the dual vvti would be great on our Tacomas. I also agree that the six speed makes the truck more fun to drive. :burnrubber:
     
  7. Jan 5, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    wow, that's awesome mileage on the 4runner. Damn that single vvti!!!!
     
  8. Jan 11, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    Put 2000km on the truck a few days ago and mileage started around 14mpg for the first couple fills then started going up...driving around 80mph/130kmh and had heavy wind on the last half of the drive when my mileage started picking up...surprised me as it was a head wind and I figured it would go down. Truck had about 500lbs of extras in it at the time. Then yesterday got about 18mph on another 500km drive with even worse wind...ranged from 70mph-80mph. So it seems to be improving and I'm normally filling up with Shell 87 and not bad for winter mpg...could be better but w/e it works.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    There is only 1 mpg difference from the 2012 to the 2011 Tacomas. Really what it comes down to how heavy of a foot you have. You're going to get better milage doing higher, more consistent speed then all the stop and go. Your milage should get better as time goes on and bottom out at some point and stay the same. But with Tacoma's it all comes down to how you drive.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    I agree, its how you drive and how much you run the AC. I try to get into 6th gear as often as possible. I skip gears a lot.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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    I'm not sure how much using the AC effects your mileage? This is why we have automatic windows, to get that nice, clean outside fresh air. Well I'm sure for some members it's probably not that fresh lol.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    Yup its all how you drive...and I drive all the vehicles I've ever owned the same way so it's good to gauge the fuel economy on them...so far the best truck I've ever owned on fuel was my 2006 Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax...24mpg highway @ an average of 75mph over a 3000km trip via GPS.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    The other thing effecting fuel economy are the temperatures the truck is used in. Here in Canada, it can get preety cold a night, so in the morning during start up, it can really affect the numbers, as compared to the middle of summer
     
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