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2019 TRD-OR Poor MPG

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by bradymiguel, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Aug 6, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    Zeeks82

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    Anything over 60mph and the wind drag starts to take serious effect. I get 24-26mpg when sticking to 60mph(90kmh).
     
  2. Aug 6, 2019 at 7:24 PM
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    I’d be ecstatic with a lot less than that number and I have the same truck. I just wonder if the tires could make that much difference. I hate to spend a 1000 bucks on tires just to experiment!
     
  3. Aug 6, 2019 at 7:50 PM
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    almost 7k miles in my sport and i'm actually still impressed with the mileage i'm getting. don't keep much track of city mileage, but like others said, stick to 60 and under in highway and you can start seeing great results. i usually get over 25 if i do that with my best being 27.8. if i ever need to pop off and fly in the freeway though, i'm looking at 20-23... which is not that bad either imo
     
  4. Aug 6, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    I am averaging somewhere around 18-21 depending on many many variables with the digital readout on dash. To me that’s 100% acceptable. However driving on I-22 from my house to Birmingham at 70 mph..... mpg goes out the door. The digital readout read somewhere around 19.8 when I left jasper. When we back to jasper the readout was 16.9. Good news is I rarely drive the truck on interstate so 18-21 will typically be my average.

    Curious though.... these mpg conversations come up very often for second gen owners? I had a 2015 Tacoma but was an sr5 so not sure if any other trim showed digital readout of the mpg on the truck. I honestly have zero knowledge of the average fuel mileage on my previous truck in the 4-1/2 years I owned it.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2019 at 9:46 PM
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    I think I have a good drive for the truck. I go like 40 mph in morning rush hour on surface streets with just a few stops and then 55-60 mph on freeway. Seems to be good speeds for efficiency. I have a road trip in a couple weeks and will see how it goes then. Problem is I’ll have about 800lbs or so in the bed so that will throw it off.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    I fell as though adaptive cruise control also kills your MPG if you’re in any sort of slight traffic as the transmission likes to go from 4-5th gear a lot.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:47 PM
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  8. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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    I have the same truck off road cement gray TRD Tacoma I averaged about 19 when I drive over 55 and 65 when I stick to just the speed limit with cruise control mostly highway I get 21 to 24 MPG with Chevron

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  9. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:59 PM
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  10. Aug 13, 2019 at 9:09 PM
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    I don't think OP ever responded with where they're driving. I average somewhere around 21.5 and can get a lot better when easy on the throttle. Climbing is where I see mpg fall off quickly.. If someone is only getting 14 mpg in this truck then they're most likely drivin' like they stole it, going up mountainous terrain, hauling a 3500 lb trailer, sporting 5.29 gears and/or pedaling around their 35" swamp tires.
     
  11. Aug 15, 2019 at 6:07 AM
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    I talked to the dealer.. they told me there.was no break in time that they where aware of... told me.to reset the clear the eco app.. i did now it showing really good. I have only put 100 miles o truck since i have had it... love it! And its been in speed zones for 35 to 65..20190815_064244.jpg 20190815_064307.jpg 20190815_064244.jpg
     
  12. Aug 15, 2019 at 6:09 AM
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    if you sit in traffic or drive throughs or warm up the car your mpgs will tank.
    i know even in drive throughs my wifes hybrid can drop the trip mps to high 20s. Where it usually sits at high 30s low 40s.
     
  13. Aug 15, 2019 at 6:11 AM
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    It was showing 13.7.. so the pevious owner must have drove like a wild man..lol... of course.... he traded the truck in with only 721 miles for new dodge challenger red eye edition (spelling).. 80 grand car.
     
  14. Aug 15, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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    im getting 14mpgs but im taking the kids to school again drive through yada yada so my mpgs tank. in the summer i get 17 18 with k02s.
     
  15. Aug 15, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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    Yes dealer also Told me sitting and idling alot can effect it also.. good point.
     
  16. Aug 15, 2019 at 6:14 AM
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    yea try it yourself. fill up, go driving like 10 minutes get that sweet 22mpg. then go sit and park. you'll be shocked at how fast it drops. in minutes you'll be at 14 -13.
     
  17. Aug 17, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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    Drove from boise to Sacramento yesterday with 1,000 pounds of books in the bed and got 21.4 mpg for the entire route. Mostly between 65-75 mpg. Up to 1300 miles on the truck. Happy with that mpg given the numerous elevation changes.
     
  18. Aug 17, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    What this means is we need more lanes for cars = more speed = better mileage = healthier planet. To hell with bike lanes.
     
  19. Aug 17, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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    Lots of short distance examples given, those really don’t count (although I can’t reproduce them either). I can get 18 mpg on my computer but may calculator doesn’t agree with the computer at all. Maybe it’s my math!
     
  20. Aug 17, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    2019 DCSB MT....sticker said 17, I'm getting 19 @ 3K miles.
    Not getting into it too much either.
     

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