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2019 TRD-OR Poor MPG

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

  1. Aug 1, 2019 at 6:31 AM
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    GreyBaldTaco

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    My MPG's didn't go up until I hit 20k, coincidentally that's when I started to do my own maintenance because I got sick of it taking hours for a tire rotation and oil change.
     
  2. Aug 1, 2019 at 7:24 AM
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    I've only had it a week, but so far I'm getting an average of 23MPG. This is "suburban driving" I live north of NYC, and most of the roads I've been on are parkways where you rarely can go over 70. My truck is a 2019 SR5 crew cab with 19K on the clock.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2019 at 7:34 AM
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    The speed limits here are 75. You drive like that around these southwestern states and you’d better plan an extra day around going anywhere. I have no illusions of ever seeing anything close to 20-22 mpg’s out my truck...
     
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  4. Aug 1, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    I flog my 1996 like it owes me money and I get about 16 mpg combined. When I get my 2019 I was hoping that I would do a little better than that...

    50/50 city highway 80+mph, I try to hit 5 grand on the rpms once a day.

    Also to note I have the non-California version.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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    Old post but you're probably on winter blend gas + the transmission is still learning. When my truck was stock, had 3k miles, on winter gas it was getting almost the same as you 16/hwy and 13/city.

    Now, I have 20k miles and get 21/city, 18/city. I'm lifted, have 285s, full size spare, front/rear high clearance bumpers and sliders. I do drive like a granny and try to stay under 65mph though. My neighbor has a stock 6speed manual and he's getting 24 on the highway, but he also has the front air dam as well.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    What does this mean?
     
  7. Aug 1, 2019 at 11:08 AM
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    AT, full on steel plates, gas tank plate, diff plate and sliders, cab top RTT and E rated KO2 265/75/16’s and fully loaded with gear for a 10-day camping trip and I got this averaging 75mph: :bananadance:
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    Well, Ok... It was at the bottom of a very long 6% grade and I just filled up a bit at the top. Otherwise I definitely get 12-15 mpg doing that.
     
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  8. Aug 1, 2019 at 11:08 AM
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    No EGR (exhaust gas re-circulation), one less Cat. Some intake stuff is different but mine is modified anyways.
     
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  9. Aug 1, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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    I'm hitting 16-17 with daily commutes at 70mph and weekend city driving. Lower if I gas it. I'm on a 3" spacer lift and 265/75/16s. I hear these guys that are getting "good" mileage too, but everyone I talk to around my way get crap mileage.
     
  10. Aug 1, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    Mine seems to not like high speed. I can put around in the city, going at most 45, and get the same mpg cruising at 65. Go faster, and up mountains, and it drops quick
     
  11. Aug 1, 2019 at 12:56 PM
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    I'm getting 21 mixed city/highway, but I've only had it since Saturday (only 150 miles). I'm happy with that given my last Toyota (2006 4runner) got like 15 mixed.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2019 at 1:03 PM
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    Only 150 is hard to tell. What is your driving style?

    Also has anyone found out if elevation changes economy drastically or not?
     
  13. Aug 1, 2019 at 1:46 PM
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    Elevation hasn’t seemed to affect my mpg, but boy oh boy is it lacking in power
     
  14. Aug 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    Yah 150 miles is nothing. But seems most get better mpg as they get miles on their taco. I do about 40% freeway going 60 in rush hour and the rest is surface streets/highway ( going around 30-40 on average. I'm driving medium I guess--sometimes aggressive taking off from stop lights (using ECT), then the rest of the time just coasting along with traffic. The rush hour I hit is moderate--traffic never stops, just slowly moves along.

    I’m not at much elevation—only 2700’ so can’t comment.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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    I still don't get it. I drive 6 hours through the Appalachians every other weekend with a heavy load, bigger than stock knobbies, campershell with roof rack and still average +/- 19mpg

    Hard braking is the thing I notice that kills mileage the most. killing energy you created with out using it to go forward is the biggest waste. I accelerate with balls to stay ahead of the gear don't drive much over 80 unless passing and avoid hard braking.
     
  16. Aug 3, 2019 at 8:53 PM
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    Thanks — I didn’t realize there was a difference. I realize yours is modded, but are you saying the OEM setup is different in different states, or is the non-CA mod slang for a mod that other states don’t care about because they have different restrictions regarding the tailpipe emissions?
     
  17. Aug 3, 2019 at 9:16 PM
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    I could be wrong but Toyota builds all of them the same for the US to meet CA emissions. I don't think they have built a non CA model in a long time. The under hood sticker on my 2002 said it meets all 50 states emissions.
     
  18. Aug 3, 2019 at 9:31 PM
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    [​IMG]

    This is my 1996. I have a lot of experience with 3rd gen 4Runners and 1st Gen Tacomas. The California style exhaust hogs power and was designed with twice the catalytic converter. Basically it makes slightly worse MPG and slightly worse power.

    I bunch of wanna be know it alls on the other Toyota sites have claimed that there was no EGR/no difference between the 3rd gen 4Runners yet I have modified a California model to non-Cali on a 1998 before. There is different exhaust parts and stuffs it is a thing.
     
  19. Aug 3, 2019 at 9:33 PM
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    Also I am only talking about like 1995-99 Tacos and 1996-1999 4Runners. I believe that in 2000 They all were California models/ newest emissions standards.
     
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  20. Aug 3, 2019 at 9:36 PM
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    Yep, your 1996 was before Toyota started producing all Tacomas to meet CA emissions. Thats all. Did not want folks getting confused by your posts.

    I bought my 2002 new from Reno NV Toyota and had it smogged in CA. It passed.
     
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