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4 cylinder double cab review (Prerunner)

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by hwork50, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Jul 19, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    DBurns

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    Yea, I don't need to to anything big. It'll get me outta helping people move! Haha!
     
  2. Jul 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    MBTacoma12

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    I have a 2012 DC 4 cyl, it's not a speed demon, but holds on pretty good and gas mileage is 26 plus on highway.
     
  3. Jul 22, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    Double cab 4x2 weighs less than regular cab 4x4. Nothing to see here. :)
     
  4. Jul 23, 2012 at 4:11 AM
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    Jeepman5112

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    Have any of you guys done an oil change yet? If you have what brand of oil are you using? I've had my last dealer oil change and will do the next one myself.
    Also, are you going to stay with the 10k change intervals?
     
  5. Jul 23, 2012 at 4:19 AM
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    The dealer set me up on a 5k interval. I get em free there for 2 years.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    What kind of speeds are you doing on the highway and what tire pressure are you running? I just went on a 3 hour trip and barely got 20 mpg. I was doing between 70-80 the whole time. I have been averaging 21 mixed and I try to keep below 2000 rpm. Mine is a '12 too. Even with that gas mileage I love my truck! It's not fast, but it goes enough.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    They did me on a 5k but it was a tire rotation every 5 and tires and oil every 10k.
    I thought the same thing
     
  8. Jul 23, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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    Well I get both every 5k.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    Check out your Toyota care booklet. 2.7 gets filtr change very 5k and oil, filter every 10k
     
  10. Aug 5, 2012 at 5:25 AM
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    I drive back and forth to work and it's a stae highway so speed is anywhere from 45 to 60 MPH .
     
  11. Aug 18, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    Did you add the trailer hitch and harness? I purchased one (Reese). But have not installed it yet. Although I did install the trailer wiring.

    Will probably do it when I do the TSB, since that hitch feels HEAVY (actually its like 42 lbs), would think the added weight and drag wouldn't effect mpg to much.

    What mpg are you getting?
     
  12. Aug 18, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    Maybe the mpg is because it's still new, my first few tanks I got around 22/23 but as I drove it more it got better and better. I added the lo pro and I think that helps with wind resistance (and lower rpm's).

    If your RPM's are the same as the 2011, then at 70-80 speeds are considerably over the 2,000 rpm.
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    At about 61/63 (GPS) mph I'm at the high side of 2k RPM's, the speedo in these trucks is off by about 2.5mph at 65 mph... I usually drive it around 61-63 mph, The truck gets its best mpg at that speed. I've logged every fill up on since new and its easy to see the trend data. Here is a snapshot of recent tanks.

    # Date Miles Gal. MPG
    46 8/9/12 500.7 18.31 27.4
    45 7/27/12 470.1 18.05 26.0
    44 7/18/12 459.2 17.89 25.7
    43 6/29/12 497.3 18.21 27.3
    42 6/18/12 548.6 19.55 28.1
    41 5/31/12 566.1 21.21 26.7
    40 5/18/12 476.5 17.02 28.0
    39 5/10/12 503.3 18.71 26.9
    38 4/30/12 484.8 18.80 25.8
    37 4/20/12 492.8 19.08 25.8
    36 4/11/12 491.4 19.48 25.2
    35 4/2/12 451.1 17.67 25.5
    34 3/20/12 467.1 17.80 26.2
     
  13. Aug 18, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    Yes, I bought a curt receiver hitch and harness from jcwhitney.com for $200 and installed it. Had a friend help me which cost me a box of popsicles. We ended up taking the back bumper off making it easier. It's definitely a 2 person job unless you have 4 hands. I get between 18 and 20 mpg but I live in a small town with a lot of stopping and going. I also don't have many miles on the truck. It'll get better but anythings better that the 14mpg in my F-150.
     
  14. May 28, 2013 at 1:15 AM
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    hey i got the same truck 2013 prerunner sr5 metallic grey does anyone know if its prewired for the fog lights
     
  15. May 28, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    Don't believe so. The only ones prewired are the v6's. Why the 4 cyl isn't, especially the sr5, I'll never know.
     
  16. Feb 17, 2014 at 8:36 PM
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    I have a 2012 tacoma 4 cylinder prerunner and I love it. I have driven the access cab 4 cylinder and I think mine is faster
    I really didnt think it was that rare
     
  17. Feb 25, 2014 at 9:57 AM
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    I just bought a 4cyl double cab 2wd auto. I love it. Plenty of power and drives perfect. I know everyone says they are a dog but I gotta say they are wrong. It's plenty of motor for the truck. If I wanted more power or a faster truck I would have bought a ford raptor. But if you are looking at that style you should know what your getting. I love the truck. I'm getting 20mpg in Cleveland ohio that's with winter gas and warm ups. The truck I had before was a 99 ranger with a 3.0. And the Tacoma is as powerful at that with more room a better ride and better styling. Just my .02 though.
     
  18. Apr 5, 2014 at 6:32 PM
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    I have been looking for a Prerunner Double Cab for a while, and finally found one we may pull the trigger on. It is a 2011 DCSB with the 4 cyl. auto. setup. Pretty much a base model, not even an SR-5 but it does have power windows and locks, possibly the conv. package ? It is a Toyota CPO truck,with 29,000 miles on it and they have it listed for 20,500 at the dealer. It has a couple extras with it, tinted windows, hard back bed cover, and was a one owner truck. We are looking at it for a 17 year old, that needs something reliable to get him 15 miles each way to school, and to work. Just curious if this is a decent price ? I think compared to what we have been seeing, it is a really good deal, the truck is clean and well cared for, but wondering how much not being a V6 affects the price. This is about 4-5 thousand less than any of the 6 cylinders I have looked at in similar condition and options. Thanks for the input.

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  19. Apr 5, 2014 at 6:35 PM
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    ^^ You'll love it. Get it, now. THIS I gotta see.
     
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  20. Apr 5, 2014 at 7:48 PM
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    There you go, am I missing something ?
     
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