1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

6 MT vs 5 Auto for DC TRD 4x4

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by K2ufl, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Dec 3, 2011 at 4:44 PM
    #1
    K2ufl

    K2ufl [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Member:
    #54699
    Messages:
    13
    Gender:
    Male
    I know this subject has been beaten to death, but a lot of the threads are older and I am looking to get a 2012 Tacoma DC 4x4. Only thing is I can't decide whether to get 6 speed vs. the auto. My 2010 is a 5 speed and enjoy it, but don't necessarily need it or have anything against an auto.
    I'd like to hear from those that have newer model 6 speed DC 4x4 how they like 'em and what sort of mpg they are getting. I get avg 19 with my 5 banger 4x4 access cab and Im hoping I'd get something near that for the double cab 4x4. If the autos are getting better than that, that would be enough for me to get one.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:12 PM
    #2
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Thats what it is to be a slave ...

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    36,890
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    5 banger ?
     
  3. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:14 PM
    #3
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    105,477
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    It has a miss.....:confused:
     
  4. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:23 PM
    #4
    singlefin

    singlefin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Member:
    #27961
    Messages:
    908
    Gender:
    Male
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    TRD 4wd
    Total Chaos UCA with Fox 2.5 RR coilovers, OME Dakars with Fox 2.0s on the rear, BFG KM2 on KMC Enduro's, All-Pro Hybrid Bumper, SDTruckShopRock Sliders, Warn 9.5XP winch, LightForce 170s, Leer 100XR, and ATO Hi-Lift Mount.
    My 6MT is seeing about 16mpg with KM2's....this is daily driving thru the city not trying to conserve fuel. An auto in my case would probably see 18mpg.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:24 PM
    #5
    TacoCat

    TacoCat Look away, I'm hideous!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Member:
    #24912
    Messages:
    3,466
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Johnny-5
    Chantilly, VA
    Vehicle:
    Silver 2010 OR
    Doesnt chevy make a 5 cyl?
    I love my 6 speed. Mpgs are not why i bought the truck.
    Oh and i prob get about 15.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:28 PM
    #6
    zfisher89

    zfisher89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Member:
    #30351
    Messages:
    86
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    zach
    RVA
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma SR5 4x4
    6" procomp,alcan rear springs, lots more to come
    love my m/t
     
  7. Dec 3, 2011 at 6:26 PM
    #7
    kryten

    kryten Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Member:
    #18813
    Messages:
    1,455
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Sport 6MT
    You can check my fuelly badge in my sig to get an idea of the mileage of DC 4x4 6MT.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2011 at 6:31 PM
    #8
    precoma

    precoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Member:
    #58730
    Messages:
    5,393
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    corey
    Crestline, CA
    Vehicle:
    2009 4x4 trd sport
    Total chaos UCA's, icon coils, deaver long travel leaf pack with icon resi's, k and n intake
    LMAO
     
  9. Dec 3, 2011 at 6:37 PM
    #9
    K2ufl

    K2ufl [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Member:
    #54699
    Messages:
    13
    Gender:
    Male
    Thanks for the info! I'm gonna go with the auto then.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2011 at 6:00 PM
    #10
    Dsmooth87

    Dsmooth87 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Member:
    #62642
    Messages:
    131
    Gender:
    Male
    805
    Vehicle:
    11' doublecab 6spd 4x4 trd offroad
    Satoshi Grille. 245/75r16 hercules terra trac a/t. Afe pro dry s. ome 884s toytec 1.5 AAL for TSB. Twm shift knob
    i just bought the manual version of this truck. I like it... im sure if i would have bought the auto i would be thinkin i should of bought the manual an visa versa... bottom line if u dont plan on towing and if mpg is important to you i would get the auto.
     
  11. Dec 4, 2011 at 6:02 PM
    #11
    Dsmooth87

    Dsmooth87 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Member:
    #62642
    Messages:
    131
    Gender:
    Male
    805
    Vehicle:
    11' doublecab 6spd 4x4 trd offroad
    Satoshi Grille. 245/75r16 hercules terra trac a/t. Afe pro dry s. ome 884s toytec 1.5 AAL for TSB. Twm shift knob
    an ive seen as high as 18mpg and average 16.5- 17mpg. odo=4000 miles
     
  12. Dec 6, 2011 at 12:48 PM
    #12
    crawldad

    crawldad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Member:
    #29503
    Messages:
    149
    Gender:
    Male
    Mesa, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD OR 4X4 Quicksand
    Is your truck lifted?
    I'm looking at the 2012's and thinking of getting a manual. It's the only way I can afford a TRD offroad. When test driving one I liked it but noticed the revs seem high on the freeway. I was hoping some 255/85/16's might help that. Anyone else have any input on the 6speed?
     
  13. Dec 6, 2011 at 12:52 PM
    #13
    gainman

    gainman Semper Fi

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    Member:
    #10185
    Messages:
    1,091
    Gender:
    Male
    SW Florida
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Sport Supercharged Manual
    Stuff
    6 speed is great aside from the mileage. makes the truck a blast to drive. when i test drove the auto i hated it. hated how it searched for gears and the long delay between the gear change reminded me of an auto civic or small car.

    personal preference.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2011 at 12:57 PM
    #14
    gainman

    gainman Semper Fi

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    Member:
    #10185
    Messages:
    1,091
    Gender:
    Male
    SW Florida
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Sport Supercharged Manual
    Stuff
    drove 3 different ones, all v6 and they all did the same thing. hated them.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2011 at 12:58 PM
    #15
    kirkofwimbo

    kirkofwimbo Say no to Bro

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    Member:
    #40338
    Messages:
    1,900
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Clayton
    Austin, TX
    Vehicle:
    '07 DCSB SR5 4x4
    It's got LSD man.....
    Love my auto. Drove a 5spd Civic and 5spd F-150 prior to the Taco, wanted a 6spd but couldn't find one, have no regrets with the Auto whatsoever
     
  16. Dec 6, 2011 at 1:23 PM
    #16
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Thats what it is to be a slave ...

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    36,890
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Huh ,

    never had this issue with my auto
     
  17. Dec 6, 2011 at 3:49 PM
    #17
    RedTaco2134

    RedTaco2134 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Member:
    #7324
    Messages:
    774
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Portland, Or
    Vehicle:
    08 Long Bed TRD Sport
    285/70/17 Goodyear BFG KM2's, Revtek 3" lift. TSB rear and Blistein 5100's http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3097063
    My buddy has a MT DCSB 4x4 33" KM2's, I have DCLB 33" KM2's and Honestly I think they are pretty close to the same. I get 20mpg's when I am fuel conscious, and he says he gets around 18mpg. so that is not too bad, go with the Auto unless you love to shift.
     
  18. Dec 6, 2011 at 5:11 PM
    #18
    crawldad

    crawldad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Member:
    #29503
    Messages:
    149
    Gender:
    Male
    Mesa, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD OR 4X4 Quicksand
    I had the TRD offroad but some lady t-boned me & it landed on the driver side skiding 20 feet totaling it.Now I need to relpace it. The Atrac & rear locker were awesome, plus they are warrantied. I plan on lifting it 3" with Cooper 255/85/16's & having Brandon @ Avid make me rock sliders again. Add some skids & I'll be good to go. The one thing that bothers me is the gas mileage. There are a couple 2011 TRD's w/auto I'm trying to get the dealer to come down on.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Sep 30, 2012 at 2:58 PM
    #19
    V5ioV

    V5ioV My drinking team has a wheeling problem

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Member:
    #87502
    Messages:
    6,165
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    V5ioV
    Out n 'bout
    Vehicle:
    '13 Pewp Water Slut
    King 2.5 Rem Resi Ext Travel w/comp adj w/700# springs, TC Uni-Ball UCAs, ARB/OME Dakar Leaf Springs w/ King 2.5 Rem Resi w/comp adj and custm eyelets, Stealth Custom Series F-5 Wheels wrapped on: 285/75/16 Fierce Attitudes, BORA 2.25 wheel spacers, GOODRIDGE extended Brake lines, Triple-6" Double Row LED Light Bars behind lower grill, ATFL MOD, TRD Ball Type Shift Knob, Husky WeatherBeater Floor Liners, 60'' HiLift Xtreme, 4xInnovations Bolt-On Sliders w/Kickout, Spring Hanger Skid, Custom BlackPipe Fabs CMC and custom FYL Bed Rack, CVT Mt. Shasta RTT, Trasharoo, 4xInnovations HiLift Bedside Mounts, 4xInnovations Front Skid Plate, TOYWERX Ghost Raptor thin-lip Satoshi Grill, RedLine Hood Struts, 4xInnovations Transmission Skid and T-Case Skid Plates, Wheelers Rear SuperBumps Bump Stops, All-Pro Off Road U-Bolt Flip Kit, UltraGauge, ARB OBA, Pelfreybilt HC rear Bumper, Rotopax system (Single Mounting Plate and Bed Rail Mounting Plate both with LOX handles.
    Give me the crapiest car ever…..but please give it to me stick!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. Sep 30, 2012 at 3:01 PM
    #20
    Highland Logan

    Highland Logan UBIQUE

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Member:
    #54752
    Messages:
    2,801
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2011 Black AC TRD Off Road w/ factory tow pkg
    Icon Stage 2 w/ overload left in, SPC LR UCA, 265/75 16 BFG KO2, front and rear Weathertech floor liners, OEM (Extang) solid fold tonneau, OEM bed mat, OEM front skid plate, OEM billet oil cap, "TOYOYA" tailgate decal
    So you like the stick then... not that's there anything wrong with that. Good on ya for speaking up! :p

    Frank
     
To Top