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A positive comment regarding MPG

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JTDTacoma, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Jun 4, 2008 at 9:36 AM
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    JTDTacoma

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    My 08 V6 4WD Double Cab Auto (I imagine the lowest MPG of all stock Tacomas) averages 18mpg City/Highway

    My 01 Audi A4 2.8 quattro that I traded in averaged 19mpg and didn't have a bed in the back! Although I may have driven it a tad harder.

    Just a thought I wanted to share :)
     
  2. Jun 4, 2008 at 10:01 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    how many grandkids do you have? :p

    That's pretty good mileage. How much highway and how fast on the highway?

    I average about 15 mpg with about 95% city driving.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2008 at 10:12 AM
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    Demoncleaner

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    Thats a good point, many cars and SUVs dont do any better on gas.

    On the same token, my neighbor has a Jeep Liberty 3.7L V6, our commutes are almost same, just a few blocks apart to work. 24 mi r/t though rural hilly roads, and one stop light.

    I'm averaging 19.5 mpg, he gets 17-18. Same goes for most V6 Xterras, Explorers, Jeep GC, Suzuki XL7's, Chevy trailblazers.

    You get decent mileage when you consider all the utility you get.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2008 at 10:43 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    Hell, I am averaging 19 in town, and I got 22 on the highway yesterday! :D
     
  5. Jun 4, 2008 at 12:50 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    Just over 1600 miles trip,95% hwy.21+mpg.I could do better keeping it under 65.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2008 at 12:52 PM
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    sawdust

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    My last couple of tanks, as the weather warmed and I crossed 7500 miles, I saw 100% in-town driving getting 20 MPG.

    Yes, there's an egg under my accelerator. Don't try to convince me otherwise.
     
  7. Jun 4, 2008 at 1:09 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The worst tank I got when off roading and beating it like a mule, was 15.1 mpg. Im getting 18.5-20.5 mpg mixed. :)
     
  8. Jun 4, 2008 at 1:46 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    I'm getting 20mpg now with my AFE Pro Dry filter! :D And that's climbing up over a mountain range each day, city traffic for a few blocks to get to work, school buses, and a several stops.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2008 at 1:57 PM
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    mainerinexile

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    Although I wish that Toyota hadn't upsized the 05-08 Tacoma into a Tundra, the gas mileage isn't that bad for the many people who need trucks. My '08 MT 4 cyl 4WD Access cab has consisrently gotten 24 mpg in-town, and I've gotten as much as 28 mpg on trips. These are real gas fill-up calculations, not short-term readouts on a Scangauge.

    Admittedly, I am driving more conservatively lately. Shift at 2000 rpm, coast to red lights, drive the speed limit, 35 psi in tires. Next I will go to synthetic oil and trans fluid to do even better on mileage. We can all easily beat EPA mileage projections.
     
  10. Jun 4, 2008 at 2:25 PM
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    bigguy78619

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    AWD cars have bad MPG its a quattro...my brother has a wrx subaru and i got better MPGs than him:p
     
  11. Jun 4, 2008 at 2:43 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    A WRX also has a smaller engine putting out more hp right? (4cyl, 300hp?) That's bound to eat more gas. Plus the turbo needing high octane.
     
  12. Jun 4, 2008 at 2:50 PM
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    its only a few mpgs difference, and yes it more ponies and actually the turbo is designed to help out the mpg instead of making it worst.
     
  13. Jun 4, 2008 at 3:06 PM
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    NH95

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    I get better mileage than my girlfriend does with her 99 Outback around town but the Subie wins on the highway cuz its got CC. Me 18/24 Her 16/28...but the Subie runs like crap.
     
  14. Jun 4, 2008 at 3:10 PM
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    91r100gs

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    My Taco has got 25 MPG on every tank so far. My 4 cyl 2005 Honda Accord averaged 27, so it is pretty close. Close enough for my wallet, Plus I get to shift.:bananadance:
     
  15. Jun 4, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    I honestly don't think it's that bad. 18 city/23 hwy for me. I can't complain and, once I get that AFE filter I'm hoping to see more.
     
  16. Jun 4, 2008 at 7:32 PM
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    These are some great numbers for sure and positive feedback for us all.
     
  17. Jun 4, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    Wow, my wife wants an outback for christmas and was telling me how good on gas they are. 16/28.....guess its better than my 16/20 (according to my sticker).
     
  18. Jun 5, 2008 at 8:51 AM
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    I'm pleased to report that I just got the best mileage yet out of my DC 4x4.....My last tank showed me 20.91 mpg with about 60% highway,40% city driving.:)
     
  19. Jun 5, 2008 at 9:44 AM
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    hondabuster

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    I traded in a Silverado, extended cab, to get my reg cab 2wd, and have been happy ever since. I dont drive like a maniac,however theres noone beating me off the line. So far I havent had any trips, so just the intown, mostly freeway driving has been 23 to 25 mpg. I think I made a good decision to trade. Lost a ton on the Silverado, but Im willing to bet, if I tried to do it again, they either wouldnt take the chevy, or they would beat me up even more than they did. For those who are curious....I got 1/2 of nada wholesale for the truck.:eek: It was an eyeopener, but Itll only get worse, so I bit the bullet and did it. The truck was stiill on the dealers lot today, when I went to pick up the bedrings.
     
  20. Jun 5, 2008 at 9:49 AM
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    Recently took a 1300 mile trip to NC and back, avg. 24.9. Normally get 22, mostly back road driving and < 45mph with only couple of stop lights.
     
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