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Are you happy with your 2011 4 cylinder double cab?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by TOYPARTS, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    TOYPARTS

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    I am looking at the I4 Double cab prerunner, are you happy with yours. Do you wish you bought the V6 or even the V6 long bed? What double cab do you have? Base, prerunner double cab base or prerunner double cab sr5.
     
  2. Sep 14, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    bob3939

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    I have a SR5 Double Cab short bed. Plenty of power, and 19 MPG around town, 24 MPG highway.
     
  3. Sep 14, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    bolson

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    If you get a 4cylinder and upgrade to 265/75/16 tires your MPG will drop to 18mpg. According to peoples posts, a V6 will get ~18MPG with same tire size. Only get an I4 if you plan on keeping the 245s IMO.
     
  4. Sep 14, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    I purchased my speedway blue 2011 Prerunner SR-5 double cab back in December 2010. I had the I4 in my old access cab and thought it could also do the job in my new double cab. At first I was not convinced, but after a few hundred miles I was satisfied with the power and economy. I also routinely tow a small 5X7 trailer with a load weight sometimes exceeding 1000 lbs. I normally tow at highway speeds and the truck does well but if I push the truck to 80 MPH mileage will suffer declining to 17-18 from 20-21 MPG. I enjoy reading the V-6 and I4 views but for my needs I really find the I4 very rewarding and cost effective on the initial purchase price and operating cost. What a bargin for 2011!!!
     
  5. Sep 14, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    I got my 2.7 Double cab SR5 Prerunner about a week ago, the power is more than enough as a daily driver, haven't towed with it yet but it would definitely have enough pull for whatever light to medium duty load you want to haul. No indication of mileage so far, only on my second tank and not sure how much the dealer put in the first time.

    Overall it's a great truck, lots of space and storage compartments. You won't do wrong by getting one.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    Just make sure you test drive it, and don't expect it to be a rocket.

    It will get the job done, and the 2.7 is a bullet proof motor.
     
  7. Sep 14, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    I have the 2011 dblcab base mod. Is it the same i4 as in the sr5? What's the difference between base mod and the sr5
     
  8. Sep 14, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    Also it's a auto. And I seem to be getting about 27-29 mpg hwy. Is this average?
     
  9. Sep 19, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    glad i read this.
     
  10. Sep 19, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    I have a 2011 DC prerunner. Its a great truck and 2.7 is a large 4cyl. It will get up and go if needed. My only complaint is the cruise control, its garbage. If I had to tow I would buy the small V8 tundra. I like the 245's as well, they look good on the alloys.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    I got my 2011 2.7l DBL Cab pre-runner SR5 last week and so far I love it, i averaged a little over 22mpg on my first tank. My wife and I love how it drives and expect to take it on our next vacation over our 07 Altima.
     
  12. Sep 22, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    my 2.7 AC 4x4 went from actual calculated 22mpg to 20 mpg going from 245/75-16 to 265/75-16.

    i do not think my mileage has actually changed very much, if at all. before with the stock tires the speedo read from 3-5mph fast. now the speedo is dead on, compared to multiple GPS units.

    so, i was in actuality getting ~20mpg before, just the odometer was registering more mileage then actually going. :)
     
  13. Sep 22, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    I have had my 2011 double cab prerunner for about 8 months now --- Its honestly a great truck

    all stock i was getting about 380 miles to a tank - could have possible pulled 400 i believe

    now i have a 3 inch lift and 265/75/r16 bf goodrich all terrains on stock rims - now i get about 350 a tank max

    it can get a bit sluggish on steep hills - just push the gas a little and that engine picks up - if not i drop gear and it will take off

    i usually just go to work and back so the 4cyl is great - rarely do i need to speed

    the truck will go about 65 mph right at or slightly below 2k rpm range
     
  14. Sep 22, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    Speedo and ODO collect data from different sensors. Your new tires corrected your speedo, but your ODO is now displaying fewer miles than you are truly traveling.
     
  15. Oct 3, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    umm, afaik there is only one speed sensor. what is this other sensor you speak of? :sandwich:
     
  16. Oct 3, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    That was a mistake on my part. Both the ODO and the speedo collect data from the output shaft on the transmission via a magnetic sensor. This data is sent to the ECU and then to the gauge cluster. The ODO data is displayed directly with a digital signal, and is accurate. The speedo takes the digital signal (which is 100% accurate), and then converts it to an analog signal (the moving needle). The digital to analog conversion is where the error comes from. Manufacturers allow the speedo to read a few MPH fast to keep you from getting tickets and suing them.
     
  17. Feb 23, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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    My 2007 has the same problem. What sucks is you lose out on your warranty. If I only travel 57MPH when the Speedo is ready 60MPH, then you are losing 1800 miles on your warranty.


    On another note - I didn't see a manual transmission on the double cab I4?? Did I see that right? I have an I4 SR5 Access Cab (2007) and the 5 speed is PERFECT for this engine. You can hold 1st and 2nd longer to get more torque on the go. I'm wondering about that Automatic. If they offer a 5 speed - I may be looking at a new truck in the next 6 months :D





     
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    My speedometer is off my than the odometer. The speedometer is off 5% and the odometer is off about 1.5%. At 60 indicated its 57 real MPH -77 indicated is 73. Have measured the odometer over 100 miles of interstate markers several times and its always the same figure.
     
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