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Bad MPG?!?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by VtotheZ, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Jun 22, 2013 at 12:23 AM
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    VtotheZ

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    I have a brand new 2013 TRD sport DCLB. Just calculated my mpg after about 800 miles and my average is 13.9mpg :(

    Mostly city driving but really?!?

    Any ideas? I drive like a granny too...
     
  2. Jun 22, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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    Justus

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    its gunna get better once broken in..........or so its said.
    I never pay much attention....... I get approx 320-345 per tank without the light coming on

    and I drive ur complete opposite.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2013 at 12:46 AM
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    RearViewMirror

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    Dunno man.... I'm really glad that I've got a 2011. I have seen a bunch of threads about bad MPG out of the 12-13 trucks. I've been averaging 22-23 consistently although I'm like you and drive like a grandpa.




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  4. Jun 22, 2013 at 12:50 AM
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    Bishop2Queens6

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    City driving kills it, especially in SoCal.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2013 at 2:32 AM
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    My 2013 has, so far ( on my third tank) averaged almost 17mpg, pretty much entirely city driving.
     
  6. Jun 22, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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    Hang in there, it will get better as the truck breaks in. My first couple of tanks were awful, but now I get from 15 to 21 mpg (US gals) pretty consistently, with most tanks being around 20. Stay below 2500 rpm and 65 mph to get near 20 mpg. Mileage takes a serious nosedive if I go faster.
     
  7. Jun 22, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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    That sounds about right for brand new with Ethanol gas and city driving. It should slowly get better.

    I started out new at 15 to 16 with mixed driving and am getting 17 to 18 on Summer gas now. All 91 Octane Premium with no Ethanol though. I don't have a light foot either.

    https://www.fuelly.com/driver/p9hst2/tacoma/fuelchart
     
  8. Jun 22, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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    My 1st tank in my 13 I got 14 mpg. 2nd tank 18.5, 3rd 20.5.
     
  9. Jun 22, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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    texascolt45

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    my 09 never really got what i expected.i think sitting high and the size of the truck just makes it the nature of the beast.i might have got a tundra if i had known they got this mpg.my 4 cylinder 5 speed access cab barely makes 20 and its usualy 19 ish.
     
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  10. Jun 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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    I'm averaging 19 in an 06. I have a heavy foot and drive 75-80 everyday to and from work (60 miles one way).
     
  11. Jun 22, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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    This is good mpg for a truck
     
  12. Jun 22, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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    I'm happy to see 15+ mpg! ;) I did not buy a truck for economy. That's a Prius or Yaris. I do get 20+ on the highway at 5 mph over and cruise control....
     
  13. Jun 23, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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    Yea I'm thinking everyone doesn't buy a truck for fuel economy duh?! :rolleyes: But I should at least get what is advertised on the sticker don't you think? Especially considering I baby the thing. Lets hope it goes up after a break in period.
     
  14. Dec 1, 2014 at 6:57 AM
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    Ihave a 2013 crewcab tacoma, v-6 also. my mileage went to 12-14 after 26,000 miles. i went to dealer and i was told since there was no codes there was nothing wrong with it.
     
  15. Dec 1, 2014 at 6:58 AM
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    i know have 82,000 with regular service and im still getting 12-14 mpg, Toyota's stance has been if there is no code, there is not a problem.
     
  16. Dec 1, 2014 at 7:00 AM
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    Best 22.39MPG Worst 18.2mpg(that tank was holiday traffic driving this weekend)

    My average is 20.2 out of 5 tanks.

    75% highway 24% country roads 55 and under, 1% "city"
     
  17. Dec 1, 2014 at 7:04 AM
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    At least you guys get good gas prices in the US... here in quebec im doing about 520km (320miles) per tank (driving like a granny) and it cost me about 110$ per tank.
     
  18. Dec 1, 2014 at 7:06 AM
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    OP, I assume your truck is bone stock? It will get slowly better but all trucks are different, and keep in mind, if you lift and get big tires expect a huge drop. I average 10-12, mostly city driving on 6" of lift running 35's.
     
  19. Dec 1, 2014 at 7:08 AM
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    This is true, here in Houston we are down to $2.29/gallon at some places. I just filled up for under $40 for the first time in a while.
     
  20. Dec 1, 2014 at 7:09 AM
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    moondeath

    moondeath Plenty of slaves for my robot colony?

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    Are you calculating the correct way. Fill a tank and reset odometer. Drive until next fill. Fill tank and record gallons. Divide mileage into gallons filled. That's the most accurate way.

    I consistently get 22 highway since I bought it new. My mileage has never changed. City is probably closer to 16-17.
     
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