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complaints on gas mileage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by anonymous7, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Nov 5, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    anonymous7

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    I just went through about 3 threads, and all of them had something to do with the shitty gas mileage on our tacomas.

    Now, my first truck was a 2006 Dodge Dakota 4x2 completely standard MT and had a V8 with less than 10000 miles. That truck got about 14-15 MPG. So, i personally think the 17-20 i get in my tacoma is a million times better than that truck, and im sure you can compare it to other similar sized trucks and it will be about the same.

    I'd hope others are as happy as me with the gas mileage of the beast V6 we have in our trucks.

    I hope you individuals who are complaining didn't think you got a Prius.

    On a side note: One of those threads had someone with real fuel issues problems that sounds more like he got a lemon rather than just having poor gas mileage, and so, I hope you get that fixed.
     
  2. Nov 5, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    Just got through my first tank on gas in my new '10 DC 4x4. Most of the driving (80% or so) was 25 miles round trip at 70 mph on the interstate and I averaged 18.25 mpg. Sounds about right.
     
  3. Nov 5, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    X2 it's a truck what do people expect I have 33's and I'm happy with my 17-19MPG.

    Hell that's why my girl has a Prius if we need the MPG's we drive that.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    Snowman

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    I used to get about 12-14mpg in my old Ranger (4x4, reg cab, 4L V6) My Tacoma gets great milage (17-19mpg) in comparison.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    I'll be happy if I can get back to 17.

    After I put on my lift and 33s on my 4 banger std cab, my first fill up was 14mpg, and my second was 15!

    Now that the novelty has worn off, I'm trying to ease up on the skinny pedal and see if I can get a couple empeegees back.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    pauls2ndblessing

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    I think my mileage is a little low, I have an 06 v6 4x2, first fill up was 18.75 the second was 19.9. All stock though and I have a p0420 CEL so that could be affecting it as well. The CEL should be fixed next week along with an AFE pro dry s, and change to fully synth. oil.

    P
     
  7. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    HAHAHA, yeah, luckily we just had a daughter a few days ago and I've recently been driving like there's an egg under my pedal. Hopefully that gets me a couple MPG's.
     
  8. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    Pugga

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    I bought a Tacoma because I needed a pick-up, but the full size trucks were difficult to find parking for and maneuver in the city. The Tacoma was a good compromise, still hauls everything I need it to but is in a smaller package. I didn't buy a Tacoma for fuel efficiency but I think it's sad that it get the same mileage as my '04 Z71 Extended Cab. That was a much bigger truck and it had a V8...
     
  9. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    Well, with an after market cold air intake, your fuel/air ratio is going to be up, and thus you'll burn a little more fuel.


    I'm not going to try to fight this one, but that could be an ethanol deal, your v8 probably ran 100% fuel, our tacoma's now run 10% ethanol... lol. shitty, but tis the law. and we lose MPG's again... =[
     
  10. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    Should have clarified, I wasn't talking about back in 2004. This was back to back in 2007 when I traded in my Chevy for the Tacoma but, as time goes on, I'm sure ethanol isn't helping things... I get around 19 mpg's which, for a truck, is excellent in my opinion. But, I'm in the opposite boat as you guys who came from Rangers getting crap mileage. You guys went to a bigger, more powerful truck and are getting better mileage, I went to a smaller truck and am getting the same mileage.
    EDIT: I reread this and it sounds like I'm disappointed in my Tacoma. This is looking at fuel efficiency alone, when you factor in other things I like about the Tacoma, overall I'm a happy camper!
     
  11. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    maybe they shouldnt have bought a truck if they're worried about mileage
     
  12. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    If most of your driving was interstate, I'd think you'd be closer to 20MPG.


    FWIW, I don't love the gas mileage I get, but I knew I wasn't buying a vehicle for gas mileage when I decided on a truck... so I don't complain.
     
  13. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    i get about 17mpg with this winter blend. but it was rated 16/20 when i bought the truck. so if im getting around 17 with bigger tires and a flowmaster, i am happy.
     
  14. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    Even though I didn't by my truck for mileage, I have been dissappointed with my highway readings on getting at best 18.7 miles per gallon running 70 miles per hour. I do average out 16.5 miles per gallon....
     
  15. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    I agree, but if someone (OP) is going to ask how people feel about their mileage, people are going to give their opinions. Fact of it is, the gas mileage on a truck this size isn't great but there are obviously a lot of other good qualities or none of us would have bought Tacomas. It's a trade off when you buy a truck.
     
  16. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    I knew what I was getting when buying the tacoma or any of my trucks for that matter.
    MPG had little to do with my purchase.
    Not expecting the mileage of my Honda Civic.
    I do use the Honda when I care about mileage & do not need to use the truck to get there.
    Happy Camper here.
     
  17. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    Just because you have a truck doesn't mean that you automatically don't care about fuel mileage. Some people need a truck, but still want to save as much money as they can by getting the best possible fuel economy. Diesel trucks that haul/ tow across the country really care about their fuel economy because the better mileage they get, the more money they see in their pocket. Any full-size diesel or big rig, is way more of a "truck" than our Tacoma's....yet they still care about fuel economy.
     
  18. Nov 5, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    I bought a truck because I need a truck, and I still am concerned with gas milage. With 33's I can still manage 21mpg running on back roads around 45-50mph and I love it! I drop to about 19 on the highway going 65.

    Now I was in my gf's Excursion the other day with a V8.. getting 11mpg. I drove an F350 with a V10 getting 9mpg. If i wasn't worried about gas mileage I would be driving one of these. But for my purposes the Tacoma with the ability to hit 20mpg, haul over 1000lbs, and tow 5000lb boats is perfect!
     
  19. Nov 5, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    This was a big reason i brought this up, and the reason i compared it to my 2006 Dakota... it is the same size truck with the same power and the tacoma pulled way ahead in gas mileage and that i am happy with that gas mileage. Not because "oh, i got a truck, so i expect it to suck!"

    Yeah, in the beginning of the thread i compared it to a similar truck, and not a hybrid.
     
  20. Nov 5, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    I would have hoped so too. It's interstate in 11 mile stretches though (distance between home and work). I would assume the 20 MPG rating is nice, flat highway all at speed. MO isn't super-flat either, so there are some hills in my commute.
     
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