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

Gas Milage Chart 2010 Double Cab V6

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by harpolith, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Jan 23, 2012 at 10:55 PM
    #1
    harpolith

    harpolith [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Member:
    #23469
    Messages:
    604
    Gender:
    Male
    Western SD
    Vehicle:
    2014 SR5 Double Cab 4x4
    i've since upgraded to a 2012, but wanted to share my milage chart from the 2010 that i had. i kept track of milage on every fill up that i made. in general, the peaks correspond to highway driving, the valleys correspond to city driving. this represents roughly a year and three months of driving beginining in july 2010, ending in october 2011, starting at 0 miles and ending at ~30,000 miles. the general "trough" between fill up number 25 and 45 were winter months in SD, december through march. there was a marked decrease in milage during the winter months, clearly visible on the chart. and you can see that the second summer shows a slight but overall increase in milage, assumbably due to engine break-in. MPG is on the left side, the bottom numbers are just the fill up number (first tank #1, last tank #89).

    2010 tacoma milage chart.JPG
     
  2. Jan 24, 2012 at 3:05 AM
    #2
    MikeyLikesIt

    MikeyLikesIt Supercharged Mileage Master

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Member:
    #60053
    Messages:
    334
    Gender:
    Male
    Very interesting. It's nice to see enough data to go over a few years and to see the patterns. I am hoping to have the same someday.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2012 at 3:19 AM
    #3
    Taco-NB

    Taco-NB MMMMM Taco's

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Member:
    #16662
    Messages:
    1,750
    Gender:
    Male
    New Brunswick
    Vehicle:
    '09 4X4 SR5 Access Cab V6 - Black Sand Pearl
    Wow. Interesting!
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:12 AM
    #4
    Tacologist

    Tacologist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Member:
    #46495
    Messages:
    173
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bob
    Tenessee
    Vehicle:
    05 Double Cab Shortbed
    Rear leaf suspension. Home done tailgate re-inforcement.
    Keeping track of gas mileage on a fill by fill basis is a good way to check up on the overall health of the truck. If it falls off FAST, you should start looking for problems like plugs, sensors, and even tire air pressure.
     
    harpolith likes this.
  5. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:17 AM
    #5
    Burns

    Burns Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Member:
    #1871
    Messages:
    3,668
    Gender:
    Male
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    Truck is Sold
    :rofl:


    I obsess over miles per gallon too, I have issues. :anonymous:
     
  6. Jan 24, 2012 at 8:12 AM
    #6
    Faryota

    Faryota Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Member:
    #30291
    Messages:
    564
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mic
    Ridgefield, WA.
    Vehicle:
    13, 4x4, long bed, Sport, Debad
    6" BDS lift in front, warn winch, AFE cold air intake & exhaust, Body Armor Rear bumper, Tuffy in bed storage box, DZ bed mat, ARB front bumper & Warn winch w/light kit, Husky floor mats, dash mat,
    I keep pretty good track of my mileage too....well maybe not that good....
     
  7. Jan 24, 2012 at 12:28 PM
    #7
    harpolith

    harpolith [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Member:
    #23469
    Messages:
    604
    Gender:
    Male
    Western SD
    Vehicle:
    2014 SR5 Double Cab 4x4
    yeah, i have a problem, too. my girlfriend rolls her eyes every time i fill up the tank and get my little notepad out.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2012 at 2:03 PM
    #8
    Jere

    Jere Outdoorsman

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Member:
    #38814
    Messages:
    234
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Chester County, PA
    Vehicle:
    '10 Access SR5 4x4 4cyl
    I've got a similar graph for my 2010 Access cab, but mine is on my iPhone where a handy little app takes my fill gallons, miles and $ and turns it in to one of these. Also, unfortunately shares a $/gallon graph if I am interested, but that's going no where but up.

    Here in this section of PA on top of the generaly less efficient burn of any gas during the winter, our legislature has deemed we ought to have oxygenated gas. Gas refiners love them, they give is poorer gas, and charge us more for the inconvenience of doing it.
     
  9. Jan 25, 2012 at 8:04 AM
    #9
    teamfast

    teamfast Get busy living, or get busy dying.

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Member:
    #39840
    Messages:
    837
    Gender:
    Male
    Petawawa, Ontario
    Vehicle:
    2010 DCLB
    In channel vent visors, Leer 550 Tonneau cover, weather tech digi fit liners, Viper 5901 remote start/security, 2" fr spacer, 3" TC AAL, BFG AT TKO 275 70 17 All Pro Front IFS Skid, Trans skid & TC skid, 12" roof mounted flip down dvd player.
    What configuration was your old truck?
     
  10. Jan 25, 2012 at 8:32 AM
    #10
    harpolith

    harpolith [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Member:
    #23469
    Messages:
    604
    Gender:
    Male
    Western SD
    Vehicle:
    2014 SR5 Double Cab 4x4
    i assume that question is for me... it was a 2010 DC V6 4wd SR5 auto.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2012 at 8:34 AM
    #11
    harpolith

    harpolith [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Member:
    #23469
    Messages:
    604
    Gender:
    Male
    Western SD
    Vehicle:
    2014 SR5 Double Cab 4x4
    you know, this just occurred to me... some of the "winter driving" i spoke of between fill ups 25 and 45... i was likely driving in 4wd some of them time. also need to consider that fact when looking at the "winter trough" on the graph.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2012 at 8:36 AM
    #12
    harpolith

    harpolith [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Member:
    #23469
    Messages:
    604
    Gender:
    Male
    Western SD
    Vehicle:
    2014 SR5 Double Cab 4x4
    i'm guessing those two tanks at 13/14 mpg were very cold periods with snow, and i was likely using 4wd off and on.
     
  13. Jan 25, 2012 at 8:40 AM
    #13
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    23,940
    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
    That will do it .
     
  14. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM
    #14
    harpolith

    harpolith [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Member:
    #23469
    Messages:
    604
    Gender:
    Male
    Western SD
    Vehicle:
    2014 SR5 Double Cab 4x4
    this just occurred to me... i suppose the winter gas blends could also be affecting the winter gas milage. hadn't considered that before- just thought it was the cold temps.
     
  15. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM
    #15
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    23,940
    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
    Of course
     
  16. Jan 29, 2012 at 8:13 PM
    #16
    harpolith

    harpolith [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Member:
    #23469
    Messages:
    604
    Gender:
    Male
    Western SD
    Vehicle:
    2014 SR5 Double Cab 4x4
    what is it exactly with the winter blend that decreases milage? and why do 'they' do it?
     
  17. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:07 PM
    #17
    fortyniner

    fortyniner Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Member:
    #40812
    Messages:
    42
    Gender:
    Male
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    08 tacoma 4x4
    I also usually check my millage on fill-ups although I don't write it down. I usually average between 17 and 20 mph depending on what kind of driving I do. I also think it's a good way to keep track of the general condition of the truck.
     
  18. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:59 AM
    #18
    ShawnR

    ShawnR Roads?? We don't need no stinkin' roads...

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Member:
    #43209
    Messages:
    245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Shawn
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    10 Taco TRD OR access cab
    PIAA driving lights,Pioneer AVH-P3300BT stereo with HD radio and Axxess steering wheel control adapter,rearview mirror mod,ReTrax rolling cover,Demello front bumper,WeatherTech,10 inch woofer,500 watt amp,CB in armrest, heated Wet Okole seat covers,Spidertrax spacers, ARB twin compressor,Ikon 10,500lb wireless winch,A-pillar RAM mount,Pull-Pal,electric locking tailgate
    In the Winter months, smog is more likely to form in the cities. The cities, to control the smog, and to keep the EPA from imposing harsher regulations on them, enforce that ethanol be added to the gasoline mix. Ethanol is an alcohol that burns, but it has less energy per gallon than regular octane. This lowers the smog, but lowers your miles per gallon.
    As far as gasoline 'octane', octane is one of many hydrocarbons that the refiners use to make gasoline. There is methane, heptane, etc... In a perfect scenario, 100 octane means that the gasoline is made from 100% octane, and octane is much more resistant to detonation than other hydrocarbons.
    What really takes a bite out of our mileage is the combination of the ethanol, cold weather driving that keeps the choke on longer, which makes the fuel/air mixture richer, driving in the snow/mud/wet which increases the resisting friction, and the fact that Toyota de-tunes their engines and keeps the fuel/air mixture high to maintain longer engine life.
     
    harpolith likes this.
  19. Jan 30, 2012 at 10:41 AM
    #19
    Gincoma

    Gincoma Special Edition Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Member:
    #46179
    Messages:
    1,804
    Gender:
    Male
    Salt Lake City UT
    Vehicle:
    RIPieces 2005 Tacoma, adios 2011 :'(
    Factory Monster Truck Package with reverse gear.
    explains why our Shell gas station got ethanol in December...the gas usually has NO ethanol at that Shell station.
     
  20. Jan 30, 2012 at 11:12 AM
    #20
    Oysterhead

    Oysterhead Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Member:
    #58878
    Messages:
    138
    Gender:
    Male
    Nashville
    Vehicle:
    '10 TRD OR
    Kings are king
    what was the 30k mile average mpg?
     
To Top