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how many miles does your 4 banger get on one full tank??

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 04prerunner, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Feb 15, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Except stop signs and traffic signals offset that savings and end up hurting more than the reduced speed helps.

    Best to just stay in the right lane on the highway and keep it a bit below the limit. 55-65 (indicated) seems to be the sweet spot.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2013 at 7:30 AM
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    I just got my L4 Tacoma. After 3 fill ups I'm averaging 21.3. It's a 5 speed 4x4 reg cab. I bought an ultra gauge and have gotten up to 23.6 for an average (on the ultra gauge). I have a fuelly account but I don't know how to put it in my posts.[
     
  3. Feb 16, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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    You are right of course that lights/stops hurt. However, I was able to take the family down to Myrtle Beach last April taking interstates the whole way down. On the ride back, I took the state highways (with lights in the urban areas) but where the speed limit was 10 MPHs on average lower. The trip back yielded better mpgs even with the urban area lights. For the most part, you can get a decent pace set up and only hit a third or so of the lights (guestimate on my part). MPGs went up by 4 in the MDX (about 15%). But to your point, you need to know the ins/outs of the alternate route. A steady foot and lower highway speeds might be the better choice.

    PS - For a good part of the ride back (to for that matter) I drove off-peak; early morning driving while the traffic was minimal and lights tend to stay green longer on the main road.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2013 at 3:02 PM
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    Rich91710

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    You are not going to have the Ultragauge properly calibrated after only 3 fill ups.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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    EatMyTacomaDust

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    410 miles on one tank.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    ChrisGralnic

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    Previous owner used to haul heavy loads, so he put an AAL on it and TRD front suspension with a lift and custom rear suspension for added weight capacity. I recently installed a tow package (Curt with lifetime warranty) So i will definitely see what this thing can handle as far as weight goes.
    I got as much as 487 on my 2006 prerunner with a manual transmission. Using whatever kind of gas the dealership used. Never use valero for your truck. My truck went through it twice as fast as any other gasoline for some reason.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2014 at 11:12 PM
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    I NEVER get less than 400 miles out of a tank. Though I push it a little. The low fuel light comes on when you have 4 or 5 gallons left (2nd gens.) Anyway, I have pushed it to nearly 500 miles before. And i put 20.5 gallons in it at fill up, so I was Real close to running out. My truck is a bone stock '06, 2.7 liter, manual, base model, single cab. And I run full synthetic everywhere, which makes a small difference. But the biggest thing is driving habits. I can tell when I've been driving fast by my mileage. Usually I try to keep it under 2500 rpm, and It throw 'er in neutral and coast up to lights, stop signs, etc whenever possible.
     
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  8. Mar 11, 2014 at 7:37 PM
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    Bingo.

    While my average is mid-24, even at that, 24.5 at 20 gallons is 490 miles.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2014 at 7:44 PM
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    I run a very consistent 22.5 mpg. I don't know what that works out to per tank, but I'm pretty happy with it.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2014 at 3:15 PM
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    I was doing about 80mph on the highway to Detroit and it was super windy out. got around 17-18mpg. typically I drive about 60-65mph and do a lot better. but that 4cyl was running close to 3000rpm and that hurt a lot. I try to keep it under 2500
     
  11. Mar 17, 2014 at 8:25 PM
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    All city driving, WOT high into the rpms most of the time.. 16mpg +/-a few :(
     
  12. Mar 17, 2014 at 8:35 PM
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    I averaged 21.6mpg last weekend roundtrip from Minneapolis to Chicago. I has cruise control set at 72mph. I'm going to run it again the weekend with seafoam in the tank to clean things up. We'll see what that does.
     
  13. Apr 17, 2014 at 5:34 PM
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    2014 regular cab 2wd auto 4 cylinder. Only my second fill up, and I got 425 miles before the light came on. Happy with the mileage so far.
     
  14. Apr 21, 2014 at 11:13 AM
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    2007 Base /w 2.7 engine and auto. I am pushing around a full bed cap, which is 4-5" higher than the cab, and also a full ladder roof rack which extends forward over the cab. I generally have a fair amount of weight in the truck - most of 1000 lbs. I would guess. Mobil 1 oil, 235R75-15 Michelin tires. Get about 18-19 mpg on average. 3-4 less if I am hurrying on the interstates. <g>
     
  15. Apr 21, 2014 at 2:55 PM
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    2014 4x4 4 tanks of gas so far. It gets btween 21.0 and 21.7
     
  16. Apr 22, 2014 at 5:20 AM
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    I used to have a 2013 Corolla which got about 29-30 mpg. I traded it in on a 2014 Corolla Eco with that no-gears transmission.

    Well; the 2014 is much faster, much quicker, AND gets close to 40 mpg.

    How the hell did Toyota manage That trick? <g>
     
  17. Feb 6, 2015 at 5:28 AM
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    been few yrs and 10k since my last post and my local/city type 4cyl4x mpg has improved from a disapointing initial 17,18 to about 20,21 so not too shabby.
     
  18. Feb 6, 2015 at 5:31 AM
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    Can't beat the flats of Erie for mpg
     
  19. Feb 6, 2015 at 7:30 AM
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    You'll see around 110,000 miles tracked on 3 2.7L 5 speed reg cab Tacos since 2008.

    I think about filling around 375 normally. I've gone 460-475ish a couple times and still had a few gallons left, but I don't like running it so low, since the fuel is also the coolant/lube for the fuel pump.
     
  20. Feb 6, 2015 at 7:33 AM
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