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How many mpg for my 03 Tacoma TRD 6 cyl

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by seanmichaels, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Jan 20, 2011 at 6:29 AM
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    seanmichaels

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    Surprisingly I did not see this in my manual. Where would I find this?
     
  2. Jan 20, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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    tacomakid96

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    You'll see gas mileage between 17 and low 20's for miles per gallon
     
  3. Jan 20, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    IIRC the new car window stickers for the v6s said 16-19 mpg for the manual and 17-20 mpg for the auto. YMMV
     
  4. Jan 20, 2011 at 8:12 AM
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    ^Really? This would be the first case that I have seen a manual being rated lower than an auto.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    At the time I remember being a little surprised by that too. But what I recall is my '98 xc v6 manual was rated at 16-19 and I think that held all the way through the '04 model for the 3.4L in xc 4x4 Tacomas.

    I'm betting that someone on here can produce documentation that clarifies this question.
     
  6. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    a little happier to see those numbers (see my fuelly below)


    but how are some guys getting 20+ in the V6?
     
  7. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    I'm hovering around 16mpg gallon this winter. In the summer I was round 18.5mpg. The colder weather and heavier tires put a dent in my mileage.
     
  8. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    I'll pull out my sticker when I get home
     
  9. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    On the highway, you can average that. I get 18mpg combined.
     
  10. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    Mileage varies based on a number of factors, For me my mileage hovered around 12 because of my lead foot... If you're carrying alot of extra weight it may make a difference as well. I've heard that lifting the truck kills it too, but I didn't notice a difference til I added the wheel spacers.
     
  11. Jan 20, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    I get 18 combined and 20 for highway and my truck has gotten that since I bought it.
     
  12. Jan 20, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    when i bought the truck the first drive was brining it home on the highway (although very hilly) and i got aroun 19.5mpg

    now (basically all city i only get around 16-16.5
     
  13. Jan 20, 2011 at 2:01 PM
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    Tune up, there is a reason that it dropped gas mileage.
     
  14. Jan 20, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    no it was all highway, now i do 99% city or very hilly/steep highway

    i do have new plugs to swap in....what else should i do?

    fuel filter is done, air filter is good
     
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    I was at 19-21mpg pretty regularly until I went with bigger tires... Now I'm at around 16-18 regularly. I'm running a 3.4 in Auto & 4x4 DBL...
     
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    3.4L with K&N Intake, Flowmaster Muffler, Tires are 285/75-16
    Mostly highway daily, but a little stop & go for about 5 miles through town on my way home from work..
    I use an app called Gas Cubby on my phone.. type in the mileage/gallons/cost at each fill up, and it gives me a list of each fill up with my MPG and all.. then I can view charts like the one above, or graphs.. and it also lets you keep record of maintenance and it will remind you when an oil change or any other maintenance is due.. great app!
     
  17. Jan 22, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    ^ I like! nicely done
     
  18. Jan 22, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    Scanguage shows a massive change in mileage after warm up. Depending upon your situation, you may get very fast payback on some type of block heater.
     
  19. Jan 22, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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  20. Jan 22, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    No matter what "facts" they give you, you can change the equation. A lot of fuel consumption is operator habits. MPG can also be affected by hardware and the environment.

    You can educate yourself to help increase your mileage with sites like this:

    http://ecomodder.com/


    Great people.
     
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