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how the heck did they get this kind of mpg's?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacomaPrime, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Dec 19, 2011 at 5:43 AM
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    TacomaPrime

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  2. Dec 19, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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  3. Dec 19, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    0BlackTaco6

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    i find i can get pretty close to that in the warmer months. When it comes to winter my mpg's drop quite a bit. And its not just from sitting there warming up the truck because i very rarely do that. My neighbor has a tacoma as well and before i got mine he always said that his mileage drops when it gets colder out.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    I don't think I've ever got into the 20mpg range. Then again, I don't really try to either.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    krimson

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    I used to get that kind of MPG's.......
     
  6. Dec 19, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    When I drove out to college, 1800 miles, I was averaging 20 mph. Then again that was in new Mexico and Oklahoma where it's completely flat with no hills.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    that must have been a really loooong drive at that speed
     
  8. Dec 19, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    90 hours!! wow. ;)
     
  9. Dec 19, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    I'm getting nearly what they observed. Check my Fuelly link.
     
  10. Dec 19, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    I get that combined average with my 2.7, but nowhere over 24 on the highway, probably because of the wind out here in Wyoming, I run premium gas though and have noticed better mileage numbers at the pump than regular, even with winter mix gas.
    Those guys were not driving that truck right if they made a V6 get that good of mileage on the road! Maybe if they drafted off big rigs, and stayed under 65mph perhaps...
     
  11. Dec 19, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    Look where they live.Flat land.Hilly areas cut you back a lot.
     
  12. Dec 19, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    Winds play a big role too in mpg. Same temperature on the same stretch of highway I can get approx 10l/100km on a non-windy day, then 11-12l/100km with normal speed winds
     
  13. Dec 19, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    MikeyLikesIt

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    I haven't been on a highway trip yet, but my combined city and highway is over 20 at the moment. But the winter gas might be dropping that below 20 before spring.
     
  14. Dec 19, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    yeah, I'm down to 15.5 now ave, mostly around town & a short commute, expect the winter gas to drop it a bit more

    it was maybe 1 mpg better before the BFG's went on
     
  15. Dec 20, 2011 at 5:11 AM
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    The best I've gotten was 24.6 on a 400 mile drive in the hills, 55-60 MPH.
    My typical combined mileage is 18-19 MPG.

    I played with it recently and did a route on the interstate at 60 MPH and got 24. Taking the same route at 70 dropped me to 20 MPG.
     
  16. Dec 20, 2011 at 5:48 AM
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    I guess if I drove like a little old lady I might see my mpg go above 17mpg. :devil:
     
  17. Dec 20, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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    It looks like NW NJ so it should be possible. Flat and hwy speeds probably around 55 and I would believe it. I can get ~21 in PA with 65mph speeds, I am guessing I will get more in the summer.
     
  18. Dec 20, 2011 at 6:20 AM
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    whenever my old man takes my truck on trips to maine he calls me to tell me he gets 19 or 20mpg every time! i get about 17mpg, oh well i lust like being sideways
     
  19. Dec 20, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    I just drive normally, and don't speed. No real city driving, I have to drive about an hour to find a stop light.
     
  20. Dec 20, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    i wonder if mpgomatic really got 24 mpg with the supercharger.
     
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