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I’m getting 15 MPG average? Truck 2 days old

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Myriad, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Apr 7, 2021 at 7:12 AM
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    Xplosiv

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    Looks like my great grandmas 1989 mercury grand marquis
     
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    One of the most often overlooked mileage determiners is driving technique. Some folks driving the same vehicle over the same route will get 20 others 11.

    Improving mileage can be as simple as educating your right foot.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2021 at 7:23 AM
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    I work at a tire plant, not really sure how we go about warrantying our tires. Probably more trouble than what we pay for new ones.
     
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    That there is the finest wood veneer you can buy from CARiD. I asked last time he posted a pic
     
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  5. Apr 7, 2021 at 7:36 AM
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    Ah yes. MPGs, almost forgot what that was.
     
  6. Apr 7, 2021 at 7:47 AM
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    Mine has been getting 17-19 in around town driving. For me that's some city stop and go and some back roads with no traffic lights. I've seen as high as 23mpg but that was after about the first 1000 miles. I still have the stock 245/75R16 toyo A31 tires that come stock on the SR5 too.

    You should go easy on it and brake and accelerate smoothly during the break in which I think the manual says is about 1000 miles.
    It's a truck not a Prius. Got to have reasonable expatiations. I came from a Jeep Liberty diesel that got only slightly better mpg at the higher cost of fuel so the Tacoma is about the same for me.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2021 at 8:12 AM
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    It was actually no different than purchasing. Discount Tire took care of everything. They put the miles I had on the computer and it auto calculated the credit, applied into bill. Very nice process.
     
  8. Apr 7, 2021 at 8:36 AM
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    Work in progress...
    Did they start making the gas tanks smaller on these things? 15 mpg x 20ish gallons = around 300 miles. Somehow you went through 2 tanks of gas in 200 miles while getting 15 mpg?
     
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    Average for me. I dont really have a commute and most of my driving is around town. I had a similar experience in my previous vehicle, getting about 15mpg. At least the tacoma has a bigger tank lol.
     
  10. Apr 7, 2021 at 8:42 AM
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    Work in progress...
    My screw up, I was reading Hairless's post and confused it with the OP's.
     
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    According to fuelly:

    MPG.jpg
     
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    No such thing as low/high mpg truck. Just low/high mpg driver. This man drives like a grandpa. Don't believe me? Just take a look at the veneer on his dashboard.
     
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    Mine is 10 days old today with 291 miles on the odo. Average MPG is ~21.5 using Cali ethanol-blended gas.
    I drive like a gramma! :turtleride:
     
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  14. Apr 7, 2021 at 8:48 AM
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    so you get 500-550 miles per tank?
     
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    Im pretty sure mine idling in the driveway for 10 minutes every morning doesnt help the mpg gauge on the cluster lol.
     
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    Was gonna ask Minnesota to warm up but saw Texas. Must be trying to not be in burning hell.
     
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    Nah I just have a short commute and jump into 75+mph traffic the half a mile from my house. Dont like doing that on a cold engine.
     
  18. Apr 7, 2021 at 9:01 AM
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    Anything over 65-70 results in a sharp decline in MPGs. If you're a left lane camper/racer, you're gonna be filling a Tacoma often. Not as bad, but these trucks are kind of like Jeep ownership- you have to like them enough to overcome it's shortcomings. It simply isn't a road or touring car.
     
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    15 mpg sounds about right.
     
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  20. Apr 7, 2021 at 9:20 AM
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    34's with 3" lift. I cant imagine 35s with 6" lift.

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