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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 8:40 PM
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    jowybyo

    jowybyo Mobtown Offroad

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    Maybe it’s just the way you drive. In my wife’s 4runner, she averages about 16mpg. On the same drive I can easily average 22.5mpg.
     
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  2. Apr 7, 2021 at 10:51 PM
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    Lucky! All I have is tires and I'm averaging 13-14 city.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2021 at 11:21 PM
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    I recently achieved 22MPG! 35-40 MPH for 100 miles on a no stop light backroad. Freaking amazing. 16MPG driving like a normal person on the highway at 72-75MPH. I love this truck and I could afford to drive it even if it got 1MPG on the highway, but it’s about principal. A mid-sized truck this side of 1990 with a modern pea sized V6 should get better gas mileage.
     
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  4. Apr 7, 2021 at 11:58 PM
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    So fake! just look at the shadows.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2021 at 12:20 AM
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    9k miles here and I get average 21mpg. I'm stock with no tune or anything yet.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2021 at 1:09 AM
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    6k miles and most drives I average 20mpg, more if I’m on the hwy...

    Best tank I’ve had was 24 mpg for the whole tank.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2021 at 5:27 AM
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    As far as driving combination of city, local back roads, and highways when speeds are under 60 mph when you have these automatics, a lot depends how these transmissions learned your driving habits. From all i've read in the past on these forums there are some that continue to run in the S or ECT modes no matter what speeds traveling at. Imo, experimenting in these mode with my truck i always get worst gas mileage than just leaving the transmission in the D mode.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2021 at 5:37 AM
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    Got about 1500 miles now on my 21 LR Pro, I'm slightly better at about 14, and my wife at about 16.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2021 at 5:53 AM
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    Sorry, but I DO have a V6! Also, yes my town has plenty of stop signs. And yes, the mileage drops like a rock when I start off from a stop sign, but goes way back up once I am cruising around town at 25-30mph. And the pics prove it all...
     
  10. Apr 8, 2021 at 5:55 AM
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    I guess that is about right, but I usually top off the gas tank every week, just to always make sure I have a full tank. I do know that I usually only add about 4 gallons a week, so each week I drive around on less than$20, which is pretty good for CA...
     
  11. Apr 8, 2021 at 5:55 AM
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    Give it 5-10k miles it will get better, I was getting around 18-20 in city/suburb driving at around 10 k
     
  12. Apr 8, 2021 at 5:56 AM
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    Quicksand with hood protector, color matching decals on tailgate latch, mudflaps, glovebox, and tailgate hitch cover.
    That is not veneer, but totally real wood. I drive the speed limit [well the speed limit here around town is 25 and I usually drive 30] or slightly above.
     
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  13. Apr 8, 2021 at 5:57 AM
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    Nothing is going on with the wood. It is there. The dash carpet is not carpet, but a dash cover. I admit that I do not like it, but it beats the heck out of that black dash...
     
  14. Apr 8, 2021 at 5:58 AM
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    Quicksand with hood protector, color matching decals on tailgate latch, mudflaps, glovebox, and tailgate hitch cover.
    Nothing. It is still there.
     
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  15. Apr 8, 2021 at 6:02 AM
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    Because I took it easy, around town, since the speed limit here is mostly 25, the gears are in 4th gear around town. The rpms are right on 1000, which is about idle, resulting in insanely great gas mileage! On the highway, again, because I took it easy, it shifts into 5th and 6th earlier than it did when I first got it, resulting in lower rpms earlier, which makes for better gas mileage. On the highway, at 70mpg, it is about 1800rpm,which is 25% less than what they were in my old 96 4cylinder at the same speed! This results in 25% less engine wear because the engine is turning over less times, which means it should last even longer. So while my initial decision to get rid of my perfectly good 96 for no reason other than I just liked the look of the new 3rd generation tacomas, was a hard one, now that I have done so, I am insanely happy because I have a much better riding truck, which gets better gas mileage, and just looks great parked in my driveway!
     
  16. Apr 8, 2021 at 6:04 AM
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    You've had the truck for only a couple days. The learning software has not even gotten close to settling in. Give it a few thousand miles or trade it in for a prius.
     
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  17. Apr 8, 2021 at 6:21 AM
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    FWIW, my 2017 with 20k miles is averaging 20.5 mpg on 70% city 30% highway. I am all stock. When I start modding with bigger tires etc, mileage will drop, like it did with my jeep. I went from 16 mpg average on my stock Rubi to just over 12 with 35's.
     
  18. Apr 8, 2021 at 6:49 AM
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    For me, all other things being equal, I have found the following after 2 years:
    Shorter trips+winter blend fuel+cold temperatures= 15-16 mpg
    Longer trips+summer blend fuel+warmer temperatures= 18-19 mpg
     
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  19. Apr 8, 2021 at 6:52 AM
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    Get a prius?
     
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  20. Apr 8, 2021 at 6:55 AM
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    Definitely not fake. Shes got a youtube channel with videos on it. Simone Giertz and its named truckla
     

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