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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 8, 2021 at 1:35 PM
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    CRSTRD

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    Fair enough. I drive to get where I'm going (for reference, I am in my 50's and have not had a traffic ticket in decades) and don't believe I am "heavy on the loud pedal".....and my truck is bone stock. I've got a 2015 Mustang GT with a supercharger and I can get 21 - 22 on highway trips. We own 2 Tacos, nearly identical '18 and '20 trucks and I've taken both on the same, 500 mile round trip and never seen more than 18 MPG.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2021 at 1:48 PM
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    Lol, if I do a 500 mile trip it means I've gone around in a circle a few times #islandlife.

    I regularly drive a 30 mile trip and get 24mpg both ways. That trip is about 10 miles at 35mph speed limit with lots of traffic lights and 20miles at 45/55mph speed limits of which 16 miles has no traffic lights. I am constantly using cruise control.

    The last 3k miles I've averaged 19.8mpg which includes regular off road jaunts.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2021 at 1:49 PM
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    Best mileage I ever gotten...

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    It was during the ice storm that hit Texas.. average pretty close to 30mpg but was driving at about 30mph in 4h real smooth and easy on the acceleration. 80 miles of pure ice.

    Now this one is going to sound strange. But I noticed my seat position has an affect on gas mileage. I am guessing it has to do with the drive by wire. One position back from what I would normally drive. And it seems to have an effect. No idea why. But with a 120mile daily commute I have noticed the difference. Also running midgrade fuel or better seems to help a bit.

    Most of my drive is 70 to 80mph on speed limits
     
  4. Apr 8, 2021 at 3:43 PM
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    Probably drive 50/50 highway and city.

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  5. Apr 8, 2021 at 5:54 PM
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    You should see what I shoot with.

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  6. Apr 8, 2021 at 6:20 PM
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    That is a beast! Back in 2007 I changed careers & started a BA in photography. For the first year you were not allowed to use digital, for one of my projects I used 5x4's (yes from where I'm from it's 5x4). Taught me to slow down and think about composure...

    In the interest of this thread I've posted a related pic... 29.8 mpg over 89.1 miles... Volcano National Park to Kailua Kona, single lane roads only.

    The whole vacation I did 246 miles and averaged 24.1mpg

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  7. Apr 8, 2021 at 6:35 PM
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    Toyota doesn't care about the subpar mileage, as long as they sell record numbers, Get over it OP.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2021 at 6:48 PM
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    I have the same tire in 265/75-16 size... same overall diameter as what you plan on purchasing.

    Using a load rating conversion calculator for psi, I went from the standard 30 psi cold for stock tires to 27 psi (higher load rating on the larger size Michelin, therefore less psi required). Per the PSI indicator on the dash, after the tires warm up, they go from 27 psi to 30 psi or more. The Defenders are very quiet, light weight and have minimal rolling resistance. Your speedometer will read correctly also with the new tires.

    photo of what they look like with slight lift.

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  9. Apr 8, 2021 at 7:03 PM
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    I have a 2020 OR AT the first 500-600 miles I got terrible gas mileage 14-15. At 2500 17.6 around town and 18.4 on the interstate @ 75-80 mph Currently at 7500 I'm at 18.1 and 19.6 . I run my tire pressure at 34 psi. I tried all the tacoma world guru recommendations ECT on every time, leaving in S5 S6, changed to a K&N air filter nothing changed the mpg the first 2000 miles I had the truck. I dont know if it was the learning curve on the tranny or the motor break in or what but mine mpg got better with time.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2021 at 7:04 PM
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    After OVTune I get 21-23 highway at 75mph, before it was 18-20. New average is 20mpg combined. (Stock tire 4x4 off-road)
     
  11. Apr 8, 2021 at 7:20 PM
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    I was going to guess an A&P mechanic, pilot or the FAA.
     
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    Hold up, what kind of dash trim is that?!
     
  13. Apr 8, 2021 at 9:15 PM
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    Whoa I expected to raise PSI but down instead? Do the tires never look sort of smushed ? My Toyo stock tires look kinda smashed at bottom from the weight. It’s why I wondered if I should increase PSI
     
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    Radial tires will always look a little "smushed" at the bottom. But higher PSI (above what is on the door of your truck or what is recommended for the tires) tends to provide better MPGs and crappier ride quality (harsher) and, at an extreme, uneven wear of the tread. I would recommend something in the mid to high 30s for a conventional road tire, but obviously you air down for a more supple ride or better traction.
     
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    This is the mileage I’m getting 8300 miles in ...

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  17. Apr 9, 2021 at 4:57 AM
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    It is real wood. It is special ordered and takes about a month to manufacture. I ordered it off of CarId.com. Go there, look for the "interior" tab, and then dash kits. They can be made in a variety of colors and woods.
     
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    results for my tire switch

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  19. Apr 9, 2021 at 5:39 AM
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    I'd be too busy trying to pull branches out the grill after getting run off the road to think about the magical MPG I'd get from driving Miss Daisy.
     
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    Thats hilarious! I knew how to do this, but never actually noticed the cruise button actually showed the two options.
     

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