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Impressive MPG!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DheadTaco, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Apr 3, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    DheadTaco

    DheadTaco [OP] Pill it till you kill it!

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    Hey guys. I just calculated my MPG today and the results impressed me!
    399 Miles. 17.8 Gal. 22.2 MPG
     
  2. Apr 3, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    TREYR

    TREYR Well-Known Member

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    Nice job!
     
  3. Apr 3, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

    SlurpeeBlueMetallic FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

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    Very nice... what kind of driving do you typically do?

    For tracking, assuming you don't use your own spreadsheet or something similar, check out Fuelly. Pretty easy to use off a mobile phone while at the pump.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    pauldotcom

    pauldotcom Well-Known Member

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    2WD. I dont think a 4WD could get over 20.9
     
  5. Apr 3, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

    SlurpeeBlueMetallic FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

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    I'd be willing to give it a go. Anyone got a 4x4 they want to trade with me for 2 weeks? :D
     
  6. Apr 3, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Feel like driving to BC ?

    OZ
     
  7. Apr 3, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    Haha Im near you SlurpeeBlueMetallic if you want to come out to western NC to pickup my 4x4! Lol i've been to Fuquay-Varina before!!
     
  8. Apr 3, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    Chad

    Chad Rand Paul 2016

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    Should've drove around the block to get to the 400 mile club.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    KalamaKid

    KalamaKid Well-Known Member

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    same shit as everyone else

    I did it! 4.0lt 4x4 access cab 2008. I got 23-24 MPG driving from seattle to portland every weekend. Almost hit 25 once on a warm clear late night run.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    I find it VERY hard to crack 21mpg in my 4x4 TRD Sport with the towing package. And that's without using the AC. The truck is built like a freakin brick and doesn't do well on the highway.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    Nirvana

    Nirvana I don't need you to tell me how good my coffee is

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    I just calculated about 20MPH on the last tank with my 4X4 Off Road mostly highway driving around 60-65 but through some pretty decent hills. That was suprising for me seeing as I'm usually lucky to get 16 or 17. Seems like I do really well for the first quarter then it drops off for the 2nd and 3rd.
     
  12. Apr 3, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    ShadowFalken

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    TRD OR DC 4X4. My range is from 16.9 to 21.7 out of 6100+ miles so far. The vast majority are in the 18.7-20.5 range.

    Biggest factors are number of highway miles and number of times I test the structure of the floor board along with the range of the tach...........
     
  13. Apr 3, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    radartech

    radartech Active Member

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    I can lay claim to a 19.7 in Dec on a trip to Jacksonville, NC from Asheville, NC..

    set cruise between 65 and 70 for 80% of the trip...

    2010, dbl cab, long bed sport with a tow package..

    I figured with summer blend, I should have gotten at least 22!


    Pope953--
    I drive past Canton often....
    Wonder if we have met on the road?

    J
     
  14. Apr 3, 2010 at 10:27 PM
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    BlueT

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    I got 22 MPG on my double cab long bad. it was 300 mile trip most of it highway.
     
  15. Apr 3, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    PSJ

    PSJ Prerunners Work

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    I am questioning the V-6 guys stating anything over 20 mpg? :confused:
    Make sure you fill up "full" the same way every time, then log and figure your mpg over at least 4 fill ups for a more accurate number :D
     
  16. Apr 3, 2010 at 11:12 PM
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    Wow, best I have EVER gotten on my V6 4x4 6sp (even when it was stock) was high 15 and low 16 mpg
     
  17. Apr 3, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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    oldtimertoyota

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    I think the lowest MPG I've gotten was 19.2 and the highest 23.6, most the times it's around 22. 09 4x4 DC V6.
     
  18. Apr 4, 2010 at 12:26 AM
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    DheadTaco

    DheadTaco [OP] Pill it till you kill it!

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    Ive been averaging 19-21 MPG for at least 5 or 6 fill ups with the AC on (live in South Mississippi). And I filled it up full every time!
     
  19. Apr 4, 2010 at 12:48 AM
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    Tillers_Rule

    Tillers_Rule ......................

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    I got 25.04 once for a full tank. It was all freeway driving and I was keeping the speed a tick under 60 though.
     
  20. Apr 4, 2010 at 2:42 AM
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    Nirvana

    Nirvana I don't need you to tell me how good my coffee is

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    Like I said, it was a rare occurrence and usually I'm in the 16-17 mpg range. Typically I have a pretty heavy right foot so hitting that is usually pretty good for me, especially if I hit traffic.

    If you were asking me Shadow I have a stock access cab with the aforementioned details. We'll see how it turns out with the 3" lift and Wrangler Duratracs.
     
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