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Is this mileage right??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ggerdsen, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Nov 30, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    ggerdsen

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    Was at the dealership for like 3 hours waiting on tranny TSB to be done, browsed the lot and saw this. The MPG numbers are way lower than mine was, identical setup. I think mine said, 18 city 21 hwy.

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  2. Nov 30, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    wilsonpj

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    That is odd, I think mine was 18/21 or something like that too. Is that truck supercharged? It does not look like it from the price...
     
  3. Nov 30, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    linkfeeney

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    wow... I guess they are trying to cover their asses?
    I got about 20 mpg on my truck thou.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    Good351

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    That truck is a manual.

    The numbers have gone down...I was on a lot and noticed it as well.

    One thing I also noticed was the FJ mileage numbers went up. Those used to be 1 mpg lower than mine when I bought my truck, now they are 1 mpg higher.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    Fortech

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    I read somewhere that the EPA standardized the method of calculating the MPG figures across all manufacturers. I also heard the previous method Toyota used to calculate those figures were not accurate (inflated on most models).
     
  6. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    Juggernaut

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    Starting in 2008 the EPA redid the way they calculate mpg in order to be more accurate. MPG estimates were creeping toward being about 20% to high, so they added additional tests (one with A/C on, increased top speed) in order to make it more accurate.

    Here's a link to where you can compare the old estimates vs the new:

    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.htm
     
  7. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    dunkhi

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    hmm nice find. looks like toyota and all the other companies are getting owned.
     
  8. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    Cwhitt09taco

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    Mine said 16 to 20
     
  9. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    Interesting find.

    I wouldn't worry about it though. You should get better gas mileage with the RPM's not shooting up to 3k when you roll a stop or make a slow turn lol
     
  10. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I think mine said 18/23. Im going to have to look at it when I get home now.:rolleyes:
     
  11. Nov 30, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    My 2010 dbl cab long bed 4x4 V6 is 16/20. I got 18 mpg on my last tank. I wish Toyota would put a bigger fuel tank in the Tacoma.
     
  12. Nov 30, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    im getting 18 out of my truck every fill up. i wonder if an afe pro-dry s air filter will boost that problem
     
  13. Nov 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    I've got a double cab 4x4, 4L and I get about 19-20 pretty consistently.
     
  14. Nov 30, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    Cwhitt09taco

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    i wish i did, but i do have a heavy foot
     
  15. Nov 30, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    4x4 6-spd manual has lower numbers but DAAAAAAMN!
     
  16. Nov 30, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    Bigger gas tank for sure, at least 25 gallons would be nice.

    Mike
     
  17. Nov 30, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    That would make the truck very heavy don't you think? I usually get around 350 miles to a tank with my kind of driving. That's about the same as my IS300 that I had. I don't think that's bad at all.
     
  18. Nov 30, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    MEANGREENTACOMA09

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    We have always gotten what was advartised are better on all of our Toyota vehicles and my family has had a lot of them.
     
  19. Nov 30, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    Really? An extra 65 +/- pounds is fairly negligable if you ask me. Personally, I would love to see a larger gas tank in these trucks. Going on a road trip sucks when your filling up every 320 miles or so.
     
  20. Nov 30, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    Dellosa89

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    Mine gets what my sticker said but only the highway, in the city i get horable mpg but thats mostly my fault.


    Didn't toyota put a new engine in the 2010 fj that is more powerful and better gas mileage.
     
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