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MPG difference between V4 & V6 Tacoma

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Mack926, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Aug 5, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    Mack926

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    I'm looking to buy '11 Tacoma with the TRD off road package.
    Does anyone know if there is a difference in MPG's between the V6 and the V4 ? If so then what r those numbers..? Thanx.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    The 4 cylinder in an inline 4, not a V4. MPG's depend on how you drive, some of us V6 guys are still managing 20 mpg. Some 4 cylinders are pushing mid to upper 20's depending on driving conditions, trim package, etc.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    You can't get a 4 banger with the offroad package so yeah...
     
  4. Aug 5, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    That could be a problem... didn't know you couldn't get a 4 cyl OR.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    I'm sure the dealer would be glad to slap on the OR stickers and charge you more.:D
     
  6. Aug 5, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    Guys running v6 2wd are the only ones I can see really getting in the 20's on a regular basis. Used the interweb and check out this really informative site. I'm pretty sure the web address is Toyota.com. I love how people try and compare MPG and you always have some guy with 2wd saying how great is mpg is while everyone else is getting in a tizzy because their 4wd is getting "crap" mpg compaired to 2wd boy.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    I was getting 20-22 new, 126k later and bigger tires around 16-18. I have a 2wd v6 if that helps you.
     
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    I can get 20 with my old tires and only about 18 with the new tires. That is with 4wd, double cab and auto tranny.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    You sure about that? I'm getting high 19's commuting in and out of the city with a V6, double cab, 4wd. I've got a shell and a decent amount of tools in the bed also. Driving conditions very much dictate MPG's, if I'm doing 75 on the highway that drops to 16-17 MPG.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    Oh yeah, that too, I am a bit of a lead foot and I get 16-18 with the tires and high mileage.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    I have a manual and usually am getting around 16 wtihout worring too much about mpg. If I am really good I have gotten 18.5 in mixed driving, but that is about as much fun as getting chased by a horney fat chick.
     
  12. Aug 7, 2011 at 3:47 AM
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    I did a short 160 mile drive this weekend consisting completely of all highway miles. I got 21.2 MPG in my 2011 V6 TRD Double cab long bed 4X4. I was constantly monitoring my RPM's and kept it right at or below 2000 RPM's running 60 to 65 MPH. I also bumped my front tire pressure up to 37 psi and left the rear at 33. Besides doing that the only other mod that has helped slightly is a drop in K&N and it helped less than 1MPG.
     
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