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MPG for V6 2005 or newer Tacoma Crew Cab

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by willyfre, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    willyfre

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    I'm thinking of buying a 4 x 4 double cab but definately concerned about the MPG of the V6. Unfortunately no V4 aval.

    I gernerally try and drive around 65 HWY and was wondering if anybody has some MPG based on 65 mph. Sticker says 17/19 for the V6 4x4.

    Thanks for the info
     
  2. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    PeteK

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    I haven't done that yet, but I do get 18.3mpg or so in mixed angry city/highway. Some have gotten low 20's.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    Delmarva

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    My last tank was all highway at 55 mph and I got 22.5 mpg (with my 3" lift and 285s)
     
  4. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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    Willfre - I have a 2008 V6 with about 5K miles on it and recently made a round trip from Pennsylvania to Florida while getting about 20MPG. Around town 16-17 is usual for me.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    I get between 19 and 21 combined so far on my '09 DC SB with 1800 miles...
     
  6. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    I get about 20
     
  7. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:29 AM
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    T-rev

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    I have gotten from 15 to up to 22 MPG, it really just depends how you drive it. I average about 18 though with 285/65/18's and a 3in lift, keeping the revs lower than 2500.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    luk8272

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    17-19 with less than 20K miles for me. Now that I have 22+K I am making 19-23 on average. I have an 07 double cab shortbed 4x4, with 3" lift, heavy ass BFG 33" tires and chrome rims. I check and correct my mileage on my truck by hand and double check with my scanguage. They are tit for tat.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    Well.. Running Shell VPower i get about 19.2

    Running off brand regular, 17..

    Running Mobile Regular i get 13..

    Edit: I drive 43 miles a day round trip.
     
  10. Apr 20, 2009 at 12:38 AM
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    first off, watch the numbers posted carefully.
    the prerunner guys gennerally get in the low 20s without too much work. lucky bastards!
    the 4wd guys generally get 18s combined.
    the guys with trucks that have a few miles like 50k do get into the low 20s without too much work. even the 4wds.
    the lifted guys tend to show better numbers, especially since the speedo gets more accurate. (the speedo is inaccurate on stock tacos)

    i have 08 dc short bed 4wd auto trd cai 7500 miles and i get on average 18.5 city/ highway combined. average

    my 06 access cab seemed to finally loosen up at 15k. i can't wait till it finally loosens up.
     
  11. Apr 20, 2009 at 1:36 AM
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    edwinalink

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    I NEEED to state some simple truths about engines.

    for so many reasons V-anythings will be less economical than an inline engine. there is a reason you see them so rarely in new vehicles (subarus are OPPOSED, not V)

    now... I or inline 4 cylinders are wonderful little creatures in the right application, but they have their limits... the weight of the vehicle being one of them...

    using my 99 jeep 4.0 I-6 auto VS. my buddies 2000 jeep 2.5 I-4 auto. we learn a sad fact...

    I get about 22 on the freeway and he gets between 14-10 freeway (depending on how hard he tries to keep up with me!)

    why is this? you ask?

    because during the 40 minute drive from point A to point B. i was maintaining about 1,800 to 2,100 RPM (a stick goes lower) while he was sitting in the ballpark of 3,500 to 4,700 rpm.

    less cylinders=more work for the engine
    overworked engine=increased fuel consumption

    whats all this mean?

    it means when you add up the weight of 4x4, chassis and those 2 extra doors (and the backseat that comes with them) and everything else.

    a 4 cylinder will offer no real economy advantage in a truck of that weight... but it will wear out sooner...

    of course, if you plan to keep it under 45 for the life of the vehicle, I'm sure you'll be fine.
     
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