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MPG - pleasantly surprised

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

  1. Aug 30, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    Raylo

    Raylo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was a little skeptical of you guys posting 22+ mpg for 4wd V6 Tacomas... until now. I did my first road trip where most of the miles were true road miles. We went to the NC outer banks from MD (300 miles each way). On the way down I got 21.7 mpg but that included about about 20 miles stuck in bumper to bumper construction traffic and about 10 miles wheeling in the sand, some deep and soft. Coming home with no such diversions I got 22.5 mpg. Yeah, different gas pumps may have made a small difference but both these numbers bear out the 22 mpg capability, at least driving reasonable speeds (mostly 60-70 highway mph for me on this trip with some 35-45 mph on the island).

    BTW the truck handled the soft beach sand no problemo. Here are a couple of pics from Oregon Inlet....

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  2. Aug 30, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    nice pics
     
  3. Aug 30, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    gupster88

    gupster88 Well-Known Member

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    stock tire size i presume? anyway, good job on the mpg's! nice lookin trucks and great pics :thumbsup:
     
  4. Aug 30, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    Old Soul

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    That's great. I was surprised to get 24 mpg on a recent road trip

    what kind of gas are you running?
     
  5. Aug 30, 2009 at 4:28 PM
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    ttylerr

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    that green looks real slick! good for you! my I4 usually gets around 19-21 but im running larger tires so that don't help much... kinda almost regretting not going with the V6
     
  6. Aug 30, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    Raylo

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    Thanks guys. Yes, stock Sport pkg wheels and Dunlops. As for gas, whatever brand regular I can find when I need it.
     
  7. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    URBIKESUCKS

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    Shit I ran to Jacksonville this weekend and got a whopping 18.1 both ways. I was running 91/93 gas but was doing 80-85 keeping steady w/ traffic. I might get 20@ 60-70??
     
  8. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    That's good to hear! Nice pics also!
     
  9. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    awesome trip man, i was up there about 3 weeks ago. where all did you go? kill devil hills was awesome and hatteras was cool. did you get to go up to corrola and get on the beach access?
     
  10. Aug 30, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Great looking truck! I am getting that king of mileage too. Seems a lot of people on here are getting in the teens. I guess a lot depends on driving style.
     
  11. Aug 30, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    I'm getting between 24 - 27 from my I4 with 265/65R 17 Dunlop A20's.

    Straight highway mileage is supposed to be 31 mpg.

    I haven't had the opportunity to test that yet.

    http://monarchrifle.com/dougs_tacoma.html
     
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