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mpg sucks on highway

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

  1. May 3, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    DavidT

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    i get about 18-19 mpg city on every tank. highway is anywhere from 17-19 mpg. going 80 mph. Not doing anything crazy

    anyone else get the same results?

    06 DCLB 20in wheels
     
  2. May 3, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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    gupster88

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    i just get shitty mileage altogether (~17). but ive heard the mpg's drop off the table once you get above 70mph
     
  3. May 3, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    you have a v6. its a big truck. i don't get the problem.
     
  4. May 3, 2010 at 11:03 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    This.
     
  5. May 3, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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    Tillers_Rule

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

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    You're whining because you don't get good gas mileage in a truck doing 80 mph?

    Is this for real:confused:
     
  6. May 3, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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    06aztaco

    06aztaco Screw you guys, I'm going home.

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    I've heard the best mpg for most vehicles is pretty close to 55. Never been patient enough to try it out.
     
  7. May 3, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Going 80 here in Montana, I am lucky to get 16! You must have gotten a damn good truck for that to happen...
     
  8. May 3, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    trd09

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    70 mph gets me 21 mpg on the highway w a light foot
     
  9. May 3, 2010 at 11:15 PM
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    Viet2100

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    Don't go past 2k rpms... Ever.

    Notice our sorry excuse for front end aerodynamics.
     
  10. May 3, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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    going 80 in my silverado v8 5.3 gave me 19 mpg all day
     
  11. May 3, 2010 at 11:37 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    I get 13-15 in town, driving reasonably.

    Just got back from a 1500 mile trip. Averaged roughly 20mpg, dropped to 18 climbing in the sierras, got 21.5 coming back down out of the mountains. This is all with cruise set on 70.

    Slow down! :crapstorm:


    Wish I had your in-town mpg! :(
     
  12. May 4, 2010 at 7:04 AM
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    10silvertaco

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    Don't go above 2,000 RPM. Go between 68 to 70 MPH. I know some HWY post 75 MPH, you don't have to do that unless some of us hurry. I have same issue with my old 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. It does the same thing with my truck. I get used to it. It is NORMAL.
     
  13. May 4, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    Danosabre

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    Cruise control set about 65, I'm getting about 21 mpg, same as the Outback i had.
     
  14. May 4, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    and with bigger tires/wheels you will actually be getting better mpg than what your ODO will say. I have a scangauge and on my trucks ODO it said I went 290 miles at last fill up, on my SC it said I had gone a little over 300. It's like a 6% difference.
     
  15. May 4, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    Going 80 will drop your MPG's. Also, running 20's. On Highway are you using cruise?
     
  16. May 4, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    08pretaco

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    dump the 20's and drive 55 and use cc
     
  17. May 4, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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  18. May 4, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    Sighless

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    my 2010 windows sticker says 29mpg hwy..

    can post a pic if you like!
     
  19. May 4, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    I get around 15 city, and anywhere from 20-22 on the highway at 70-75mph.
     
  20. May 4, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    t-frax

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    i just went to and from LAX and the mpg was sad. i was only going like 65 - 70 at most.
     
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