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MPG ?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Paulhood77, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Mar 16, 2018 at 8:03 AM
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    Paulhood77

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    I have a 2012 Tacoma single cab 2.7L 4x4 and I am getting around 20 mpg. My question is I'm looking at getting a new 2018 Tacoma double cab with the 2.7L 4x4 and was wondering what the mpg you guys are getting with this truck?
     
  2. Mar 16, 2018 at 8:09 AM
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  4. Mar 16, 2018 at 8:13 AM
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    Is not about miles per gallon, its about SMILES per gallon.
     
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  5. Mar 16, 2018 at 8:13 AM
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    No offense by why the 4-banger? The 6 gets the same MPGs and obviously has more power and better resale. I’m not knocking the 4 it just doesn’t seem like a great option considering all the factors.

    Btw i have a 2017 DCSB OR, Auto. Getting about 19 right now with winter gas and it’s cooooooold out. I’d expect 21-22 come summer.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2018 at 8:28 AM
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    I thought the 4 cylinder would have gotten better mpg.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    I don't think the 4 Cylinder is much different in MPGs
     
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    I think the taco has gotten just heavy enough that the 4 cyl works harder, negating the benefit of the smaller displacement. I had a 2017 4cyl, sluggish at best. Get a V6, and baby the throttle, you’ll enjoy it more.
    My .02
     
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  9. Mar 16, 2018 at 8:34 AM
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    Toyota hasn't improved very much mpg wise over the years
     
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    Wait, what? The new DC 4x4 has a 2.7L option???
     
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    Uh, nope.
     
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    I had the i4 then got the v6, mpg isn't that much different. With v6 I can easily get 21-23 mpg even in city driving with some traffic if I drive like a slow grandma.

    Driving with ect in a livelier way nets me 18 city, 20-21 highway
     
  15. Mar 16, 2018 at 12:15 PM
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    I have the v6 4x4 dc. My last 2 tanks, per trip computer was 21-22. 1250 mileage. Good mix of city, freeway, and rush hour. Mostly 65 mph on freeway
     
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    I wouldn't buy the 2.7L 4cydr for the mpg OP. I actually looked into it before I bought my 3.5L and really the six is actually better under certain conditions. My buddy has a '12 4 banger like you, so I know what it can do better and mpg is not one of them.
    I do like the reliability, bullet proof design, serviceability and ease of maintenance. There's no question as to its proven durability which makes me want to own one If I could just slap on more HP. And If a supercharger could be slapped on it for under $3k it would be a real kick in the pants. But at prices around $6k that option is just too prohibitive for now, so the six was it for me.
     
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    Gas mileage? I'm enjoying mine to much to even care.
    After getting 38 MPG with my 15 Corolla what ever I get with my 17 Tacoma is pointless.
    I just went from $15 to $21 a week for gas. I can live with that. Mine is a 4 banger and I agree the V6 makes more sense for its size but I still enjoy the ride.
     
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    On paper theyre about the same but in the real world the 4 cylinder actually does get better mpg.
     
  19. Mar 16, 2018 at 7:15 PM
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    You all using gas??? How 80's.
     
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  20. Mar 16, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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    I'm getting better MPG than this with my 6.
     

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