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MPG's for 1st Gen Tacomas

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by fltacoma, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Sep 16, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    I'm not going to read through 3 pages especially since this is an older thread but yeh I would NOT buy a Tacoma for MPG savings. Way wrong vehicle for that. As a matter of fact, most if not all of the current full size V8 model trucks get better gas mileage than a Tacoma.
     
  2. Sep 16, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    Lift and tires dropped me pretty close to 2 mpg all around
     
  3. Sep 17, 2013 at 6:03 AM
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    Yamaha Dave

    Depends on which Tacoma you have.

    2003, 2WD, base truck, 2.4 liter, automatic tranny, camper shell.

    I have more data now. Going 65 mph and driving conservatively I average 30+ mpg. Not too bad, and when I need it, I got a truck.

    But you do have a good point...in general these vehicles don't get the best mpg.

    My 94 full size Chevy truck, extended cab, camper shell, gets 22 mpg driving the same way I drive the Tacoma....that's pretty good for a full size truck and I can seat 6 people.
     
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  4. Sep 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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    I recently took a trip to Eastern Oregon towing my boat... $222 in gas round trip. ~10mpg there (up a ton of mountains) and ~10-12mpg on the way back (good downhill run).

    Normally I get around 17 on the highway and 14 in town.
     
  5. Sep 17, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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    30+ mpg?

    :confused:
     
  6. Sep 17, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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    Taylor

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  7. Sep 17, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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    oh man its a good thing I read this thread. I recently got a 2002 DC 4x4 and I was worried because I was only getting about 15-16mpg. I am running 265/75r17 BFG A/T so I think that is what is keeping my mpg low. Also, I don't think it helps that I recently added a rear demello bumper.
    15-16mpg sounds about right for it right?
     
  8. Sep 17, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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    ^What load range are you running? I believe most of the BFG A/T in 17" are load range D or E combined with he higher weight of a 17" wheel 16 MPG seams about right.
     
  9. Sep 17, 2013 at 5:06 PM
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    I just checked them and they are actually load range C. Not really sure what that means. I bought the truck and it already had these tires.
     
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