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New Taco owner...Can't believe my MPGs w/offroading

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by adrstout, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Mar 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    adrstout

    adrstout [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I just burnt up a little over a half a tank of gas today driving around to various semi-abandoned (though not closed) county roads, mostly old logging paths, and old forest service trails that I know about. It had been 5 days since buying my 2012 Taco and I just couldn't wait any longer to test out the 4 wheel drive:D I was down to 1/4 of a tank at the end of the morning and filled back up. So 1/4 of the tank was normal driving (a good split of highway and city) and the other 1/2 was rinky dink roads and off roading. I still averaged 20.8 MPG! Normal driving in my old Durango (no offroading) with the 4.7 was between 13.8 and 15.2 MPG. I am sooo impressed. My SR5 on stock tires was even more of a beast than I expected. Really happy with this truck!

    I am going to post a thread in the offroading section but here's a few pics for this thread.

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  2. Mar 1, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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    JoshM

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    Nice numbers! I was pleasantly surprised on my first fill up as well, though my Tacoma is MUCH older lol.
    My wife and I went camping and she even learned how to drive stick. Over the weekend I still got 18mpg, and 80% of the time the front wheels were engaged.



    BTW, that's a GREAT looking truck. I didn't realize they changed the front end for the '12s. Now they just need a more aggressive back end to match up with the front!
     
  3. Mar 1, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    I have a boner for Spruce Mica, just sayin. . . Welcome to TW

    Nice truck! Wish i got 20's with my 12
     
  4. Mar 1, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    rydaniels

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    never got anything less than 20 in mine....have had the truck since new for a year...my best was 25....(reg. cab 4x4, manual)
     
  5. Mar 1, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    adrstout

    adrstout [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've barely got 600 miles on the odometer so I think it will be 1-3 MPG higher when everything loosens up a little more and with normal driving. The first fill up after buying it, about 1/2 tank, the avg was about 21.4mpg.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    Papa Tac

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    Bump for a feel good thread!
    Welcome, and nice post, and I'm groovin' on the green...
     
  7. Mar 1, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    himmie

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    Glad you're happy with the truck. I love that color!

    I always get good MPG off-road, since I'm not going as fast as on-road. Haha.
     
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