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pretty happy with gas mileage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Wayne, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Aug 6, 2008 at 6:36 PM
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    Wayne

    Wayne [OP] Active Member

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    Had to make a trip from Los Angeles to Reno Nevada. Death in the family- Checked tires and set to 32lbs cold. Set cruise control to 65 mph. Had to go up to 90 one time to pass a bunch of trucks and motor homes, but stayed at 65 99% of the time. Round trip averaged 23.88 mpg. Not bad for a 4 door long bed 2006 v6.:eek:
     
  2. Aug 6, 2008 at 6:44 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

    MotoXFreeStyle61 Displaced Texan

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    Now that's pissing me off. I get that mileage driving home from Lubbock and I drive 65 the entire way and I have a 4cyl. At least that is what my scangauge II is telling me. Are you taking the miles driven and dividing it my the amount of gas you put in during fillup? This completely defeats the purpose of me getting the 4 cyl when I hear you boys with the V6 getting 20+ MPG. :mad:

    Nice numbers though Wayne!
     
  3. Aug 6, 2008 at 6:44 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Nope, not bad at all. Compares to the 22mpg I got averaging over 70 with about 500-600lbs of stuff + me.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2008 at 6:50 PM
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    rooster_20

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    Well I live in Harlan, Kentucky which is mostly mountains and I filled up for the first time getting 21 mpg/380mi on 18gallons. I was pretty happy considering I drive pretty fast all the time. Mine is a reg cab though which prob allows for me better mpg.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2008 at 12:57 AM
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    Jester182

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    I'll be doing a cross country trip next week, from SoCal to Maryland...I'll post my numbers once my trip is over, but I hope I get some good milage too :p
     
  6. Aug 7, 2008 at 4:28 AM
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    tdm156

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    Just another reason I cant wait to get my Taco! Thats awesome!
     
  7. Aug 7, 2008 at 7:58 AM
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    Jester243

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    I was dissapointed in the milage I was getting around town, then took it on a road trip and got 22 on the highway runninng 70-75 with the a/c and I did not use the cruise control. :D I love my Tacoma
     
  8. Aug 7, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    Amen brother 22+ here as well.
     
  9. Aug 7, 2008 at 9:15 AM
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    nagelg

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    2.7, 23-24 average city/hwy (70-75 mph) with ac on all the time, passenger and a couple hundred pounds in the bed. It will do much better if I slow down and really try to take it easy. I'm happy!
     
  10. Aug 7, 2008 at 2:45 PM
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    BigRed75

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    Yep, I recently had a 4-hr drive and got stuck in traffic for an hour, and still got 23mpg. Since I had a Stratus before that got about the same, I'm pretty happy with those numbers. :p
     
  11. Aug 7, 2008 at 2:47 PM
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    tdm156

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    Cant wait for mine! The paperwork is being drawn up and she will be sitting at home waiting on me very soon!
     
  12. Aug 7, 2008 at 3:49 PM
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    adkins_t

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    So in July I decided to compare a) driving relatively fast (accelerate reasonably hard, 70-75 mph on interstate, don't coast but drive until you have to brake) with b) driving with some of the gas saving techniques you hear about (accelerating slowly, coasting as much as possible - without really holding up traffic, driving state routes at 55 mph as much as possible instead of the interstate, on the interstate going 65 mph). I want to see how different a) and b) really are.

    Tires are at 32 psi cold. I have the access cab V6 4x4 TRD automatic. I'm using 89 octane. I'd say 80% of the miles per tank are highway. I have a jet ski so there is some towing involved but no more than 10% of the time.

    So far, with b) I'm getting 20-21 mpg as judged by the drive to nearly empty, refill, and calculate by fill amount and mileage. With a) I'm getting 17-18 but I just have one tank worth of data (vs. 3 tanks on the first). If that holds up, I'll save 10-15% by altering driving habits. Now I just need to decide if my time is worth it...
     
  13. Aug 7, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    pmo

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    22.7 MPG's averaged 65-70 mph last weekend....for 660 kilometers. Very pleased....6 cyl, DC 6 spd, 4 adults!!!
    Maybe theres something to it when people say that a 6 cyl is better then a I-4 because they don't have to work as hard!!!:):):):):):):)
     
  14. Aug 7, 2008 at 6:52 PM
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    Brunes

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    I've been getting a regular 17.5-18 with my 2008 6spd V6 Accessdriving normal. When I slow just just a touch andit goes up to just under 20.
     
  15. Aug 7, 2008 at 7:04 PM
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    wormhole7

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    Don't feel so bad, I recently drove from Texas to Oklahoma on vacation and the best I got was 20.3 and almost all highway driving at or near 70 mph. Combined I average about 18.5 at best. I will admit though that I could change my driving habits to help that last figure though.
     
  16. Aug 7, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    kubota man

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    hay rooster 20 just across the hill from you in hazard
     
  17. Aug 7, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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    rooster_20

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    sweet man you commin to harlan to the ttora takeover?
     
  18. Aug 10, 2008 at 7:01 PM
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    kubota man

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    what date man and time
     
  19. Aug 11, 2008 at 9:53 AM
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    rooster_20

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    It was Saturday and we had a blast they have tons of pics up at ttora.com you should go check them out.
     
  20. Aug 11, 2008 at 9:53 AM
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    rooster_20

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    It was this past weekend you should have been there it was great. There are some pics at ttora.com you should check them out.
     
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