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Real World 4 Banger 4X4 Manual Mileage/Use?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by iiXioM, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Apr 29, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    iiXioM

    iiXioM [OP] Member

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    Hey guys I'm new here and ready to buy (another) tacoma. I used to have a V6 double cab in 08 but had to get rid of it.

    I'm looking at getting a 2011 AC 4X4 5spd, and whenever i look up the MPG they look like they'd be rated for the 5 lug I4. What are you kind and nice individuals getting in terms of mileage? I kind of drive like a bat out of hell but I drive a tiny 100HP del sol. What are you lead footers gettings
     
  2. Apr 29, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    TacomaBuzz

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    I've seen people getting 26+mpg on the reg cab 4x2 manual, however I've only had mine for a week so it's not even broken in yet. Welcome new member:wave::wave:
     
  3. Apr 29, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    BigRedToy

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    I can get 350 miles on 17 gallons (20.5 MPG) and I drive how I want, with the mods listed below.

    Expect 22+ MPG with a non modified, stock tire, 4x4.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    Mines bone stock, 47k miles, 4x4, AC. Last tank got 24.4. Planning on making some changes, hoping to get over 25mpg! Winter gas I was only getting 17-18 though.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    If you drive with a lead foot, you'll get about the same mpgs with I4 or V6.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    I was getting a mixed bias from some buddies at work. They said the i4 would get about the same as the V6 because of the amount of gas needed to get up to speed. I don't expect myself to be driving it like its a sports car too much. Thanks guy!
     
  7. Apr 29, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    with my reg. cab 2010 4x4 4cyl, i get 26.23 MPG average
     
  8. Apr 29, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    just bought one 2 weeks ago and with everything stock (+2nd filter delete) I get 22-23 easy so far
     
  9. Apr 29, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    BIGBADJON22

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    I just got my 2010 4x4 stick 3 weeks ago. I just drove to from So Cal to San Fran. and got 21 mpg and i have stock tires and a 2.5" leveling kit thats it. I drove at 85 90 the whole way.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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    jking3002

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    Owned a Reg Cab 2.7L 4x4 for 16,000 miles now. 18.5 City and about 22.5 or more highway.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2011 at 7:23 AM
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    Since I bought my 4cyl, 5spd AC, I burnt 85.5 gallons in 1661 miles. 19.42mpg. For half of these miles, I ran Kelly Safari TSR 10 plys, but this doesn't seem to have made much of a difference (weather got nicer as soon as I put them on). Mixed driving, all on two lane roads some 1/4 mile trips from a cold start, some 100 mile trips, no lead footing, but not really watching it either.

    I'm quite happy, as my 4.8l Silverado got 14 mpg with similar driving, averaged over 21000 miles.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    All season mats, 2nd filter delete, DT header, Jardine cat-back, URD shifter, Bilstein 5100's all around at .85 front with Eibachs + .25 passenger/.5 drivers spacers and 1.5 AAL, 0w20 synthetic, Scanguage II, extra D rings, OEM backup camera+Mirror, bed mat, Extang Solid Fold, Popnlock 5300, Pro Comp 7089's 4.5bs 285/70/17 Revo 2s, De-badged
    well since we will be useing the same gas (im almost %100 sure), you should get a scanguage and take the secondary filter out if you didnt already. I only have 500-1000kms on my new truck and Im getting 23mpg+ (US GAL) hand calculated so far. Still have a AFE pro dry in the mail too. Good luck
     
  13. Apr 30, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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    They're wrong. I4 makes plenty of power because, at least the first gens, are light enough. the v6 is just nice to have. I4 is great, better mileage and less maintenance.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    I took the charcoal out, and fwiw, my Chev got 10-12% less than the city rating, and the Tacoma seems to be getting the same. I'm still happy. Upon reflection, as a percentage of total mileage, I'd say my "highway" miles account for about 75%, but my total trips would have 75% of them less than 5 miles. I guess this would account for the lower mileage.

    I'm thinking of an Ultragauge/Scangauge purchase soon...
     
  15. Apr 30, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    ya once you get the calibration right, its great to see where you get the best mileage. Sometimes even going faster gets you better. I coast alot too
     
  16. Apr 30, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    I get 22mpg average with over 2 years of tracking it. This is mixed city and highway. The 5spd has 4.10 ratio instead of the 3.73 auto, so your going to be at a higher rpm on highway trips. If I do 70-75 i get about 20mpg if I do 65 and set cruise I do 22-23. You will see under 20mpg no matter what in winter.

    If you gun it and race up to speed on highway you get under 20, if you take it smooth and average speeds you'll get above 20 no problem. All in how you drive. If you are a lead foot just get the V6.
     
  17. May 1, 2011 at 3:37 AM
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    if i keep it at 70mph on the highway i get 21.7 mpg
     
  18. May 1, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    I averaged 19mpg on winter gas in mixed driving (bought it in November). 9 days out of 10 I have a very light foot and I rarely run it hard. I have never seen over 21mpg, but I am hoping to see a small improvement over the summer months.
     
  19. May 1, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    I say buy a scanguage
     
  20. May 1, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    Yep, I see you have headers and an exhaust too...look like i may be adding some down the road then.
     
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