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Real World MPG

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Goroad1, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Goroad1

    Goroad1 [OP] Member

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    09' Dblcab TRD Off Road 4x2-No Mods (yet)-Adult Driven....

    For those of you trying to make a new vehicle decision based on MPG.
    (my other car (now wifes) 05' Acura TL would get 23MPG under the same conditons, I don't miss it at all)

    1st Tank
    19.7 MPG-315 Miles-16 Gallons-Mix of Highway, Local, Commuting and Errands. (fuel guage was below 1/4 Tank)

    2nd Tank
    20.7 MPG-375 Miles- 18.0 Gallons-Mix of Highway, Local, Commuting and Errands. (fuel guage was below E)

    July 09'069.jpg
     
  2. 1337Taco

    1337Taco Slamry

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    I definitely don't get that good of gas. I do have 4x4 though. I see highs of 18-19 usually.
     
  3. #Reistlehr-

    #Reistlehr- AngryTacoma

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    my average is 17.. 18.. once in a hile 20 depending on my driving style. most of my driving is highway.
     
  4. WoadWunner

    WoadWunner Well-Known Member

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    I am averaging 21 mpg in Canada. It is mixed highway and city. We also have a slightly larger gallon then you do in the USA. My best is 31 mpg and my worst is 17.4 mog.
     
  5. #Reistlehr-

    #Reistlehr- AngryTacoma

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    omg.. if canada has a bigger gallon, and still pays 2.60 a gallon, im going to smack someone.. uncool. 31mpg :( lol unheard of in the states..
     
  6. Fluffymonkey

    Fluffymonkey Token

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    2007: Avid sliders, 30% front tint, Truxedo low-pro qt tonneu cover, aero turbine 2525 muffler w/ 8'' tip, AR25 Resonator, 16x8 Dick Cepek DC-1 w/ 265/75 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, 2010 headlights, ome 884 coils with .5'' top plate spacer, OME sport front shocks, blisten 5100s rear, 2'' aal, locking gas cap, LR ucas, Viper 2-way remote start, afe drop in filter, Rocky locking bike mounts, gear chest, scanguage, pop n lock tailgate lock 2013: most things transferred over from my 07, 5100s @ .85 + eibachs, wheelers progressive aal w/ overload
    As long as i stick to the highway i get around 20. City i'll get anywhere from 16-18 depending on how heavy my foot is that particular day.
     
  7. KraQr

    KraQr WoodsDweller

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    sold Tacoma, driving a Ford Raptor now.
    its only gas, I dont pay it much attention. I bought the truck to drive and thats what i do. When it hits E I fill it back to F. If i was going to worry about gas milage I would have bought a SMART car or some type of hybrid.
     
  8. WoadWunner

    WoadWunner Well-Known Member

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    Gas is currently $5.00 a gallon up here. Don't bitch at $2.60.
     
  9. #Reistlehr-

    #Reistlehr- AngryTacoma

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    lol i take that back.
     
  10. SubZombie

    SubZombie Well-Known Member

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    I've only filled it up twice but

    On the dealer filled tank with alot of highway (going between 70-80 MPH) I got 20.41 MPG.

    On the second tank with more city and hilly highway I got 19.62 MPG.

    On the third now with mostly city, not sure how it'll be.

    I been driving her pretty easy though...

    Gas here last time I filled was 2.29 per gallon (southern VA).
     
  11. toast

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    Last tank, I'm up to 9k on my 09 AC Prerunner 4L

    24MPG! Looks like after break in I am seeing much better MPG.
     
  12. Tacoyota

    Tacoyota senile member

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    My reg cab 4wd is getting 19 in town, 26 overall on freeway. I dont worry about gas price , but i find it a bit fun to challenge myself to improve mpg. Since my last freeway trips, I've done full synthetics, cruise mod and pulled 2nd filter, so i currently have no idea where it'll be.
     
  13. DdayIsNear

    DdayIsNear Well-Known Member

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    i got a record best of 18.8 mpg and i am satisfied with that, although i find it very hard not to do 75 - 80 in my 07 v6sr5trdsport. the truck just wants to move. prob gonna do some flowmasters dually's and eventually a supercharger. if i wanted good mpg, i would have gotten an augly as hell prius PRIUS. PLEASE, REALLY ITS UGLY SHIT. even with just stock pipes, you can hear it really wants to purr, why not unleash the beast, fuck driving miss daisy around. i have my motorycyle when i wanna be gas conscience, that gives me about 60mpg. tyou cant have a mean truck if you worry about mpg all thetime.. i hope you guys gettin "good" mpg at least rip on it and use it for something fun. i mean if you died today, wouldnt' have liked to known the power of rippint he gas in first or second on a turn, spinnin the tires and fish tailin a little bit... that shit is great.
     
  14. PIZZLE

    PIZZLE Well-Known Member

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    Averaging about 15MPG all around with my lift and 35's... I might re-gear to hopefully re-coop some MPG's..... Estimate was $2000.00 though:eek:, that's half the cost of a TRD Supercharger!!
     
  15. HwyRogue

    HwyRogue Resident Canuck

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    gas, shmas... when it's empty, I fill'er up! :D Never did care about the mpg - besides, who buys a truck for fuel economy? :amen:
     
  16. Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    Bilstein 5100 F&R, OME 885 w/ top plate spacers, 1.5" AAL, 285/70/17 Hankook Dynapro MT, 17x9 Level 8 MK6, 20% tint, AEM Brute force intake, Alpine CDE-W235BT, 2 12" Shok subs, Armortech sliders, EBC Stage IV brake it, stainless steel brake lines
    I worry ALOT about the gas prices, because I know that the more money I spend on gas, the less I'll have to take a date out on a Friday night.
     
  17. Tacoyota

    Tacoyota senile member

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    speed lmt here is 65, I'll go 70 75 like everyone else at times, keeping pace n getting around.I just choose to leave early and see the sights when im on a road trip, can see bighorn sheep even. If i "died tomorrow" Ive driven planty of 250-350 hp cars , its fun , i'll take my hiking n skiing , i bought a 4cylinder, no need to let err rip. Your toyota and mine use em as you see fit. All mine does is drive snow, skiing, gravel roads n such. A lift kit would be interesting, i thought about getting billy 5100s, they wouldnt really do me any good.
    All the stuff you mentioned is been there n done that to me. Its still good, I simply found myself doin more biking on or off road, hiking, and skiing. Do what you want by all means, but other people dont have to be like you or "dont get it" because they not doing that.
     
  18. HwyRogue

    HwyRogue Resident Canuck

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    Arctic bull bar, hitch step, side bars (All by Avid Off Road!), BHLM, eye lids....
    Go dutch..pack a lunch... if she's worth marryin' she better be able to cook - remember to try before you buy :D

    (phhbt.. don't complain about your gas prices, come north of the border if you want a real shock! Roughly $3.63USD/gallon)
     
  19. ClemsonTacoma

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    I dont really worry about gas...sometimes I like to try and get good milage but i forget, ive never tested it actually....



    whos the new boyfriend?
     
  20. Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    :laugh:

    Yeah, it's $2.50 here, but I'll still bitch about it. :eek:

    :anonymous: You told me you were going to be there! You weren't supposed to let out OUR secret.
     
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