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Tacoma 4.0L mileage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by SamSin, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Sep 7, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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    GTOJim

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    Very good, especially with it loaded. If you slow down your mileage should get even better. My first pickup was a full size Ford. First trip with it driving at 70mph mileage was 13mpg. Slowed down to 62 mph and fuel mileage increased to 16.2mpg. That was back in the days when gas was cheap, less than a dollar.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2013 at 12:48 AM
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    MGMTacolover55

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    I don't keep track of my mileage but I usually get 310 miles with mixed driving around town and some highway
     
  3. Sep 7, 2013 at 5:08 AM
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    85GT 79FJ40

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    This is my second 4.0/auto 4x4 and the first one would struggle to get 20mpg. This one is nearly identical and I haven't seen less than 21 yet. But my driving is almost all highway and the truck is bone stock with 245/75/16's on it. I'm hoping I don't lose much when I go to 16x8 wheels and some slightly more aggressive tires in the near future. I'm hoping with the lighter wheel/tire combo it will make up for the more aggressive tread.
     
  4. Sep 9, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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    bubba

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    I have on 09 double cab and 80% highway 20% around town i get 21-23 MPG
    Keep your speed down to 60 MPH use Shell 89 (less ethanol) and run Marvel
    Mystery oil in the Fuel. I have gotten as much as 23.7 MPG and I check my mileage
    every tankful
     
  5. Sep 9, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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    jtav2002

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    I got as high as 21 mpg on the highway with my Tacoma when it was stock. With the lift and Duratracs it generally got about 18 on the highway. 17-18 now with the Tundra so at least it didn't drop much to what I was used to getting.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    steveo27

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    I've been averaging about 18.5 miles mixed.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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    worthywads

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    Not sure if the mystery oil is doing anything for you though.

    Excellent mpg either way.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    ToyTacosRule

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  9. Sep 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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    mgratton

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    I just signed up on Fuelly today. For my 1st fill up, I got over 20mpg which shocked me. I figured it would be worse until I get it broken in since I've got just over 500 miles on it so far. If it continues like this, it'll be doing 3-4 mpg better than my Canyon did. It's stock and I'm a fairly laid back driver in the truck but was the same in the old truck.

    mikeg
     
  10. Sep 11, 2013 at 6:29 AM
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    SamSin

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    I had a '97 Silverado and running to Tennessee and back twice a year, the best I could do was 17 mpg. But also I figure the technological advances from then to now account for the improvement in mileage.
     
  11. Sep 11, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    I drove my new DC 4X4 back from Oregon to California and got 18.1, I wasn't easy nor hard on it. I'm driving it back and forth to work now and will check it out, it's mostly in town driving at this point.
     
  12. Sep 12, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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    2013 DCSB V6 4.0 I have gotten 18.5 on two trips and the one after that was 19.5
     
  13. Sep 13, 2013 at 5:17 AM
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    My 10 DC-SB 4.0 auto with 265/70-16 tires 19.5-20 on a 21 mile one way trip to work...about another 1/2mpg with a synthetic oil switch. I pretty much take it easy on the truck....wish I could see some of the 22+ that others see...
     
  14. Sep 15, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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    SamSin [OP] I can resist everything except temptation

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    Update: Miles: 1,380
    Gals: 67.59

    Worst: 18.79
    Best: 23.69
    Average: 20.4 MPG

    Thought I could do better, but anxious to come home I had a heavier foot than I should have.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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    My all time average is 18.5MPG on my stock truck. My all time average was 13.8MPG on my other 09 that was set up for off road.

    I noticed with the scangauge that I lose 2-3 MPG instantly if I drop my tire pressures from 38PSI to the recommended 28/32 PSI...

    Increasing tire pressure is the best mod you can do to get better gas mileage, because it pays for itself immediately.
     
  16. Sep 16, 2013 at 4:53 AM
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    Thanks Coast, I will definitely try that next time out.
     
  17. Sep 16, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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    mytaco77

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    You should monitor if your going over tire pressure specs. I did this in my tundra (when I had one) to help the MPGs and the tires started to couple.
     
  18. Sep 16, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    I had mine serviced at the dealership. I dropped it off with about 35 psi and when I picked it up it had 40. Thought that was strange, since the door jam shows 29 I think.
     
  19. Sep 16, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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    Another mpg thread?
     
  20. Sep 16, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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