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Tacoma Fuel Economy

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 007Tacoma, Feb 1, 2007.

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What Engine + Mileage Does Your Tacoma Have (Average)?

  1. 4cyl <16 MPG

    17 vote(s)
    0.5%
  2. 4cyl 16-20 MPG

    186 vote(s)
    5.1%
  3. 4cyl 20-25 MPG

    369 vote(s)
    10.1%
  4. 4cyl >25 MPG

    80 vote(s)
    2.2%
  5. V6 <16 MPG

    412 vote(s)
    11.3%
  6. V6 16-20 MPG

    2,121 vote(s)
    58.1%
  7. V6 20-25 MPG

    448 vote(s)
    12.3%
  8. V6 >25 MPG

    18 vote(s)
    0.5%
  1. Feb 1, 2007 at 4:30 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    Ok, there are about 5-6, err, 5-6 million threads on the internet about MPG/Fuel Economy. I am curious as to what Tacomas really get. I have heard 24MPG out of V6's and 16 MPG out of 4 cylinders... What kind of engine and what kind of mileage do you get...

    4cyl <16
    4cyl 16-20
    4cyl 20-25
    4cyl >25
    V6 <16
    V6 16-20
    V6 20-25
    V6 >25
     
  2. Feb 1, 2007 at 4:35 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    Basically, I am trying to find out if I should stop complaining about an 07' 2.7L 5spd PreRunner getting 21 MPG on the highway...
     
  3. Feb 1, 2007 at 5:13 AM
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    i get about 20 on the hwy with a v-6 5speed witch i think is great this is my first tacoma have had it about 2 and a half years before that i have had chevy,dodge,ford,jeep all of those were so bad on gas i love getting 20 mpg so it could be worse
     
  4. Feb 1, 2007 at 8:05 AM
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    TheMaster

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    The results derived from this survey will be inaccurate. For accuracy, only American members should vote or consumption should be measured in miles per liter and not gallons since the US gallon contains 3.785 liters and the Canadian gallon contains 4.546 liters. :gossip:
     
  5. Feb 1, 2007 at 9:23 AM
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    So that is the conversion for what is called "Imperial Gallons"?:confused:
     
  6. Feb 1, 2007 at 11:08 AM
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    Yes. There’s no such thing as a Canadian gallon, it’s the Imperial Gallon we use over here.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2007 at 1:17 PM
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  8. Feb 2, 2007 at 5:26 AM
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    I want to try to make insurance car the wife
    specify the company
     
  9. Feb 2, 2007 at 6:27 AM
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    I think I need a translator... :confused: Maybe you should search other threads, or reword your question(?). :boink:
     
  10. Feb 2, 2007 at 11:16 AM
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    Well I'm just coming up on 5000mi and the mileage/distance per tank is getting considerably better. I did switch to Royal Purple at 3200mi, so I think it maybe just the break in. Thats including gear sets, tranny and me driving for mileage also.
     
  11. Feb 2, 2007 at 12:25 PM
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    im getting about 24-25 mpg in my 00 2RZ
     
  12. Feb 4, 2007 at 3:02 PM
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    Rick2007Tacoma

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    I just bought a 2007 4 cyl manual Access cab and my first tank of gas produced 17.5 mpg. Obviously, I’m not happy with this so I spoke to the dealership. He mentioned that this is the break-in period and the mpg should improve. I also am using 10% ethanol, which he said will also reduce the mpg. I’m debating whether I should contact Toyota and discuss it with them. How long is the break in period and will I really see an improvement in time. Also, does ethanol reduce the mpg? New Tacoma owner
     
  13. Feb 5, 2007 at 4:21 AM
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    Ethanol will reduce the mileage in any vehicle. When I lived in Colorado my Subaru and my Suburban got worse MPG than they did here in Texas. Colorado uses ethanol blends to help reduce emissions I think (someone correct me if I am wrong).

    My last tank was spent sitting in Houston traffic, so I know it is crappy.

    RAPOM, thanks for the encouraging info!

    Rick2007Tacoma, let us know how that goes for you. Here is another thread you should look at MPG - 2.7L Manual 4x2.

    I still need to get my first oil change. I am going to stop by the dealer on the way home. Synthetic here I come.
     
  14. Feb 5, 2007 at 4:23 AM
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    That sounds about right, but don't you have a compressed intake (turbo/supercharger)? I would think that would hurt the MPG without an ECU upgrade as well.

    :confused:

    Eh, it's still a hot truck!!! :D
     
  15. Feb 5, 2007 at 6:53 AM
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    It reduces emissions and also gives more business to the corn growers out here in the midwest...
     
  16. Feb 5, 2007 at 10:58 AM
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    Well you can figure out your mileage using the US gallon.
     
  17. Feb 5, 2007 at 11:32 AM
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    Do gas stations specify if their's have a lot of Ethanol content? My fuel gauge show 1/4 full with 210miles. At this rate, I'll be at 15mpg. It got bad when the temp got to sub-zero.
     
  18. Feb 5, 2007 at 11:50 AM
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    It is federal law that all US gas stations have to display any additives in their fuel (even if it is a brand name) and the octane rating of their fuel (unless it is diesel which has a cetane rating). Colorado had stickers on the pumps that said something to the affect of 5%-15% ethanol.
     
  19. Feb 5, 2007 at 12:03 PM
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    Usually it is a state by state choice to have the ethonal. If I heard correctly, Missouri has a law that requires all gas stations to have 10% ethonal in their gasoline that they sell here... but I looked it up at www.ethanol.org and according to them it looks like Missouri doesn't have it in their legislation... then why can't I find gas with no ethonal????
     
  20. Feb 5, 2007 at 7:22 PM
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    Rick2007Tacoma

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    I have heard that that a having an ECU re-flash may help the mpg. Since I bought my truck with approximately 100 miles on it, the ECU was set by someone else. Thus the behavior of the ECU was already set when I bought the car. Is this true, or will the ECU adjust to my driving habits?
     
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