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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. Apr 30, 2009 at 6:38 AM
    #221
    sweater914

    sweater914 Well-Known Member

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    I've had the truck for a couple of months now with 2k miles on it, it's average 18 in all city driving which can rarely get into 5th gear. My wifes total commute is 5 miles, I'm still pleased because her old F150 only got 8-10 in town.
     
  2. May 5, 2009 at 1:49 PM
    #222
    Pyro-Rob

    Pyro-Rob Active Member

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    Don't believe it...


    I drive 135 miles, round trip everyday. Most are highway miles so that means between 70 and 80. I try to stay in 6th as much as possible but when I have to pass the immigrants in the left lane, I have to shift down to 5th and go around :D

    I keep close track of my mileage and I am getting between 17 and 19 mpg with regular gas. I live outside the range of the ethanol nonsense but some gas stations still buy it.

    Oh yeah, I have about 5700 miles on my V6 with the 6 speed...

    --->Rob
     
  3. May 5, 2009 at 2:09 PM
    #223
    bigyetti

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    sirius satilite radio, more on the way when i get more money. oh ya removed the secondary filter
    i got v6 dc sb around town 15 to 16.9 highway 19.5 to 22 depending if the speed limit is 65. and i like to drive it like i stole it. its got power use it lol
     
  4. May 12, 2009 at 5:22 PM
    #224
    wbhvacer

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    first tank was 317 miles 16 gallons 19.8 mpg
    2nd tank was 368.6 miles 17.5 gallons 21.0 mpg
    3rd tank was 411.2 miles 17.96 gallons 22.8 mpg




    Shell reg 87
     
  5. May 12, 2009 at 7:47 PM
    #225
    thomasr1950

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    I just drove 180 mi. on interstate, got 18.4.
     
  6. May 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM
    #226
    jpg366

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    I think all brands have some ethanol (Fed requirement) but Valero gas gives me the best mileage. Shell is among the lowest. Shop around and run a few tanks of each, then decide which is best.

    Another way to think about this is price per mile. Mid-grade gas, though more expensive, may give better mileage than Regular. If the % improvement in gas mileage is larger than the % difference in price, then it's a good deal.
     
  7. May 18, 2009 at 9:52 AM
    #227
    MUDFISH

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    I've only had mine for about 2 months, but I'm averaging 18.8 mpg... not bad at all...
     
  8. May 20, 2009 at 8:05 PM
    #228
    stockoma

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    I bought a o6, 4 cyl, A/T, 2WD base Tacoma The BEST it ever got was 24 mpg.... it averaged 20 The worst it ever got was 18.
    I just bought my 6 cyl A/T access cab 4x. At less than 2000 miles it is getting 17.5 mpg and I have a heavy foot
     
  9. May 21, 2009 at 10:04 AM
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    wbhvacer

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  10. May 21, 2009 at 11:35 AM
    #230
    thomasr1950

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    20.54 mpg on interstate w/cruise & no a/c, avg. speed about 70 mph. I'm please with that when i consider the power & other features i have in my Tacoma.
     
  11. May 24, 2009 at 4:53 AM
    #231
    stockoma

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    With wbhvacer's avvy...... :gossip:
     
  12. May 25, 2009 at 9:55 PM
    #232
    tacoholic

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    Goddamn...I envy 55% of you guys, all you getting 16-20 with the V6 are getting better mileage than my 2.3L I4 Mazda...that I don't drive too much anymore. :D
     
  13. May 25, 2009 at 10:02 PM
    #233
    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    I traveled to N. AZ and back. On the trip back down to Tucson the Scangauge read 26.4 MPG. Staying between 75-80 MPH.
     
  14. May 28, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    wbhvacer

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    4th tank 331.7 miles 14.89 gallons=22.27 mpg:)

    The best i ever got with me 08 reg cab 4-cyl 5-speed man was 25.5 so i am very happy with the dc v-6 auto mileage
     
  15. Jun 1, 2009 at 11:19 PM
    #235
    MotoXdoer

    MotoXdoer taco?

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    my taco has 74k on it and i get 20.5mpg with k&n air filter. even with 2 dirtbikes, gear, full tank of gas gets between 16-18mpg.:)
     
  16. Jun 2, 2009 at 3:17 AM
    #236
    StandingCow

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    My last measurement was 19.8 MPG I think, this one was 20.3 MPG. V6 acc cab manual.
     
  17. Jun 11, 2009 at 11:14 PM
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    samhmbz

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    about 16mpg all city driving with ac on about 1/2 the time from 280-310 per tank..........
     
  18. Jun 12, 2009 at 7:26 PM
    #238
    jctazzy

    jctazzy Um, what?

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    Had the truck about two weeks, been filling up at 1/2 tank of higher to get measurements, the last two stops have been 21.52 and 21.48 mpg.

    Nice!
     
  19. Jun 17, 2009 at 6:52 AM
    #239
    lasllc

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    GEEZ Rob -
    You come down from the FT Collins area every day ?? I know a lot of people do. How do you deal with the 104th to 76 jam up ?

    I end up going the other way - lakewood to Erie; but I use Sheridan (light traffic and good light timing) and can due 50 in 5th and 6th and end up with 21.5 - 21.8 as a multiple tank average.
    City boulevard and hiway mix usually nets me in the mid 20's at higher speeds, BUT . . .

    I dont go 70+ generally, as that really takes the edge off, but primarily because I set my own schedule and I dont need the stress.
    '09 TRD/OR AC v6/Man with 10500 miles 4 mounths old.
     
  20. Jun 18, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    Pyro-Rob

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    I drive from Firestone to Meridian Business Park at I-25 and Lincoln. I drive I-25 south in the morning and e-470 to US85 to Ft Lupton and then to Firestone at night.

    I refuse to drive I-25 during normal drive times due to the bad traffic. When I get on it in the morning at 5:30 or so, there is very little traffic, although it has been increasing over the past 5 years. It's not hard to run at 75 most of the way through Denver at that time. At that time of the day, I-25 north of Denver usually rolls at 80-95 mph. Nice pack to travel in, if you can keep up :)

    --->Rob

     
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