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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. Jun 21, 2009 at 11:41 AM
    #241
    Yuma Taco

    Yuma Taco Well-Known Member

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    My one month old V6 auto is getting 17.25 mpg over it's first 5 tanks full.
    Best 20.06 (last tank) worst 14.64 (second tank). I drive with the A/C on 90% of the time here. The two best tank fulls were freeway/mountain road driving with the latest one not being baby-ed (70~75 and having some fun in the tweesties with 5 adults onboard) :D
    So far I'm very happy with the Taco's fuel ecomomy.

    Yuma Taco,
     
  2. Jun 29, 2009 at 5:06 PM
    #242
    rich2774

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    When I first bought my truck back in Nov.08, I was getting around 12 mpg. Its been getting better ever since. Today I filled up and I caculated 16.5 mpg. I am very happy with that I guess it took a little milage to break in.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2009 at 5:38 PM
    #243
    jflan

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    Maybe I've missed boat or I'm totally out to lunch, but if I was getting 16 mpg I would have to have a V8.
    IMHO, Toyota has to figure out how to get more fuel efficiency out of these V6's.
    I'd love to have the V6 power but I want to be in the 20's.
    Toyota....get that V6 easily into the 20's and I'll buy one.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2009 at 7:32 PM
    #244
    john.308

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    I usually get about 16 at best but this weekend i managed 20 after all freeway driving. 33's on my 4 banger isn't exactly the recipe for high mpg.
     
  5. Jun 29, 2009 at 9:37 PM
    #245
    efmugen

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    Just filled up today, got 370 miles when the gas light turned on
     
  6. Jul 1, 2009 at 3:19 PM
    #246
    novataco

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    Does Top Tier gas give better fuel economy or is it just the detergent standards that make it better?

    I'm going on the road this week and am thinking about using premium, Top Tier from Shell, for better range. Not sure if the extra cost will offset the better fuel economy. Shell is the only Top Tier retailer in my area, that I know of.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM
    #247
    wbhvacer

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  8. Jul 1, 2009 at 4:45 PM
    #248
    thomasr1950

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    I don't mind the mpg's, i love the power that my V-6 offers.
     
  9. Jul 2, 2009 at 2:02 PM
    #249
    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Nope, be happy, this is pretty good. You can increase it up a mile or 2 per gallon with a bed cover. Without the cover I am getting 20-21 highway.
     
  10. Jul 2, 2009 at 7:58 PM
    #250
    novataco

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  11. Jul 9, 2009 at 9:44 AM
    #251
    g8rtaco

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    Ok, Just took first road trip in my 05 taco, 4.0 v6...Got 16.3 on the way down to Florida. On way back aired up the tires to the max and got 19.6 all the way back to Tn. Average moving speed for the trip was 84 mph...This was with stock tires and truck lifted 3 inches..Hopefully will get tires in next month.
     
  12. Jul 15, 2009 at 1:02 PM
    #252
    IndigoTaco

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    My mileage increased from about 19 on average to 19.9 exactly the past two tanks with the AFE pro dry. Every little bit helps. New exhaust I'm hoping will push me into the twenty's.
     
  13. Jul 15, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    PAZacc

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    B/f the supercharger: 18.8 mpg
    w/supercharger: 18.1 mpg
    w/supercharger and A/C on: 16.8
     
  14. Aug 11, 2009 at 1:32 PM
    #254
    JasonY

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    Something is up with EPA testing and the Tacomas. According to this site:

    http://auto.howstuffworks.com/fuel-efficiency/fuel-economy/28004-epa-fuel-economy-explained1.htm

    Throughout the test, a hose is connected to the vehicle's tailpipe and collects the engine's exhaust. The amount of carbon present in what's spewed from the exhaust system is measured to calculate the amount of fuel burned. The EPA claims this is more accurate than using a fuel-gauge to physically measure the amount of gasoline being burned. Still, the final fuel economy figures are adjusted downward, by 10 percent for city driving and 22 percent in highway mileage, to help reflect the differences between what happens in a lab and out on an actual road.

    Therefore, our Tacos should be getting real world mileage of AT LEAST what the EPA states (assuming we're careful and not lead-footing it all the time). The most careful among us should get 22% higher mileage than the stickers. Does anyone get that?

    It seems the average is 20-20% LOWER than the sticker rating. What's up? Am I reading this right?
     
  15. Aug 11, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    The epa rating on my truck is 17 city, 22 hwy. I drive probably 60% hwy and I am getting 20-21 mpg. So in my case the epa rating is pretty close. My wife's 2007 Honda Civic has an epa rating of 25 city, 36 hwy. She averages 30 mpg in mixed driving and on a recent hwy trip to California she got 34 mpg. Again, pretty close to the epa numbers, but nowhere near close to the 30 city, 40 hwy that the original window sticker said (In 2008 the epa adjusted their tests to get more real world numbers).
     
  16. Aug 11, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    My driving is 75% suburban city, 25% highway and I average ~21.5 mpg. I accelerate smoothly but steadily up to speed, use the cruise control on flat ground and coast to a stop whenever possible. When not using cruise control because of hills I do most of my acceleration downhill and settle for losing a few mph when going uphill. I tend to not run the A/C when the temp is 78-80ºF or lower (non-summer mornings on the way to work).

    According to EPA numbers and my driving split I should be hitting ~18.5 mpg but instead I get 3 mpg over that or about 16% over the rating. Your +22% certainly sounds achievable... it's likely I could tweak my driving style a bit and up my mileage to 22.5 which would be 22% over EPA. But then I look at the difference... is $1.50 savings per tank worth me stressing during every moment of driving to eek every little bit of mileage out of a tank? Nah, I'm quite happy with what I've got with my normal driving... works for me! :)
     
  17. Aug 12, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    hendooman

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    I am about 15 tanks in and have not got better than 17. Th elast 5 tanks I have been using a new iphone app. I have averaged right at 16. I am almost at 5000 miles going to synth and we will see what goes on from there. I have tried all grades from 87 to 93 and have not seen a noticeable difference with any...
     
  18. Aug 12, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    JasonY

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    I use the GasCubby app for the iphone/ipod touch. What do you use?
     
  19. Aug 13, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    TacoSter

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    i looked at gas cubby and it looks very cool. i downloaded the free trial to check it out and realized one thing. i would never have time @ the gas station to input all the info they ask for... that said.. see my link below for what i use
     
  20. Aug 13, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    JasonY

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    You can customize what you want to enter at stations. If you're in a hurry, all it really needs is mileage, price/gallon, and total gallons.
     
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