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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 15, 2007 at 12:51 PM
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    surfponto

    surfponto Well-Known Member

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    Yes see my signature. 4x4 2.7 liter.
    We were getting 20 mpg U.S. for the first thousand or so miles.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2007 at 1:31 PM
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    Rick2007Tacoma

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    Well then I should be getting better mpg. You are getting better gas mileage than I even with a 4x4. Does your gas have Ethanol?
     
  3. Feb 15, 2007 at 1:41 PM
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    surfponto

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    Probably not. Haven't noticed that stated on the pumps.
    (We are in SoCal)

    That may be why you are getting lower gas mileage. I have heard the same thing over on the FJ Cruiser forums.

    Bob
     
  4. Feb 15, 2007 at 3:09 PM
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    Rick2007Tacoma

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    Anyone in the Texas area know which gas stations do not have Ethanol in them?
     
  5. Mar 6, 2007 at 2:24 PM
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    Rick2007Tacoma

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    Well guess what – my gas mileage is going up… first tank 17.5, second tank 18.3 and third tank is 19.5. This is definitely improvement but I still expect better. All three tanks contained Ethanol.
     
  6. May 1, 2007 at 7:55 PM
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    allan

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  7. May 2, 2007 at 5:18 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    I just got 24MPG in the hill country over the weekend, and I got 22MPG out of my last tank driving a ton on the highways. My overall average is 21MPG at 10K miles.
     
  8. May 2, 2007 at 6:35 AM
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  9. May 2, 2007 at 6:40 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    Easy there. Allen said that. Not me! :eek:

    I have heard of people with V6s getting low 20s for MPG, but I have not seen any proof of it. I can't seem to get over 24 MPG out of my 4 Cylinder, and I can ONLY talk for the 2.7L Manual PreRunner AccessCab. :)
     
  10. May 2, 2007 at 6:44 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    Many stations contain up to 5% ethanol in Texas, but THEY HAVE TO LABEL IT!!!

    If you think you are getting Ethanol in your gas and they aren't labeling it, that is a big deal. Federal LAW says that they have to display it on the pump.

    Toyota does not recommend using any more than 5% Ethanol as you will get water buildup in the engine! :eek:
     
  11. May 2, 2007 at 7:02 AM
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    TRDeity

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    I get about 18 MPG out of the V6 manual (which the manual tranie is supposed to get worse gas mileage). Your MPG depends on how you drive (for me mostly moderate to heavy traffic with very little highway) and the reason there’s not that much of a difference between the I4 and V6 is power to weight ratio. The 6 doesn't have to work as hard to get all that weight movin.
     
  12. May 2, 2007 at 7:04 AM
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    You've already got 10K on your truck:eek:. Man you got to get settled in San An quick.
     
  13. May 2, 2007 at 7:43 AM
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    You hit the nail on the head!

    I am sure that if I didn't try to rap out my 2.7L everytime I got on the highway, I could get 25+ MPG. Alas, it ain't gonna happen. :rolleyes:
     
  14. May 2, 2007 at 7:46 AM
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    That includes driving to Galveston for some (albeit dirty) beach trips, driving to Dallas for a conference for work, driving to League City for training everyday from Houston for 2 weeks, driving back and forth (SA to HOU), and driving to New Orleans once to visit family...

    My wife's Rav4 has 15K miles on it, and it is only 3 months older. :eek: Of course, that is supposed to be our long trip vehicle. ;)
     
  15. May 2, 2007 at 9:56 AM
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    I have a V6 double cab long bed prerunner. My wife has gotten 22 mpg on one tank. Usually she gets 21/20, she drives very slow and conservative. she also drives a lot of county roads are around 45 mph... When I drive the truck I get 18/19 mpg and usually going 75mph on the interstate. :)

    Thank you for that knowledge! The gas out here in Missouri, if it has ethanol, it usually is 10%! Now I have more reason to avoid it!
     
  16. May 2, 2007 at 10:51 AM
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    Check with your dealer and the manual. I was told that by the service manager of Sterling McCall Toyota in Houston, Texas at the new owner orientation.

    Cheers!
     
  17. May 2, 2007 at 7:40 PM
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    I get 22 MPG V6 4x4 access cab 2007
     
  18. May 2, 2007 at 8:27 PM
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    tbipower

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    i have 2k miles on my 2.7 2x4 taco .. the first tank i got 25 and everything after that ive been getting better now up to 28.9.. almost to 29 hopefully i can hit 30 this next tank.
     
  19. May 3, 2007 at 6:05 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    WELCOME TO TW! WOW! That is incredible mileage. Couple of questions:

    1)What config do you have? (AccessCab, RegularCab, PreRunner, 4WD, Standard, Auto/Manual, etc...)

    2)Where are you driving it? (Highway, Round'town, etc...)

    3)What type of driver are you? (Aggressive, Laid-back, Coaster, etc...)

    4)What kind of modifications do you have on your Tacoma? (Intake, Exhaust, ECU ReProgram, Wheels, Tonneau, etc...

    Congratulations on some awesome mileage!
     
  20. May 3, 2007 at 11:09 AM
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    tbipower

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    i was pretty disgusted reading this forum article the night i got home with my new ride. but after the first few tanks im really really happy with the mileage i would like to say i get 30mpg and maybe soon i will.
    the truck is bone stock it is a 2x4. 4cyl 5spd. non-prerunner reg. cab.
    just bought it for the fuel mileage. i drive mainly rural highway miles with w/ no traffic although many stops. and i drive very conservative. and i shift at exactly the speeds that toyota reccomends.
     
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