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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. Jan 5, 2013 at 7:14 PM
    #601
    Redneck92

    Redneck92 Well-Known Member

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    I might have misunderstood the original comment. Was it being said that the ford EcoBoost make its way into the Tacoma or that Toyota make the own twin turbo v6. I will give the EcoBoost credit but I have never been a fan of ford and will never support having a ford engine in a Tacoma. That and I jut can't see Toyota doing that, it would be much easier to engineer a turbo package for the 4.0 than trying to package an EcoBoost in the Tacoma. I have seen the EcoBoost and it is not a small package at all, there's a reason it's in a full size truck. Granted most components can be downsized but why not start with existing Toyota products.

    I do wish that Toyota would pursue the diesel option but I fear it will not get much better economy that the gas counterpart due to the fact the EPA has sandy vaginas about emissions. Today's diesel can be stupid efficient with modifications but the good ole gov won't allow it. The technology is there it's just not being put to use.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM
    #602
    Rackster

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    Sorry for the confusion Chris. To your comment, my thoughts were that Toyota (or any manufacturer) could build an I4 engine that provided better performance (power and efficiency) similar to what Honda has done with their VTEC engines.

    Here is a link to Wikipedia on the Ecoboost engines for those interested - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_EcoBoost_engine

    One of the great things about innovation is that it generally fuels additional innovation. Competing manufacturers generally need to respond in order to maintain marketshare with the upside being that the consumers generally benefit as a result. I've owned three Ford products in the past: I liked them all and really the only domestic automanufacturer I would consider buying today. But presently, I have Honda and Toyota products in the driveway and enjoy them thoroughly.

    Diesel engines in small trucks are used worldwide...just not so much here. I think that small changes in government regulation that would step up to the current level of present legislation would probably facilitate the introduction of the existing diesel technologies. Perhaps a 5 year plan. The diesel engines of today are leaps above where they were less than 10 years ago, so the compromise might make sense.

    As for mixing makes...I guess that it always bothered me when hot rodders would take Chevy engines and fit them into Ford chassis. Of course, building up Chevy engines was faster and cheaper, so this helped to fuel some of the retrofitting. But I like keeping things pure myself.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2013 at 12:23 PM
    #603
    Spoonman

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    My truck is MAGIC
    8-10 mpg regularly
     
  4. Jan 12, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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    Spoonman

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    I'll keep track if my mpg changes afte the snorkel install. Was getting about 8 highway.
     
  5. Jan 18, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    worthywads

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    8 mpg highway? Can't get much worse?


    Keep us posted, so few have a snorkels so one guy says they got 2 mpg improvement, and conventional wisdom believes the snorkel can improve mpg.

    Studies show increased intake doesn't improve mpg with throttle overriding any increased potential on the intake side.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2013 at 11:30 AM
    #606
    moulin6801

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    4x4 trd sport crewcab long bed. 80% HWY, get 17mph. Average 75mph commute.
    Not great...I think I will trade for the new Ram1500 v6 Pentamax... if the 4x4 crewcab give me at the leat 17mpg.... will see. Still unable to test drive one like that.
    Did test drive the Hemi...fun but only 13mpg, , same way I drive my taco.
    Cheers!
     
  7. Jan 25, 2013 at 7:07 PM
    #607
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    I only get about 15-17 on highway and I average about 12 MPG.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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    Filled up last night and got 17.2 MPG. 17.2Gallons.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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    UltraGauge is showing an overall avg of 20.0-20.2 MPG for my 3.4L V6 5-Speed.
     
  10. Feb 27, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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    willee51

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    Checked again to day on a fillup, and got 18.1 mpg (this is about my average)
     
  11. Feb 27, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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    Last fill up got 17.3, this is pretty much my average.
     
  12. Mar 12, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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    so far with my 2012 Tacoma V6. I been getting 19/20
     
  13. Mar 12, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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    I have a '06 V6 Prerunner and I use to get 18.5mpg in the city up until a year ago. Now I am lucky to get 17.5mpg. I haven't changed tires, so I know it's not that.
     
  14. Mar 20, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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  15. May 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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    worthywads

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    1mpg isn't much.
     
  16. May 18, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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  17. Jun 13, 2013 at 7:11 AM
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    With 3300 miles on the Tacoma, I just got my best tank at 20.1 mpg. Not too bad for a 50/50 mix on a V6. For some reason, my worst tank was right before that one at 18.1.
     
  18. Jun 17, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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    Consistently get 24.8 to 25.5, which is making it hard to pull the trigger on a 2013 4WD. :)
     
  19. Jun 17, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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    1st tank I started checking mileage on got 16.6 MPG
    after 9 fill-ups and new plugs, clean MAF sensor, change all gear oil to synthetic I got 21.0 MPG on last tank. Current average is 18.5.

    I was also was very conscious of when I shifted, i.e around 2000 RPM highest normally around 1500 RPM's, would skip gears when on the flats going for 6th with engine at 1000~1500 RPM's on flats about 35~40 mph. Didn't drive over 60 on highway. Anything above 65 gas mileage decreased fast with a 3.73 rear diff gearing. Normal driving for me is 50/50 city/highway.

    So basically I can get 20+ MPG's if I continue with right foot mod and shift at low RPM's and skip gears along with staying under 65 on the highway. So I leave a little earlier for work and just piss people off by not gunning it at light change nor doing 75~80 on the highway. I don't care if I do piss them off, they don't pay for my gas.
     
  20. Jun 29, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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    With ifs and tranny skid plate, lca skids, sliders, rear plate bumper, and 265/75/16 Load c duratracs And a light foot with 75% city driving
     
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