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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. Jul 12, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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    Fenwick1993

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    Full rebuild short of machine work, mean green motherfucker! Lime green block, hand-polished valve cover, and stickers! Too broke for real mods right now. Stonewall is my baby, but he's also a work truck.
    Averaging about 25 right now, mostly city driving. 2.4 L. Hardly ever have the cash for a complete fuel-up, and gas gauge doesn't work, so I just throw in a couple bucks here and there when I can.
     
  2. Jul 13, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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    Rich91710

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    If you are not completely filling the tank and your gauge is not working, you have no way of even ballparking your MPG.

    I really doubt that you're getting 25 on a '96, though it's possible under some conditions. My '94 got 18.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2013 at 3:54 AM
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    jvswaim

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    Earlier this year before the heat set in, I was regularly getting a little over 25 on my '96 2.4.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2013 at 4:06 AM
    #624
    flatblack

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    I got 24mpg on it last tank
    The highest I had got before was 23mpg
    Both times were nearly all what I guess you'd consider "highway" at 55mph or under, AKA 2.5k rpm or less

    The highest I've ever got on my actual highway at 70mph, AKA 3k rpm, was 21.7mpg

    The 24mpg was Chevron 92 E10
    The 23mpg was a half-tank of Conoco 91 E0 and half-tank of no-name 89 E-10
     
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  5. Jul 14, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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    Rich91710

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    It's possible, but not common.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2013 at 7:50 PM
    #626
    Rich91710

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    Bingo.

    My '94 normally got 18, but pulled better than 25 on a run from Vegas to Phoenix rolling a solid 55 all the way.

    Back down to 18 from Phoenix to Tuscon.
     
  7. Jul 14, 2013 at 7:53 PM
    #627
    adanfon

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    tinted all around, grillcraft, debadged, bilstein 5100's @ 0 w/ OME 886 coils and a 1/4" top plate spacer, rear has tsb springs and Wheelers HD progressive add a leaf. 1.25" spidertrax wheel spacers. Powder coated stock wheels. Tinted tails. Sport headlights. 20" led bar behind grille...
    I get less than 15, :eek: thats about 95% city driving... Which is why... I think.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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    Rich91710

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    It is.

    I normally run mid-23 to mid-25.

    This is the result of 50 miles out shopping with the wife today. This included about 10 miles of freeway:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jul 20, 2013 at 12:23 AM
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    adanfon

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    tinted all around, grillcraft, debadged, bilstein 5100's @ 0 w/ OME 886 coils and a 1/4" top plate spacer, rear has tsb springs and Wheelers HD progressive add a leaf. 1.25" spidertrax wheel spacers. Powder coated stock wheels. Tinted tails. Sport headlights. 20" led bar behind grille...

    Yeah that's what I was hoping/thinking. I guess I was just looking for some reassurance. It sucks. It's hard to try and keep my rpms low when you feel like going fast or running late. I kinda want an ultragauge just so I can see my mpg. Does it show instant mpg or just average?
     
  10. Jul 20, 2013 at 12:30 AM
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    Rich91710

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    It shows instant, but it's really useless... constantly swings from 5 to 200... it's little more than a distraction.

    What I use is what you see on the right side... "SRT" is the numbers from the last time the engine was restarted, so even though my average might only be 20 when I get to work Monday, my SRT will be 25 or even 26.
    I reset TRP every time I refuel.
     
  11. Jul 20, 2013 at 12:33 AM
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    For comparison, this is from a little over a year ago.

    The screen on the left is how it looked when I got to work one morning.
    Screen on the right is how it looked when I got home that evening.

    The picture was taken on 6/12/12. I ended up at 25.3 on that tank when I gassed up 2 days later.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Jul 21, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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    That's cool I like that better actually, that may be my next mod. Thanks for the info rich!
     
  13. Jul 24, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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    kn38ms

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    01 V6 gets 19- 22mpg:

    Michelin street tires
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  14. Jul 28, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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    Ghostrider01

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    2013 dbl cab baja edition with 4k miles on it no mods. Mostly hwy getting 17.6-18.1 mpg. Just was in my bro in laws and watched him fill up, 2010 dbl cab long bed 2wd bone stock and his average was 20.7 mpg city highway combo driving. I was impressed he gets that on average.
     
  15. Jul 28, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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    first trip home with mine i filled it up to see about what my drive to work would cost one way...got about 21 like my fuelly thing says...i pulled the number one plug and the thing was coated in soot, so tomorrow i'm gonna change em...may do LOF on it too...how many quarts does the 3rz hold?
     
  16. Aug 1, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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    2012 DC Base Auto with just over 12,500. I was getting around 25mpg the first 8,000 miles and have been able to get 27 since if I don't push it too hard.

    Most of my driving is hwy 50-60 mph.
     
  17. Aug 6, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    I've been averaging 22.5 lately :)
     
  18. Aug 6, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    It all evens out.
     
  19. Sep 1, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    In the mid-late 70s during one of the surges in gas prices (to a whopping $0.75/gallon!) Honda ran a magazine ad campaign for the Civic CVCC that said "It can run a mile cheaper than you can"
    The first paragraph then described how much fuel cost was to drive the Civic a mile, and then compared that to the number of calories burned by running a mile and how much of the cost of a cheeseburger went into that. :D

    Today, engines are more efficient, and fuel has not kept pace with inflation, while fast food has perhaps exceeded average inflation.
     
  20. Sep 2, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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    It may not be 25, but the little bit of info I can compile is indicating it's somewhere around there. It's also a fresh rebuild, (less than 3000 miles on it right now) so maybe that'll give it better mileage than most of the other 96's out there. When you were getting 18 in that 94, was that when it was new, or was it already nice and worn in?
     
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