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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. May 21, 2007 at 9:09 AM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

    MotoXFreeStyle61 Displaced Texan

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    I took 290 west then 36 North all the way to Temple.
     
  2. May 21, 2007 at 9:22 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    Awesome! Now if you can just keep getting 26 MPG. What was your average speed? Cruise Control?
     
  3. May 21, 2007 at 9:41 AM
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    I just went the speed limit (70mph) and I used the cruise control. I think it helps that there weren't that many hills between Temple and Houston. Between Temple and Abilene there are so many, I believe that is what really kills your mileage.
     
  4. May 21, 2007 at 10:56 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    I agree, but only at highway speeds. My Tacoma actually gets better mileage in the hills around North San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Austin at about 55 - 60 MPH...
     
  5. May 21, 2007 at 12:00 PM
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    TRDeity

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    Thats what I've been trying to tell you Mark, everthing is better in Austin :D
     
  6. May 21, 2007 at 12:50 PM
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    Except for TU. Go Raiders!! :D
     
  7. May 21, 2007 at 4:26 PM
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    My only complaint about Austin: I don't have a job there. :rolleyes:

    My mother was actually raised in Austin before my grandfather took a job with the Navy as a photographer. He got transfered to New Orleans shortly after that. That's not all bad. She met my dad there! Guess where I was born... :D
     
  8. May 21, 2007 at 4:36 PM
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    And when was the last time you pulled up to a Canadian gas station and dropped a couple of gallons into the tank?

    Myself, I pump in liters and convert into mi/US gallon. That L/100km shit that we use up here makes no sense to me.
     
  9. May 21, 2007 at 5:41 PM
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    wat?
    I'm sooooo sorry for anyone having to go to abilene...i was stationed there for 3 years and it was TERRIBLE!!!!
     
  10. May 21, 2007 at 6:24 PM
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    Are you in the Air Force? I always see the C-130s in their holding patterns out at Dyess when I pass through there. Where are you stationed now? I'm in Air Force ROTC at Texas Tech University. Hopefully I'll be commissioning in a couple years granted that I bust my butt and graduate on time. :pray:
     
  11. May 25, 2007 at 6:40 PM
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    I've been driving my new '07 Access PreRunner V-6 for a few weeks and am getting around 22 mpg. Now, about 60-70 % of the driving is at about 50-55 mph highway driving, optimal gas mileage speed I'd guess.
    The truck is GREAT- a big improvement over the '03 4-dr PreRunner I had.
     
  12. May 26, 2007 at 5:58 PM
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    Just checked mine slowed down to 60 on the highway and under 3000 rpm around town 80 percent highway resulting in a whopping 22.1 mpg! 2007 d-cab 4x4 v-6 5000 miles
     
  13. May 28, 2007 at 7:27 AM
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    slowing down is dull, but it sure helps the ol' MPG...
     
  14. May 29, 2007 at 6:42 AM
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    22MPG out of a V6 :mad: I could'a had'a V6! :rolleyes:
     
  15. May 29, 2007 at 10:15 AM
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    I have a 2.7 5speed 4x4 and I get about 24 mpg. About 50% freeway, 50% city driveing. I get on it every so often, but much of the time I just cruiz.
     
  16. May 31, 2007 at 7:11 PM
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    Rick2007Tacoma

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    Well my mpg is getting a little better. It started at 17.5 when I bought the truck and now I’m getting around 19.75 mpg at 3900 miles. That’s improvement, not yet in the range of 23 – 28, but so far so good. I was told it should continue to improve until I reach 5000 miles.
     
  17. Jun 1, 2007 at 5:22 AM
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    See, I would love to have gotten a 4x4 and still gotten 24MPG. That would be awesome. Not to mention - I could convince my wife to take the Tacoma instead of the Rav4 (Just in case we "bump" into some rough conditions ;)).

    Don't worry. I have 13,000 miles on mine since I bought it in January. I am still seeing the mileage go up. On this last tank (city/highway/hills mix) I got 25 MPG. I am VERY happy with that!
     
  18. Jun 1, 2007 at 9:52 AM
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    I still miss the 28mpg I was getting out of my 22RE, and that was driving it like a complete mad man (it was a 5 speed, I can't help it.)

    That being said, when this one is paid off, I will be getting a v6 4x4. Maybe even a D4D if they are available by then! :D
     
  19. Jun 1, 2007 at 12:13 PM
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    I love you! ;)
     
  20. Jun 1, 2007 at 7:44 PM
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    I just purchased my 07' Tacoma last week and after 2 fill-ups I am only averaging 16.1MPG. I drive really light on the gas and between my Wife and I we get 27.5-28.5 in our highlander hybrid (upper end of milege for this vehicle). I am guessing it will improve after break-in period but I also wonder if the large tread BF Goodrich tires are taking 1-2MPG off my mileage. Any suggestions?
     
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