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Toyota Tacoma "Real World" Gas Mileage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Maats, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Maats

    Maats [OP] Active Member

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    I have been following the forums with regard to gas mileage for a few months now. I have read many complaints from members that dont meet their vehicles mpg ratings on their MSRP sheets. People are trying all kinds of gadgets to increase gas mileage. Here is a link for real world gas mileage. As you can see, you are probably getting close to what the Tacoma is suppose to achieve. You bought a Tacoma not a Yaris.

    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.htm
     
  2. wareagle5693

    wareagle5693 Well-Known Member

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    Well, before I installed my lift, bigger tires, and all the other mods I've done, I was getting around 18.5-19 MPG in the city... now I'm at about 15.5... though that's driving very very aggressively too.
     
  3. AvsFanTRD

    AvsFanTRD Oh gravity, thou art a heartless bitch!

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    That website is spot on with what I'm getting
     
  4. cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    Yeah, that's pretty much right on it for me.
     
  5. PA452

    PA452 Well-Known Member

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    If my Tacoma always had such terrible gas mileage, I could accept it. But mine has been taking a dive since August, much worse than it has in previous winters.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Captain

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    The website you quoted is where the mpg numbers come from for your window sticker...

    In 2008 EPA changed the formula to be more accurate, and they recalculated the pre 08 car mpg at that time as well.
     
  7. doughboy

    doughboy Well-Known Member

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    I am just over 2000 miles and I consistently get 17.5. (4x4 DC)
     
  8. ROADHOG

    ROADHOG Well-Known Member

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    2010 Tacoma dbl cab V6 6 speed towing a 16 ft Carson Titan Toyhauler(FL162) with 2 quads and a modest amount of gear= 8 mpg.Crappy mileage to say the least.My buddys 2010 V8 Chevy Silverado gets almost double that pulling his 24 ft Weekend Warrior.:mad:
     
  9. dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    My Tacoma gets 66.6 miles to the gallon cause I put pure sacrificed goats blood it it.:devil:
     
  11. steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

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    If gas mileage is a major concern, maybe you need to think about a different type of vehicle. I routinely average about 18 in mixed driving.
     
  12. FLtaco4x4

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    In my '09 DC/SB TRD OR stock, I was getting 18 avg for the tank running around town, to work, some back roads etc... driving conservatively which was not bad. Stictly hwy was disappointing. 2 people, no gear, 75*F weather, no wind, cruise at 72mph averaged 20mpg on flat ground. Was not every happy, was looking for 22-24. Big Diesels 4x4's get that....


    Not to mention gas has sky rocketed in the past few weeks in FL & GA. We're up to $2.71/gal for 87 octane. 2 or 3 weeks ago I was getting it for $2.34.
     
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    I'm very pleased with the gas mileage I'm getting from my Tacoma (370 to 400 miles per tank like clockwork).
     
  14. SlurpeeBlueMetallic

    SlurpeeBlueMetallic FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

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    I get 21.5-22 mpg consistently. Lots of suburban roads (speed limit 35-45mph) and some highway (75/25), I accelerate moderately, I use cruise control often and when stopping I try to lose at least 25% of my speed by coasting.

    I second the skyrocketing prices... $2.85 here in NC when it was $2.39 2 weeks ago... WTF??!?!?
     
  15. paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    do you get that from the pump or in cans????
     
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    im at a loss. live in MO. drive all interstate cruise set at 76 mph and get 15MPG. added 3" lift no tires yet.:mad:
     
  17. Maats

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    Jug;

    In Canada, Toyota advertises MPG ratings on their website. I have a 2010 SR5 4 Cylinder 4x4. It has approx. 2000 Km. I get above 12L/100Km but there is very little traffic and few stop lights and signs. I am not overly concerned about it. I am quite sure if there was the typical city traffic where I live, the gas mileage would be the "real world" stats.

    http://www.toyota.ca/cgi-bin/WebObj...coma-cGy1ajRMQRleaXbyo3vxK0/3.7?v131040e.html
     
  18. kilgoja

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    that's why i got the 2.7L 4cyl....i average about 22mpg all around...a v6 averaging 17 just isn't good...my dad's 2wd dodge ram 1500 v8 gets 17...might as well get a 4x4 tundra v8 and get 15mpg...not much difference
     
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    lol..My '04 Land Rover Discovery I sold was getting about 13 on the highway. Getting this Tacoma has been like getting an economy car.
     
  20. sibanez

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    A lot of this depends on the gas. When I fill up with non-ethanol laced gas (yes, it is laced damn it!) I get almost 22mpg, but when I fill up with 10 percent ethanol gas, I normally get around 19-20. This is all highway driving, but these motors just don't like the ethanol mix. It gets worse with winterized gas with ethanol, my average drops to about 17. This is all with a 2005 DC with the auto, 1.5 inches of lift and running 265/70/17 Revo2s. Remember to adjust your mpg calculations based on tire size since it does make a difference!
     
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