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v6 manual 13-14 mpg

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by JimmyBuckets, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Nov 3, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    JimmyBuckets

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    I just wanted to see if what I have been seeing is normal.
     
  2. Nov 3, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    I didn't see anything saying WHERE you are? I am in Southern California and the retarded gas blend as so little real gasoline in it, we get less miles than other places per gallon.

    I filled up yesterday and for city/ hwy. combined was 15.7 mpg. This is with a corrected odometer with the 32" tires, however. I have gotten as little as 14.5 mpg around town driving.

    It goes up anytime I am on only the highway... 18-19 mpg.
     
  3. Nov 3, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    I'm now in NC I think its a 10/90 blend...but a lot more city than before...but even before we moved I was usually seeing mid 15s.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    I am lucky if I see 15, I will see as low as 13 even when I think I'm driving nicely. 06 6 spd
     
  5. Nov 3, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    I get about 20-21 mpg, and that's in the summer with the a/c blasting. About 3/4 of my miles are on the highway.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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  7. Nov 3, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    It's all about your driving habits.
     
  8. Nov 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    Im getting the same here, maybe the cold weather. Only getting about 14-15 mpg both city/hwy, have done a whole lot of driving lately, went throught 3 tanks of gas in a week :eek:. With gas prices in canada $1.35 or $5 gal. Things are getting tight. Just got a tune up, replaced spark plugs and serpentine belt and filled up premium gas and added stp injector cleaner, didnt make a huge difference. Have to get my brakes done and tires soon.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    Right... I did new plugs (30,000 mile service), a bottle of Techron, my tires are good and filled with air (on the high side), and driving habit aware (no jackrabbit starts)... and still 15.5 mpg consistant with my typical daily driving (3/4 city, 1/4 highway). It is my weekend highway trips that brings my average up (on Fuelly.com) to 16.5 mpg. On the highway, it really jumps up to 18-19 mpg.

    I am pretty convinced it is the more accurate odometer with my newer tires... My old average daily of 16.5 was with the stock tires (and the speedometer read too fast). Now that the 32" tires put the speedometer right on, I 'lost' 1 mpg! :rolleyes:
     
  10. Nov 4, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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  11. Nov 4, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    Is the gas mileage really that much worse with a 4x4?
     
  12. Nov 4, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    Thats a shame, manuals should not get that bad. On another note, I am getting around 22-24 with my 2.7 5 speed on the highway and 19-20 city. Truck is an SR5 Access Cab also.
     
  13. Nov 4, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    Sure, we are heavier and have more rolling resistance. You will see most of us under 20 mpg max. and the 2WD are almost always over 20 mpg max. some posting 26 or better.

    Also, a DC being heavier could get worse mileage than an AC or Reg. cab.
     
  14. Nov 4, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    Cold weather certainly doesn't help. My tank avg dropped to 18.8 on the UG today, ick!

    Then again, most people don't have my patience, or planning skill I suppose. If I have any chance at all of dropping fuel flow without obstructing the normal flow of traffic I WILL do it. Drove the 'rolla today with a 1200 mile avg of 37.2 when I got in; an hour later, I had that to 37.7 mpg. Must just be the way I've learned to drive.
     
  15. Nov 4, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    I've got the same truck. I get 13.5-15 in the city. The only time I get good mileage is on the highway.
     
  16. Nov 4, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    when mine was new it got about the same. With all the mods its gone from 16 new to broken in 18, mods 16 - pizza cutters 18.5 and that's corrected for tire size. So lay off the gas keep it under 2500 rpm, around 2000 if you can it will get better. also plugs, air cleaner, ect helps a lot.
     
  17. Nov 6, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    I highly recommend this site. There are Tacomas on here getting an average of 35mpg+ without any external mods, but instead just simple changes in driving habits. Perhaps the info on here could help push your 4x4 V6 into the 20's range.

    Personally, we're shooting for an average of 35mpg+ with our I4 and 25mpg+ with our V6.


    One example is the wider your rims, the worse the fuel mileage, so if you went from stock 7" to after market 9", prepare to see a drop in mpgs.
     
  18. Nov 6, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    By doing what... I will look at your link... but in a nutshell, please.
     
  19. Nov 6, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    tacoman007 ignorance is bliss,

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    i get pretty much the same thing. sucks.
     
  20. Nov 6, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    35mpg that's BS! unless is falling out of the sky. Just one more time 35MPG wait santa is at the door & the playboy girls have to give me a bath so I will be back soon:rolleyes:
     
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