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What’s your 2.7’s MPGs?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by trdxtacoma, Jul 28, 2021.

  1. Jul 30, 2021 at 2:16 PM
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    Swartzy165

    Swartzy165 Well-Known Member

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    I took off an air dam once
    19-21, Lifted 2 inches on 265/70/17 cooper ruggedtreks...ECT PWR baby lol
     
  2. Aug 3, 2021 at 8:59 AM
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    aviracer2

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    I've added a Drawtite hitch. Towed up to around 3K, single axle, no brakes. It was struggling a bit up some steeps, but once it hit first gear, no problem. Control of the trailer was no problem either. Suspension/chassis handled it well. Brakes too. Very impressed.

    If you're doing this in "fast" traffic, be prepared to piss everyone off behind you, or really work that tranny. I towed through NJ, even some inner roads; I left it in 2 or 3 most of the time and revv'd it out a bit to keep the load moving. I doubt you'll ruin the transmission!

    JUST SEND IT BUD :-D

    -Avi
     
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  3. Aug 3, 2021 at 9:24 AM
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    BMH

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    My 20' SR 2.7 4x4 .... Was averaging 22-23 mpg. Mostly rural roads, some hills, usually around 55 mph, and let the cruise control do its thing. I rarely ever put my foot in it other than to pass big trucks.
    Added the shell and now averaging 24.5 mpg. I'm assuming better aerodynamics. (??)
     
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  4. Aug 3, 2021 at 9:39 AM
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    7r41lbr34k3r

    7r41lbr34k3r Practitioner of the mechanical arts.

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    My first year was 100% tracked. Lots of construction on my hwy commute back then, so 60-65mph was normal.
    [​IMG]

    Now (same commute with no extra speed restriction), with armor, heavier tires ... and driving 75-80 it is more like 18.5 avg.
     
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  5. Aug 3, 2021 at 12:42 PM
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    TT005

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    Here’s my average when I tracked my SR Double Cab 2.7 fuel economy.

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  6. Aug 3, 2021 at 6:09 PM
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    Wow that is pretty bad... Wonder why some 2.7s get teens
     
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  7. Aug 3, 2021 at 6:14 PM
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    OhioTaco68

    OhioTaco68 John 3:16

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    19-21mpg 2016 Access cab with 265/75r16 Toyo Open Country AT3
     
  8. Aug 3, 2021 at 6:23 PM
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    Heavy city driving, a lot of engine idling sitting in school drop off/ pick up lines and during my son’s baseball practices.
     
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  9. Aug 3, 2021 at 6:25 PM
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    For context, my 2.7 still averaged approximately 2 MPG better than my previous TRD Off Road (2WD).

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  10. Aug 3, 2021 at 6:33 PM
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    Highways mostly at 75 mph, 21.4-22.7 summer fuel, winter fuel 19-21 mpg.
    Rural roads probably 19-20 summer, I don’t baby it or drive like grandma, aggressive starts. Sure I could get 23 or higher but I have to be somewhere lol.
    I track every fillup. I measure by the tank fill and use odometer reading and it doesn’t usually match the mpg display so I only trust your numbers if you measure by the tank.
     
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  11. Aug 3, 2021 at 7:19 PM
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    adrew

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    Basically it's terrible if you have to stay at the front of the pack. The engine has the power to hustle if you really need to, but drinks gas when you floor it. Mine really drops if I gun it from stops around town... the gallons per hour goes from 1-3 GPH up to 7+. But if I am easy on it when accelerating and coast up to lights (to try and still be rolling when it turns green) I can get 21-22 driving around the suburbs, mid 20s if I don't use the A/C. I get 20-22 on the highway if I go 75-80 MPH and 24-25 at 65-70 MPH, but my best tank so far in 4k miles has been 27.1 MPG with 55-60 MPH on flat land.

    The only time it really feels down on power to me is in rolling terrain with low speed limits like 55. The engine is barely turning in 5th or 6th and has no power to pull the grade so you basically have to cruise in 4th. And you can't use the cruise since it will do a 6-3 downshift and hit 5000 RPM over and over. I also got stuck in a fast pack of traffic near Birmingham and hit a spot on a long grade at 85 MPH where, foot the the floor, it would hold speed but wouldn't accelerate any more, haha. But normally I don't drive it that quickly (it was either get in with the fast crowd or labor up the hill at 40 MPH with the semis).

    My Leer 100XR gets put on tomorrow - I hope I gain a smidge of HWY economy as I have seen here (no rack, cab-high). I plan to keep the skinnier 245 tires on it but might try to find some lighter alloy wheels to keep the unsprung weight about the same once I get some slightly more aggressive tires. Money no object I would get some Enkei RPT1s...

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  12. Aug 3, 2021 at 7:24 PM
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    yeah I added a curt hitch to my 2.7 and use it for towing our family (20ft inboard/outboard) boat. Mostly around town but have taken it 100+ miles as well. it def bogs it down but i've never been uncomfortable doing it.
     
  13. Oct 13, 2021 at 9:12 PM
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    Check your tire pressure. I averaged 29.1 mpg driving from Portland to Idaho falls w/ 39 psi cold. 720 miles. Helped that I didn’t go over 62 mph.. Shell gas only; don’t feel sorry for driving too close to the people behind you, it’s a truck, and they are behind you.. if you want to drive fast get a Supra.
    Got 29.8 best tank ever out of my 2nd gen 2.7 with a cord of wood in the bed , also helped that I ran 1/8th tank 108octane. If you’re in a high humidity area, the moisture in the air can choke things up a bit. I run a little Lucas Oil fuel treatment every 3rd tank also.
     
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  14. Oct 13, 2021 at 9:37 PM
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    monoman

    monoman Time to get dirty!

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    Currently getting 21-22 on stock tires, 265 70 16’s with shell. I usually drive under 70 on the freeway & don’t romp on it too much..
     
  15. Oct 14, 2021 at 10:29 AM
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    azreb

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    My previous truck was a 2009 access cab four banger (265/75R16 tires) 4x4 with manual transmission. It got a pretty consistent 25.1 mpg, running mountain roads (not in low range). Would still be driving it, but my left knee said it was time to go to an auto.
     

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