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What are 2011 Tacoma owners getting for MPG

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ziplock, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Jan 22, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    ziplock

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    Thinking about buying 2011 Tacoma. Need feedback about MPG
     
  2. Jan 23, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    same as 2005 owners I'd imagine... They change the powertrain?
     
  3. Jan 23, 2011 at 1:06 AM
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    New 2011 DC V6 Manual, 400 miles on the odo, very cold weather, short trips, long 10 min idle warm up times, lots of 4x4 driving, climbing and decending steep mountains, I am getting 14.5 mpg.
    I consider that excellent in cold winter conditions, new truck before engine break in, winter mix of fuel and oversize tires, and I do expect a good increase in mpg when the weather gets warmer.
    My former Ford F250 was getting 8 mpg when it was new and its best was 11 mpg, so I'm a happy camper!
    (I traded in my 2011 Ford F250 for a 2011 Tacoma 2 weeks ago cause as gas prices rise the F250 resale value will be worth less and less and I got rid of it while the getting was good)
    Learn a lesson from history, back in 2008 when gas was $4 gal, dealers couldn't give away full size pickups and the full size used pickups were worthless when trading in.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2011 at 1:14 AM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    I get 18mpg or better.. barely cross 300 miles before I get a light or close to.
    Most I think I've ever pumped was just over 17 gallons. Rated at 21.. but that's a BS number (like the submerged displacement or something). MAybe you're gauge is calibrated differently and your "reserve" is smaller.
    Still strange disparity in your 14.5mpg 400 miles and my 18.5 at 317 miles with the light on today. Specially since you'd have to have a 27 gallon tank to get that. Unless those are unrelated numbers.. like worst and best.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2011 at 1:16 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    he said he has 400 miles on the ODO, not per tank.

    i'm getting 18mpg on mostly highway w/ the 35s:woot:


    OP, are you talking 4cyl or v6? need more info
     
  6. Jan 23, 2011 at 1:33 AM
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    right, I only have 400 miles on the truck, only did 2 fill ups, the last fill up was at 1/2 tank I pumped 9.567 gallons with 135.2 miles on the trip meter, that works out to 14.13 MPG my last fill up was at 3/4 tank and I got 14.8 mpg. so I average it out considering the warm up idle time to around 14.5 mpg
    (I have a 21 gal tank, the fuel gauge was a tiny bit below 1/2 tank so I figure there's at least a 2 gal reserve when it reads empty cause I pumped in 9 1/2 gal at 1/2 tank)

    Mr. island808, You live in a warm climate with level roads, I live in the cold arctic with high temps not getting out of the teens, I have to drive on unplowed roads, thru snow drifts, I have 2500 foot mountains and I need long warm up times cause the inside windshield frosts up, all of that hurts my gas mileage.
    I can't wait till spring so I can shine up my truck and get better gas mileage, I hope I get 18 mpg like you do
     
  7. Jan 23, 2011 at 3:00 AM
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    island808

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    I've lived in/around "beautiful" scranton... And grew up in ny went to college in Binghamton and buffalo. I don't know what makes you think its less hilly here. There's no flat ground outside of "whore town" south; and that's stop and go. I You do have long hills, but that means long downhills too.. It all averages out. I miss driving there.. well.. during the short times that the highways are drivable after paving, before potholing. Not a straight line in all of eastern pa.

    If you're using 4x4 and doing excessive warmups of course you'll see lower mpg... Air temps? I dunno. Cool air, versus too cool.. We have good temp air for combustion. I never noticed a difference in winter living in the north east... not unless it was a heavy 4x4 time.. Maybe a couple mpg due to warm ups..My mom still lives there and keeps meticulous MPG records.. I ought to check with her.. for my own curiosity's sake.


    What we also have here that you may or may not have is a lack of highways. All your driving is "surface streets"
     
  8. Jan 23, 2011 at 3:55 AM
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    The engine is programed to use more fuel when cold, with the heater running, it takes away the heating of the engine, I use more fuel climbing a steep long moutain road, but use less fuel coasting down.
    When I drive I spend more time watching the tach instead of the speedometer, going as fast as I can in the correct gear at the lowest RPM's possible knowing thats the best mpg.
    Dealer told me I will get better mpg with a auto, but test drive didn't like the auto, shifted too much, and in my opnion (don't want to make anybody mad) the manual had more power than the auto, (OK, maybe they have the same power, but can control it to a faster acceleration with the manual)

    You guys on this forum are the only friends I got since I got the new Tacoma, my full size pickup friends have abandoned me and make fun of me for going from a 2011 F250 to a 2011 Tacoma
    (around here your manhood is judged by the type of truck you drive)

    so,, I don't want to make anybody here mad at me

    Peace!
     
  9. Jan 23, 2011 at 5:53 AM
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    I'm not looking or calculating at least in my 2011 I do not have the fuel mileage gage. In my last two full size trucks I had the gauge and all I would do is watch it and get fustrated at the poor gas mileage, I would get like 11 miles to the gallon with 390HP Ram truck.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    Admittedly I take a lot of short trips, but I do not have a heavy foot and my mileage sucks!!! 12-13 winter, 14-15 summer that is it! I love the truck and put up with it, but terrible. I just do not understand how people are getting the mileage they are claiming. I have 265/70 17's, so slightly taller then stock, so maybe .5 more then what odometer states...
     
  11. Jan 23, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    should be a 17-17.5 gallon fill up when the light kicks on, that what mine usually is so anou 3.5-4 gallon reserve.

    winter 18-summer 21
     
  12. Jan 24, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    my 2.7 man. averages 25mpg,,
     
  13. Jan 24, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    my fuelly. VVV 1035 miles. 3 fillups. Almost all highway (at least 60 miles a day).
     
  14. Jan 24, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    I'm just about 22 miles short of 5K on a 2011. According to fuelly.com, I'm averaging about 19-20 mpg with winter gas. 70hwy, 30city. The first few tanks were about 17mpg or so. It gets better with more miles. On my 2009 6spd, city/hwy was about 18mpg. All hwy I was able to get 21mpg with a 3 passanger and about a 300-500lb load.
     
  15. Jan 24, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    V6 Manual 4X4 SB Off Road. I drive mostly highway at 75 mph and am getting on average 15 mpg. The best I ever got was 16.5. My fuel light comes on around 265 miles. If you are really concerned, buy the automatic it gets better gas mileage by about 2mpg from what i can see. If you are like me the manual is much more important than the gas mileage. Do hope this summer will bring better mileage though. Less than 3K miles on mine.
     
  16. Jan 24, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    I have a 2010. I get about 19-20mpg with combined freeway and city driving. Took a road trip once and I got 22mpg all highway dirving.
     
  17. Jan 24, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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