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why do we get the gas mileage of a full size pickup?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NWtacoma, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Aug 19, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    NWtacoma

    NWtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    cbcs1987

    cbcs1987 Redneck from the hills

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    I get 22 mpg pullin a trailer with a 4 wheeler on it. I dont think thats half bad. v6 6 spd
     
  3. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    jgguns

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    Someone needs to check your math skills. I'm not buying 22MPG with anything in tow. I have just disposed of a 2005 witha 6 speed and just purchased a 2009 with a 6 speed. the '05 woudl approach 20MPG empty and the '09 will approach 19 empty. I find it hard to belive that yours seems to get over 10% better than the empty average while towing.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I get about 15 towing my 3000# boat. I have gotten as much as 17 towing.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    SLOH

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    yeah, if i get over 250 a tank thats a good day for me
     
  6. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    CEaton

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    I got 19mpg with just an ATV in the bed on the highway from Maryland to Maine this summer, 4x4 2.7l FTL.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    Capita

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    I'm quite pleased with the mileage. Much better then my f150. It is still a truck after all. If I were that concerned I'd just buy a Prius, lol
     
  8. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    08pretaco

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    shit last 4 fillups iv gotten 18 city in my 4 cyly wish i got the v6 :(
     
  9. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    cbcs1987

    cbcs1987 Redneck from the hills

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    You dont have to buy anything. Its a homemade trailer that weighs next to nothing with a 250 fourwheeler. And a large portion downhill through the tennessee valley. I'm sure the way back home woulda been worse because the majority woulda been uphill. I wouldnt say someone needs to check my math skills. I'd say you should hold off waving your BS flag unless you know all the variables.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    yeah seriously, reason I got the 4cyl was the "4cyl gas mileage" so now the thing can get out of its own way but still gets the mileage of the v6. When is the damn trd super charger coming out for this thing?
     
  11. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    GeoTaco

    GeoTaco the town is back that way

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    I average about 19, half city half highway driving. very rarely tow
     
  12. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    Your statement exactly was "I get 22 MPG" which would indicate that this is a regular occurrence. Hell I could probably get 50MPG once is I coasted down grapevine but that wouldn't be an accurate dipiction of what is actually happening on a regular basis. So yes, I will call BS on the statement as you had it written.
     
  13. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    MsTRD

    MsTRD hell yes i love my truck

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    when my truck was stock i got around 20 mpg, i was pretty happy with that number. but since my bigger/heavier tires its gone down a few mpgs
     
  14. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    I get 18-19 with mostly in the city driving. On a recent trip to Seattle and back I got 21-23 MPG. I am happy :)
     
  15. Aug 19, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    My running average with mixed driving is right about 20 MPG thus far. My only pure highway tank was 22 MPG. Towing my 16 foot boat on the highway (roughly 1,600 pounds), I've returned 17.5 MPG.

    My mileage is roughly 20% better than my old truck, an Extra Cab F-150 V8 Auto 4x4. Suffice to say I have NO PROBLEM with my current mileage :)
     
  16. Aug 19, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    I get between 15.5 and 16 but I've got 35's :D
     
  17. Aug 19, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    imsikotic

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    I get right around 300miles per tank with 3" lift and 33s
     
  18. Aug 19, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    hendooman

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    x2...statement should have read, "I once got 22 miles per gallon downhill with a tailwind."
     
  19. Aug 19, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    Old Soul

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    not to many, love it the way it is
    my best is 24 mpg, road trip. average 20 to 21. v6. keep it below 2k rpm -excluding highway driving and mileage will go up and you will actually be able to see more stuff in your driving environment
     
  20. Aug 19, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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    I live in the city, and drive mostly in the city. I usually get about 17-18 mpg. The only highway trips I've taken I got about 20. I'm pretty happy with that. It would be nice if it was better, but I wouldn't call it the same as a full size unless you are talking about purely driving on the highway. My friends with full size trucks are only barely touching the teens if they really lay off it in the city, but some of them do get around 20 on the highway.
     
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