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Toyota Tacoma, Fuel System, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Truck
#118 of 367 Re: 2005/6 4 CYL Tacoma Mileage [ergoon]
Oct 09, 2005 (12:09 am)
I had a hard time finding a 2005/06 2.7I Pre-runner access cab. I was particular and wanted a black one with manual tranny. Id been looking for some time, but was able to "order" one thru my credit union. It took 6 weeks or so, but I just picked it up. Still on the first tank of gas. I too was told about the "highly unlikelyhood" of finding this car, but was told by one dealer that Toyota "primed" the 2005's in 2003. He said priming is when they do all the market research and such to determine demand. So back in 2003, gas prices were somewhat normal. I imagine the 2.7i's will have a higher demand now.
Before I had a 1996 4x2 4cyl regular cab Tacoma. The 4cyl 2006 isnt the most powerful thing. Added weight (prerunner and access cab) seem to pretty much wash the extra HP. But Im not a lead foot driver. I just wanted something that was cool like a truck, but smarter on gas as well. The sticker said 20cty-27hwy.
#120 of 367 Re: 2005/6 4 CYL Tacoma Mileage [hornet303]
Oct 09, 2005 (11:02 am)
That is the exact truck I am/was looking for. What part of the country are you in? I would not mind the wait if I could get someone to order it for me.
#121 of 367 Cold Air Intake for 2005/6 Tacoma
Oct 10, 2005 (1:55 pm)
I am currently considering upgrading to a 2006 Tacoma Access Cab 4x4 TRD V6 6sp., but the gas mileage is a real turn off at 16 mpg on the sticker. Would a K&N Cold Air intake make any kind of difference to the mpg numbers for this truck? I am currently running a 2000 Tacoma with the 2.7 4cyl. motor, and getting 21-23 mpg. If the new Tacoma got around 18-20 I would feel better about buying one. Any info on the benfits, or even if one is available, of a Cold Air intake for the new Tacoma's would be greatly appreaciated, sethgreegmail.com. Thanks
#122 of 367 Re: Is your truck living up to the numbers? [pf_flyer]
Oct 10, 2005 (9:14 pm)
Bought my 04 new in March of 04. Mileage has steadly but slowly increased. I'm running about 20.5 mpg now on my 4x4, V6, xtended cab, off road package. Driving is mixed, intown/hiway. I increased mileage about 1 to 1.5 mpg by switching to synthentic motor oil. (mobil one, supersyn) Also increased mpg by much more gentler acceleration. I try and get it to shift at 1800-1850...a real switch from how I "used" to drive.
#123 of 367 Re: Cold Air Intake for 2005/6 Tacoma [sg542]
Oct 11, 2005 (5:57 am)
I have an '05 Access Cab 4x4 TRD Off-Road V6 6 speed manual... Sticker said 16, but I am getting around 18mpg now with about 6000 miles on it....
Hope this help.. You'll love the truck!!
#124 of 367 Re: gas mileage (+ air press.) input [dockeen]
Oct 11, 2005 (7:15 am)
Didn't get the shell from the dealer but right after I bought the Tacoma. Chose a Snug-top over a Leer even though the price was almost double ($2300). I had a Leer before on my old truck, and liked it, but thought the Snug-top was a better "Taco-shell". Did get a few extras though (racks and such) 'cause I plan on having it a while and doing multiple tasks. I was hoping I'd see improvement on mpg with the shell but didn't notice any change. Changed to regular on my last tankup and haven't noticed and change in performance. Does anyone know if a lower grade gas will affect the fuel injection system? I had a Vista wagon a while ago and after shelling out SOME bucks to clean up the injection system was told my usage of regular gas was the cause. (And this was a 4 banger!).
#125 of 367 Re: Cold Air Intake for 2005/6 Tacoma [ruskastud]
Oct 11, 2005 (7:52 am)
Thanks for the reply, makes me feel more confident about the truck if your getting 18 after 6000 miles. How do you like the 6sp.? I test drove an auto, (dealer in my area didnt have a manual with TRD package I wanted yet), so I am curious as to whether other people like it. I was told by a dealer the auto tranny got better mpg than the 6sp. Is this true in real world driving? Thanks again everyone posting on this board, as it has been really helpful in making my decision.
#126 of 367 Re: Cold Air Intake for 2005/6 Tacoma [sg542]
Oct 11, 2005 (8:13 am)
Sticker on tho automatic is actually 1MPG better for both Highway and City... I knew I wanted a manual, so I didn't even test drive an automatic. When I picked it up, my salesman had just taken it to the gas station to fill it up for me and he commented that mine had a lot more get up and go than his automatic did...
It did take me a long time to find exactly what I wanted, but it was worth the wait.
The manual is great... The only thing I might try is the URD short shifter which shortens the shifts down approx. 44%....
There are some posts on it in the other forum....
Good luck, and happy truck hunting!!
#127 of 367 Re: gas mileage (+ air press.) input [tacofile]
Oct 14, 2005 (1:49 pm)
"Low Grade" gas shouldn't be an issue in regards to fuel injectors. The problem is more with "cheap" gas than low grade. Places like Arco, Costco and no-name stations use gas with more fillers that, over time build up residues on the injectors - that causes a problem. Gas brands such as Shell, Chevron and Mobil use proprietary additives that tend to keep fuel systems cleaner.
Of course, this is all over long periods of time - getting a tank of Arco won't ruin you, but using it all the time might.