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#242 of 367 Access, Prerunner, 4 c, 5 spd -MPG - S. California
Apr 06, 2007 (1:46 pm)
I've run through my second tank of gas now (well, third, but I didn't count the first dealer fill up). The following mpg are incredibly disappointing: 19.64 and 19.98. Somebody told me that the stringent CA emissions actually lower mpg, but I have nothing to support that. My sister's '06 V6 auto double cab is getting 21.8 (highway mpg). She's in Georgia. I just don't understand.
This is the third Toyota pick-up I've owned. The 1997 Tacoma w/200k miles that I trade for this '07 got 3 more mpg...with a filthy air filter and running on its last wheel! Something must be wrong, yes?
Anybody else in California finding this to be true or is my truck broken?
#243 of 367 2007 base Tacoma 2wd 4 cyl auto air
Apr 21, 2007 (5:54 pm)
no cruise control. EPA rated at 21/27. On mostly highway driving, getting 22 mpg with running 75-80 mph. Running 70 mph, getting 23.5-24 mpg. Using Castrol synthetic oil, will switch to Mobil 1 next oil change.
Somewhat dissapointed as I usually achieve near EPA mileage with most cars I own.
#244 of 367 Re: 2007 base Tacoma 2wd 4 cyl auto air [matt51]
Apr 22, 2007 (9:20 am)
Just slow down and you will get much better.
#245 of 367 gas mileage on V-6 4X4 pickup
Apr 22, 2007 (1:12 pm)
I posted a messeage a fee months ago about my gas mileage on an '01 truck. After a trip to the dealership my back brakes were frozen and holding pressure against the brake drum. They replaced the parts and it helped my mileage about 3 mpg. Then I read an article that told you how to clean the Mass Flow Air Sensor. I done that and it is back up to 17 to 18 mpg. It took about 10 minutes and a can of CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor cleaner that cost $7.00 and fixzed my problem. The article reccomended you clean it everytime you change your air filter. Has more power and runs great.
If it goes bad it's a 300.00 plus repair.
#246 of 367 2007 4x4 double cab v6 short bed mpg
May 02, 2007 (3:57 am)
i just recentely bought my truck 2007 4x4 double cab v6 short bed and it eats a lot of gas.... it just reached the 290mark and im on the Empty line. its a combined driving 75% freeway and i dont go over 3000rpm. is this how it is? or what? 15mpg? i love the truck but the gas mileage is just killing me. from a 450mile/tank on my camry to this?
#247 of 367 2007 4x4 Access Cab 4cyl 5-speed
May 16, 2007 (7:24 am)
I'm a new Tacoma owner and have just burned through my first tank of gas. 21.7 MPG. 380 miles at 17.5 gallons. All city driving and actually used the A/C for about 7 days as I had the windows tinted (have to leave them up for 3-5 days, but I always give it a week). I'll continue to post as I get more data.
#248 of 367 Re: 2007 4x4 double cab v6 short bed mpg [adriel_ian]
May 16, 2007 (7:41 am)
Sorry but look how big that thing is. What did you expect mpg wise? If mileage is a concern don't buy a truck unless you work the truck! The smaller 4 cylinder manuals get the best mileage in the Tacoma. Hope this helps......next time.
May 16, 2007 (9:06 am)
Does anyone know if getting the Prerunner version of the 4-cylinder engine has a big impact on the mpg? I was planning on going with a 2.7 Prerunner (I like the body style but would like to get the better gas mileage out of the 4-banger) but I've been reading conflicting information online about the kind of mileage to expect out of it. Some sites claim the Prerunners get just as good mileage as the base models (20 city/28 hwy), while I've read in some online forums that the Prerunners get very similar mileage as the 4x4s (19 city/23 hwy). Starting to wonder if maybe I should just go with the V6 if the I4 Prerunner only gets a few more mpg...any suggestions?
#250 of 367 Re: Dilemma [jobizzu]
May 16, 2007 (1:41 pm)
The Pre runner weighs 180 lbs more than the Base. They are rated the same mpg. If you are concerned w/ mileage get the 2.7 5 speed. Hope this helps.
#251 of 367 Re: Dilemma [blufz1]
May 19, 2007 (10:01 pm)
prerunner 2.7 mt average 21 mpg...,it's over 10k now.