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Toyota Tacoma, Fuel System, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Truck
#309 of 367 Re: TOYOTA TACOMA 4X4 4.0 V6 DOUBLE CAB MPG [cwbykishi]
Jun 17, 2008 (2:48 pm)
As above, I use 87 octane, try to use Texaco or Chevron but use a lot of Shell too. Rarely ever use "Off Brands" as they do not have the cleaning additives that the name brands do and in my exp. are not as good in MPG either.
My advice to anyone looking to puirchase a Truck is to get the Tacoma over the Tundra due to the MPG and it is one sweet truck! More power than GM's 4.3L more MPG too, better than anything FORD has even dreamed about junking off on the people, certinly better all around than any Chrysler product. I would advise you to get the 4 cyl engine of you are really that concerned with MPG over the 4.0.
The 4.0 Tacoma I have is the best in power, MPG and performance than any other P/U I have ever had. I've owned several...1965 Chev 250 I-6,
1977 Chev 305 V-8,
1986 piece of JUNK Ford with 300 I-6 (only 12 MPG on road and 10 in town HA! on a very good day at best)
1990 Silverado with 305 V-8
1986 DODGE RAM 100 with 318 V-8
1996 Silverado with 305 V-8
2001 Chev S-10 with the 4.3 V-6
2004 GMC Envoy with 4.2 I-^ Double OH Cam & Valves (still own it)
and now the 2007 Taco.
Hope this helps.
#310 of 367 Re: '07 Taco double cab 2wd off road package 4.0L V-6 5 sp auto tranny MPG [tc07]
Jun 17, 2008 (7:58 pm)
I read an article regarding the Tacos BF Goodrich tires, they have a low rolling
resistance, hence, you get better MPG, compared to other brands.
Around town, I get 19-20 mpg, on 87 octane.
#311 of 367 Toyota Tacoma mileage
Jun 23, 2008 (9:24 am)
I have a 2007 Toyta Tacoma 2 wheel drive, 4 cylinder, automatic that is getting 16.5 mpg city, and 20.5 mpg highway 65 mph. It has 6600 miles. I checked the computer and it was found to be running fine. The rear gear is 3.58 like it is supposed to be. The truck is supposed to get 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. Does anyone know why the mpg's are so low? Thank you for your input.
#312 of 367 Re: Toyota Tacoma mileage [mrestivo]
Jun 23, 2008 (10:22 am)
It could be any number of thingss IMO....are you driving the double cab, access cab or single cab? Are you driving in OD? what Tranny do you have? 5 or 6 speed? I have not owned a 4 cyl in a Taco or larger truck so I really don't know what to expect. I do know that in my 07 Double Cab V-6 5 spd auto it gets excellent mileage (It weighs nearly 5,500 lbs w/o any luggage) so you re looking at nearly 3 tons of weight with no load on it. If you are driving below 40 mph a lot the tranny will not go into OD and you are reving the enige like you are running 65 on the road (taking more gas and not going as far)...I TRY to start off at a moderate pace, not "Charging" from light to light for example...then try to get it into OD asap and in town, watch ahead for the lights and slow down way before I get right on a light....this may not make much sense but it works for me.
On the highway or interstaes, I try to keep in below 75 MPH or 2,200 RPM in OD. Off the intersate I try to run at 55-60 and not use cruise so it does not sown shift on hills. I live in the mountains ...
As far as BF Goodrich tires...The Rugged Trails on mine are NOT low rolling resistant. I think when I get new tires and go with a highway ribb type tead it my increase the MPG....I DO NOT LIKE the Rugged Trails on mine...they are too soft and won't get the mileage I am used to...I'll be lucky to get 40K on these tires. I do about 50% highwy driving so I am dissapointed in these tires. The ride and handling is good but the tire is to soft for highway driving, resulting in less mileage. I run the MAX tire pressure on these too. That can affect your MPG as well. an underinflated tire will use 10% more fuel than a properly inflated one.
OK Hope this helps...
#313 of 367 Toyota Tacoma mileage
Jun 23, 2008 (11:04 am)
Thank you for your response. I have a Toyota single cab, with Firestone tires: 21570R15 and I keep the tires at 44psi. It is automatic and has 3 speeds and overdrive.Yes, I drive in overdrive. It has minimal weight and it is the smallest truck Toyoyta base unit that Toyota makes. (Not pre-runner, not 4x4 etc.)
#314 of 367 GREAT Mileage
Jul 05, 2008 (11:06 pm)
I get OVER 35 m.p.g. in my 1999 Toyota Tacoma!highway of course. Thats on my weekly commute to Los Angeles from Riverside County (about 150 miles round trip). I've tested it about a dozen times.
Car stats: Extended Cab. Automatic Trans.
Note: To get the high mileage I just have to slow down to 60 m.p.h. and drive at a steady pace. No fast starts or stops. It makes my trip about 5 minutes longer. At 65-70 mph I get about 28 m.p.g. highway.
If anybody does better I'd like to know, and how.
#315 of 367 Re: TOYOTA TACOMA 4X4 4.0 V6 DOUBLE CAB MPG [tc07]
Jul 17, 2008 (7:36 pm)
thanks for the response but what kind of mileage are u getting though? i dont want a 4 cylinder because the trd package does not come with a 4 cylinder. im looking at other trucks like the dodge dakota and the colorado and canyon and frontier as well but i like the looks of the tacoma the best
#316 of 367 Re: TOYOTA TACOMA 4X4 4.0 V6 DOUBLE CAB MPG [cwbykishi]
Jul 17, 2008 (9:45 pm)
I just bought a 2008 Tacoma 4X4 V6 double cab, auto, TRD off road. I have owned it for the past 3 weeks. My first tank of gas, I got 16.75 miles to the gallon(mixture of city and highway driving). The second tank of gas I got 18.91 to the tank(1/3 city driving and 2/3 highway). I am putting 87 octane in the gas tank. When driving on the highway I am setting the cruise control at 65mph.
#317 of 367 Stock TRD Sport Crew Cab 4X4 MPG v/s Modified MPG
Aug 22, 2008 (5:50 pm)
I have a '05 Tacoma TRD Sport crew cab long bed 4.0L. I made 2 trips from Florida to Canada the first in 2006 . I noted my fuel consumption at every fuel stop. On the Interstate I avg. 17.1 MPG 80 MPH, 18.3 MPG 70 MPH and 20.9 MPG 65 MPH. I had approx. 3000 miles at the start. The Second trip in 2007 I changed out the stock intake for a fujita F5 comp. air intake. MPG was roughly the same as the first trip. Later in 2007 I got stuck in the mud crossing the median on I - 10 responding to a Fire/Hazmat call. I had to get a fire truck to pull me out. 4X4 is almost useless with the stock tires in the mud. So I added buckshot mud tires 285 / 75 R17. HUGE MISTAKE. ( the largest you can fit without a lift kit ) Over a measured mile my ODO showed only 0.9 which I figured would happen. I knew I would get a decrease in MPG but I didn't think it would go down to 15 MPG 70. I have to slow to 62 MPH to get peak Fuel Economy. ( 65.5 MPH by GPS ) I believe I can better the MPG with a tonneau cover. I plan on replacing the Mud tires with the lowest rolling restiance tires I can find. Any recommendations?
#318 of 367 Re: Stock TRD Sport Crew Cab 4X4 MPG v/s Modified MPG [wadehicksjr]
Aug 22, 2008 (6:49 pm)
I'd get rid of the mudders nd go with a M&S Tread....you've lost over 20% in MPG due to the mudders lone. A tonneau cover will not make any improvement in MPG according to research I've seen...the truck is designed to optimum MPG with the bed open and tailgate closed. This creates a positive draft. On Hwy I personally try to stay below 70...and if possible draft behind (Safely) an 18 wheeler pulling a van trailer...That increases my MPG by 12% over 100 miles. I can't draft if I am in high traffic or hilly terrain and get much benefit.
My 07 2WD off road TRD Pre-Runner with 4.0L double cab normally gets 20-21 hwy and 19-20 around home...as of late I have seen a 15% decrease in MPG....I found out that Texco locally is adding over 10% Methanol to the 87 octane gas...so far Shell is not doing that here but I suspect all the majors will be before long, if they can get away with it....using shell I still get the 20-21 Hwy and 19-20 around home....not bad for almost 6,000 lbs of Truck and it sets as high off the ground as a 4WD....
I have BF Goodrich OEM's now but next year will put a highway rib type tire on...maybe a Continental Conti Trac tire and should improve MPG a little more as The BFG's add some drag. Good Luck!