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Toyota Tacoma, Fuel System, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Truck
#314 of 367 GREAT Mileage
Jul 05, 2008 (10:06 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 (6:36 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 (8:45 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 (4:50 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 (5:49 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!
#319 of 367 Re: MPG for a 2006 Toy Tacoma-BAD[mldj98]
Sep 02, 2008 (7:35 pm)
I have a 2006 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4 door. All I can say is that I am very disappointed with the milage I get. 14 MPG's on its best days. My brothers Ford 150 gets better. There has to be something wrong.
I have now about 40,000 miles and nothing has changed from day one. I am thinking of selling it for just this reason. I love the truck otherwise but bad gas milage for a 6 banger. I had a Plymouth Voyager van with a 6 banger that got close to 30 MPGs. With the Toyota, I can literly watch the gas gauge go down from stop to stop!!!
What gives???? Any help out there
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#320 of 367 Re: 2005 Tacoma MPG [hammaa]
Sep 02, 2008 (7:46 pm)
Whats your email or phone number?
I get 14 MPGs with my 2x4 Toy Tac TRD
May have a cure
#321 of 367 Re: Toyota Tacoma mileage [mrestivo]
Sep 15, 2008 (11:32 am)
i have a 2008 reg cab , 2wd , 4cyl , automatic with 3,025 miles on it and i'm getting on the freeway to work 24 miles to 25 miles per gal. Its 20 miles each way. I run it tell the fuel light comes on and the divide by the gals. Usually run between 60 -65 miles per hr , when the traffic permits.
#322 of 367 Re: Toyota gas mileage [simonkenton2]
Sep 25, 2008 (12:22 pm)
I had a 2006 2X4 tacoma access cab 2.7L, I averaged about 400 miles to the tank, about 21 mpg, but my demand for power add off road made the mpg number not as high as they could be, so I just purchased 2009 tacoma 4.0L V6 5 speed auto double cab. First tank 20.8 mpg, second tank the same, but I drove 60 miles on mountain road, so I think things are getting better as it's loosing up.