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Toyota FJ Cruiser, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#24 of 53 Real World Test Drive
Jul 14, 2007 (12:55 pm)
After 8,000 miles and watching it closely, MPG is averaging 19.8. Soon you will have a lot more data to evaluate the numbers yourself... Why?
On August 24, 2007, a father and son team will set out from Poulsbo, Washington in a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser on a road trip north, into the Arctic Circle. Along the way the adventures hope to raise awareness of the need to eliminate hate and celebration diversity in our communities across the northwest. The adventurers' geographical goal, Deadhorse Alaska, just a stones through from the Arctic Ocean and the northern most US point, accessible by “road”.
Daily blogs will relay back mileage, gas usage and other test drive information. You can follow the adventure at Road Trip Adventure BLOG (LastGreatRoadTrip.com).
Drop a note at www.LastGreatRoadTrip.com and let us know what other information you would like tracked on this once in a lifetime opportunity.
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#25 of 53 Re: Real World Test Drive [lgrt]
Jul 14, 2007 (3:38 pm)
Just a note. Be prepared to run into Oil Company rules in Deadhorse. You are allowed within about 5 miles of the Arctic. At that point you will have to take a tour from a local vendor to get out to the Arctic. It would be better to charter a small plane to take you over to Barter Island (Kaktovik). Then you will see a very good example of an Eskimo Village. My favorite by far. Nice people there. A couple small camps you can get lodging and food. Have fun and take plenty of gas. No premium available if your FJ is used to the expensive stuff.
Your links come up empty.
#26 of 53 Re: Real World Test Drive [gagrice]
Jul 15, 2007 (8:26 am)
Yes... we are picking up the tour at the gate to go the last 5 miles. The plane sounds cool but i think we'll stick to the dirt roads.
A couple of quick facts that affect the MPG of our rig:
It will be interesting to see which will change the MPG more: the extra tire weight or the change in final gearing from taller tires
and thanks for the link alert this should take you to the blog: Road Trip Adventure Blog (www.LastGreatRoadTrip.com)
#27 of 53 Re: Real World Test Drive [lgrt]
Jul 16, 2007 (4:30 pm)
In my 25 plus years in Deadhorse I saw lots of adventurers come through. It is a good trip if you have the time to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. Just be careful of the big trucks on the haul road. You don't want any rocks through the windshield. Have a great trip! Good grayling fishing about mile 48 out of Deadhorse.
#28 of 53 Re: Real World Test Drive [gagrice]
Jul 25, 2007 (9:29 pm)
I figure that section is good for one windshield replacement... thanks for the fishing tip... I'm looking forward to wetting a fly line along the way on this adventure.
Road Trip Adventure LastGreatRoadTrip.com
#29 of 53 Re: 4x4 FJ mpg??? [nosbor77]
Aug 20, 2007 (5:21 am)
Just got back from a trip to California and got 23.4 mpg on most of my trip. The only time it was less was when I had the air on. Then it droped to 22.2 mpg.
I love this rig. The only thing I would change is the ability to remotely lower the read window while driving.
#30 of 53 Is Premium Gas A Must?
Sep 03, 2007 (3:14 am)
Just bought a FJ cruiser a couple of days ago, and Just noticed a tag on the tank cap saying "premium gas only".
Does it take premium gas only? If not, would regular gas hurt the engine? Would it affect the horse power or mileage?
For people, who have given the real mileage here, did you achieve the mileage with premium gas?
Appreciate any help.
#31 of 53 Re: Toyota FJ Cruiser: MPG-Real World Numbers [steve_]
Sep 03, 2007 (1:35 pm)
I have about 6K on my 07 FJ. Its a 4X4 with the Auto trans.
Have used it in a wide variety of driving situations, to include some off road, and towing. I have yet to break 19mpg in any case, and have been as low as 15. Before I go any further I have to say I love this vehicle. I recently purchased it after my 06 Tundra was totaled in a wreck. (welcome to New Orleans) Overall I like it much better than the Tundra. About the premium gas thing. I first noticed this in the handout and on the web site. The Toyota dealer said it was all a mistake (soon to be fixed) and to use regular gas, which I have from the start. I'm not a big fan of the Dunlop Tires that came with it however. Then are the same as ones that came with my Tundra. Despite rotating them every 5K, and constantly checking the pressure, they were pretty much wore out at about 35K? I expect them same from these, and will replace them with Michelin, which I have always had great luck with. Also the first time I took my new truck off road I got a flat from a sharp rock? First flat tire I have had in years? I wish the gas tank was bigger, at least 26 gals. Hard to go more than 325-350 miles on a tankful.
Sep 04, 2007 (9:31 am)
Just got back from New Orleans--- going 96 miles 60 mph 3.6 gal (stopped for breakfast) 26.7 MPG. Coming back 210 mi 60 mph - 3.6 Gal (set it and forgwet it) 31.7 mpg. Combined 210 miles 7.2 gal. 29.2 mpg. 07 FJ Crusier automatic 4 wheel drive.