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Toyota FJ Cruiser, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
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.
#34 of 53 MPG Depends on gas.
Sep 30, 2007 (10:02 am)
My experience is gas with oxygenated additives will always result in lower mpg numbers then pure gas. It is completely unnecessary to add oxygen additives in these days of computer controlled O2 sensors and fuel injection. It's like you are getting 10% less gas per gallon. Also, you haul the extra weight of the additive further reducing mpg.
#35 of 53 Re: real world mpg [martinlee29]
Oct 29, 2007 (7:46 pm)
There must be a problem with mine. It is a 4x4 manual, 4 inches of lift, 33 inch rubber, best I get is 18, and typically lots less. I get 16 or less at 75 mph. I get the 18.2 at 55 with everything right. I have 15k miles I use premium. It was worse with reg, but maybe not enough worse to justify the cost.
#36 of 53 Re: real world mpg [dave7x57]
Nov 06, 2007 (8:27 am)
Hey, this question isn't about MPG but is fuel-related. I got my FJ in July '07. Loved em since I first saw em and loved it even more when I got behind the wheel. Anyway, everytime I put fuel in, the nozzle clicks off continuously. I have to pull the nozzle almost all the way out for it to pump smoothly and have occasionally, even lost a little gas while doing this. Any suggestions or have you had this problem? Thanks.
Nov 07, 2007 (8:29 am)
I did a test drive two weeks ago in the FJ that I now own,
4WD Auto, and on an overall 460 mile trip (mixed city/rural driving) got 22.34 MPG. Mileage is dependent on the driver and his habits. My other car, 96 Lincoln TC, gets s consistent 22.5 MPG. I think that my FJ will improve after a resonable break-in. Jack Rabbit starts and fast stopping deccelarations are the culprits in lousy mileage.
Dec 08, 2007 (7:53 pm)
anyone out there have MPG numbers for a 4x2, mostly city driving? Thinking about buying a "leftover" 4x2, but would like to know if it's possible to get low 20s for MPG in the city, with some freeway. I plan to use regular unless that would void the warranty. Premuim's WAY TOO much out here in California!
#40 of 53 Re: real world mpg [dave7x57]
Jan 15, 2008 (8:18 pm)
I think I spotted the problem. 33" tires. What do you think you're going to get with those on there? 25 mpg? Get real.
#41 of 53 Re: real world mpg [judas1]
Jan 19, 2008 (7:51 am)
I haven't put more than 700 miles on my '08 FJ but the first full tank of gas got me 19 miles per gallon. It's a 4x4 with automatic trans. My driving is a mix of rural (lower speed limits varying from 30mph to 45mph with only a few stop lights) and some interstate driving (short runs to work - 15 minute drives, a few of those miles are at 70 mph). Overall I am pleased because that's about what I got in my 4L Jeep Cherokee Sport, which was lighter and smaller sized.