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Toyota 4Runner, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#89 of 106 Re: 2010 4Runner V6 LTD 4WD with NAV [agnosto]
Jan 25, 2010 (1:45 pm)
I just drove 325 highway miles (90%) on a full tank of gas and going away from home without cruise control I averaged over 24MPG (computer calculated) and here is the big surprise coming back home and using cruise control set most of the time between 56-58mph I got an amazing over 26MPG (26.4MPG to be precise computer calculated)... Wooow, what an amazing beastly vehicle the new 2010 4Runner Limited 4WD is... Thank you Toyota, you have done again an amazing job!!!
#90 of 106 Re: 2010 4Runner V6 LTD 4WD with NAV [agnosto]
Jan 26, 2010 (3:39 pm)
my last 3,000 miles saw about 60/40 highway/city and I am averaging 18.9mpg. I tend to be a bit heavier than average on the pedal.
#91 of 106 Re: 2010 4Runner V6 LTD 4WD with NAV [pjc1]
Jan 26, 2010 (6:28 pm)
I see... try to be gentle in the pedal since the 2010 4Runner has more than enough torque to handle mostly all driving conditions, truly, I was not expecting to achieve more than 25MPG when using the cruise control, but I was proven wrong, when I tried it and noticed I was driving about 1500-1850rpm especially in the highway... what an amazing vehicle this 2010 4Runner is
#92 of 106 Re: 2010 4Runner V6 LTD 4WD with NAV [agnosto]
Jan 29, 2010 (11:27 am)
441.1 miles (90% highway) with 25.43MPG manually calculated and 25.6MPG computer calculated. Wow, it is nice to know you can drive over 500 miles on a single tank of gas.
#93 of 106 Re: 2010 4Runner V6 LTD 4WD with NAV [agnosto]
Feb 04, 2010 (7:20 pm)
Wow, 27.1MPG (computer calculated) and 26.69MPG (manually calculated) it is unheard but true, as I did it driving 98% highway miles and cruise control set at 55mph... great job Toyota, what an awesome vehicle!
#94 of 106 Re: 2010 4Runner V6 LTD 4WD with NAV [agnosto]
Feb 09, 2010 (9:09 am)
Has anybody achieved better than 27.2MPG AVG computer calculated in a 2010 4Runner?
#95 of 106 Re: 2010 4Runner V6 LTD 4WD with NAV [agnosto]
Feb 11, 2010 (11:40 am)
"Has anybody achieved better than 27.2MPG AVG computer calculated in a 2010 4Runner?"
with my V6 certinly not.
Feb 20, 2010 (9:13 pm)
Toyota are very gas friendly car... I have 2006 Camry le V6. 90 % freeway.. I average 28.8 mpg. but the other car I have 2010 pilot 4wd, average 20 mpg.. Hopefully it will get better...
#97 of 106 Re: Real-world mileage with 2000 SR-5 4WD [papychunty]
Feb 24, 2010 (11:01 pm)
With 145,000+ miles now on the odo, I am still getting the same fuel economy numbers I got once the driveline was fully broken in at around 20k miles. I have kept track of the mileage of every tank of gas since new, and the long-term average since new is about 18.7 MPG, on a 4WD version with the lower-than-standard (4.30:1) rear axle ratio that comes only with electric locking differential.The worst mileage i ever obtained was 15.78 mpg, and the best was 24.28 mpg. Tires are stock size 265-70R16, fairly hard at 35 PSI. So far, the only "failures" have been the plastic gear rack in the automatic antenna ($28 part cost + 1/2 hr to install), the HVAC blower resistor ($22 + 10 minutes to install), and 4 or 5 tail-light bulbs. Truly the best vehicle I've ever owned. Completely leak-free and uses zero oil (Mobil 1 10W-30) between 6K mile oil changes. The 2003 Gen-4 is a completely different vehicle from end to end. For 4WD use, I'd prefer a pristine, well-cared-for 1999 or 2000 Gen-3, before the electronic traction control system was introduced in 2001. The 3.4L V6 is looking to become another example of extraordinary Toyota engine reliability, with many examples going more than 300K miles without major service. I'm not sure how the long-term reliability of the later 4.0L V6 compares with the 3.4L engine. Regarding the 2003 model, as a general rule I'd never buy the first model year of a new model, even with a Toyota. There will always weaknesses uncovered that are corrected in the first two years of production, as well as detail improvements.
#98 of 106 improve MPG?
Mar 05, 2010 (9:17 am)
I live in Colorado and have a 2009 V8 4wd. I have two questions on saving gas:
1. Being at 5500ft elevation, is it ok to use 85 octane gas and will I get similar gas mileage/performance?
2. Will shifting into neutral while coasting down hills then back into drive at about 40 mph harm the transmission over time?
Thanks in advance. I realize this may been addressed in other posts but I could not find it.