Last post on Oct 03, 2008 at 7:09 AM
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Toyota Sequoia, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
Aug 11, 2008 (5:25 pm)
We get 15-16 mixed driving and 17-18 hwy 75 mph. This is on regular gasoline with no methanol mixed in.
The methanol mixed gasoline will cost you 2-3 mpg.
#15 of 23 Re: [rtribble]
Aug 12, 2008 (6:56 am)
I have considered that the crap E10 is stripping my MPG. Around town, I am averaging 11-12. That sucks. So, I am considering changing my gas to see if that improves. The way I have it figured out is if it costs me a total of $2.60 (10cents more per gallon on a 26 gallon tank) for purer gas (not ethanol), then maybe its worth it. Who knows. All I know is that I'd like to improve my gas mileage. BTW, anyone else drill holes in their air filter box? I'm a little worried about that. How about a blower that can be added to the box to force air?
Aug 12, 2008 (12:57 pm)
11 to 12 sounds low. I was assuming a 15MPH to be my average if I do 70 percent city and 30 highway... Dealer told me that replacing the airfilter with K&N could possibly get 1+ more MPH.
How do you know if E10 is in your Gas - Assuming there is a sign etc... or all gas in state XYZ has E10?
#17 of 23 Re: [xier]
Aug 12, 2008 (5:50 pm)
I assumed the same. Unfortunately, I have yet to reach the 15 MPG mark. When I am done with this tank, I will try another blend and see what happens. As for the E10, the gas pump will say something like "10% ethanol added." BTW, what type of K&N filter? A stock type that fits directly in the air box?
#18 of 23 Re: [braunma]
Aug 12, 2008 (9:32 pm)
I assumed it was a K&N made for the Seq - It's one of the first mods I did to my Vette's. Not sure of the model# - but you should be able to check on the k&n site.
Will have to look at the gas when I get back to Cali - perhaps I'll be stuck in the 12MPG as well.... have not pulled the trigger on an 08 yet - did not really consider MPG before but at this point I'm wondering if I should start.
Aug 23, 2008 (3:43 am)
Have about 8,500 miles on my 5.7L SR5:
City: 11-14mpg depending on how aggressive I drive, its hard to not dip into the HP
Highway 65-70ish: 18-19mpg
Highway steady 80mph across SD, MT: 17mpg
The highway mileage was with 7 passengers, gear, hitch mounted cargo box, so a full load.
Fuel was 87-89 octane, probably some tanks were a 10% or less blend of alcohol.
I removed the carbon filter from the airbox at about 1000 miles, did seem to improve highway mpg by about 1mpg. At the the 5 k service, replaced oil with 5-20 castrol synthetic.
Bottom line is that you can achieve reasonable fuel economy with this vehicle if you go easy while accelerating, but it will suck gas big time when you put your foot in it. But, it sure is great to feel this thing get up and go when you do stomp on it, so I definitely enjoy 'hypo'-miling in it as well as trying to squeeze 20mg out of it on the highway.
#20 of 23 Real World Mileage
Sep 21, 2008 (7:45 pm)
I have 2004 that I bought as the 2nd owner from a Toyota Dealership in January of 2008. At that time it had 31K original miles and they sold me a full bumper to bumper warranty at my time of purchase. At that time they told me 17-19 MPG Highway and 13-15 City. Real world? I drive 15 miles to work every day 2/3's freeway and 1/3 city streets. I average about 13 miles per gallon. On a trip from Sacramento to Oregon which was 602 miles, I averaged 17.5 loaded with two adults and one child. On a trip from Sacramento to Los Angeles (Disneyland) with three adults and three children I averaged 18.2 MPG. I use 87 Octane gas all the time.
Sep 24, 2008 (4:53 pm)
Those of you with 5.7 engine and 4x4 that have the instant MPG read out. I was wondering if yall could report the “sweet spot” for what highway speed has the best fuel economy. I read in another post that one person had reported 68 mph as their sweet spot.
#22 of 23 Re: Sweet Spot [zabroger]
Oct 02, 2008 (4:52 pm)
The INST MPG is useless. I can get 99 MPG sometime when I drive local.
#23 of 23 Re: Sweet Spot [dyang]
Oct 03, 2008 (7:09 am)
I have not found any "Sweet Spot". On my 4th tank now and have been driving very "EASY" - first 3 tanks were mix highway/in town and I get about 14 ---- on my current 4th tank I have 90 percent in town and am getting in the 12's.... If I were to drive it like my old SUV I'm sure I'd drop a few MPG's....