Last post on Oct 03, 2008 at 7:09 AM
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Toyota Sequoia, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#9 of 23 2005 sequoia gas milage
Feb 09, 2007 (1:21 pm)
i immediately put a K/N filter. drilled several 1" holes in bottom of filter box to increase air flow, put in a tornado, and changed to AMSOIL 2000 synthetic 10w30. within 1000 miles i was getting, and still getting, 17.5 mpg. it sounds great when you put your foot in it to pass. it gives it that old 4 bbl intake sound. plus, it does get up and go.
try it. it is a modest investment for the results.
check AMSOIL. it is a oil that has to be bought through a dealer, not off the shelf. the guarentee is unbelievable. priced competively. i use it in my Porsche turbo, ford festiva, and toyota highlander. i have used it for too many years to remember. it has never let me down.
i'm anxious for the new sequoia. i got a feeling it is going to be too pricey. it will be replacing or into that land cruiser/lexus money. too bad!
#10 of 23 2001 Sequoia 134,000 miles
Jul 25, 2008 (9:17 am)
I am consistently AVERAGING 18.5 MPG.
Amsoil synthetic oil. K& N filter. Goodyear TriPlex tires.
Awesome vehicle; now if I can get my rear lift gate handle replaced without losing a finger I will be good to go.
#11 of 23 Re: 2005 sequoia gas milage [chamaza]
Aug 04, 2008 (8:32 am)
Chamaza, I just bought a 2005 Sequoia 4X4 Limited. The gas mileage tends to be below the 15/18 EPA rating. I read your post and am concerned about the AMSOIL and drilling holes in the filter box. Can you give me more details? If confident enough, I may do the same. Thank you. Mark
#12 of 23 Re: 2005 sequoia gas milage [chamaza]
Aug 04, 2008 (8:53 am)
I have a question. So you replaced the normal air filter, drilled a couple 1" holes in the bottom of the box for more airflow and then put in a tornado. I am using AMSOIL Synthetic 10w30 already, but only getting 13-14 mpg with about 40% freeway and 60% city. Just wanted to know what your mileage was before and then after?
#13 of 23 Re: Toyota Sequoia: MPG - Real World Numbers [bigboytoy]
Aug 11, 2008 (2:05 pm)
I saw someone post 17 avg for an 08 in the prices paid thread but have yet to see anyone confrim that #. I guessed it would be in the 13-14 with a mix of highway/city.
Are the 08's supposed to get better gas mi than previous models?
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.