Fuel mileage.

Discussion in '1995 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma' started by Hutch50, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Hutch50

    Hutch50 New Member

    ‘97 ext cab 4x4 v-6 5 speed.
    Had a couple weeks now.

    What kind of fuel mileage should this truck get? Filled up today (2nd tank) got like 17.5mpg.
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    That seems about right give or take a mpg. They are rated 17city/19hwy
     
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    Hutch50

    Hutch50 New Member

    Thanks.
     
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  5. BIRDSLAYER

    BIRDSLAYER Well-Known Member

    That's pretty average for myself. It's been known to be less but that's not the trucks fault! I usually get around 17mpg though.
     
  6. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member


    Well first thing to remember (or learn) is the 3.4 was never known for it's gas sipping mileage because it doesn't sip, it doesn't GULP either, I'd say a steady stream is about right & depending if in town or on freeway/highway 17.5 was your highway mileage probably, it'd be slightly less in town but if anyone is squeezing 19 (toyota's claim IIRC)

    What piss's me off is that the 4.0 is stronger/more power/ & worse, better gas mileage than the 3.4...
     
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  7. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Sometimes i dip below 17 in winter, carrying a few hundred lbs of persons, Dug, luggage, in headwinds, up in the 7000+ft ranges, doing 75ish and spiritedly passing 5 or 6 cars at a time.
     
  8. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Otherwise its closer to 21 ;)
     
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  9. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member


    See what I mean !!....shit, & gas is 295 a gallon here (lowest) up to $3.55 a gallon...
     
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  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    What @4wd wet dreams are made of:D
     
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  11. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Though that was 18
     
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  12. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    I think the vp 93 is 3.33 here
     
  13. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That’s about what I average highway.
     
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  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I’ve never got over 18mpg I get 13 in town and 17 on the hwy lucky it I can combo for a Roy Moore special.
     
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  15. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Not too shabby at 20.2 a gallon for over 100 miles of driving in 4 high on bad roads. IMG_1049.JPG
     
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  16. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Wish it was 20 degrees here. Lol it's 3 with a wind chill of -5
     
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  17. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Dang. That’s cold. We’re getting hammered with snow and bad roads.
     
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  18. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    and crazy drivers I hear, stay off the sidewalk
     
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  19. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Didn’t know you were driving around here! You and Dug plowing down pedestrians.
     
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  20. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Sir Dug today
    [​IMG]
     
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  21. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That’s awesome. I didn’t know Dug had a royal pedigree.
     
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