Gas mileage in my new Tacoma

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by miklikmotobik, May 15, 2019.

  1. miklikmotobik

    miklikmotobik New Member

    When I purchased my 2019 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 sport, the mileage was advertised as getting 22 hwy, 18 city average 20mpg. I have been getting 16mpg average. I’m not if the engine just needs to break in or because I live in California where it is hilly, it effects the gas mileage, but 16mpg isn’t good for a V6.
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  3. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    How many miles are on it? If it's fresh off the lot your truck probably hasn't learned you yet. I think you should pick up 2 or 3 mpg's, maybe, if you drive nicely for a tank.
    My tank average says 16.4 right now but, I'm on 285 tires, tuned and was driving crazy off road for a few hours yesterday...
    I got 19.6 on a 900 mi road trip a few weeks ago.
    I'm manual trans as well tho.
    Welcome to the forum!
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  4. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Driving style, terrain, and break-in can all affect mileage. With that said you do have a 4x4. I have a 4x2 and live in Texas, very few hills, and I have 40k plus miles on my 2016 Taco. I average 18.5, 19.5 on a good tank of gas. Give it some break in time and see if it gets better, but I doubt you will see 20+ average unless you are on a long steady trip.
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  5. bdarnold12

    bdarnold12 Well-Known Member

    Ive got 4000 mikes on my 19 4x2 and I'm averaging 21to 22 mpg. Ive seen as low as 19 and as high as 25.5. My milage is a lot of short trips so it varies a lot, speed also has a detrimental effect. In a couple of weeks going on vacation so will see what it does on a long road trip.
  6. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    My truck gained a full 2 mpg this May when it reached 6000 miles. Not sure if it's the mileage or the end of winterized gas, or both. Same gas station, same routes driving. Mileage does go up after the engine breaks in.
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  7. Eddie12

    Eddie12 Member

    I am currently averaging 18-19 in my 2019 Taco off-road but I’ve gotten up to 24. My truck has just over 3,000 miles and I’m hoping it only gets better. Either way it’s much much better than my last two Nissan Titan’s...

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  8. paughms

    paughms Well-Known Member

    ughhh, my Trailhawk gets over 30 if I'm not driving aggressively. I think the fuel tank is 12.5 gallons...this Tacoma OR 4x4 is gonna hit the wallet at the pumps...
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  9. Tacomania

    Tacomania Well-Known Member

    I get this much 20190515_170622.jpeg
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  10. paughms

    paughms Well-Known Member

    You reset the average while coasting? lol
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  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

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  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Elevation change effects this a lot. I avg 13-15mpg in Oregon. Lots of hills and stop lights. If you’re on level ground all the time and on the hwy you can get the projected MPG.
    I also had 285 E tires and that didn’t help the cause.
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  13. Tacomania

    Tacomania Well-Known Member

    Going downhill after pumping gas hadvto snap one
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  14. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

  15. Tacomania

    Tacomania Well-Known Member

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  16. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I got 30mpg all the time o_O 014C172F-649E-428C-B5FA-1867285499D3.jpeg
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  17. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    I got just a bit over 44 mpg on my truck when it was new. But it WAS on a LONG downhill close throttle coasting descent when I went to WV.
  18. mcklovin77

    mcklovin77 Well-Known Member

    Make sure if you have towing and you button isn't engaged. You will get 15-16mpg. I used to get horrible feul milage when I first bought my truck. So far I've put 9000 miles on it and I avg 19.5mpg.
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  19. texasred

    texasred Well-Known Member

    I get better mileage mixed city/ highway with ECT engaged. 18 mpg versus 20.
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  20. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Just drove from Pinetop to Albuquerque, it said ~20.5 most of the way but the last couple of big hills coming into town dropped it down. 65-75mph most of the way.
    *91 octane FOB tune...
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  21. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Pretty impressive! How are you liking your new Turd?
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