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I have almost 10,000 miles on my 2005 4 cylider Manual Transmission Access Cab. I drive pretty easy; not too much hard accelerating. I drive about 50% highway, 50% city, and I average 18 MPG.

It seems like I should be getting better mileage? Will it get better as I get more mileage on it?

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I hope so I have a 4x2 manual 4cylinder acces cab and I get 28 mpg with 2800 miles on the clock. But I just have the base truck no Sr5..big wheels etc
 

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doc5339 said:
I have almost 10,000 miles on my 2005 4 cylider Manual Transmission Access Cab. I drive pretty easy; not too much hard accelerating. I drive about 50% highway, 50% city, and I average 18 MPG.

It seems like I should be getting better mileage? Will it get better as I get more mileage on it?

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that makes me feel better. I have an 05 4x4 regular cab 5 speed. I bought TRD wheels off Ebay 265-70-16's Rugged trails.

I consistantly get 17.5-18.0 mpg with 50/50 driving. I think if we drove all HWY we would see that 23mpg



edit: 4x2 guys please dont tell us what you have. This is for 4x4 4cyls only thanks. We all know 4x2 gets better mpg.
 

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on my last tank, i got only mid 19's.. its cold here so the engine revs up on start up all the time....

btw, 06 4x2.....

baaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahaha
 

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Hmmmmm...

4 cyl, 5 speed, 4x4 Access Cab. I've got @2,000 miles on it. Driving 80/20 (Mostly SHORT city trips and a little highway) my average overall is around 21 mpg (in 2wd).

I don't baby it, shift at @2,500-3,000 rpm most of the time, etc. I use 87 octane with an occasional tank of Sunoco Ultra 93 thrown in to clean the injectors.

I'm happy and I'm sure if I drove 100% highway I'd get in the mid-high 20's.

Much better than my Acura MDX which averages @15 mpg in 50/50 driving.
 

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I find my mpg is slightly better if i dont shift at low RPMs :confused: I shift at 4000 some times.
 

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05 Reg. cab 4x4 23,000 miles 265/74/R16 Summit Trail Climbers A/T and I average 22 with about 70/30 Hwy/city. I have gotten under 22 twice but every other time it's 22 or more.
 

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I'm getting right around 18 mpg now with just over 10.400 miles on my 4 cylinder 4WD Acess Cab with no mods, and about 50% highway/50% city.

It's starting to piss-me-off! I shift between 3-4k rpm, and don't accelerate too hard, or haul alot. Could this be a mechanical issue?
 

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I hope so I have a 4x2 manual 4cylinder acces cab and I get 28 mpg with 2800 miles on the clock. But I just have the base truck no Sr5..big wheels etc
Dude, do you really get 28 MPG? That is insane. I have never heard of anyone with a 2005+ Tacoma getting that good of gas mileage. :confused:
 

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Dude, do you really get 28 MPG? That is insane. I have never heard of anyone with a 2005+ Tacoma getting that good of gas mileage. :confused:
Motogyro and I both have 2wd non-prerunners which seems to make a big difference.

I've averaged 27.6 after 4115 miles with best tanks of 518 miles/29.5mpg and 574 miles/29.3mpg. The winter temperatures have dropped me to 485miles/25.5mpg on the last tank. Seems big tires/lower rear gearing, and higher ride height are the big difference.
 

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I have also dropped down to 25.5 mpg due to the change in gas blends for the winter or teh cold temps I suspose my driving habits are the same
 

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19.5 mpg, mostly city, stop and go.

2.7 4-banger, 5 spd. 4x4,

63" UWS crossover box (wt 63 lbs) and about 50-75 lbs of off-road gear and misc. tools.

And like I posted on another thread about "How do you drive your Tacoma" I've found a certian raised intersections and at the right speed these babies can fly !!! And land like there was a pillow on the other side. I know it's only a few inches but Damn IT's FUN. :whatwhat:
 

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I've got a 2006 w/ the Dunlop tires as you describe. Was averaging 20 mpg first 2 tanks. The last tank was about 21 mpg. Perhaps due to recently warmer weather here?
 

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haha. wow. i have an 05 and on my drive from CT to AK i avg'd 26mpg with the highest 28 on the tank. this was in stock configuration with a bed cover. also a full load and 2 people moving up here. that was a 4500 mile drive. up here in alaska in same config and after getting 285/75-16's i was getting about 20 avg with porbably 90/10 city/hwy driving. this winter i have been avg'ing about 14mpg. that pisses me off...rofl. im hoping it only has to do with the cold weather and am hoping to see i nice increase come back summertime. oh i have 11.6k on the clock.
 

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I have an '06 4cyl. 4x4 5spd access cab with about 2500 miles...i drive probably 60% hwy/40%city and have been getting between 20-21 mpg even though the last tank dropped down to 19.3 for some reason. Everything is stock except bridgestone dueler revos (265/70/17) with American Racing Mojave rims.
 

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I average 21 driving it like I stole it :D 30% highway, 70% city
 

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I'm about 50-50 highway and city driving and average 22 - 23. I have taken it on a couple of longer highway trips and got 26 on those.
 

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I get about 18 with pure city driving...
With the scanguage and watching and driving like an old lady I can get 21 city.
Highway, I've gotten closer to 24 or 25 mpg.
 

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Guys, here are few recommendations to bump your mpg.
1.Tire pressure 32-34
2.Engine synthetic oil
3.Tranny synthetic oil – manuals only (if automatic, leave a toyota factory fluid)
4.Rear differential, drain and refill with synthetic (will significantly reduce drag)
5.Tonneau/ bed cover
6.Top tire gas
If everything done as recommended above, you should have 2-3mpg increase
 
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