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Gas mileage, What are you getting?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by dancruz 2, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Jan 8, 2018 at 8:52 PM
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    Aggressive lug tires will - Look cool, work well in mud and snow....However you will pay for them at the pump. On my 2016 Taco (pictured behind my 4R) when I switch from Toyo AT's to MT's my mileage will drop 2-3 mpg. Just too my new 2018 4R on its first road-trip. A few days on the Oregon Coast. You can look at the map - Auburn, Wa. to Newport Oregon Tank Mileage was 22.0. (286 miles) on the return trip it was 23.0. Odometer now reads approx 1200 miles. This was the stock tires (SR5 Premium)
     
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  2. Jan 8, 2018 at 9:42 PM
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    Wow! Great mpg. I need to get out on the open roads more. I do too much taxi service to and from kids’ activities. I’m only getting 17 mpg or so.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2018 at 5:13 AM
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    before zero F arrived I was getting 18 MPG. during the summer 19-20 MPG.. so now with the extreme cold zero F, 15 MPG..

    5 MPG loss due to the cold air temps.
     
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  4. Jan 9, 2018 at 8:26 AM
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    I have a question and not sure where to post it. I currently have a 2003 SR5 Premium type 4runner. Had it since new. Looking to get a 2018 SR5 premium 2WD. I test drove the 2018 last weekend and it seemed to be very sluggish in getting up to speed. My 2003 has great acceleration. Is it because the 2018s are so much heavier or what? It was very noticeable. I had to hit the accelerator to the floor to get the engine to rev and respond. Not the same as the accelerator response on my 2003. Forgot to mention, my 2003 is the V6 engine, not the V8.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2018 at 9:50 AM
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    not sure what your 2003 weighs but I think the 5th gens are around 4800 so yeah she's a big girl. Kick the shifter over to 4 and see how it does, it "feels" to accelerate better and have better throttle response in 4. There is always the option of getting one of the Magnusson superchargers, I'm not sure if they are released yet but I know they were almost done a while ago. Either way welcome to the site :cheers:

    **Oh and if you get one get a 4runners.com stickers for the back I heard its an easy add of 15 HP
     
  6. Jan 9, 2018 at 10:21 AM
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    LOL!! Thanks for the response and the welcome. Yeah the gross curb weight of the 2003 is 4025 pounds. so alot lower.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2018 at 12:37 PM
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    the older T4R had 4.30 ratio . MY 2016 has a 3.73 . so a bit steeper.. 4800lbs curb wt... so when you drive it over 5K LBS.. heavy SOB...
     
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  8. Jan 10, 2018 at 5:31 PM
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    After 6638 miles, am averaging 21.43 overall (keep track on an app). With the colder weather it has taken a hit, was averaging 21.9 when it was warmer.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2018 at 8:41 PM
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    What kind of terrain are you dealing with, ie, does this include going up steep hills etc?
     
  10. Jan 11, 2018 at 3:16 PM
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    14.5 or so right now, but thats in 4wd (slick roads up here), my wife autostarts it everytime, and only driven around town. It does get better in 2WD obviously, but not too far off from what I was hoping it would get.
     
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  11. Jan 11, 2018 at 4:28 PM
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    that's where I was my last tank seems typical, my Tacoma would have horrible mileage around this time of year too
     
  12. Jan 12, 2018 at 11:03 AM
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    My wife has had her 4R since July (2017 SR5) and her mileage was around 19 or so then and now in the winter snow/ice and warm up time in the driveway she getting around 16. She loves the 4Runner but not the MPGs. She went from a 2004 Matrix 28mpg on a bad day to a 2012 Rav4 22 to 24 mpg and now the 4R. My Taco is getting around 21 in the summer and 18 now in the winter. Don't most people go with better mileage as they get older. Ha Ha . You'll never see my wife in a Prius. Fossil Fuels FTW.
     
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  13. Jan 12, 2018 at 10:35 PM
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    I fail to understand those that post questions wishing to compare mileage - (Reminds me of trying to exact measurements using a 'Rubber Ruler') Here are some of the variables that make this kind of comparison and interesting but perhaps waste of time -

    > Is Vehicle Stock or not? Lifts, roof racks, anything that increases weight will drive down mileage.
    > Type of Tires - As has been stated by many, bigger, aggressive lug tires will lower mileage
    > Type of driving - Jack rabbit starts are a mileage killer ...or is you ECO light always green?
    > Terrain - Are you in the plains? (Flat Land) or hilly? (Going up hill requires more HP and consumes fuel)
    > Elevation - Many vehicles will get better mileage at higher elevations.
    > Temperature - Many have stated the impact this has.

    Only when all of these (and perhaps other) factors are even can you make a comparison - Clay
     
  14. Jan 13, 2018 at 8:48 AM
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    this thread is really good on what these trucks get on MPG and the temps/terrain etc... then the use of higher octane fuels etc... 15-22 mpg is the range .. extreme mods on vehicle gonna loose on MPG results from this thread .

    living in southern CAL lower MPG , less oxygen in the air... too much pot and fires smoking up the area..
     
  15. Jan 13, 2018 at 3:17 PM
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    About 7400 miles. Just calculated my MPG this morning after a fill up and I'm getting 19.2. Mixed city and highway.
     
  16. Jan 23, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    PLEASE HELP. I recently did a 2k+ mile trip and averaged only 12mpg. Since getting back to the city little to no improvement. I have a AIRAID cold air filter that needs to be cleaned but other than that I can't come up with a reasonable explanation. I was averaging close to 16mpg before. I recently replaced the nitto grapplers with some Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ (Same size as stock). I have gobi rack that adds a little weight and TRD pro enchancement that lift the vehicle 2" from stock but I dont think any of that should be affecting things that much. Anyone have any ideas to what could be causing the poor mileage?
     
  17. Jan 23, 2018 at 8:48 AM
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    A sudden change like that might indicate an engine/emission issue but I would think the CEL would be on along with that. I've noticed around here, in the Northeast, the fuel blends change during the year for seasonal reasons and this reduces my mileage on the Tacoma a little but not that drastically. My wifes 4R is still pretty new so we don't have a long timeline to share. We've been getting 19ish mpgs most of the time.
    Depending on your miles 40K maybe, not sure how much driving you do, it may be time for cleaning/maintenance. Throttle body, MAF sensor, sparks plugs but a sudden drop is strange. To me a sudden drop is the fuel put in the tank or a CEL problem in the engine.
     
  18. Jan 23, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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    Also maybe consider the area you are in or were in. Elevation could easily account for a change like that. Tire pressure changes ?
     
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    It wasnt a sudden drop from 16mpg to 12mpg but more progressive. I had noticed it was in the 14mpg range some time ago. I had got 40k mile service performed prior to trip so everything was checking good. New tires were put on then. I am planning to clean air filter and run some fuel injector cleaner in hopes that will help. My friend has unit with same intake around the same mileage with 285's and is getting 16mpg so I know something is up. I appreciate the insight!
     
  20. Jan 28, 2018 at 9:55 PM
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    Colorado Springs. We have some small passes that I go over once a month or so, only about 11,000 feet high or so. Constantly drive from 5k to around 6.5k. Some nice flat land would be nice, imagine my mileage would only be better.
     
  21. Jan 29, 2018 at 8:28 AM
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    I live in Colorado Springs and have noticed a 4 mpg drop in the gas mileage of the three 4th gen 4Runners my family drives due to the winter oxy-fuels we use.
     
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    04 V8 getting 13.9mpg. I notice I get worse MPG with Premium Grade fuel. I've heard about ECU tuners to increase the MPG, but would that actually work? I'm surprised the new 4Runner aren't getting 22+!
     
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    I've seen about a 2mpg drop since it got cold (and likely different gas)
     
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    the reason these get at the most is 21 MPG in perfect drives is the weight of 5,000 lbs .
    toyota vehicles I have not found any tuners . so you have info on toyota tuners available ?

    I have used 93-87 octane 10% alcohol top tier gas and no MPG changes ..
    when cold below 40F 15MPG when 80F 20 MPG. same gas same drive.
     
  25. Feb 5, 2018 at 6:11 PM
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    Bought my truck up in Portland OR and drove back down to Los Angeles all day yesterday. It is an all stock TP except for BFG KO2's (size 275/70). It also has the Toyota bug deflector which may ding it a little. I'll probably remove it.

    I drove it gently to coax as much MPG as I could. Literally set the cruise control at 65 for most of the way.

    First leg, mostly gaining elevation: 19.0 MPG
    Second leg, mostly losing elevation: 21.9 MPG
    Third leg, slow trend from 4000 feet to 100 feet: 21.0 MPG
     
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    check change the rear diff gear oil ... probably over heated ..
     
  27. Feb 6, 2018 at 8:26 AM
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    Why do you say that?
     
  28. Feb 6, 2018 at 11:11 AM
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    these require break in.. first 500miles no long high speed runs .. short runs only.. this is because the gear teeth have to break in and then the metal hardens.

    open the rear diff fill plug stick into it a white plastic stick / straw see if it looks like oil or coal...
    I did the rear diff 3K miles .. looked bad asked others they stated this info also .. glad I did it NOT IN SERVICE MANUAL..
     
  29. Feb 6, 2018 at 11:53 AM
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    Bought it used with 15K on the clock. 1 owner in Portland, CPO truck.
     
  30. Feb 6, 2018 at 12:02 PM
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    check the fluids for condition all..on your oil change.
     

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