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Low mpg in new TRD pro

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by rockybird, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Aug 8, 2018 at 6:56 PM
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    Richmond Dan

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    Until you learn how to reset your average mpg reading, you’re not getting meaningful current data.
     
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  2. Aug 8, 2018 at 7:17 PM
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    Chiefcrunchy

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    SAF! Temporarily
    Make sure uou calculate your fuel-ups to keep track over the course of the vehicle. This usually gives a better mpg every time then worrying about the computer.
    I have a little note book I write in each time and i can make notes about conditions, 4x4, towing, boat on the roof rack, etc. All are factors that can change mpg and good notes to look back and see when something changes if there was a reason why.

    e.g. 280miles ÷ 15 gal =18.67mpg
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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    @Richmond Dan @Chiefcrunchy Thanks a lot of the advice. I’ll get the mpg reset figured out this weekend. I need to read the manual anyway. Next time I fill up, I”ll start keeping track also. I’ll let you know how it goes.
     
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  4. Aug 9, 2018 at 7:48 AM
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    MeefZah

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    Things with stuff, but nothing much
    Just hold the DISP button down to reset the average MPG.

    14 around town is about right.
     
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  5. Aug 9, 2018 at 9:48 AM
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    totmacher

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    Driving style and traffic conditions matter. This was totally stock sr5. I can still get over 20 with lift and bigger tires now.

    20180628_065815.jpg
     
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  6. Aug 9, 2018 at 10:09 AM
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    yep, I just had a tank at 14.5 all city, the one before was 17.5 mixed city and rural
     
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  7. Aug 9, 2018 at 8:18 PM
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    Riding Dirty

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    Odd. Mine has consistently been 17.5-19.4 mpg since I drove it off the lot with 2miles on it. Go easy on the gas pedal (tip: scoot your seat back just a tad farther than normal, your foot won’t be so prone to goose it), in town I use s4 so it’s not shifting too much into overdrive (5th). Unless you have heavy bumpers and large wheels, your gas mileage doesn’t seem right.
     
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  8. Aug 10, 2018 at 8:58 AM
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    MeefZah

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    Things with stuff, but nothing much
    If you want to get a massive amount of data (most of which will tell you nothing) then peruse the 1400 post fuel mileage thread here:

    http://www.toyota-4runner.org/5th-gen-t4rs/70762-real-world-mpg-5th-gen.html

    Note that it is specific to 5th gens of all years so there may be an odd 2010 4 cyl in there...

    The general takeaway is YMMV (literally), city driving is worse, mods make it heavier which makes it worse, and driving like a maniac makes it worse.

    Me, I just drive the fucker. I keep an eye on the fuel economy strictly from the standpoint of being a nerd, but I don't really care. My wife got rid of a Prius to get her 4R so she really don't care... though she occasionally laments that she misses $12 fill ups.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    HarveyElmore

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    Took about 11k for mine to break in and pass 20 mpg
     
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  10. Aug 11, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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  11. Aug 11, 2018 at 10:08 AM
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    I did get 25MPG on a flat road 40MPH and the wind was 30 MPH going in the same direction as the vehicle was moving ..north wind and I was going south....
    on the return IT dropped down to 19-20 mpg..
     

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