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Terrible mpg on 2017 4Runner...

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Leon007, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Oct 11, 2018 at 9:48 PM
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    WallyT4R

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    I agree. I just stated the 93 no ethanol makes a difference, I use 87 reg unleaded. Usually has 10% ethanol here, drives fine.
     
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  2. Oct 11, 2018 at 9:59 PM
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    I agree. wanna see a actual improvement. Millage wise... Use no ethanol. (Or the least) why ocatane makes people moist,... is beyond me

    Edit- yup. Those dudes wanting 1200 at the wheel, getting 1 mile per 10 gallons, using high octane are loooonging for milage lol. They are worried about detonation. Period. But. Non-eth, ... is a tad pricey.
     
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  3. Oct 11, 2018 at 10:05 PM
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    Last I checked it is around $3.53 here. I do use it in my motorcycles and yard motors but those are a helluva lot cheaper to fill than a 4Runner.
     
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  4. Oct 11, 2018 at 10:41 PM
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    I'm at right at 1k and averaging 20.8. No resets, no monkey business. Yes, I drive it like a grandma, and much of my driving is easy backroads. I traded my 2010 at 117k and was sitting right at 20.
     
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  5. Oct 11, 2018 at 11:54 PM
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    Toyota has been talking about having a runner disel but they know they don't have competition yet, I think I mentioned this b4... They know that there is a certain clientele so as of now no plans are set, there vehicles sell on there own, that is why the value stays up..So I went to the Autoshow and this is there 2019

    We all know why we bought 4runners and knew what we were getting into.... No complains

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  6. Oct 12, 2018 at 5:52 AM
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    ima get a Prius next and deck it out for overlanding ams rock crawling
     
  7. Oct 12, 2018 at 8:30 AM
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    With a lift, a solar panel on the roof, and a winch, it would likely take you most places.
     
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  8. Oct 12, 2018 at 9:36 AM
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    on 37's
     
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  9. Oct 13, 2018 at 10:10 AM
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  10. Oct 13, 2018 at 12:35 PM
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    Keep in mind the weight difference and HP/torque numbers from such a small motor.

    I had the 5.3L in just about every version of DoD and AFM. It’s a great motor but when you own it you will scream to have a button to just turn that stuff off. If you baby it you can get decent mileage but if you don’t you’ll get 16-17 mpg avg.

    I think the benefit in smaller turbo for something like the 4R would be weight, smaller space in the front leaving more room for accessories and better mpg. I think that motor in a full size is ONLY to cover cost of R&D as I’ve said that truck volume is where the big three get their $$ back. So, it’s a foot in the door... but once the tech is sound and paid for you’ll want that motor/tech in vehicle like the 4R for the low end torque and weight savings.

    But agree... more to break and not much better in mpg wrapped in a full size skin but it’s great to see the tech maturing.
     
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  11. Oct 13, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    It's true, and exciting to see the competition ramp up and push for better performance and efficiency. I'm glad we're no longer in the malaise era where manufacturers threw their hands in the air and let the smog equipment choke everything to death. I'm also excited for the future of electric vehicles, but I'm not quite ready to give up gas just yet. I like bringing extra cans along to extend my range off grid.
     
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  12. Oct 13, 2018 at 8:53 PM
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    2016, 40k, locked at 17.2 for the past 25k. I have a gobi rack, stock size wild peaks on it.
     
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  13. Oct 17, 2018 at 2:25 PM
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    Have you taken it to the dealer for a check on the ECM and see if anything is out of calibration?
    We've been getting 18.5 to 19.3 for years. In fact we stopped using Murphys gas and went to Exxon and picked up .25 to .5 mpg.
    12 mpg is no were normal even if it was lifted with oversized shoes.
     
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  14. Oct 26, 2018 at 5:15 PM
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    Is plasti-dip a mod?!
    I lol’d at that!
     
  15. Oct 29, 2018 at 6:59 PM
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    After 15,547 miles I'm averaging 21.39mpg with a best tank of 24.45 and worst of 18.14. Stock TRD OR Premium. On the freeway I average 65-70, sometimes 75 but not too often. If I know I'm going to stop and there's nobody behind me I let off the gas a little early and coast some. No reason to go straight from the gas to the brakes.

    Don't know if it actually helps, but the last few months have been using non-ethanol 87 octane.
     
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  16. Oct 29, 2018 at 7:52 PM
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    Yes it does help. Ethanol has a lower energy-density than gasoline, meaning that you need to burn more of it to yield the same output. Most gasoline is E10 these days (10% ethanol). It offsets gas demand and bumps up the octane, meaning it's less inclined to detonate/ping. Flex fuel vehicles can run on gasoline or E85, and their E85 MPG rating is much lower for this reason.
     
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  17. Nov 8, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    Ethanol or not. 17.2. crazy
     
  18. Nov 15, 2018 at 1:29 PM
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    2 fillups ago I had bad/stale 87octane it seems. I reset the gauge after filling up because my son drove the truck and he's got a lead foot...kids. I noticed that average for my daily route went down to ~17.5 mpg.

    I filled up at the beginning of this week at the same kwiktrip station and reset the gauge. Daily average is back to 19+mpg.

    Not definitive results. Too many variables like weather, and too short of a testing period. Just sharing.
     
  19. Nov 15, 2018 at 4:25 PM
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    17.4 average here on stock ‘14 SR5.

    My old fulltime 4wd 4.7L v8 sport did a little better.
     

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