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Gen 1 MPG

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by markshoreline, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Nov 30, 2018 at 4:19 PM
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    markshoreline

    markshoreline [OP] New Member

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    Recently did a trip from Whidbey Island to Glacier National Park then down to Missoula and back home. Total of 1,321 miles and used 84 gallons of fuel for an average of 15.7 mpg.
    First tank ran 258 miles at only 12.8 mpg but that included 82 miles of city driving prior to departing.
    Second tank ran 222 miles at 17.3 mpg with a max of 65 mph.
    Third tank ran 329 miles at 17.3 mpg but due to fog mostly went 50-60 mph.
    Fourth tank ran 312.6 miles at 16.3 mpg, from Montana so ran 80-75 speed limit .
    Fifth tank ran 200 miles at 15.4 mpg but included going up Snoqualmie pass in snow, 4WD, rain and a 30 minute delay with motor running due to accidents ahead of us.
    With mostly highway miles 16.3-17.3 MPG. No difference between 65 and 70 mph as I initially thought. Running up to 80 only dropped MPG by 1 over the normal highway mpg. Truck gets much better mpg than I thought, if I stick to the highway!
     
  2. Nov 30, 2018 at 5:17 PM
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    Professional Hand Model

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    These are around my average readings. Straight highway cruising in the 60-70 mph range and its about 16-17mpg.

    City 9-12mpg. Towing or not.
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2018 at 9:26 PM
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    Highway doing 70mph I get 14-15mpg

    Doing 50-60 I get 17mpg

    Mix of city and hwy I get 12
     
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  4. Dec 10, 2018 at 9:52 PM
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    Interesting, as we got the same mpg going 70 full time...
    Are the motors the same between 00 and 06?
     
  5. Dec 11, 2018 at 5:33 AM
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    lsaami Redneck Toyota boi with a rice-burner Honda

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    Same block, but the 04+ have vvti and 30-40 more horsepower.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2018 at 7:33 AM
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    That is good info to know, I drove my 2004 access cab 4x4 off the lot in 2004 and have no idea what mileage I get, never measured it.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2018 at 8:26 AM
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    05-06 have vvti. 00-04 had 245hp. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Dec 11, 2018 at 9:43 AM
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    lsaami Redneck Toyota boi with a rice-burner Honda

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    Gotcha. I thought the vvti came with the refresh. :notsure:
     
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