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What is your MPG?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by csuviper, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Apr 28, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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    12 mpg last round.. that really sucked as I only drive in city.
     
  2. Apr 28, 2014 at 3:48 PM
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  3. Apr 28, 2014 at 11:35 PM
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  4. Apr 29, 2014 at 5:31 AM
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    I have been running about 15 L/100 km running around the city, which isn't too bad, but the one thing I noticed with this truck is your driving habits can make a huge difference. If I drive aggressively that number can skyrocket, but as long as I am just cruising the numbers aren't too different than my tacoma. I have yet to take it on a significant highway trip so we will see how it does there!
     
  5. Apr 29, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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    So after the fog light mod, it rests all the Infoz on the info center.
    I re-calibrated my spedo to be safe...
    Filled up last nigbt and the info center said I had 400 miles? It's never read that high on a fill up.....

    Thoughts? - perhaps pulling off the negative would reset it?
     
  6. Apr 30, 2014 at 12:13 AM
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    It's just an "educated" guess from the ecu. Drive for a bit and it will change!
     
  7. Apr 30, 2014 at 7:33 AM
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    2nd Gen gas tank size is 26.4 gal and it is rated at 13/18 mpg. That means if you use up all the gas in the tank you will get between 343.2 miles and 475.2 miles.
    The info center is at zero when your tank has roughly 4 gal left (according to my fill-ups).
    If we use your 400 gal and 22.4 gal then the computer is using ~17.85 mpg as the calculation to display on the info center.

    My guess is that I am a little off on the gallons left in the tank at zero so Toyota is probably just using the highway rating of 18 mpg as the initial calculation for the amount of miles remaining.
     
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  8. Apr 30, 2014 at 7:42 AM
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    Here is some info i found when searching:
    "The computer is making a calculated GUESS, thats all. Resetting the computer means it starts guessing from scratch."
    "its normal after u disconnected the battery it resetted the whole system, so it'll show up like that for a few fill ups then it'll go back to the norm. "
     
  9. Apr 30, 2014 at 7:58 PM
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  10. May 1, 2014 at 6:26 AM
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    Last I checked the computer said 13.2, but I never look anymore. I have the temp displayed and just drive. I enjoy getting in the throttle a lot more than I do monitoring it and feathering the pedal.
     
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  11. May 2, 2014 at 7:47 AM
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    I average 14 - 15 mpg combined mostly in town driving. I averaged 18 on the hwy last time I drove down to Reno. The mileage isn't great but I still love driving my Tundra.
     
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  12. May 2, 2014 at 8:36 AM
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    An avg of 14-15 isn't bad. After I first bought the truck and wanted to see what it would actually get, I was 14.5 to 15.
     
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  13. May 2, 2014 at 3:48 PM
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    stock tundra 2013 trd off road, 5.7/ v-8 2wd

    11-14 city
    18-22 highway
     
  14. May 2, 2014 at 4:25 PM
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    And how did that work out for you the other day? :D
     
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  15. May 2, 2014 at 7:35 PM
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    We'll you son of a... Heh, not so well sir. Not so well. But it won't make me drive any different. I guess I'm not suited to this feathering age.. Ha
     
  16. Sep 8, 2014 at 9:51 AM
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    Hello all,

    I spent my first weekend with the Tundra. Drove from Denver to the Springs on Friday night. Was downtown in the Springs for a bit, then onto Pueblo West. Spent the weekend going back and forth between the Springs and Pueblo West on my first tankful. I'd say about 75% hwy driving and I'm averaging 20.8 mpg per the truck's info display. I'll take a pic of it later. Specs below:

    2007 Tundra Dbl Cab 5.7 4x4
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    Fugly, but surprisingly effective at traffic management; brush guard.

    To me fuel mileage is all about Energy Management. You spend potential energy to create kinetic energy. There are many factors which determine how much potential energy you have to spend in order to not only get from point A to point B, but to do so in the most efficient manner. There's more to it than keeping your maintenance up and going 55. How much energy would you spend going a steady 55 in hilly country as opposed to converting more potential (fuel) energy during downhills and using less overall to achieve the same or greater momentum at the top of the next rise? Think in 3 dimensions.

    Edit: Sorry about the poor quality pic. I'll take a better one later =)
     

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  17. Sep 8, 2014 at 10:06 AM
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  18. Sep 8, 2014 at 12:17 PM
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    This past weekend I went to Grand Junction. We hit a lot of highways speeds, but probably around an hour of traffic on the way there. We averaged 16.2 mpgs the way there.

    On the way back, we maintained greater than highway speeds, encountered some traffic, and more hills. We hit around 14-15mpg.
     
  19. Apr 6, 2015 at 10:03 PM
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    I just got back from a family trip to Salina, KS. ~444 miles each way straight east on I70. Got ~12mpgs on the way there and ~12.6mpg on the way back. Had the cruise set at 83mph to stay under 10 over to avoid a ticket.
     
  20. Apr 7, 2015 at 6:06 AM
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    Leveled with 285/55/22 dropped 2 mpg once installed wheels
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    Using 87 octane
     
  21. Apr 16, 2015 at 4:21 PM
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    haven't been able to hit 12mpg reads at 11.8 mostly highway and I drive with cruise control anywhere I go, highway or city
     
  22. Apr 16, 2015 at 5:01 PM
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  23. Apr 19, 2015 at 6:47 AM
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    With 75% highway and 25% city I'm averaging 16.3 right now, it climbed from 15.9 with the warmer weather and change in fuel blend. I never reset the MPG gauge so I'm hoping it keeps climbing.
     
  24. May 14, 2015 at 4:20 AM
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    Had the 5.7L, SR5, 4X4 w/TRD pkg. (6) mos. Haven't done any hgwy. driving yet, but around town initially was getting around 13mpg. I've learned how to drive the beast a little better, remove the lead boot from my foot, and am now averaging 15.6mpg last fill-up. Been just over 15mpg for the last couple months. I try to get it to 5th/6th gears as soon as possible, without stomping on it.
     
  25. May 17, 2015 at 5:53 PM
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    I did a 5 hour road trip this weekend. One tank was 15.7, the second was 16.4, and I haven't figured out the third one yet. I averaged 75mph, with parts being in the low 80's. I also didn't worry about driving my truck easy.
     
  26. May 17, 2015 at 7:05 PM
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    I went to the casino tonight and my Tundra 5.7 4wd was getting 16.2. I almost fell out when I saw that
     
  27. May 17, 2015 at 7:28 PM
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    Bone stock, mainly city stop-go driving. Read out says 13.4. Low I've seen was 13.1,highest was 13.9... :burnrubber:
     
  28. May 30, 2015 at 6:13 AM
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    I'm thrilled with 15.7 just around town, lots of stop-and-go. Hgwy, I got just over 18mpg. Not dissapointed at all.
     
  29. May 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM
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    My handy-dandy Excel spreadsheet tells me over the life of the truck I've averaged 12.07. I only reset the computer once or twice since I've had the truck and the dash was telling me 12.5. The spreadsheet says the last two tanks were low 13s. Last fill up I reset the dash and as of right now it's telling me 13.9. woo- I'll take it! :bananadance:

    That's with 35x20 Trail Grapplers and 7 inch lift.
    I quit feather-footing the throttle and just drive it.
     
  30. Jun 1, 2015 at 5:02 AM
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    Yeah, I stopped really caring about fuel mileage, too. If I cared about fuel burn I would have bought a Scion!
     

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