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Post your average highway and city MPG, as well as your truck model/engine/year

Lets see what the averages are

Im doing this because a guy who owns a 92 toyota 2wd standard cab claims 28mpg average.
 

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93 HB 2.4 5sp 4x4 running 31x10.50 r15 tires
Sits up pretty high, think it has a factory lift.

I get about 17 mpg out of mine, blah
kinda sucks but thats the price to pay for runnin big tires on a 4 cyl.
 

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Wow, this leads me to think something is wrong with mine, 4 cyl HB 2wd single cap, all new ign components, premium gas, easy driving, 17-18mpg...
 

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forget the premium gas, you are wasting your money and I would even go so far as to say you are losing mileage as the engine can't burn it that easily so you might be using more than you have to.

And you will not get more than 21 in that truck.. too many things working against it. Its also not a very economical motor anyways ( at least not from a mpg perspective) Wasn't designed to be so.
 

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I DONT need premium? Good to hear, the books kind of comfusing on that, must use 87 AKI or 91 RON. Well, 87 and 91 are reg and premium in this state, and i cant find AKI or RON on the pumps!
 

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Oh, BTW, asked a 2wd/king cab frontier owner at work, he gets around 20-21, but he is INSANELY obsessed with fuel mileage, so he drive to match, and he has the uber efficient (compared to our iron lumps) QR25DE.
 

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87 is the average between RON ( 91) and MON ( 83) ron is research octane and mon is motor octane.

AKI is anti knock index and is the correct abbreviation to look for.

look on the little yellow square with the 87 number on it.. you will see R+M/2 or something like that..

and his QR25DE is a direct descendant of our KA24E motor and although its more efficient it weighs alot more, is a bigger motor AND truck and has more smog stuff on it.
 

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I average 23 MPG if I keep it on 55 MPH. I have a 1997 single cab 4wd, 5sp, 4 cyl. and drive an average of 100 miles round trip a day to work. This truck has 175000 miles on it and while I change the oil religiously it hasn't been tuned up in about 2 years. This is based on all hwy. miles driven in the mountains of N.C. Once I get up over 60 MPH I find the mileage goes to about 19 MPG. I had a 1983 toyota 4x4 that averaged 28 MPG but that was in the day when these trucks were built more for economy and less for power. I drove like an old lady out of necessity because of the $4.00 per gallon gas prices we experianced this summer. I do it now because I think it became a habit.
 

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I get 20mpg no matter what I do on average, but when I'm running 85mph on the interstate, its about 18... can't complain with about 175K miles
and doesn't burn oil

94 HB Kingcab V6 4x4
 
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