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2008 Toyota Tacoma Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Toyota Tacoma's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Toyota Tacoma Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat v.lt light 0 0 0 100 75 20.7
  flat v.lt light 0 0 0 100 60 22.9
  flat v.lt light 0 0 5 95 65 21.6
  flat v.lt light 0 0 5 95 60 22.0
  flat v.lt light 0 0 10 90 65 20.1
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat v.lt light 0 0 4 96 65 21.5  
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 0 4 96 65 21.5
With the 236-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2008 Toyota Tacoma fuel economy has been averaging 21.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Toyota Tacomas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 96 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (4 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Toyota Tacoma in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light none 0 20 80 0 N/A 20.1
  flat med hvy 5 30 35 30 60 17.0
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 70 21.6
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 2 17 42 40 65 19.6  
  Averages flat light light 2 17 42 40 65 19.6
With the 236-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2008 Toyota Tacoma has been averaging 19.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Toyota Tacomas in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (40 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Toyota Tacoma in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
flat light none 0 0 5 95 70 31.3
  flat light none 0 18 64 18 65 22.9
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 27.7
  flat light light 0 20 80 0 N/A 24.0
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
flat light light 0 10 37 53 68 26.5  
  Averages flat light light 0 10 37 53 68 26.5
With the 142-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 Toyota Tacoma gas mileage has been averaging 26.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Toyota Tacomas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (37 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Toyota Tacoma in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light hvy 10 20 20 50 65 20.0
2008 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light hvy 10 20 20 50 65 20.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 10 20 20 50 65 20.0
With the 236-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2008 Toyota Tacoma fuel economy has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Toyota Tacomas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Toyota Tacoma in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light hvy 0 30 0 70 75 21.2
  flat light light 0 30 0 70 75 21.5
  flat med hvy 0 99 0 1 75 16.2
  flat med light 0 95 0 5 75 23.1
  flat med none 0 60 0 40 70 15.4
2008 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 0 63 0 37 74 19.5  
  Averages flat med light 0 63 0 37 74 19.5
With the 159-horsepower 2.7L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2008 Toyota Tacoma has been averaging 19.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Toyota Tacomas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (37 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Toyota Tacoma in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real 2008 Toyota Tacoma MPG

2008 Toyota Tacoma Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 236-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range I thought the fuel economy, for a truck, was excellent. It gets 5mpg better than a Honda Ridgeline.
2008 Toyota Tacoma Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2008 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-hp 4.0L V6 6-sp manual 4WD, part-time w/low range The one I test drove was a 4 wheel drive with a V6 and its gas mileage was worse than my 4 cylinder 2WD.