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Toyota Tacoma Fuel Economy (MPG)

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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 20.743
  flat v.lt light 0 0 0 100 60 22.921
  flat v.lt light 0 0 5 95 65 21.600
  flat v.lt light 0 0 5 95 60 22.000
  flat v.lt light 0 0 10 90 65 20.053
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 20.100
  flat med hvy 5 30 35 30 60 17.000
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 70 21.563
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 31.273
  flat light none 0 18 64 18 65 22.909
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 27.658
  flat light light 0 20 80 0 N/A 24.038
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 20.000
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 21.222
  flat light light 0 30 0 70 75 21.456
  flat med hvy 0 99 0 1 75 16.151
  flat med light 0 95 0 5 75 23.080
  flat med none 0 60 0 40 70 15.444
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 Gas Mileage of the 2008 Toyota Tacoma

2008 Toyota Tacoma Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Even with the V6, the fuel economy hovers around 22MPG with mixed city/highway driving. A lot cheaper to refuel than a full size.
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed 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.
2007 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
The 4 cyl specifically for a truck is great. According to my computerized Scanguage I am getting a consistent 21-25 mpg per tank with all around driving and commuting. 21 gallong tank.
2007 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Fuel economy was close to the best for the class. I get around 27/mpg at highway speeds.
2008 Toyota Tacoma Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed 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.
2007 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
4-speed automatic RWD
23 mpg on the highway at 55 mph. This is vs. the 1993 toyata truck which regularly got 30+ mpg.
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
close to 16-17 in town, which is on par with a fullsize v8
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Its terrible.
 

2008 Toyota Tacoma Gas Mileage (MPG)

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