2016 Toyota Tacoma: Fuel Economy Update for June - Better Range
by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on July 7, 2016
We added nearly 1,500 miles to our 2016 Toyota Tacoma in June, much of it urban and suburban commuting. We're a little soft in southern California, and no one wants to go out and four-wheel during a spell of heat waves like we had recently (although James got out and chopped it up on the trail in a truck identical to ours), so the Tacoma continues to suffer the indignity of too many pavement miles.
But we managed to set a new range record in June, Brent beating the previous mark by a couple of miles. Best range now sits at 351.0 miles. The Tacoma also returned 19.8 mpg on that particular tank, which is just 0.8 of our current best mpg. Over five fill-ups, we averaged 18.2 mpg for the month.
None of it was enough to move the needle on our lifetime mpg. In fact, we actually lost 0.1 mpg. Nearly 10,000 miles into our test now, it's hard to see how we'll improve on that number.
Worst Fill MPG: 15.7
Best Fill MPG: 20.6
Average Lifetime MPG: 18.1
EPA MPG Rating: 20 Combined (18 City/23 Highway)
Best Range: 351.0 miles
Current Odometer: 9,901
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 9,901 miles