2016 Toyota Tacoma: Fuel Economy Update for May — Show Me the MPG
by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on June 13, 2016
May was a fairly quiet month for our 2016 Toyota Tacoma. We added about 1,000 miles, and much of that was amassed during commutes to and from our Santa Monica, California, offices. The good news is that the city-heavy driving didn't impact our lifetime fuel economy much. The bad news is that our truck is still underperforming compared to what the EPA says to expect.
For the month, we averaged 16.8 mpg. That's below what the EPA says to expect for pure city driving (18 mpg). Lifetime, we dropped from 18.3 mpg last month to 18.2 now. Nor have we bested Josh Sadlier's best tank of 20.6 mpg that he observed during his drive to Sedona back in March.
I do like our Tacoma, but the expectation of getting dramatically better fuel economy than a full-size truck probably isn't going to be realized during this test.
Worst Fill MPG: 15.7
Best Fill MPG: 20.6
Average Lifetime MPG: 18.2
EPA MPG Rating: 20 Combined (18 City/23 Highway)
Best Range: 349.0 miles
Current Odometer: 8,823
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 8,823 miles