March Sees Best- and Worst-Ever Tank Fuel Economy - 2016 Toyota Tacoma Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Toyota Tacoma: March Sees Best- and Worst-Ever Tank Fuel Economy

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on April 6, 2016

2016 Toyota Tacoma

In March, our long-term 2016 Toyota Tacoma hauled some shrubbery, showed a peculiarity of its keyless entry and drew a mixed review of its powertrain.

The handsome gray pickup was also tasked with considerable road time, racking up some 2,455 miles over the month.

In short, it was a month of highs and lows.

March saw the Tacoma's best-ever single tank fuel economy of 20.6 mpg. This was in turn countered by a 16.0 mpg fill that represents its worst-ever single-tank result. The truck rang in at 18.7 mpg for the month.

In the process, the Tacoma bumped up its lifetime average fuel economy to 18.3 mpg. A relatively good result, but still short of its EPA Combined rating of 20 mpg. Toyota doesn't break out the fuel economy of the TRD Off-Road package separately, though, so it's hard to say just how much of our long-termer's mpg shortfall is attributable to its aerodynamically draggier ride height and knobby tires.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor @ 5,786 miles

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