2016 Toyota Tacoma: March Sees Best- and Worst-Ever Tank Fuel Economy
by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on April 6, 2016
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