Stop For Gas Stupid! - 2016 Toyota Tacoma Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Toyota Tacoma: Stop For Gas Stupid!

by Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief on May 6, 2016

2016 Toyota Tacoma

I hate to stop for gas. Hate it. Takes time. Costs money. Yada yada. So I avoid it. Wait til the last minute. Or mile. Drives my wife crazy. My kids too.

And that's why I like cars and trucks that don't just suggest you go for some go-go juice but get aggressive about it. I like cars with bongs and beeps. Cars with bright lights and big messages. I like cars that grab me by the throat and scream STOP FOR GAS STUPID!

 I like our long-term 2016 Toyota Tacoma.

With 21 miles of range remaining, the Tacoma's instrument cluster began to grab and scream. On came a very bright idiot light, shaped like a gas pump, beside the truck's gas gauge, along with a complete bright orange takeover of its center information screen and an audible bong. After a few more miles the pressure was just too much, I gave in.

At the pump the truck took 18.022 gallons of 87 octane. I had driven 325.5 mile on the previous tank for an average of 18.1 mpg.

Thing is our Tacoma has a 21.1 gallon tank, which means there were still a few gallons left in the tank when the truck began to bark.

I'll remember that next time.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 7,348 miles

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