I have averaged 17.1 MPG for the last 6 months in Los Angeles traffic driving 100 miles per day.I wanted to see what all 4x2 owners are getting for gas milage, is it better than then the 18mpg that toyota rates it.... I am going to mostly be driving around town nothing crazy.. I just wantedto see what the true milage was.. thanks for your help!
DO NOT buy this truck if you need/want good mileage. It just isn't going to happen. A 4X2 will get better mileage than a 4X4 but that's besides the point as the FJ still has the aerodynamic profile of a brick. This is not an economy vehicle.
The original poster was just asking what you 4x2 owners are getting for mpg, that's all. No need to lecture him on fuel economy.I live in the city and its stop & go I get about 18 mpg. the truck is a box on wheels. if worried about gas consumption buy a pruis hybrid. its great offroad.
Not lecturing at all. I'm simply saying that for someone who is concerned about mileage, purchasing an FJ is the wrong decision. What fun is driving a vehicle when all you can think about is how much gas you are using, or whether or not you should coast down this next hill to save some money??The original poster was just asking what you 4x2 owners are getting for mpg, that's all. No need to lecture him on fuel economy.
Anyway, I barely have any miles (read: not broken in yet) & I'm averaging roughly 18.3 mpg with 50% city/highway.
My average with a stock 5AT 4x4 over all tanks (20 so far) is 22.825 mpg, have hit 25 once, and 24 twice. All my driving is rural & highway, at the speed limit (+/- 5 mph), I mostly drive like an old man and I live at high altitude so my results are not indicative of the norm here. But it is possible under the right conditions.thanks! anyone else... Do you think I could get 23 mpg driving around Naples? I know a guy who has a 4x4 and he said he was getting that much mpg..
Calm down there....I highly doubt the intent behind this thread was because someone was on the fence as to whether to buy an FJ or a Prius as their economy commuter vehicle. 17 to 21 MPG is just an estimate. It's a completely legitamite question asking for actual data from other users to compare and gauge the accuracy of this estimate. After all, when I bought my MT6 the estimates on the sticker were higher than they are now being printed on the sticker. Gas milage may not concern you, that's fine; however, just because you don't care about it doesn't mean no one else is allowed to. Besides, concerns about milage have many more implications than I'm afraid to spend money on gas. Range is a function of milage and fuel capacity, and for those of us who intend to go places where there isn't a gas station within walking distance MPG might just be a concern.Not lecturing at all. I'm simply saying that for someone who is concerned about mileage, purchasing an FJ is the wrong decision. What fun is driving a vehicle when all you can think about is how much gas you are using, or whether or not you should coast down this next hill to save some money??
There is a sticker on the windshield of the vehicle saying 17 MPG City and 21 MPG highway (I think)... this is what you should expect in normal driving conditions.
No need to apologize for the rant. I agree about everything you said. :cheers:Sorry for the rant, I'm just tired of hearing the same comment "You're an idiot for buying an FJ if you're worried MPG" everytime someone asks the simple question, "Hey bud, what are you getting for milage?"