Real World mpg

We'll refer to MarcMarc as an "efficiency specialist."
Ha! I'm fine with that. You just have to remember all the variables when it comes to posts MPG data. Did the driver properly reset the trip computer? What was the weather (temperature, wind, etc.)? What driving mode was used? What was the terrain and driving style? And as far as calculating based upon miles driven and fuel added to the tank, different pumps "stop" at different points (and temperature can make a difference with that too). The only way to really get accurate numbers is to drive the vehicle yourself (and use a consistent calculation method)...and to get data over many more miles driven. That said, posting early trip computer data can be helpful (when many of us are waiting for our new LC models to arrive).
 
I can’t wrap my head around why anyone cares what the fuel economy is on these. It’s a $70,000 truck. If you can afford one of these then you can afford the gas….just sayin.
 
I can’t wrap my head around why anyone cares what the fuel economy is on these. It’s a $70,000 truck. If you can afford one of these then you can afford the gas….just sayin.
Efficiency is important for many reason...including range. And the vehicle starts at $56K (not $70K). I can afford the fuel but I still like when something is efficient vs. previous the model or the competition. The USA LC doesn't have a very large fuel tank (17.9 gallons). As such, I'm hoping the real-world highway fuel economy is closer to 25 mpg vs. 20 mpg. And I'd prefer if the Land Cruiser didn't require premium fuel (given it's not a sports car...and the new Tacoma Hybrid uses the same powertrain with the same output and it doesn't require premium).
 
Well you should probably cancel your order…100% takes premium and I’m averaging 18.5 mpg with a combination of highway and back roads.
 
Well you should probably cancel your order…100% takes premium and I’m averaging 18.5 mpg with a combination of highway and back roads.
I know it requires premium and I’m OK with that…even though it doesn’t make sense (and it shouldn’t require premium). My mpg comment was related to highway mpg—and early info seems to point towards real-world mileage being closer to 25 mpg than 20 mpg. This all isn’t a deal killer.
 
I can’t wrap my head around why anyone cares what the fuel economy is on these. It’s a $70,000 truck. If you can afford one of these then you can afford the gas….just sayin.
I heard this statement 87 times during the last +30 years. But for me it is exactly the contrary. I pay more in order to get a better, and better means also cheaper to run. Thus fuel efficiency is a big issue.
MarcMarc is probably one of my neighbors because all he's saying looks like my ideas ... and I spent some time in Ann Arbor. :unsure:

A 340 miles trip at 80mph is relevant even if he had some wind and some differences between the full tank at departure and the full tank at arrival.
 
I can’t wrap my head around why anyone cares what the fuel economy is on these. It’s a $70,000 truck. If you can afford one of these then you can afford the gas….just sayin.
Well….its a personal thing and in some ways it’s similar reasoning for not wanting to pay over MSRP. Anyone considering the LC can “afford” whatever the ADM fees are but some are wired differently and brought up to want to get the most value for their hard earned dollar.
 
There's always someone who intentionally or unintentionally trolls because they can't wrap their head around the fact that some people want certain info about a new vehicle that they themselves don't find necessary or important.
 
I have a vehicle that I love, but I spend a little too much time waiting in long Costco gas station lines because I've never managed to get anywhere near EPA figures. It's a dream to own, built like a tank, and fun to drive on the highway.

This LC would be a second vehicle that my wife and I can alternatively drive. Her daily driver is an EV, but she occasionally needs a vehicle that can handle longer distances in remote areas of SoCal where vehicle chargers are sparse.

The price of gas is meaningless to me, I need range, efficiency and durability. To that end, I appreciate the real world MPG figures anyone provides.
 
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