I have a 2011 Titan SV King Cab 4x4. I bought it in July and my gas mileage has been terrible. I have no performance mods and Im running on the stock 18s with the original tires. I've driven 6000 miles and the truck has 15000 now. I'm getting 14.5mpg average but my latest tankfull was only 13.2. This just seems ridiculous to me. I drive roughly 50 miles a day with 80% highway between 65 and 70. I'm really regretting my purchase...I thought I could at least average 16. I've never had a tank hit 16 yet. Any ideas if this is normal or may something be wrong?
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Hmmm, does seem pretty low considering you're stock and driving that much highway. I would suggest two things.
1. Buy an Armada air dam for the front. This helped me quite a bit.
2. Try higher octane gas. What I found with my truck is that even though the premium fuel is more expensive, it paid for me to use it with the extra mileage I got out of a tank.
Do you have big tow gears or regular? This is also the cause of most poor mileage. The 3.36 gears get worse mileage for sure.
Bottom line, every truck is different. i get decent mileage out of mine. A lot of folks with the same truck get 3-4mpg worse than me. it is what it is. If it makes you feel any better, all of the other manufacturers have the same issues. Some trucks get decent mileage, some are crap.
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People in the Northern and Midwest states are getting the same MPG that you are IMO. Every time I see someone posting 15-18 MPG, I noticed they are somewhere else in the country.
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The low end of the epa sticker will always be the accurate number. Of course look at things au h as tire pressure, alignment, driving habits. Also, gas stations have switched to winter blends that can account for up to 1 mpg drop.
Btw I get 8.5 - 10.2 mpg. All very rugged rush hour city.
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considering your 4wd and winter blend gas is out, yes that sounds normal. It sounds like your expectations were a bit high. Its a titan they aren't known for good mpg. Love your truck because its a T not for fuel mileage. The highest I ever got was 15 mpg with no mods and that was driving like a grandpa. Driving in normal conditions I get around 13 mpg
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I got 22mpg one time. 2004 4X4 KC...275 mile trip....70 mph tailwind the whole time.
Mostly though, I get 13.0 to 13.5, with an occasional 14mpg.
I can get 14 if I keep a really light foot on the pedal, and anticipate traffic lights so that I don't do much braking.
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regretting your purchase over a couple mgps? sounds like you regret buying a titan. an f-150 or ram won't be much better and you'll probably pay more on the sticker price. its like the people who buy hybrid vehicles; yes you're saving money at the pump, BUT they dropped $40k on the car itself. its a wash in the end, in my opinion.
Seems like the titan doesn't care how you drive it, the mileage doesn't vary much. Extreme circumstances excluded of course. It is what it is, a big, powerful, thirsty truck. I prob get around 13 as well on mixed driving, it won't get much better with any other full size, maybe 1 or 2 mpg. My brothers 5.3 avalanche only gets 14 and I think he has cylinder management, of course he drives it like he stole it lol. Its a truck and you can do stuff like this with it...
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I have a 2wd, 6.5 inch front lift stick rear and 35s and I average 13city and 16hwy.
Just thought I'd share that 2wd isn't far ahead
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