Toyota Tacoma MPG

Toyota Tacoma Performance

Thoroughly modern and brimming with off-road performance, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma still manages to earn itself an EPA-estimated 20 city/23 highway MPG, making it one of the most versatile pickups in its class.* Imagine what you’ll be able to do with that capability and fuel economy at your disposal. Check out our Toyota Tacoma inventory easily online if you don’t want to imagine any longer!

To learn more about its trail-tackling, highway-conquering capabilities, continue reading our guide to the Toyota Tacoma MPG before scheduling a test drive around Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle, Pennsylvania, today!

Toyota Tacoma MPG by Trim and Performance Specs

Toyota Tacoma Engine SpecsWhen the desire to venture far off the grid arises, you’ll need a pickup that can confidently get you there and back home again. To achieve this feat, the Tacoma is standardly outfitted with a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine.

Able to produce 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque on command, the engine’s special Variable Valve Timing with intelligence helps expertly manage this impressive level of oomph.

Mated to a 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence and a 4×2 drivetrain, this makes it possible for you to stay on the road longer thanks to the estimated 20 city/23 highway MPG.*

4WDemand part-time 4WD is also available for this engine, adding extra traction and a still-impressive estimated fuel economy of 19 city/22 highway MPG.* The end result is a pickup that can start early and run all day long.

If you’re looking for more power, you can opt for the available 3.5L V6 engine that’s also equipped with fuel-saving Variable Valve Timing. This ups your performance with a whopping 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque and comes in different configurations to suit your needs:

Engine Transmission Drivetrain Estimated MPG
3.5L V6 6-speed automatic 2WD 19 city/24 hwy*
3.5L V6 6-speed automatic 4WD 18 city/22 hwy*
3.5L V6 6-speed manual 4WD 17 city/21 hwy*

Other performance-enhancing features you can add on include:

  • Multi-terrain Select
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Bilstein® shocks
  • Electronically controlled locking rear differential

Toyota Safety Sense™ P

Toyota Tacoma HeadlightsTo be built for adventure means being prepared for the unexpected. That’s why the 2020 Toyota Tacoma also includes one of the most advanced suites of active safety features on the market.

Thanks to Toyota Safety Sense™ P, everyday commuting becomes a lot easier to manage. These driver-assistive technologies are like having an invisible copilot along for the ride thanks to the following systems:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection: Using radar, this system can detect both cars and individuals in front of you and warn you of a possible collision. If you can’t react in time, automatic braking will help mitigate the potential collision.
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control: On the highway, this system lets you preset a speed and the system adjusts depending on the vehicles around you. Easy to use and it saves on gas!
  • Automatic High Beams: This system perfectly lights your path on dark roadways. Once it senses an oncoming vehicle, it will dim the headlights until they pass.
  • Lane Departure Alert: When you’re traveling at 32 MPH or faster, this system helps keep you within your lane by detecting lane markings on the road.

5 Ways To Help Maximize Your Toyota Tacoma MPG

While the Tacoma sits high on the list of fuel-sipping pickups, there are still a few easy things you can do as a driver to get the most out of its 21.1-gallon fuel tank, including:

1. Stay Up to Date on Routine Maintenance

Plan to change the engine’s oil and filter in your Tacoma every 5,000 to 7,000 miles to keep your fuel economy at its highest. If you’re prone to regularly towing heavy loads or take frequent trips off-road, you might need to adjust the frequency of visits to our service center. For expert advice, our team of technicians can easily plan a maintenance schedule based on your lifestyle.

You also should plan to rotate your tires every 5,000 to 10,000 miles as well. Uneven tires can put a damper on your MPG and rotating allows for them to wear down evenly. Plus, it also gives our technicians the chance to inspect your brakes and suspension system. If you’re in need of automotive maintenance, easily schedule your service appointment online.

2. Decrease Your Payload

While the Tacoma can carry up to 1,620 pounds inside its bed and Double Cab, you should try to limit your payload whenever possible. The more weight you carry, the more the engine has to work, so you might see a slightly lower fuel economy while hauling bigger loads.

Toyota Tacoma Towing3. Limit Towing

The same logic above also applies to towing unnecessary weight since it puts an increased burden on your engine to perform. Though the Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pounds, only doing so when necessary will make your gas last longer.

4. Take the Best Route

Taking shorter routes when traveling will no doubt have you visiting the gas station less often. That’s when available Dynamic Navigation for your Tacoma comes in handy. This system will provide you with the shortest route possible on your 8-inch dashboard touch-screen.

You can also utilize the innovative Destination Assist if you find yourself in unfamiliar territory. This system allows you to connect with a live agent who’ll find your coordinates and guide you back to familiar roads, saving you gas—and time—spent while aimlessly driving.

5. Monitor Tire Pressure

If your tires are low, your Toyota Tacoma will need to work harder to get you where you need to go. The result? More fuel used. Luckily, the 2020 Tacoma comes with a Tire Pressure Monitor System that can tell you which tire is low, so you can fill it up accordingly.

Learn More About Toyota Tacoma MPG Ratings

At Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg, our team is committed to providing drivers throughout Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle, PA, with the best information on our line of Toyota pickups, including the versatile and fuel-friendly 2020 Toyota Tacoma.

If you’re interested in learning more or getting behind the wheel yourself, visit our convenient location or go online to schedule a test drive today! We’ll be thrilled to have you take your spot at the helm to see what this pickup can really do.


*2020 preliminary mpg estimated determined by Toyota. EPA-estimates not available at time of posting. Actual mileage will vary.