Landcruiser 100 Fuel Economy

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 22:41
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Can anybody give me some feedback on what's the fuel economy (L/100 km) for following vehicles:

100 Series 4.5 Petrol Automatic

100 Series 4.5 Petrol Manual

100 Series 4.2 Diesel Manual

The petrol autos are a good price on the market but I presume that's because they slurp the fuel?
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Reply By: Mick - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 22:59

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 22:59
If you buy any large petrol 4wd it is a prerequesite that you are not concerned about the cost of fuel. The diesel should use around 13-14l/100 on the highway and a little more when it's working. There is a section on this site where fuel consumption figures are posted by members. Petrol around town will use 16-18l/100 and as much as 25l/100 off road.
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Follow Up By: Katee - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 09:10

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 09:10
Mick, can you direct me to the section on fuel economy postings please. We are only new to this site and still finding our way about. Thank you.
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 22:33

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 22:33
Katee, at the top of the page, click on Trip Planning and then on Fuel Consumption, You can compare the trip distances and type of vehicle to get an idea of fuel consumption for various types of trips. It should be used as a guide only.
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Reply By: Croozer - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 10:10

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 10:10
Its not exactly the vehicle you wanted figures on but my folks just got back from a 14000km round trip Sydney, Perth, Broome, Mt Isa, Sydney in my 100 series Turbo Diesel Auto. They were not camping so were not carrying a lot of gear. The vehicle is fitted with a steel b/bar, rear bar / wheel carrier, roof rack and 285 tyres and they averaged 13.4 litres per 100km for the trip.

Hope this helps,
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Reply By: Member- Peter & Mrs Peter, Lez - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:59

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:59
Hi Mike,
Have the 4.2 Diesel manual. Use anywhere between 12 and 14 lt per 100 km.
610km across the Simpson last year fully loaded averaged 15.5 lt per 100 km.

Cheers Peter and Lez
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 13:23

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 13:23
If you are concerned about fuel economy don't buy a 4WD.

Regardless of where you get the figures, they will never account for a loaded vehicle, with a loaded roof rack towing a camper trailer.

If you use a 4WD for what they were intended (carry a lot of stuff somewhere remote in rough terrrain) then fuel ceases to be an issue apart from the fact you need more.

I own a Prado 3.0 TD. Around town I get around 10-11 L/100KM (yes that is right). But on the open road, loaded up, both fuel tanks full, towing the boat I get around 14-18 L/100 K. I also tow a caravan and just give up worrying about it.

One tip is that the further and more remote you go the less likely you are to find ULP.

Darwin NT
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Reply By: lule - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 14:52

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 14:52
I have an LC 100 series turbo-diesel with 55000kays on the clock. I consistently use between 10 and 11 litres per 100 kms when cruising at around 110kph. When towing my 1500kg van the consumption varies greatly, depending on wind, terrain etc, but I average around 18 litres per 100 kms. Off road is about the same as towing, again depending on conditions. I've had petrol cruisers, prados and a pajero before this, and none have remotely compared.
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Follow Up By: Mike-TS - Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 00:33

Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 00:33
Thanks Lyle,

I'm gravitating towards an LC100 TD. One question; what do you mean none have remotely compared? Are you talking about fuel economy or size or ability?

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Reply By: lule - Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 20:24

Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 20:24
At the time I was talking about consumption. We travelled Oz for 3 years and around 200,000km in the 80 Series petrol cruiser, took it into some extremely inhospitable places, and it never missed a beat. I expect the TD will do the same, using less fuel and in greater comfort. The Pajero and the Prado did what we asked of them, but never quite came up to the level of the Cruiser. This time we thought we'd go one better. Yes, you do pay more initially, but you get more for it, and in the long term you get it back on resale, a fact the 4WD mags seem to ignore when they do their comparo's. My 80 series was an auto, as is the TD.
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