HILUX 05 T/DIESEL FUEL ECONOMY

Submitted: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 02:04
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i'm thinking of buying a new hilux d/cab diesel man. trans. Has anyone know what fuel economy these vehicles have . toyota specs say 8.5 ltrs/ 100km combined i presume combined means with trailer etc . can any one help?
THANKS A.D.
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Reply By: Member - Peter D M - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 07:09

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 07:09
A.D
combined refers to highway and city average.
my rodeo had 8.5 lt. on windscreen and in reality more like 10. but they dont take air cond, cruise control or load into consideration and i bet they use smooth controled drivers.
regards peter
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 07:33

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 07:33
..."i bet they use smooth controled drivers"

And a tailwind and down hill ... ;-))
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 08:11

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 08:11
I have an 05 Hilux TD. Have done about 3,500 KM so far. Combined highway and city with some off road (low range) and beach driving. Vehicle is manual. Air con funs all the time. While I don't drive it hard, I don't drive for economy either. I use cruise control a fair bit on highway.

Av fuel consumption so far is 10.7 KM per ltr. This converts to (I think) to 9.3 ltr per 100KM. I suspect I'd get under 9 ltr and probably close to the 8.5 ltr per 100KM on a trip when highway driving is over 50% with no off road driving. If so, the Toyota claim is reasonable, but a guide only since we all have different driving profiles.
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Reply By: Simon C - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 08:16

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 08:16
We have the same vehicle (Turbo Diesel, purchased Dec 04) with 11000km on the clock. The Fleet Reports show it is averaging 12.9 to 13.7 L/100 km. I know this is no where near what Toyota says, but that is what we are seeing.

No towing, 2 trips to Morton Island, City use, Vehicle is a Work Shop Managers vehicle privatly owned, so it is not thrased, but is used as a work horse. He is not paying for fuel, so a careful driver could improve it, but to reduce to 8.5's ???????

Simon
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 08:27

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 08:27
Simon, I doubt that yours is the same vehicle. The new Hilux was only released in April. The new one is 120KW common rail and intercooled. I suspect yours is the previous model which is the same motor as the Prado, but without intercooler. I might be wrong, but I don't think so.
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Follow Up By: Simon C - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 08:31

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 08:31
OK Norm...did not realise the change in engines. Would explain the huge difference in figures.
Our's is NOT intercooled, and is NOT common rail.
Thanks for clearing that up

Simon
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 11:03

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 11:03
considering its been out for 4 weeks, I wouldnt expect anyone to have any worth while figures to go on yet.
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Reply By: floyd - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 18:10

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 18:10
None will be run in yet. So fuel figures will be out a bit.
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Reply By: hound - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 16:21

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 16:21
Currently doing 11.5 with 50 percent off-road. Does 10 on the highway.
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