2004-2005 GXL Prado Fuel Economy.

Submitted: Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 18:42
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I have a 2004 manual GXL diesel toyota prado & would like to know if a 2005 Automatic diesel Toyota Prado GXL would get better fuel economy than a manual as I work with a guy who says he gets 12.7 Litres per 100km,s on his new automatic prado even with using his cruise control & says he will end up getting better than the 13 Litres per 100 I am getting on my manual 2004 Prado 4WD.
Does anyone know what the fuel economy is for these 2 vehicles or where I can get this information from on the web that is fairly credible.

Thanks Dave.
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Reply By: bushy04 - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 19:22

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 19:22
you should be able to get a fuel usage ratting from toyota service or sales asthey usually come with a sticker on the screen showing the fuel rate per 100ks
good luck.
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 19:57

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 19:57
Try the lcool site or the yahoo prado120 site???
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Reply By: oscar - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 20:27

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 20:27
Hi Prado 4wd is a sore point in the fuel stakes in my house.Automatic 3.0ltre turbo 53000kms I drive trucks so a little is familiar in driving to save fuel.I have to work real hard to better 13 Litres per 100km.My best mate jsut bought a Nissan same configuration he beats me every trip .We bought a new Mazda 6 put the prado in the shed it carries more passengers so is only used to best average the per head cost Jeff
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 20:56

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 20:56
I've travelled on trips with manual and auto Prados and the autos usually fare slightly worse, but no more than 1 l/100k difference.

What accessories do you have? Its usually the roofrack, AT tyres and snorkel that stuff up a Prados fuel consumption a bit. But they are not the most economical diesel - I had one for 4 years and my 79series TD is getting slightly better consumption.
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Reply By: StormyKnight - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 20:56

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 20:56
On the 90 series you can get 10L/100km assuming you stick with the Grandtreks & do a full tank at freeway speeds. Once you go to wider tyres it goes up to around 12-13l/100.

The best I've got is 12.5km/100 but it was a combination of freeway, main roads, dirt tracks & about 30km slow driving.

I have a 2001 GXL TDi 4 speed Auto, with Cooper ST's.

I'm wanting to do a longer road trip to calculate what it can get down to.

Cheers
Richard
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Reply By: Jarse - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 06:08

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 06:08
I just purchased a new 05 TD Auto. It has just over 3000km on it now, and on a recent trip to Brisbane I got 11L/100km. This was sometimes using the cruise, but most often not. Speed range 90-110km/h.

I've found that the economy doesn't vary much between driving styles.
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Reply By: TimmyG2 - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 11:46

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 11:46
I have had a 2000 Prada TD Manual GXL since new, driven 176000km and my combined average for the life of the car has been 11.2L / 100km. This includes serious offroad, towing of trailers etc. My best has been 9.5L / 100km for a single trip.

My worst has been 22L / 100km driving through sand dunes towing a 2t camper trailer plus car fully loaded.

I always use crusie control when I can (stops me from getting speeding fines).

I have AT tyres (standard size), snorkel, bullbar, and dual battery. Everything else is standard.

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