When the all-new 2016 Toyota Tundra launched, much anticipation surrounded the impending release of its fuel efficiency numbers. The all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma MPG increase is largely thanks to its new Atkinson direct-injection engine.
2016 Toyota Tacoma Fuel Economy Numbers
When equipped with a 2.7-liter four cylinder engine, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma can achieve 19 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway with two-wheel drive. The four-wheel drive Tacoma with the 2.7-liter engine can return 19 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon oon the highway.
When equipped with the 2-wheel drive and the new 3.5-liter V6 engine the 2016 Tacoma can return an EPA-estimated city mpg of 19, highway mpg of 24 and combined mpg of 21 with an automatic transmission. Step up to 4-wheel drive coupled with a manual transmission and Tacoma will return with 17 mpg city, 21 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg combined. With an automatic transmission the 4-wheel drive Tacoma returns an impressive 18 city, 23 highway, and 20 miles per gallon combined, a decent improvement for the V6 Tacoma model, putting right on par with competitors like the 2016 Chevy Colorado.
Engine and transmission options of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma
The all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma is now available with an Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection engine, along with its standard four-cylinder 2.7-liter. The all-new engine pairs performance and efficiency, providing pretty much everything you’d ever want in the Tacoma.
The V6 can bring home 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque at 4600rpm. Either engine option can provide more than enough giddy-up to tow, haul, and hit the trails. Best of all, each engine option is designed to give you the best miles per gallon possible..