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Toyota Prado fuel consumption

  • By Graham Smith
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Martyn Penny
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Q

I have just returned from a trip in my 2005 Toyota Prado, and was unpleasantly surprised when I calculated my fuel consumption at just under 15 L/100 km. I was pulling a camper trailer, mostly on freeways with very little stop/start driving and I would have expected much better fuel economy. I got better from my old V8 Falcon. Would this be in the range you would expect?

Graham Smith
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A

Without knowing more about the roads you were on, the speeds you were traveling at and the load you were hauling it's hard to say what you would get. But the Prado is a big lump of a thing, pushing a lot of air, and I bet it was working hard. It's probably within the ballpark in the conditions.

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  • Just checking my Diesel Prado just recorded 17/L100km with a Evernue 19ft caravan traveling south from Carnarvon W/A seems like that is not too bad.Dave - Aus 26/05/13

    Dave of Australia Posted on 26 May 2013 1:59pm
  • PUT IT ON GAS MATE I HAVE A PAJERO AND GET THE EQUIVALENT OF42 MPG IF IT WAS PETROL. A LITTLE BIT LESS IF I TOW THE BOAT.

    GEOFF THOMAS of CALOUNDRA Posted on 24 January 2012 8:33am
  • Are you kidding? A constant 4WD high wagon with the aero of a brick and a total weight of near 4-tonne and your bitching about 15L/100km??
    They only get ~13L/100km without towing! You should be on top of the world shouting your great mileage, get a life man, or do the world a favour and ditch the caravan chicane off the road for good

    DAVIDZ of AUS Posted on 20 January 2012 9:02am

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