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cuda
30-04-2012, 09:00 PM
Hi,

I am considering purchasing a new 2012 prado but not sure how good the fuel consumption is of the V6. I have a 2009 model and get about 14l /100km which is ok considering the ADR was 13.6l /100km. So if anyone has some real world figures for the current V6 202kw I would appreciate some feedback. The supposed ADR for the 202kw is 11.5l /100km.

Regards
cuda

Kak
01-05-2012, 08:28 AM
Hi Cuda,

I have a V6 Kakado with around 4000km on the clock. I am a bit dissapointed with the Fuel Consumption. I get around 15l/100km around town per tank, around 12-13l/100 on the highway. Where those ADR figures come from is anyone's guess.

I have been running E10 in the first 4 Tanks. I will switch to 95 shortly and run that for a few tanks to see if i get any better economy. However, reading other posts, the difference is minimal.

Cheers
Kak

bertram35
01-05-2012, 10:39 AM
Hi Cuda,
I have 2010 Kakadu V6 with 55,000kms.

A)City driving in Sydney (traffic) and just school and shop runs ect (max 5kms) fuel anywhere from 15-18l/100kms depending on driving style. As soon as I do a few more kms around the city I average around 15.

B) Trip from Sydney to Melbourne - 90% freeway sitting on 110kph and not much weight - me, a bag of clothes and set of golf clubs - averaged 11.8l/100km.

C) Trip around Australia - car loaded Mum & Dad and 2 kids, pulling 2ton camper trailer often at 130kph fuel moved anywhere from 15-20l/100kms. Hihg speed was not too bad on fuel - Biggest influence was head winds, and of course extended hill climbs whihc were few and far between. Sitting on 100-110kph in flat outback areas fuel usage was 15l/100kms. Pushing hard 130kph into headwinds and fuel usage was 20-21l/100kms

Hope this helps
ML

gxlkeb
28-05-2012, 01:43 PM
Hi,
We have a 2011 GXL V6 (2012 Spec) and although its a beautiful car to drive its no where near the suggested 11.5l /100km. We have only done 5000km in it so far but its currently sitting on an average of 14.03l /100 km. We tried running it on E10 but that pushed the fuel economy upto 16.2l / 100km, so now we use the suggested 95. Toyota should be shot for suggesting its more economical and more power as its just not true! The old 120 was much closer to the suggested ADR rating and only used cheaper 91 unleaded.
Is anyone running the V6 150 on 91 ? I'd be interested to know what the consumption/performance is like.

Keb.

Hutch
28-05-2012, 03:08 PM
I am around 15-16 around town, average speed 36kph, in saying that I am lifted, bullbar, dual battery, bigger AT Tyres and don't drive like a grandad, on a fairly std highway run can get into the 12's. The car is not run in yet so plenty of room for improvement.

Hutch
28-05-2012, 03:44 PM
Hi Cuda,
I have 2010 Kakadu V6 with 55,000kms.

A)City driving in Sydney (traffic) and just school and shop runs ect (max 5kms) fuel anywhere from 15-18l/100kms depending on driving style. As soon as I do a few more kms around the city I average around 15.

B) Trip from Sydney to Melbourne - 90% freeway sitting on 110kph and not much weight - me, a bag of clothes and set of golf clubs - averaged 11.8l/100km.

C) Trip around Australia - car loaded Mum & Dad and 2 kids, pulling 2ton camper trailer often at 130kph fuel moved anywhere from 15-20l/100kms. Hihg speed was not too bad on fuel - Biggest influence was head winds, and of course extended hill climbs whihc were few and far between. Sitting on 100-110kph in flat outback areas fuel usage was 15l/100kms. Pushing hard 130kph into headwinds and fuel usage was 20-21l/100kms

Hope this helps
ML

That is pretty good towing a trailer.

matt150
28-05-2012, 05:16 PM
Remember a big killer of heavy four wheel drives' average fuel use is the lack of a decent average speed. The damn local roads around my place have so many different speed limits, I have trouble averaging above 50kph on most tanks of diesel.

bdee
28-05-2012, 07:18 PM
Approx 1400km on mine now.
8 trips to the city and back from Hoppers Crossing, a trip to Dalesford and a trip to Echuca and back. Computer is now showing 12.9 got no idea how they come up with the 11.5 figure?

Brett

spitfireslw
28-05-2012, 07:33 PM
Hi,
I have a arb bar, rock sliders (HEAVY), winch, 32's a/t, snorkel and 2inch lift and do 60km's a day (30ks of stop go traffic and 30ks 80km/h) and average around 14.5lts and on highway average around 13lts. 50,000ks on the prado now. I had a shop look at doing up extractors and a new "y" pipe to day to see what improvements I can get.

Richoson
28-05-2012, 09:41 PM
I have yet to read a car test when the actual figures meet the ADR stated. My150 has done 40000 k's and we have all the gear, lift, 32" tyres, rear drawers with recovery gear kept full time, racks, ARB bar, winch dual batteries, driving lights, rod holders.

All contribute to poor economy, we get around the 12-13lts/100 as average. Throw in dirt roads, low range and camping gear and this goes to 16-17 lts/100. I have done trips with D4D's and they get around 10-15% better economy. I went for a drive with a PPer recently on his 150 with similar gear to ours and his combined reading was 12.1/100.

So happy with my 200 killerwasps for a 2 tonne tourer with all the kit:)

See ya on the tracks, Richo.

PS I have seen Hutch drive and I reckon he's doing well at his reading:)


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yowie
29-05-2012, 02:24 PM
Don't know my economy, and don't care.

If you can afford to buy a Prado, you can afford the petrol.

What a bunch of big girls!!!

As someone once commented on this forum, "drive it like you stole it." The ADR figures are not usually achievable for the average driver, unless you drive at a speed where the push bikes will overtake you.

Yowie.

Hutch
29-05-2012, 02:37 PM
What a bunch of big girls!!!



MMM, put that one in the memory bank for another day. No user reputation for u Yowie!!!

yowie
29-05-2012, 05:07 PM
MMM, put that one in the memory bank for another day. No user reputation for u Yowie!!!

Don't need another reputation, thank you Hutch. !!! Ha ha.

The ADR figures are usually unrealistic unless used to compare the cautious driver. I like to have a bit of power when needed, and the auto Prado gets moving along when compared to the 80 series manual I had. Even with the bar, 2nd battery, rear drawer unit, it still moves along, so I just fill up when necessary. Uses more fuel than the diesel, but then I have had nothing to do with diesels.

Not as fast as my brother's twin turbo Porsche by far, but he will spend $2,000 on a set of tyres for a weekend of racing, so the Prado fuel bill is not that bad.

spitfireslw
29-05-2012, 05:30 PM
I have been playing around with tyre pressures as well and if your willing to comprimise a little in the ride softness try running 45psi on road. I tried running 38psi, 40 and 45 and for such small changes in pressure it makes a difference in fuel consumption.

bdee
29-05-2012, 06:26 PM
Just some interesting trivia. Comparing the Prado Petrol to the last of the XD Falcon V8. I think we are doing pretty good?

Petrol consumption in the Ford 21.6 Litres per 100 km vs 11.5 ............well maybe 13 litres for the Prado?
Power 202 kw for the Prado and 140kw for the 302 Windsor.
0-100 9.5 seconds for the Falcon and similar in the Prado (I pretty sure it is in the 9's).

So reading these figures I no complain?

http://www.automobile-catalog.com/auta_details1.php
Brett

Richoson
29-05-2012, 09:03 PM
Well said Brett. The only thing is that my 200 killerwasps Prado is never gunna sound as good as a 351 v8 at full noise :)


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Snaga
29-05-2012, 10:05 PM
You're all talking about these killerwasps thingies...
I doubt I'll feel the difference between the petrol 90's 132 killerwasps and the 120's modern diesels 127 killerwasps.
I doubt my 90 has many of her original killerwasps left anyway ;)

I'm sure 202 killerwasps would be nice but Mr Newton will be more use towing I think.

KAKADAZ
29-05-2012, 10:56 PM
I don't think I have ever seen a new car come close to the recommended ADR rating. Mine averages 14.6 with mostly stop start driving I know for a fact the more accelerating you do really knocks the economy in the V6 (stating the obvious I guess). Do not use 91ron mine felt very underpowered and pinged in sand. 95 and 98 felt the same with less k's (marginally) from the 98ron.
I came from a 550hp VE Clubsport wich averaged 25L per 100ks so I'm happy with the V6 economy.

bdee
30-05-2012, 08:13 AM
Well said Brett. The only thing is that my 200 killerwasps Prado is never gunna sound as good as a 351 v8 at full noise :)


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Agree I miss the sound of a V8 but I don't miss the fuel consumption. Funny on paper the Petrol powered Prado would keep pace with a lot of the older V8 technology?

Brett

Dakrol
21-06-2012, 01:21 PM
Just completed a 750 km drive from Sydney to Orange and back and averaged 12.5 for the entire trip.

I found that on the M2 highway cruising at 100 I was averaging 9 L/100 (very surprised), heading up the hills along Bells line of road up to Lithgow brought the average up to 11.8. Did around 70km of light off road driving whilst up there and returned with the 12.5L/100 averages. Over all very happy with the results.

However must say that driving around the hilly sections of Sydney’s Northern beaches is not kind to fuel economy. All the hills combined with stop and go traffic bring it up to the mid 16’s.

Hungstar
25-06-2012, 11:03 AM
I'm running Ron91 with a city and freeway drive and it averaging 14.3 L/100. I had tried Ron 95 but could not tell any different

Hutch
04-01-2013, 05:08 PM
I am around 15-16 around town, average speed 36kph, in saying that I am lifted, bullbar, dual battery, bigger AT Tyres and don't drive like a grandad, on a fairly std highway run can get into the 12's. The car is not run in yet so plenty of room for improvement.

I am now averaging done in the 14's have not reset the computer for a few thousand Ks mainly driving to work average speed in the 40's and I am on 14.2, very happy with that given the extra gear and city driving.


Hutch- 2012 Prado 150, some TJM Kit.

reggie426
10-01-2013, 12:00 PM
Stock standard mines getting 13.8 around town, same as the 6L ute I've got so I'm used to it. Best advantage is filling up once a month and saving $30 a tank with fuel vouchers each time

robynathan25
13-01-2013, 04:53 PM
I have a 2009 V6 GXL Prado 150 series i'm probably one of the few or maybe the only one..used premium 98 RON from BP with 6 speed manual transmission,Fulltank drive up from Sydney to Surfers paradise Gold Coast which is 854 klms. averaging 13.1L/100 with 4 adults inside and 60L fridge and luggages, i have toyota bullbar factory fitted and 2 inch lift with tires stock..verymuch happy when i reach the destination still have 253klms remaining on the clock.

reggie426
14-01-2013, 05:14 PM
I'm an idiot, I was reading the after next refuel screen. Average is sitting at 12.9 at the moment, country run on Thursday should tell me more

Luc888
31-01-2013, 03:15 AM
I just bought a 2012 Petrol kakadu. Recently you all seen the petrol test on the news? E10 being most economical. Ron95 made very little difference. Only Ron 98 was second place after diesel. anyway, i am still in the 300km and so far while running in eco mode and only doing city driving without even reaching 100km/hr, i think i am sitting around 15-18l/100km. i am not disappointed, the vehicle is so smooth and powerful. Great fun to driver. Fill up 80 Litres today (half way on the dial) 470km from full.. do the maths.

fido666
08-02-2013, 05:24 PM
Bloody petrol (RON91) went up 20c in the space of an hour here in Melbourne on Wednesday. I bypassed a cheaper station and by the time I got to the regular one near home his price had gone up the the $1.45 mark and that was the "discounted" 8c/L off price. Finally relented today and chucked 20L in, hope the price goes back down early next week.

I haven't worked out my consumption figures but my "average" according to the computer is around 18l/100km and that's city driving.

Hutch
08-02-2013, 09:22 PM
Yep yesterday morning 1.54, I managed to find one still at 1.36.


Hutch- 2012 Prado 150, some TJM Kit.

butane8
08-02-2013, 10:10 PM
I just bought a 2012 Petrol kakadu. Recently you all seen the petrol test on the news? E10 being most economical. Ron95 made very little difference. Only Ron 98 was second place after diesel. anyway, i am still in the 300km and so far while running in eco mode and only doing city driving without even reaching 100km/hr, i think i am sitting around 15-18l/100km. i am not disappointed, the vehicle is so smooth and powerful. Great fun to driver. Fill up 80 Litres today (half way on the dial) 470km from full.. do the maths.
,

i think the more u use your 150 ',s the more less likely to be called a schoool bus, but owning a 120 series, the boyz give me heaps,
i work in heavy in-dustry, , and too the ni eve, the prado is a piss ant suv, 4x4, v6. should be diesel ,blaaaaaaa blaaa

still... is the the sound ,when the mouths get in and come away for a weekend,, every mondaY , WHETHER ITS MY BIKES OR MY 120, they dont say much on monday's, hope you have as much pleasure in this dept, with a kaka

cheers butane

Richoson
08-02-2013, 10:17 PM
Interseting, I put E10 in the other day for the first time and the consumption went from 14lt/100 to 16.5/100 in half a tank. It was scary to watch the distance to empty drop so fast, I am now going to continue to use 91 at worst and 95 when available.

See ya on the tracks, Richo.

butane8
08-02-2013, 10:52 PM
Interseting, I put E10 in the other day for the first time and the consumption went from 14lt/100 to 16.5/100 in half a tank. It was scary to watch the distance to empty drop so fast, I am now going to continue to use 91 at worst and 95 when available.

See ya on the tracks, Richo.richo , my 120 stock runs best on 98' shell ' , k&n filter, power plugs. and as per build up, but set up as a light rig, for unpacked as to speak,
hope to put the rigs up one day to prove my point, "pradopoint style" the 98 ron is the go if its a weekender... and TASSIE 2015 here i come, brace yourself for V6 domination, 120 series

2cows
07-05-2013, 02:32 PM
Just back in Brissie from Iluka towing a full camper trailer, wife and 3 wild animals (kids) i averaged 13.9 in "S". I Ran 95. I was happy with that.

Thnaks

Moo

Hutch
07-05-2013, 08:28 PM
Good work Moo...


Hutch- 2012 Prado 150, some TJM Kit.

prepare
04-06-2013, 12:14 AM
Picked up my 2012 V6 on friday and did ~600km over the weekend. Pretty happy with fuel economy. 10.2l/100 sitting on 100-110 hwy driving. Total for weekend was 11.8L over 600km with 400km hwy, probably 20-30km sand and rest around town. 2 people + camping gear nothing on roof or towing and stock car.

Only confusing thing is the cruising range shows only ~800km on full tank.

madmax1982
14-09-2014, 03:41 AM
Well, I have a 2.7 since here dealer just sells d4d and 2.7, sorry to forget the state of the art 5le, highway I get 8.0-8.2l/100km around 100-110km/h and city 14-14.8l/100km, off course this is what computer shows, if its real seems great for a petrol

Jaymboze
18-09-2014, 07:54 AM
My fuel consumption is similar to what other have quoted above, but I think I would still go for the petrol over the diesel if I was shopping for another Prado today.
The petrol is just so much nicer to drive around town compared to a diesel, and the cost between the 2 is not really that great when you factor in servicing costs etc, not to mention the actual price of the vehicle. I recently had a comment from a friend who was very surprised at how hard they go for a heavy 4wd.
Better economy would always be better, but the extra power for me is hard to beat...

yowie
19-09-2014, 07:45 AM
My fuel consumption is similar to what other have quoted above, but I think I would still go for the petrol over the diesel if I was shopping for another Prado today.
The petrol is just so much nicer to drive around town compared to a diesel, and the cost between the 2 is not really that great when you factor in servicing costs etc, not to mention the actual price of the vehicle. I recently had a comment from a friend who was very surprised at how hard they go for a heavy 4wd.
Better economy would always be better, but the extra power for me is hard to beat...

Agree.

bdee
28-09-2014, 05:19 PM
Just got back from 15k trip around Oz towing a caravan with a roof rack and dual battery and lift. Average was 20.1 litre per 100. I have spoken to others towing with the diesel who are quoting around 17 with slightly smaller vans and no racks. Suggest a figure of 20% difference between the petrol and diesel. If I have no rack and not towing 12's are the norm and if I try hard high 10's or low 11's are achieved. The wife loves the power of the petrol and having driven both anybody that tells you the diesel drives better has not driven the Petrol.

Brett