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    Default Fortuner 4x4 Auto vs Manual: Fuel Consumption Comparison

    I am keen to find out what the actual Fortuner D4D 4x4 auto and manual fuel efficiencies achieved by various owners are. I have managed to attain 11.2km/litre (8.9 L/100km) average for my first 4500km in my Auto 4x4 and am wondering whether anyone else can give me their figures.

    I noticed that the consumption figures quoted by the 4x4 magazines show that the auto uses 10% more fuel than the manual (9.5 L/100km for the auto as opposed to 8.6 L/100km for the manual). Other opinions state that the auto has better consumption figures than the manual, due to the 'lock function' for cruising gears.

    I would like to get to the bottom of this with some actual figures from drivers. Other comments and observations welcome.
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    Please quote the circumstances under which you obtained that consumption and how you verified this. If you read it off the onboard computer, forget it. I am asking this because I have now done 13 000km and have not even come close to yours, not even doing 110 km with the wind from behind, so I don't believe you. (I haven't tried it down a mineshaft though..)

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    4.0 V6 petrol or D4D?

    Also, please double-check if you do not have the l/100km and km/l figures mixed up.
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    Mines done just over 3000km's (4x4 auto) and I'm doing 10.1 km's/l (onboard computer). I do mostly highway driving 120 km/h.

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    @sm68
    Highway driving 120km/h on the speedo or GPS? Mine does 115km/h Gps speed with the speedo @ 120.

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    Default Fortuner 4x4 Auto vs Manual: Fuel Consumption Comparison

    Mad Manny's Fearless Fortuner
    3.0 D-4D 4 x 4 Manual

    Consumption over 1st 10 000km
    Calculated: . . . . . 9.64l/100km or 10.37km/litre
    On Board Computer: 11.32l/100km or 8.83km/litre

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    I've averaged 8.9l per 100km since I bought my Fortuner.

    I drive a 2009 3l D4d 4x4 bought new, which I drive conservatively. (110-120km p/h on highways)

    I have a pair of roof rails on top.

    It's done 59 000 kms - I drive between Kommetjie and Cape Town everyday to and from work - crossing a mountain and sitting in traffic twice a day.

    (It's a manual)

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    Drove my clubcab for 20000km.
    Best was 11.2km/L

    Worst was 8km/L with a mighty strong headwind between Keetmanshoop and Noordoewer. So strong couldn't get up to 130km/h

    Average over 20k was 10.6km/L
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    Just to clarify:

    My Fortuner is a D4D 4x4 Auto.
    I drive very conservatively.
    Off the mark acceleration is purposefully reserved.
    Towing of a 4.8m rubber duck is at 110km/h on the speedo (400km so far).
    Normal cruising on the highway (not towing) is 120km/h on the speedo.
    Driving is very predictive thereby avoiding unnecessary accelleration and deceleration.

    Disappointed to hear that the on-board computer's figures cannot be trusted. I suppose driving style accounts for the largest decrepancies in consumption from one vehicle (and gearbox type) to another.

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    What comsumption are you getting towing the duck? Do you use a boat cover? I have been told using a boat cover significantly improves consumption (otherwise it's like towing an open parachute). Another thing: the odo reading cannot be trusted either. I found mine to be reading about 20km less than the GPS indicates over a distance of 800km, which is not much, but still.
    I agree that driving style makes a difference. I think the deal is to drive in such a way that it does not change back to third, but then I also want to get there...

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    Thumbs up ... and with a CHIP?

    I have a Fortuner manual D4D 4x4: first 13,000 kms from new = 10,0 km/litre average.

    Fitted a Dastek Unichip Q yesterday, and a 150km round trip from PTA to JHB, in peak taffic and including 45 minutes trundling around the CBD = 12,9km/litre.

    I'm impressed....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simo View Post
    I have a Fortuner manual D4D 4x4: first 13,000 kms from new = 10,0 km/litre average.

    Fitted a Dastek Unichip Q yesterday, and a 150km round trip from PTA to JHB, in peak taffic and including 45 minutes trundling around the CBD = 12,9km/litre.

    I'm impressed....
    Seems the function of the chip is to recalculate the On-Board consumption computer!
    Get back to us once you've done 2 x tank to tank 'actual' readings...

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    I mostly average 10.5L/100km
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    I average 11.36 Km/L for my 2007 4x4 Manual
    This is for combined city and distance driving.
    11 000km since I got in in February
    Current Km's 78 000.
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    2008 4x4 (only in manual those years):130000km, 11430 liter = 11.37 km/l
    Best 13.85 (664km on 47.93 l), worst 8.89 km/l (Bredasdorp to Worcester, 4 passengers + heavy trailer, headwind and late for family reunion).

    Do not expect too much in the first 40 000 km. All those gearboxes...

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    I have the 4x4 2010 D-4D and done 10000km and the consumption is around 8.5km/1L (11.7L/100km). I drive conservatively in town and anything between 120-140 on open roads (depending on conditions). Would the open road (higher speed) give me the bad consumption or is it the 25km/day average traffic from Durbanville to Bellville?

    The thing that worries me is that I had the 4x2 2007 D-4D before this one and I got very good results (driving the same). I got around 10.4km/L (9.6L/100km).

    Is there a special test they can do to see if the car needs to be tuned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simo View Post
    I have a Fortuner manual D4D 4x4: first 13,000 kms from new = 10,0 km/litre average.

    Fitted a Dastek Unichip Q yesterday, and a 150km round trip from PTA to JHB, in peak taffic and including 45 minutes trundling around the CBD = 12,9km/litre.

    I'm impressed....

    I work out my consumption every time at the pump and found the following:
    on-board computer out by +-0.5km/l
    with unichip out by +-2.0km/l

    this is due to chip adding more feul AFTER the ECU calculated the feul to be injected.

    i avarage 9km/l

    I traveled this weekend for 400km to my weekend destination and as a test doing 160-180km/h where possible, involving a lot of overtaking, and got 8.2km/l at the pump! my V6 friend that followed was not so lucky...
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    Hi Jy is nie eers skaam om te se dat jy 160 tot 180 kmp gery het nie.Nee sies man

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    I have the face lift since september, a 4x4 d4d auto. I am currently sitting on 10l/100km and this is mainly city driving and about 40 min bumper to bumper traffic x 2 daily. I have managed to get it below 9.0 on a few occasions on the long road, but then again I dont race the engine and i just chug along

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defenderman View Post
    Other opinions state that the auto has better consumption figures than the manual, due to the 'lock function' for cruising gears.
    I would like to get to the bottom of this with some actual figures from drivers. Other comments and observations welcome.
    What lock function?
    I get on average around 8 - 8.5km/l although not really driving conservatively. Towed a Jurgens xt140 to Inhassoro in Dec and got 6.2km/l also not driving conservatively so I`m not implying its heavy on fuel or anything but I do not like the towing capabilities when compared to a manual (also have a d4d 2x4) and even though the Fortuner is 4x4 i prefer to have the car in the gear of my choice when towing hence my question of the lock function as I believe there is no such function
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