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  • karjunkie 07/03/09 7:58 am PST

    Manual transmissions used to be more fuel efficient when automatic transmissions were 3 and 4 speed models. However, modern 5 and 6 speed transmissions with advanced electronic shift programming are actually providing better fuel economy than manual transmissions. Chalk it up to technological advancements in the field.



    2009 Toyota Tacoma 2WD Trucks


    4 cyl, 2.7L, 5-speed manual: 20 city | 26 highway

    4 cyl, 2.7L, 4-speed automatic: 19 city | 25 highway

    6 cyl, 4L, 5-speed automatic: 17 city | 21 highway

    6 cyl, 4L, 6-speed manual: 15 city | 19 highway.



    2009 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Trucks



    4 cyl, 2.7: 5-speed manual: 17 city | 22 highway

    6 cyl, 4L, 5-speed automatic: 16 city | 20 highway

    6 cyl, 4L, 6-speed manual: 14 city | 19 highway

    Source: EPA

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