Don't like the adverts?  Click here to remove them

What MPG do you get out of your 90?

RBG21

New Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2021
Messages
13
Country Flag
uk
Just wondering what everyone else is getting out of theirs?.
I’ve got a SWB Prado 3.0 TD Auto and I’be worked it out to only be about 20 MPG out of my first tank, it is overdue a good service though which I’m going to do at the weekend so hopefully that should improve things a bit and I did do about an hours green laning which probably didn’t help much I doubt!.
I’ve also run the A/C a bit.
I’ve not done much motorway driving yet so that isn’t helped my figure much, is it better to leave the O/D switched on or off for everyday driving?.

I’m not too fussed about the economy just a little bit surprised as I manage 25 ish around town and about 32 on a motorway journey out of my 3.6 TDV8 Range Rover which is a fair bit heavier although it does have more modern injectors and 6 gears which would help!.

Just interested to see what others are getting and if mine seems a bit low?.
 

AdventureWagon

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
May 13, 2019
Messages
483
Country Flag
australia
Mine is the 3.4l petrol auto, I get about 16 mpg on suburban traffic, up to 19 mpg in the country, and down to 11 mpg if I'm loaded with stuff towing my 1 ton camper trailer.

Have a mate with the 1KZ auto 120 series and he his similar to you I think.
 

AdventureWagon

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
May 13, 2019
Messages
483
Country Flag
australia
I always have my AC on. The OD Off is most useful for towing, you can't use OD when towing but in ordinary use you'll want to keep it on to maximise mpg and performance.
 

Beastrider

New Member
Joined
May 31, 2021
Messages
49
Country Flag
uk
Mine is a 1999 Long wheelbase Auto, no intercooler. I get 22-27mpg. I use AC only when needed - ie hot weather or demisting. OD should be on for normal driving. I’ve added the relevant page from the owners manual.
 

Attachments

  • 97FAF203-5A11-4122-B928-BAD6ED3588AC.jpeg
    97FAF203-5A11-4122-B928-BAD6ED3588AC.jpeg
    355.7 KB · Views: 11

Iwan

Well-Known Member
It's my birthday!
Joined
Mar 28, 2011
Messages
1,666
Country Flag
wales
I daily run hard a 1kzt 70 series and with the smaller tyres it achieved 23mpg larger tyres 20.8mpg on country hills.. uses a lot of fuel. I can get 25mpg out of my 24v 80 series and it's a much bigger truck... but the 3.0 is much quicker and more fun lol.
 

RBG21

New Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2021
Messages
13
Country Flag
uk
That’s really surprising I thought the 3.0 would be a fair bit better than the 4.2 in the 80?.
I don’t do big miles and really wanted a 3 door so I’m not too fussed, it’s also on General Grabber AT2s which can’t do wonders for the economy on the road!.
I’ve got them at 35 PSI for road driving as was unsure what recommended settings are and seemed about right?.
 
Don't like the adverts?  Click here to remove them

chadr

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2010
Messages
3,023
Garage
Country Flag
england
I have the 3.4v6 auto (LWB) and it has for the last 12 years or so, consistently done 21mpg on a motorway run at 65-70mph and 16-17mpg around town. This is on slightly oversize 265/75r16 AT tyres. When it ran on OEM 265/70r16 road tyres it was more like 23mpg on a run and 18mpg around town.
 

keith97

New Member
Joined
Feb 28, 2012
Messages
4
1997 3.0 TD SWB with five speed manual box. Getting about 25-27 MPG. That's with some trailer work, very little motorway driving and mostly a lot of stop start short trip driving in and out of fields on a farm. What I find really cuts down on fuel economy is the amount of junk (weight) in the back. With a full tank, a few tool boxes, maybe a couple of bags of seed or feed, a 20 L drum of tractor oil a few fencing stakes and a heavy dog it's not long before there's 200 kg back there. Generally getting about 430 miles per 80L tankful. Auto gearboxes seem to be heavier on diesel, AC could be another few % too.
 

jackie-0

New Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2021
Messages
17
Country Flag
sweden
I get 23-24 mpg on a good day and 19 mpg in the winter. I think this is quite poor given that most driving is done on 50-60 mph roads outside the city with minimal stop/start.

To RBG21´s point, I could probably get similar consumption from a 5.0 Supercharged Range Rover and giggle a bit more.....
 
Top