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#1 of 8 2005 tundra mileage
Jan 22, 2005 (5:59 pm)
The tundra booklet and Edmunds says the 2005 V6 tundra rating is 18 in town and 22 highway. Can a buyer tell me if this is close?
#2 of 8 Renaming this one
by pf_flyer HOST
Jan 23, 2005 (8:45 am)
We've started a series of topics on real world gas mileage numbers by vehicle, so I'm going to use your post as the start of the Tundra MPG topic.
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#3 of 8 Re: Renaming this one [pf_flyer]
Jan 31, 2005 (12:42 pm)
I have an '05 double cab V8, drive 90% highway and am only getting 15-16 mpg. Only have 1,800 miles, hope it is just breaking in......
#4 of 8 Re: Renaming this one [cape1]
Feb 02, 2005 (2:16 pm)
I've got the same with the same mileage and am only getting 14-15 mpg. Tried staying off the inerstate to keep the speed below 55 but still the same. Not impressed with this portion of the truck. All else is great. "Sweet Ride"
#5 of 8 running boards
Feb 02, 2005 (2:19 pm)
Does anyone out there know where you can get either a set of running boards or tubular steps for the double cab 2005 Tundra? All of the websites are real expensive and I'm not sure of the quality of these.
#6 of 8 2001 V8 Mileage
Feb 07, 2005 (8:45 am)
I have a 2001 Tundra V8 Access Cab now with 59K miles and do 75% highway and have always gotten 16.5-17.8mpg......very consistent with me. I'm not too light on the pedal either.
I believe the 2005 has the bump in HP over the 2001 though.
What do you want from a 282hp V8.....16mpg isn't that bad. My buddy's F-250 is lucky to see double digits.
#7 of 8 Re: 2001 V8 Mileage [river7]
Feb 07, 2005 (10:17 am)
I hear ya, 16 mpg isn't bad for a full size truck. My last toyota gave me better than the window sticker mileage so I expected this one to at least meet it. Nothings free, you have to pay for the power.
Feb 09, 2005 (9:22 am)
I thought the 05's brought an extra gear and variable valve timing along with the extra HP & torque to improve mileage. I've got an 04 ext cab 4x4 that was rated 14/17 & the 05 version guesses 15/18.
Driving appx 65% highway, 25 around town, and 10 in 4x4, I've been hitting low 15's to low 16's each tank.