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Toyota Tundra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Truck
#1 of 65 Tundra Real World MPG
Mar 20, 2007 (7:09 pm)
The dealers say that the 5.7 V8 gets 14/18 MPG on all of the cab sizes. Can anyone tell me what they are really getting out of their 5.7 tundras? Most importantly what is the highway mileage, i know the city is going to bad.
#2 of 65 Re: Tundra Real World MPG [nj123]
Mar 20, 2007 (9:33 pm)
No offense intended but if you have to ask you should look for a more economical vehicle or just keep the one you have.
#3 of 65 Re: Tundra Real World MPG [nj123]
Mar 21, 2007 (9:35 am)
I can tell you on a recent test drive that the Tundra did 9.9 mpg. I was pushing the truck pretty good. The dealer told me to test the truck on this winding road. I don't think he expected to hit 50+ mph in the curves since the speed limit was 20. The Tundra's handling was excellent.
#4 of 65 Re: Tundra Real World MPG [nj123]
Mar 21, 2007 (4:35 pm)
I have 1600 miles on the 2 wheel drive 5.7 with the tow package and on the hwy I've been getting 17 consistantly with a tank getting close to 19.5. I haven't towed anything yet either and have been easy on the gas. I can see the mileage getting mildly better with each tank though. In reference, I traded in a 2004 4Runner with the 4.7 and was getting 18. The Tundra gas mpg is great with all things considered.
#5 of 65 Re: Tundra Real World MPG [doggboys]
Mar 21, 2007 (8:59 pm)
Wow, that's pretty respectable mileage. I'll be curious as to what some of my friends 4X4's get with the 5.7. I may end up borrowing one to move my sister into a new place next weekend so I am excited to spend the day with one of these beasts. I know I was overly impressed riding along on the test drive.
#6 of 65 Re: Tundra Real World MPG [anythngbutgm]
Mar 22, 2007 (8:47 pm)
I've been looking at a couple of other forums out their and they both have members that are saying they're getting about 17mpg. That's pretty good for such a powerful truck IMHO. I've got links on my toyota tundra page and on my blog.
#7 of 65 Re: Tundra Real World MPG [tundrahq]
Mar 23, 2007 (6:51 am)
I have your page bookmarked for future reference as well.
#8 of 65 Re: Tundra Real World MPG [anythngbutgm]
Mar 23, 2007 (11:07 am)
I have over 1100 on the 5.7, 4x4, mileage is 14.8. That is a close even mixture of town and highway. Also I love to stomp on it every chance I get, so I am sure it could be a little better. This thing accelerates like a sports car, Its really starts howling at 4000 rpms. I was climbing a steep mountain pass right about 10,000 elevation, punched it doing 70, and the beast hit 90 mph very quick, and still had plenty to go.
Mar 29, 2007 (7:15 pm)
4x4 TRD DC 7750miles
I drive A LOT! I'm averaging about 1200 miles/wk now mostly driving in TN and KY. 75% of my driving is on Interstate running around 75 mph. I have not reset my fuel calculator in about 1500 miles and it is exactly on 17.0mpg. For the first 3000 miles it would avg around 16. If I stay off of the Istate, I can avg 18-19.
17MPG is definitely a real world number if you drive like you have some sense. Hard take-offs are a killer. I have refrained from this completely since gas went to 2.50/gal.
#10 of 65 14.0 combined over 1400 miles - Double Cab 5.7 4x4
May 19, 2007 (9:08 pm)
Admittedly, I drive fairly aggressively. But in mostly highway driving (averaging probably 70-75 mph), with some city driving thrown in, the trip computer is reading 14.0 (haven't reset since new).
I just checked out fueleconomy.gov. Under the 2008 testing procedure, they have the 5.7 pegged at 13/17, combined 14. So the new test may in fact be closer to reality than the old one.