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#35 of 65 Re: Tundra Real World MPG [nj123]
Jan 04, 2008 (8:14 am)
i have an 07 with the 5.7 4x4 and just recently took it on a trip to virginia beach from pa. once on the highway i was keepin a an average mph of about 85, with the occasionall race against some poor sports cat owner...lol i got 19.2 on two tanks. i drive in the mountains alot and on average there i get around 14.4. ive been checkin it every fill up just to see if babying the thing will help. the only advantage ive seemed to find out is to very slowly get up to speed, that saved 2.5 on the mountain driving. i also tow a 29' toy hauler camper wieghing in around 75lbs. loaded. the truck doesnt even know its there. now the gas mileage dropped to around 12ish but whos counting.. im just now gettin ready to hit 10,000 mls.and the only thing i dont like about it is that the rear tires are already shot and they suck badly in the snow!
#36 of 65 Re: What about the Tundra MPG when towing? [tent2tt]
Jan 04, 2008 (8:20 am)
you wont even know that trailer is behind you if you get an 5.7 eng. the truck just pulls like no tomorrow. i your gas mileage is alil rough, i get around 12.5 on a good mixture of highway and backroads on the mountains. it will hadle very well and stop even better. i haul a 29' toy hauler and it weighs around 7500 lbs loaded . there is nothing i can complain about except the need for a larger gas tank...
#37 of 65 2004 Tundra SR5 4x4 Access cab with 4.7L gets 16mpg
Feb 03, 2008 (10:06 am)
Having owned several Silverados, I was pretty disappointed with the 16mpg I'm getting with this Tundra. I still own the 2001 Z71 Extended Cab with a 5.3 Vortex, which gets the 16mpg in the same driving conditions. For what I gave up in cab size, I'm not sure I made the right choice unless someone can tell me what can be done to get the Tundra's mpg up into 19-20 range. Any help is appreciated.
#38 of 65 Fuel Economy
Apr 04, 2008 (6:50 pm)
I recently purchased a 2008 Tundra D-Cab, SR5 w/ the 5.7 liter V8 w/ the 6spd. auto. tranny. 1st tank of fuel went fairly quickly. I averaged 13.8 mpg. Now that the truck has some miles on it and has broken-in. The truck has been averaging 16.9 mpg. I drive some back roads and then some highway getting to work daily. If I take it easy on the highway the mileage goes to 20 mpg. Getting stuck in traffic takes it's toll on fuel economy. (as to be expected) I took a 60 mile round trip on the freeway the other day and got 19.8 mpg. average w/ the cruise at 65 mph. I live in New England and we have plenty of hills. The highway has a lot of changes in grade.
I towed my snow machine the other day and the digital read out was at 16.4 mpg. Not bad for towing a 600 lb. trailer and a 400 plus pound sled in 4x4 through slushy snow. Also of note I plow my driveway and my neighbors down the road with my new Tundra. Believe it or not the fuel economy did not suffer much. Even with the truck in 4WD the whole time and the steel blade Fisher attached to the front.
#39 of 65 Fuel Economy 2008 Tundra Double Cab 4x4 5.7
Apr 09, 2008 (11:23 am)
I am getting 14.4 mpg for driving hilly mountains and country roads PA w/t 2008 Tundra 4x4 DC with 5.7 engine.
Worst I have seen was 13.2 mpg, but that was enjoying the 381 HP. Hope getīs better when further broken in, currently at 2500 miles.
#40 of 65 Re: Tundra Real World MPG [bugchucker]
Apr 29, 2008 (10:25 pm)
i have a 04 tundra that i got new in aug 04 and i have always kept track of my mileage the very best was15 mpg on i-5 between sac and the grapevine on c/c the whole way each fill-up on that strech was the same no better . now inthe city 11mph tops .it sucks the dealor says its the gas, its the way i drive, its this its that well i have tried every thing to get 12 mph no way no how . any ideas out there before i get rid of it ? i really like this truck put cant aford to feed it.
#41 of 65 Re: Tundra Real World MPG [nj123]
Feb 07, 2009 (8:23 pm)
08 2wd Double Cab 4.7ltr / 5spd auto.
Worst mileage: 15.3
Best mileage: 21.2
Average (over the past 13k miles). 19.2
I have a K&N Air Filter in it and change the oil every 3k with Castrol 5w30. Usually use Texaco or Chevron fuel if it is available.
#42 of 65 Re: Tundra Real World MPG [nj123]
Feb 09, 2009 (9:47 pm)
2008 Tundra Double Cab 5.7 L
Just completed 360 mile trip all highway with a few on & offs Avg speed 70 mph.
#43 of 65 Want Higher MPG??
Feb 28, 2009 (9:33 am)
The most effective way to improve gas mileage is give your engine all the air it can handle and the fastest way of getting rid of exhaust.
Cold Air Intakes, RAM Air Hoods and CAT Back Dual Exhausts.
Do your research and you won't sacrifice your quiet ride but, you'll have a very noticeable HP increase and higher mpg only if you can keep your foot from the thrill of stomping on the gas.
#44 of 65 Re: 2004 Tundra SR5 4x4 Access cab with 4.7L gets 16mpg [tru2chevy]
May 18, 2009 (10:30 am)
I have two Tundras; viz, a2000 4x4 SR5 Access Cab w/shell & cattle guard and a 2006 4x4 Double-Cab Limited (no shell). Both have the 4.7 liter V8s (first at 245 HP/315 ft-lbs, second at 271 HP/345 ft-lbs). I have tracked every tank of gas since purchase of both.
The 2000 consistently gets 16.6 on E90 and 18.0 on 100% regular gasoline. I do a reasonable amount of off-roading in the CA Sierras with it (my GO-TO truck). A 6,000 mile trip in 2006 yielded 17.7 mpg overall while working a ranch for two months of hauling and towing, and I cruised cross-country at 95 mph for over two hours (w/no trailer) during the trip.
The 2006 has averaged 18.3 mpg overall since purchase on regular E90 gasoline, but is getting better mileage as it ages. I use full synthetic oil in both trucks.