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Toyota Tundra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Truck
Oct 22, 2010 (7:13 am)
Being retired I've seen lot's of changes in auto and trucks ! Some are good,some are not ! Owned 5 new trucks & 5 new cars pluse used ! Never used syn. oil or k&n air filters,never had to rebuilt motors or trans.! Had a new 68 toyota corona, a new 78 ford f100 with a 6cy 300 motor,it got 19mpg ! Pulled a travel trailer all over the mountains with it (three speed on colum) (had 140,000 mi.when sold)! Had a 98 tacoma 4x4 ext. cab. 4cy. pulled 3000 lbs. boat with it ! Had 194,000mi. when i traded in (did'nt burn a drop of oil)! Have a 09 frontier crew cab 4x4 that gets 22.5mpg going 65mph in 70%-30% driving! 21 going 70mph on Int.(20 at 78mph)! Blessed ! pulled a 27' travel trailer for over 8hrs. in upper 90's! Looking real hard at 2011 tundra,but 1st review 17mpg with 2wd ! "Come On" Myths: your auto will get better gas mpg after break-in,syn. oil will give you more mpg !
#54 of 65 2001, 4.7 190,000 miles Happy with MPG
Nov 11, 2010 (7:01 pm)
I use a fully calibrated "ScanGuage." At 55 mph the Tundra gets 23.0 MPG and at 65 mph it gets 20.0. I get a lower MPG when there is alcohol in the fuel , 10 to 15% lower. The best MPG seems to be when name brand fuel is used with Shell gas the best. Hills have no effect as long as I start and finish at the same elevation, ( I have an electronic altimeter). I drive very gently - for example The front brake pads have been changed once and now at 190,000 miles i will replace the rear drum brakes soon. Timing belt was changed at 160,000 miles.
(K&N air filter and Full synthetic oil and transmission fluids from day 4)
#56 of 65 Re: Want Higher MPG?? [winghunter]
Feb 11, 2011 (8:21 am)
so is it worth it to add a dual exhaust system?
#57 of 65 Wish me luck going to get #28
Feb 21, 2011 (9:57 pm)
I had 9 toyota's plus 2 for the kids,never a issue with any of them.I had 2003 tundra 4 8 traded for a 2006 diesel dodge,they gave me 22K on the trade with 65K on clock for the clodge. I just got my title and a week before the trans burned up.3300 clams.Now the ball joints.Diesel is 3.35 to 3.55.Iam sick of putting anymore money in it.I have a 5K TT,I know the tundra can handel the task.Can't wait to purchase my 28 veichle in 45 years of driving.
#58 of 65 How's 12mpg for A Tundra
Mar 12, 2011 (7:27 am)
My father in law left his at my place in Vail. I use it to get wood.That's too bad what a waste.Around Eagle,Vail area staying off I 70 I get 12mpg, Highway maybe 20mpg.No wonder it's only has 5k on it and only 1 yr. old.
The oldman is a right wing wingnut and covered his NRA sticker with a sign sayin' 12mies a gallon.
I left it in Vail with a tarp over it as we are back East. He could of bought 2 round trip tickets to fly into Denver .I put 31 gallons in it and it cost me $105.24 $329.9 just to go 380 miles.
#59 of 65 2008 Tundra 5.7 V8
Apr 12, 2011 (3:39 am)
I CAN TELL YOU THIS SINCE GAS IN ANN ARBOR , MI WENT TO ALMOST $4 A GALLON I WORK ABOUT 56 MILES ONE WAY. I LEFT HOME 1HR AND 15 MIN EARLY AND I DECIDED TO TAKE MY LONG WORK COMMUTE AT 60 MPH AND I GOT 19 MPG. WELL THEN I SAID TO MY SELF HELL WHAT WOULD I GET IF I DROVE BACK HOME DOING 55 MPH. SO I DID THAT ON MY WHAY HOME REMEMBER SPEED LIMIT IN MI IS MIN OF 55 MPR AND ON MY WAY BACK HOME WHICH TOOK ME ONLY 15MIN MORE TRAVEL TIME TO GET HOME AND I GOT A GREAT 22 MPG. SO THERE IF YOUR NOT IN A HURRY TO GET WERE YOU WANT TO BE THEN IT GREAT FOR THE WALLET AND THE TUNDRA.
#60 of 65 Re: MPG [lwittorf]
Oct 27, 2011 (7:52 am)
I have a 2000 Tundra 4.6L with a K&N and have used full synthetic for the past 50K, I have 108K on the truck now. I was getting 17.5 in mixed driving (mostly highway at 70-75 MPH). After I had the timing belt changed and new plugs, my MPG have gone down to around 16.5 on average with the same driving conditions. The engine feels like new, runs like new, but I am just not happy with the MPH after the "tune up" which feels like a tune down to me...that was around 18K ago...
#61 of 65 09 Tundra 4x4 MPG
Mar 02, 2012 (9:08 am)
Come on guys, all you tundra owners need to quit lying to yourselfs. I accepted & came to terms with the mpg my Tundra gets. Here's the figures driving it like theres an ege between the gas pedal & the floor. 11 city 14.7 hwy. This is horrific! I thought something was wrong till I talked to a Co. worker that had same truck. SAME MPG numbers. And dont go by that dumb computer on the dash. Toyota put that there to make us feel better. Calculate at the pump. "miles driven divided by gallons of gas used". Only way to get tru figures. Im going back to my 86 toyota 4 banger. Never let me down and get 23 on the hwy all day long, and is a lot funner & easier to work on. Accept what you get, you'll feel better after. Id sell while you still can before gas goes up anymore. Mines worth less than half of what I paid for it after only 55,000 miles. Just my 2 cents worth guys.
#62 of 65 Tundra MPG
Apr 22, 2012 (4:36 am)
C'mon MAN !
Did any one here by a 5.7 V8 because of it's stellar fuel economy ? Nuh !
Don't get me wrong i wish my Tundra got 25 mpg and still hauled butt like it does but I never bought this truck for it's econmical milage. I bought it 'cuz the engine is AWESOME and it's a Toyota , my 11th and nairly a problem yet with any of them . And if there ever was they were on it like flies on smell!
My buddy bought the new Silverado and thought he was going to get 22 mpg as advertised with the 5.3 VCM engine and he is doing no better than me on mpg and i have 100 more hp and way more GRUNT. And mine hasn't brocken down like his has 3 times in the first year.