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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: cocodrie] #12791967
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That is not real. I get 9-10 towing boat at 75 mph. Without boat I get 17-18 at 75 mph. Stop and go traffic along with heavy acceleration kills the Tundra MPGs. It looks like someone turned on the Tow/Haul and turned the nannies off and proceeded to see how low the MPGs would go.


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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: rrrandy!] #12791969
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Originally Posted By: rrrandy!
Any extra spent on fuel will be made up on resale



and then some


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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: JayC41] #12791985
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Originally Posted By: JayC41
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
With a Tundra with the 5.7L V-8 it's really like a 3/4 ton truck. Fuel mileage is not the point of that truck, towing is. If you are looking for fuel mileage, look elsewhere. I'm about to ditch my Tundra for a Taco, but my driving habits have changed dramatically recently and I don't need it to tow as much anymore. Just the occasional lake trip and the Taco is more than capable of that. My Tundra may get 14-15 MPG on the highway doing 65 on cruise. It is terrible.


I had a Tacoma once. It was a great truck but the MPG wasnít very good so donít expect much difference.
I had a 2013 Tacoma and the difference was 3 MPG except towing then it was a dead heat. My 2013 towed well. 4700lb Bay Boat 70-75 mph from Lafayette to Dallas and never a problem power wise. Now if I had had 25-30 headwind that would be a different story.


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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: Stump jumper] #12792163
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Originally Posted By: Stump jumper
That is not real. I get 9-10 towing boat at 75 mph. Without boat I get 17-18 at 75 mph. Stop and go traffic along with heavy acceleration kills the Tundra MPGs. It looks like someone turned on the Tow/Haul and turned the nannies off and proceeded to see how low the MPGs would go.


Tow/Haul mode doesn't reduce fuel economy at cruising speed. All's it does is change the shift points to keep it in the power band longer and downshifts sooner.

Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: cocodrie] #12792185
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My owners manual says recommended for towing heavy loads essentially. I donít know if Tundras are the same but if your just towing a bass boat Iíd leave it off.

Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: Stump jumper] #12792189
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Originally Posted By: Stump jumper
Originally Posted By: JayC41
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
With a Tundra with the 5.7L V-8 it's really like a 3/4 ton truck. Fuel mileage is not the point of that truck, towing is. If you are looking for fuel mileage, look elsewhere. I'm about to ditch my Tundra for a Taco, but my driving habits have changed dramatically recently and I don't need it to tow as much anymore. Just the occasional lake trip and the Taco is more than capable of that. My Tundra may get 14-15 MPG on the highway doing 65 on cruise. It is terrible.


I had a Tacoma once. It was a great truck but the MPG wasnít very good so donít expect much difference.
I had a 2013 Tacoma and the difference was 3 MPG except towing then it was a dead heat. My 2013 towed well. 4700lb Bay Boat 70-75 mph from Lafayette to Dallas and never a problem power wise. Now if I had had 25-30 headwind that would be a different story.


While I appreciate your past history, I find it hard to believe that a 5.7L V-8 gets basically the same MPG as a 4.0 v6


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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: cocodrie] #12792198
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I have a four cylinder at hwy speeds not towing a load and get 18 mpg. 6.2L

Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: Frank the Tank] #12792201
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Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Originally Posted By: Stump jumper
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Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
With a Tundra with the 5.7L V-8 it's really like a 3/4 ton truck. Fuel mileage is not the point of that truck, towing is. If you are looking for fuel mileage, look elsewhere. I'm about to ditch my Tundra for a Taco, but my driving habits have changed dramatically recently and I don't need it to tow as much anymore. Just the occasional lake trip and the Taco is more than capable of that. My Tundra may get 14-15 MPG on the highway doing 65 on cruise. It is terrible.


I had a Tacoma once. It was a great truck but the MPG wasnít very good so donít expect much difference.
I had a 2013 Tacoma and the difference was 3 MPG except towing then it was a dead heat. My 2013 towed well. 4700lb Bay Boat 70-75 mph from Lafayette to Dallas and never a problem power wise. Now if I had had 25-30 headwind that would be a different story.


While I appreciate your past history, I find it hard to believe that a 5.7L V-8 gets basically the same MPG as a 4.0 v6


I had an 06 Tacoma with the V6 and traded it for my current 09 Crew Cab 5.3 Chevy. The Chevy gets better gas mileage than the Tacoma did. It was a great truck, and I like yota products, but the MPG for a V6 was terrible. However, if I wanted good MPG I wouldnít buy a truck.


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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: cocodrie] #12792218
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Thatís the conundrum Iím in. Need to tow the boat but also have started diving a ton of miles for work. 35-40k a year.


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Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Thatís the conundrum Iím in. Need to tow the boat but also have started diving a ton of miles for work. 35-40k a year.


Driving habits are the biggest thing. You want a truck and get good fuel mileage? You have about 4 options, an ecodiesel, a f150 powerstroke(when available), a Colorado/canyon diesel, or a GM/Chevy 1500 diesel (when avaialable).

I have an ecodiesel 30+ mpg hwy, 28 commuting, avg 16-17 towing boat and 14-15 towing a 30 ft TT. If you have a lead foot you can subtract a little from all of those.

Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: cocodrie] #12792230
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OH MY


We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: Frank the Tank] #12793170
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Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
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Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
With a Tundra with the 5.7L V-8 it's really like a 3/4 ton truck. Fuel mileage is not the point of that truck, towing is. If you are looking for fuel mileage, look elsewhere. I'm about to ditch my Tundra for a Taco, but my driving habits have changed dramatically recently and I don't need it to tow as much anymore. Just the occasional lake trip and the Taco is more than capable of that. My Tundra may get 14-15 MPG on the highway doing 65 on cruise. It is terrible.


I had a Tacoma once. It was a great truck but the MPG wasnít very good so donít expect much difference.
I had a 2013 Tacoma and the difference was 3 MPG except towing then it was a dead heat. My 2013 towed well. 4700lb Bay Boat 70-75 mph from Lafayette to Dallas and never a problem power wise. Now if I had had 25-30 headwind that would be a different story.

While I appreciate your past history, I find it hard to believe that a 5.7L V-8 gets basically the same MPG as a 4.0 v6
when towing 5000 lbs they do. I actually thought the Tundra would do a little better than the Tacoma when towing but it does not. Like I said on the hwy with NO traffic the difference is right at 3-3.5. Get in to traffic and the 5.7 sucks gas. It does not do good at all idling. Of course no motor gets good MPGs idling but the 5.7 has to be the one of the worst I have driven.


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Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Thatís the conundrum Iím in. Need to tow the boat but also have started diving a ton of miles for work. 35-40k a year.
you need to run the numbers to calculate the payback for the diesel. Figure in the price difference of fuel, maintenance, initial cost difference and the resale value of the truck. When I have done it the payback is too far out there for me especially since I did not need a diesel.


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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: cocodrie] #12793277
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Iíve been shopping for Tundras all day instead of working.


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Originally Posted By: JayC41
Iíve been shopping for Tundras all day instead of working.


I wouldn't look at the current Tundra. IMO you should wait and see what the next remodel looks like.

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