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I figured that since this was in regards to towing my boat that it would fit in here...I have a 2006 dodge 3500 dually that I have been towing my 16ft stratos with (yeah its overkill). I have it up for sale and I am going to be in the market for another truck. I have been looking at 2007-2009 Toyota Tundra pickups. I would want the one with the 5.7l engine. I have heard many stories about the fuel mileage on these trucks. Some people say they get 14 mpg and some say that they get 19 mpg. Would like to get some input from some actual Tundra owners...If you guys dont mind post up the fuel mileage that ur truck gets (city/hwy) and the specs on your truck like year, 2wd/4wd, gear ratio, towing package, etc. Thanks alot guys.

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sorry about posting in the wrong section...

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sorry about posting in the wrong section...

LeBron,

I have a 2008 Tundra Limited, 4x4, 5.7L, tow pkg., don't know the gear ratio, 3" lift kit, 35" tires. If I drive normal and don't accelerate aggressively at take off I get 12.5 to 13.5 MPG. If I drive it slightly hard that drops to about 11.5 to 12.5 MPG. If I baby it I can get about 13.5 to 14.5 MPG. Towing the boat (16.5' Tracker) it gets about 11.5 MPG. These figure are based on driving a combination of city and highway. The truck has plenty of power to tow a much heavier load but I don't know how bad it will impact the mileage.

Good Luck,

Dave

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I have a 2005 and get 15-16 mpg at highway speeds empty. I get around 13-14 mpg towing my TR-21 at highway speeds. I towed it to Lake Fork and to Michigan from Southern Illinois without a problem.

Kelley

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My 2005 ford F 150 super crew gets 15-18 with a 5.4L on flat Florida roads.

I am surprised that the Toyota get worse mileage.

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I don't have a Tundra, but I do have a 2005 Tacoma 2wd crew cab with V6/auto. I get 15-16 towing my TR20 with no problems.

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I have had ALOT of people tell me to just get a tacoma. I plan on getting a bigger boat one day but dont see myself ever getting one over 19.5 ft. I just like bigger trucks though.

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They don't skimp on roominess in the Tundra. I already sent you a PM. Don't forget. If the 385hp isn't enough, you can get a factory installed TRD supercharger which ups the hp rating to 500hp and doesn't void the warranty. B)

Don't know anyone with a Tacoma but I've known a couple people with the 4runner that will attest to 15-16mpg hwy.

I don't know why you guys are getting such low mileage #'s Highway driving I get 18-19mpg with the cruise control on at 55-60mph(according to the trip computer, I haven't calculated it myself). Between 70-75mph it drops to 14-15mpg. I just purchased new tires with an LT rating. The original had a P rating. haven't been on a long trip yet to see if there is any difference.

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They don't skimp on roominess in the Tundra. I already sent you a PM. Don't forget. If the 385hp isn't enough, you can get a factory installed TRD supercharger which ups the hp rating to 500hp and doesn't void the warranty. B)

Don't know anyone with a Tacoma but I've known a couple people with the 4runner that will attest to 15-16mpg hwy.

I don't know why you guys are getting such low mileage #'s Highway driving I get 18-19mpg with the cruise control on at 55-60mph(according to the trip computer, I haven't calculated it myself). Between 70-75mph it drops to 14-15mpg. I just purchased new tires with an LT rating. The original had a P rating. haven't been on a long trip yet to see if there is any difference.

I think you may have just answered your own question about the miles per gallon figure . . . rate of travel.

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I have a 2007 Tundra Limited 4wd 5.7 with 3'' level kit and 35's and I get 13.5 average with or without my boat. My boat is just a 1648 aluminum boat though. Can't even tell it is back there....PM me with any other questions..

Jeff

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wow that is ALOT lower than what I was wanting to hear...lol. Might need to rethink my strategy a lil bit now.

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sorry to disappoint......mine even has k&n air filter, and borla exhaust to try and help!

Jeff

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Air filters are mainly a performance benefit with the computer controlled engines. Years ago, a dirty filter would make an engine run rich because it boosted manifold vacuum and sucked in more gas from the carburetor while getting less air into the engine.

Today, sensors measure how much air volume is taken in, and meters the appropriate amount of fuel for optimum efficiency. A K&N or other better flowing filter will enhance performance, but have very little if any affect on fuel mileage.

From what I've read on google searches, even K&N only claims better performance while remaining mum about better mileage.

Injectors can dramatically affect mileage if they are spitting droplets of fuel rather than injecting a fine mist.

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WHAT!SELLING A LEGENDARY CUMMINS FOR A TUNDRA!lol jk ya a 3500 diesel for that boat is a wee bit over board

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I have had ALOT of people tell me to just get a tacoma. I plan on getting a bigger boat one day but dont see myself ever getting one over 19.5 ft. I just like bigger trucks though.

A tacoma would struggle on certain days. Id save a tacoma for off roading and drive to work and sych

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For what its worth I have a 4Runner and tow a 18.5 ft fiberglass boat. I get about 13 while towing highway. When purchasing this vehicle I really wanted a Tundra, but would "settle" for a 4Runner. Just depended on what deal came along first. 4Runner deal popped up first of course :rolleyes: .

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WHAT!SELLING A LEGENDARY CUMMINS FOR A TUNDRA!lol jk ya a 3500 diesel for that boat is a wee bit over board

Yeah I know...Dang diesels are too expensive man. Im just ready to have something that isnt a hassle to drive or to pull into a parking spot!

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I had a 2001 tundra and sold it for a Dodge 3500 cummins, and sold it for 2007 Tundra 5.7!! B):D

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Yeah I know...Dang diesels are too expensive man. Im just ready to have something that isnt a hassle to drive or to pull into a parking spot!

Yea i know lol ive had a drivers permit for like almost 2 months now and when i drive my dads cummins its kinda scary lol especially in little parking areas

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i have a 2010 tundra rock warrior with a 6in pro comp lift and 35's.it tows like a dream and the gas mileage isnt bad i got like 14mpg and then put a soft cover on the back and get 16.3mpg

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