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I see many Tundra owners complaining about their gas mileage and I wanted to throw this out there. I am averaged 12.5 L/100kms on my recent vacation traveling approximately 4000 kms with 80% hiway & 20% city. My bed was full and it was just me and my wife. I get decent mileage on long trips. I normally get around 15L/kms on average cruising around Edmonton but I found a sweet spot when cruising on the highway by setting it at 118kph (73ish mph) with the tach below 2000 getting 12.5L/kms. In comparison, when cruising at 125kph (78ish mph), it goes to 14.8L/kms. The only things I changed was I added the all weather BF Goodrich Advantage TA (20") with a high rotation for increase gas saving. Excellent in deep snow, slush, wet, dry weather but sucks on black ice at normal highway speeds. I changed to the Mobil synthetic 0W20 with a secret additive to boost better gas mileage. I added a picture for some of the sceptics out there.
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Google says that's 18.8 mpg. Not bad.


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Google says that's 18.8 mpg. Not bad.
I get 14 MPG and I don't tow anything....

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Google says that's 18.8 mpg. Not bad.
I get 14 MPG and I don't tow anything....
Don't worry about it. Getting good mileage is overrated. Oh sure you might save a few dollars by driving slower but millions will be late!


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Anyone who buys a nearly 3 ton pickup with a NA V8 making close to 400 hp and then complains about fuel economy,
should be shamed and picked on until they shut up.
Especially the ones that seem to think all other manufacturers are making trucks that have 500 hp and get 30 mpg and run on water and have rainbow emissions and have extra WIFIs and constantly say things like "Toyota better up their game".
They should also be shamed and picked on until they shut up or go buy a different truck.
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Anyone who buys a nearly 3 ton pickup with a NA V8 making close to 400 hp and then complains about fuel economy,
should be shamed and picked on until they shut up.
Especially the ones that seem to think all other manufacturers are making trucks that have 500 hp and get 30 mpg and run on water and have rainbow emissions and have extra WIFIs and constantly say things like "Toyota better up their game".
They should also be shamed and picked on until they shut up or go buy a different truck.
I disagree. Toyota has been selling the same truck for 12 years, it used to be great in comparison to the competition, but at this point they have gone to the next level.
Even incremental changes would have been nice. Toyota has an 8spd transmission, its not like they need to research it, they could simply offer it but won't.
Android auto, same thing, Johnny come lately.


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I disagree. Toyota has been selling the same truck for 12 years, it used to be great in comparison to the competition, but at this point they have gone to the next level.
Even incremental changes would have been nice. Toyota has an 8spd transmission, its not like they need to research it, they could simply offer it but won't.
Android auto, same thing, Johnny come lately.
On a serious note:
Question 1: does something need to be changed simply for the sake of being changed, for reasons of marketing and all the psychological hangups and weaknesses of most people,.... or, are their advancements in technology that are leaps and bounds ahead of what the Tundra has?
Question 2: if other trucks have mechanical advantages that are a decade ahead of the Tundra,..... what are they and what advantages do they provide.
And I'm looking for mechanical advantages, not entertainment systems, cute gadgets, creature comforts, etc.

My argument has never been that Toyota has no interest in making changes to the Tundra, but simply that they don't sell enough of them to justify creating a whole new truck every few years simply for the sake of the elusion that they are innovating and offering the lastest space age features and technology.
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I'm getting 17-17.5 mpg in my '19 dc, I'm still running stock 255's though. That's during the weekly commute traveling over 20mi on I-70 and only a few blocks in town. Cruise set at 72 which with 255/70's is probably actually 70mph.... stay away from flex fuel.. I was under 13mpg on it. I'll never fall for that again.


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Why would your speedo be off with the factory sized tires that it was calibrated for?
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I'm waiting for the car with the thorium based nuclear reactor that never needs refuelling.


Either that or an updated V8 tundra that does 17mpg minimum; whichever comes sooner.

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I'm not sure that it is? It reads 1mph faster than the digital display and 2mph faster than gps. I have a suspicion the 255's weren't originally meant for the truck. It had a yellow sticker in the door jamb notifying something like.. due to modification, the weight limit of this vehicle is reduced by 50lbs.


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I disagree. Toyota has been selling the same truck for 12 years, it used to be great in comparison to the competition, but at this point they have gone to the next level.
Even incremental changes would have been nice. Toyota has an 8spd transmission, its not like they need to research it, they could simply offer it but won't.
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Question 2: if other trucks have mechanical advantages that are a decade ahead of the Tundra,..... what are they and what advantages do they provide.
And I'm looking for mechanical advantages, not entertainment systems, cute gadgets, creature comforts, etc.

My argument has never been that Toyota has no interest in making changes to the Tundra, but simply that they don't sell enough of them to justify creating a whole new truck every few years simply for the sake of the elusion that they are innovating and offering the lastest space age features and technology.
On a serious note. Toyota is the biggest manufacturer in the world and very profitable. Therefore it has the money for R&D.
If they want to sell more trucks they need to work for it, be the industry leader, put the money out there to take a bigger chunk of the market.
Here's a thought, build a 3/4 ton.
They build diesels for every market except where they sell the Tundra. They already build some of the best diesels in the world. Hino has a variety of diesel engines, maybe one could be put in a Tundra.
Should they resign every 3 years, no. Every 5 years, maybe. Every 10 years, definitely. That's marketing.


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No complaints here , some of wich we all knew about the tundra when we sighed up

16.5 winter , 18.2 ( no higher ) warm weather .
Oem sized tires of coarse , drivin a tad gental for mpg.
I can live with that

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I get 14mpg pretty much all the time. I got 15mpg on a long road trip once.

I get 7-8mpg pulling the 5er.

No complaints here itís a truck not a Prius.

My Chevy got 14mpg, my f250 diesel got 16mpg. The people with eco turds that I know get 16mpg the one in a raptor gets 14. The gm guys get 14-16mpg.

Who is really getting 18-20mpg in a full size truck?


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