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This thread was started 11 years ago. Toyota didn't make a move to address fuel capacity until 2016 or so.
We're talking about carrying around 5-gallon cans of fuel for relatively new vehicles, and we're on the doorstep of the year 2019. Spare fuel cans is something I would have expected for my Dad's 1970 Ford F100. That was going on 50 years ago.
My 2015 with the small tank has a winter season fuel range of about 280-290 miles. Because it's a daily driver with a 60-mile roundtrip commute, that means I refuel about every 4 work days or so.
Unfortunately, Transferflow recently stopped making large fuel tanks for the Tundra. I was getting ready to pull the trigger on one of those. I've looked at threads on the forum and it appears that simply buying and installing a larger Toyota OEM tank is still quite impractical.
In my opinion, the fuel tank business is emblematic of how Toyota has been frittering away their top-tier auto industry reputation. Go look at the "What I hate about my Tundra" thread and one can see other items that have a number of folks spun up. I have my own list of items for my 2015.
We recently had to buy an unplanned replacement for the wife's 2008 Highlander after said Highlander was schwacked on the Interstate by an 18-wheeler. We looked at Toyota, Subaru, Honda, and Hyundai for a compact SUV in the RAV4 class. The Toyota wasn't even in the same class as the Honda CR-V, so we ended up buying a Honda. The CR-V was better equipped, cost less for comparable trim lines, gets better mileage, rides better, and is quieter than the RAV. Honda's reliability is on par with Toyota.
Our transition away from Toyota has begun, I think. I'm not planning to replace the Tundra anytime soon, but if I'm forced to, the Ford and the Ram will get a lot longer look next time around. Reliability is about all Toyota has going for it any longer; they're fortunate that Honda hasn't moved into the full-size truck market.
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2015 Double Cab SR5 TRD Off Road
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