Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: West Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
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You've all made some good points I agree with.
Here is why I think the Tundra mileage seems lower than the others:
-a proper geared truck for capability (haulin/towing stuff).
-an honest rating from Toyota.
-no cylinder deactivation tricks with ultra low load situations.
-no bs rating tricks (The others- special trim level with smaller displacement engine, smaller rear axle, 2wd, wind skirt under front facia, small wheels/tires, probably with 3 coats of wax on them before testing lol).
And I don't know if anyone mentioned these next two
-higher ground clearance (more wind resistance), but better capability.
-Tundra still uses hydraulic steering which runs off the engine accesory belt. But it tracks way better and on centre feel, than electric.
Current: -2014 Tundra DC 4x4 5.7L (Nov. 5th, 2014-),
-2015 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring, (Wife’s car, actually drives great for a hybrid)
All my previous rides; 2010 Honda CR-V Ex-L w/Navi, -2010 Tundra RCLB 4x4 4.6L, -2008 Dodge Dakota. -2005 Dodge Dakota. -1999 Dodge Ram 2500, MASSIVE POS. -1997 GMC 2500 van, POS. -1999 Jeep Cherokee Classic. -1992 AMC Jeep Cherokee 2 door. -1989 Ford Mustang LX, 5 speed stick -1988 Acura Integra DOHC 1.6L. -1986 Honda Prelude SI, 5 speed, totalled. -1985 Nissan Sentra. -1980 Pontiac LeManns. -1976 Triumph TR7 hardtop.