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4.6l vs 5.7l

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by FreeriderATC, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. Jan 27, 2019 at 9:21 PM
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    KLLVMDCL

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    I drive a 4.6 and let me tell you, get the 5.7. mpg is only the slightest bit better with the 4.6.
     
  2. Jan 27, 2019 at 9:26 PM
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    Devcom

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    I test drove both engines before getting mine and the 4.6L isn't bad didn't feel under powered at all. When I got in the 5.7L V8 Tundra however, I had a very fun test drive and glad I made the choice to go with a 5.7 for my needs of towing, hauling, etc. Cannot comment on the FE of the 4.6L but my 5.7L gets about 15.
     
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  3. Jan 28, 2019 at 2:02 AM
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    TundraTSS19

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    If you're coming from a Tacoma, there is nothing wrong with the 4.6L. You spoke about having kids so the crewmax will work very well for you. Most people will say get the 5.7L because most will assume people always get trucks to tow everything or tow heavy. You never even mentioned anything about needing to tow anything heavy. If you ever do need to tow, the 4.6L will do the job and you mentioned cost. It will be cheaper for you. A lot of people will be partial and not even read what you actually ask for an opinion for. It has plenty of power to change lanes and pass traffic. Can't believe I actually read that comment as if you need the biggest engine in the world to do so.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2019 at 3:33 AM
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    Crunch527

    Crunch527 Brute Force and Ignorance

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    I don't know the cost diff between the 4.6 and 5.7 and don't really care. Overall, a couple mpg in either direction doesn't really mean much and therefore gas mileage would not be the deciding factor for me. To me its about what you need today and possibly what you need down the road.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2019 at 4:56 AM
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    10TundraSR5

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    Get the 5.7 and have peace of mind your truck can handle just about anything you throw at it.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2019 at 5:53 AM
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    Eric32444

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    I have the 4.6....smooooth!....maybe being detuned a little will help with longevity of motor?
     
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  7. Jan 28, 2019 at 6:19 AM
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    jeremyd

    jeremyd 2014 Crewmax SR5

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    Just curious, why does Toyota keep producing the 4.6 liter in the Tundra ? That bitch is going on 9 years.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2019 at 6:58 AM
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    I believe it is the same motor as 5.7, just a shorter stroke....both are long in the tooth, but I prefer it that way....no stop/start or cylinder deactivation....one of main reasons I bought the Toyota....
     
  9. Jan 28, 2019 at 7:16 AM
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    Marketing. They can charge you extra for the “big” engine. Both v-8’s have to cost the exact same to make
     
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  10. Jan 28, 2019 at 7:59 AM
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    1 million times this!!!!!!!
     
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  11. Jan 29, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    My thoughts on horsepower: A little is good, more is better and too much is just about right. I don't have "too much horsepower" with my 5.7 but I am never in a situation where I wish I had more. I've owned vehicles with not enough Wheaties, it is nice to have one with more than enough.

    Dan
     
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  12. Jan 29, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    My reason exactly for purchasing the Tundra. Also no direct injection.

    Here is a link to a good read on the 5.7.

    http://www.motorreviewer.com/engine.php?engine_id=108
     
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  13. Jan 30, 2019 at 11:25 AM
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    I really like my 2010 DC 4.6L. I bought it to haul a snowmobile trailer and fishing boat and it does a great job. I will note: the 2010 4.6L has the towing package, but I don't think at some later point the 4.6L came with a tow package. I use the tow package and have electric brakes on the boat that don't require a controller but use the 5pin connector. That works perfect. I also have the cold weather package. So both those provide a hd battery and alternator, a transmission cooler, the tow switch for towing mode and I think the gauges for the lube temps are part of the towing package. The newer at some point 4.6L don't have the towing package. I bought 2 years old so the resale value was slightly lower (what I paid) and it's still worth 5-6K less than I paid for it 6 years ago based on sale prices I see in this area. I really like the 4.6L. I'm sure the 5.7 is great too but didn't need.
     
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  14. Jan 30, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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    Get the 5.7 and let her eat, will put a smile on your face Everytime and that's worth the extra fuel.
     
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  15. Jan 30, 2019 at 12:18 PM
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  16. Feb 2, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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    Thank you for all of the replies and input....
     
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  17. Feb 2, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    I have the 5.7L double cab. Very satisfied with the larger displacement & the 38 gal fuel tank pulling a 30 ft. travel trailer. Get 12.6 mpg pulling. Just checked and got 17.66 on the last tankful driving without trailer. Recommend 5.7 for better resale & reserve power when needed.
     
  18. Feb 4, 2019 at 10:26 PM
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    I have owned both, some misinformation here. The 4.6 is identical in every way to the 5.7 except the engine of course. The 4.6L would pull my 3,500lb Jet boat loaded up any mountain here in Oregon at any speed I wanted. With the ability to pass uphill easy. My mileage averaged: 4.6 is 18-20mpg same tires and rims on the 5.7 14-16mpg that's empty and flat ground on cruise. For towing more than 4,000 lb get the 5.7 and suffer the mpg's in your case get the 4.6 and you won't be disapointed.
    My brother had a 5.7 when I owned a 4.6, at 55mph we raced, he beat me by a truck bed @ 100mph..don't underestimate that smaller V-8. In 6 years and 85,000 miles all I did was change oils and maint. I beat the snot out of it many times.
     
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  19. Feb 11, 2019 at 10:10 PM
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    As a father with three Eagle Scouts and a wife who likes to camping, better get the 5.7L.

    Tent trailer, 22' travel trailer weighing 5500 lbs, or boat?

    More options with a 5.7L and you can always sell to people who want to tow something.
     
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