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Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by McWilly, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Aug 12, 2016 at 6:02 PM
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    McWilly

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    Hey there everybody. I am a jaded Ford owner and am shopping around for a Tundra. I have had a Toy years and years ago and know they are great trucks. I'm just wondering about fuel mileage on these guys. I know the Tacoma is going to be better but am determined to stay in a full size truck to haul gear for camping, fishing, work etc. I currently get 15.5 mpg in my 2004 f150 4*4 and that's doable. However I have heard of 9 to 10 mpg in the Tundras and that would be just to big of a hit. I have my eye on a few different ones between 07 and 10 model years in my area. Any major difference between crew max and double cab? Besides room and looks lol. Thanks for your feedback and advice.
     
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  2. Aug 12, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    Other than room and looks, the only difference is the crewmax has a slightly lower tow rating due to the extra weight. Oh, and welcome to the site!
     
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    Thank you. Really looking forward to being a Toyota owner again. What can you tell me about the Tundras from 2007 to 2011? Those are the years I'm finding in my price range.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2016 at 6:12 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Aip.. air injection pump.. failure.. common failure... Some are covered and some not by Toyota...
     
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  5. Aug 12, 2016 at 6:15 PM
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    Sorry, I'm no help with the 1st or 2nd gens. Only the 3rd. I joined the real truck club late as I was too busy wasting my life driving a Silverado.
     
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  6. Aug 12, 2016 at 6:22 PM
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    Welcome! It's a truck...it's going to burn more fuel. You'll have some good reliability in return though..along with a smile ;)
     
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    Ya I get that. And I'm fine not getting Prius mileage lol. Just that 9-10 mpg story worked me a bit. Seems to me I got that or better in my jacked up late 70's mudder back in highschool...Thanx Sean my names Sean also
     
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  8. Aug 12, 2016 at 6:56 PM
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    I get 14.3 in my 08' 4wd with 3" lift and 35" tires. 9-10 sounds like towing.
     
  9. Aug 12, 2016 at 7:01 PM
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    That's what I thought maybe but one of my builders has a 20016 sr5 TRD crew max that's what he told me today he gets. I don't think he does much towing though. Is that 14.3 combined? That wouldn't break me
     
  10. Aug 12, 2016 at 7:05 PM
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    Im getting avg 16.0 with my 16 CM. Towing nothing does well.
     
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  11. Aug 12, 2016 at 7:08 PM
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    Yeah. thats combined. That said, I live out in the sticks so most of my driving is on the freeway, going too fast. Also, if you don't jack it up and put big meats on it, you'll probably do better.
     
  12. Aug 12, 2016 at 8:31 PM
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    If you check my Sig picture it has all my fill up data I input on fuelly.com. if you are viewing from a mobile device just turn it sideways to see sigs at the bottom of posts.

    90% of my driving is stop and go, red light to red light to stop sign, hilly terrain. Probably doesn't get much worse than that for mpg unless you are towing.

    I also tow a boat in similar conditions occasionally. Rarely drive highway.

    If your current mpg is acceptable, you will be fine in the Tundra.

    If bed space isn't important, I would go with the crewmax for the extra interior room.

    Good luck!
     
  13. Aug 12, 2016 at 8:34 PM
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    Oh and like mentioned earlier, those air injection pumps fail, guys please.chime in, I believe the 07-10 are covered but not the 2011's, and the design was updated in 2012?

    I love all the Tundras but I prefer the interior on the 14+. I didn't like the 14+ front end at first, but now I love it.

    They are all great trucks though, in my opinion.
     
  14. Aug 12, 2016 at 8:39 PM
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    Difference is towing capabilities. DC has higher towing weight than CM

    What? 10 mpg? That's definitely towing something fairly heavy. I have a 12 DC , 3/1 level, 33's and I get 16-18. You'll be fine with the mpg if you're comfortable with your chevy's mpg. :itllbuffout:

    Also, as @Nor7 will tell you, DONT get an 11
     
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    I've got a 2011. The 2nd gens are great in my opinion. Don't buy a 2011, it's not covered by Toyota if the air injection pumps go out but they're not impossible to replace.

    I've got the 4.6L and I can get 20 mpg on the highway. I have a bit of a lead foot so I average around 15-17 mpg depending on my mood.

    Here's explanations of the Tundra terms that aren't intuitive:

    SR5 = Center Console
    Texas Edition = 20" wheels, running boards and floor mats that say "Texas Edition"
    CM = Crew Max (bigger back seat and has air vents in rear cabin)
    DC = Double Cab
     
  16. Aug 12, 2016 at 8:57 PM
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    Moto, Law, Nor, thanks for chiming in. Your input is much appreciated. Well it's settled. I'm definitely dumping my F150 for a Tundra. Now I just have to decide CM or DC, I'm leaning towards DC for more bed space and looks. However there are a couple CM that are seemingly good deals in my area right now. Any more thoughts feel free to shout em out. Thanks again guys.
     
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    Many wars have been fought over the debate between DC and CM. It comes down to personal preference. Me? I'd recommend the CM for the space and the air vents in the back.

    However the extra foot of bedspace is nice, you could lay a dead body full length in the bed.
     
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    No problem Sean!
    I would definitely choose one that suits your needs more. I chose the DC since I have no kids, rarely have a passenger (except my wife), and utilize the bed more often than I do the backseat. (The stock under seat storage sold me) but now since the CM has an under seat storage mod available, my next truck will most likely be a CM since ill probably have a kid by then.
    Good luck big guy!
     
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    I agree with the others, personal preference. Interior space vs. bed space, whichever is more important to you.
     
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    Personally I prefer the look of the DC better. I went CM because it was the right truck in the right place at the right time and price. Plus I have a long bed and short bed Tacoma and a 14 foot flatbed trailer.
     
  21. Aug 12, 2016 at 9:06 PM
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    Ya I need a little more bed space than cab. Like you rarely have more than one passenger, dog rides in the back lol. Thoughts on TRD or not?
     
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    If you can afford definitely go TRD
     
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    Yep, dog rides in the back, although when it's just me and the dog, he gets shotgun!
    I'd get TRD if you can swing it. But if not, you can always get an SR5 cheap and mod it how you want.
     
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    I went with TRD because I liked the wheels and better suspension specifically bc I plan to keep my stock wheels/suspension. If I intended on getting a lift and different wheels/tires for the lift I may not have went with the TRD.
     
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    Choice between a DC and CM is all about personal preference. I love my DC and think it's the perfect balance of interior and bed space.

    I chose the TRD package because I promised myself (and the wife) that I was going to leave the wheels and suspension stock. If you are a modder, than the package would be a waste of $.

    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    NO KEV!! Can't leave it stock!!!!
    Wait....don't tell me, the wifey made you promise!! The wheels I can understand but the suspension???? Say it ain't so!!
     
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    Gas mileage didn't make any decisions for me. They are just badass trucks!image.jpg
     
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