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Tacoma trade for Tundra

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Tacotrade, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Aug 30, 2018 at 4:32 PM
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    Tacotrade

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    I have a 2015 Tacoma TRD Sport and I was thinking of trading for a 2018 tundra. Has anyone else done this and can you tell a huge difference in mpg. I know there is a few mpg difference but my tacoma is not great on gas either.
     
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  2. Aug 30, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    There is another guy in another thread just posted he wants to trade down from a new 2018 Tundra to a Taco because his gas mileage is not what he wants. Might be an opportunity here for the both of you!
     
  3. Aug 30, 2018 at 4:44 PM
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    charliebison

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    I pretty much did the same trade and my MPGs and gas expspenses are almost exactly the same.
     
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  4. Aug 30, 2018 at 5:09 PM
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    WELCOME! Trade it in you won’t regret it!!
     
  5. Aug 30, 2018 at 5:33 PM
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    That's good to know I drive about 100 miles per day but at flat with a 60mph speed limit so I should get the best mpg possible.
     
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  6. Aug 30, 2018 at 5:40 PM
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    My Tundra with 5.7, gets better MPG than my 08 Tacoma with the 4.0 got.
     
  7. Aug 30, 2018 at 8:41 PM
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    This, Exactly ^^^^^^^^^^
     
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  8. Aug 30, 2018 at 8:42 PM
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    I average 13mpg on my 17 5.7 CM with 295/70/18's and TRD dual exhaust, could be better but I have cast iron foot! :burnrubber: My 2016 Tacoma before trade I got 15-16mpg!

    The trade was a no look back, best thing I ever did moment!

     
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  9. Aug 30, 2018 at 8:45 PM
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    I traded my 08 4.0 taco for my 15 5.7 tundra. I did lose 2-4 mpg depending on the season. Not a huge deal at all but I don't think I drive 100 miles a week. At 100 miles a day you'll notice it for sure, maybe around 10 gallons more per week used. Even with that said the tundra is way nicer and I have no regrets at all. I dont even think about mpg any more
     
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  10. Aug 30, 2018 at 8:45 PM
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    Are you keeping it stock?

    100 miles a day is a good amount to commute.
     
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  11. Aug 30, 2018 at 9:45 PM
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    Marty McFly

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    I’d go Prius with that commute :anonymous:
     
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    Had a '14 4Runner (Tacoma with a canopy basically), got maybe 14-15 mpg in town. Got tired of it, got the Tundra and get 10-15 mpg depending on distance, time spent idling at red lights, and time spent testing the acceleration...no regrets.
     
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  13. Aug 30, 2018 at 10:09 PM
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    Foeget about gas milleage. Just do it. Its like a lil boy becoming a man when the trade happens hahaha
     
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  14. Aug 30, 2018 at 10:22 PM
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  15. Aug 30, 2018 at 11:08 PM
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  16. Aug 31, 2018 at 1:57 AM
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    I got 18 with my stock 2015 Tacoma TRD sport and 17 after I put KO2’s on it. I could squeeze out 20mpg if I kept it at 70 on the highway. I think I get 14-15 in the tundra.
     
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    I would figure about 3 mpg lower. At a steady 60 I can average close to 18 in Tundra. This is hwy and no idling. Tacoma was close to 21
     
  18. Aug 31, 2018 at 5:50 AM
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    Yeah 100 miles a day, I'd seriously look at an extra car instead of changing trucks
     
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    At 60 MPH I get more than 20 MPG. I never got 20 MPG in my Tacoma. It is when you do 80 MPH that it sucks. Also City driving when you sit at red lights and then race to the next light will drop your MPGs significantly, but if the majority of your driving is at 60 MPH you will not see any significant drop in MPGs.

    This is proof from a recent trip at 60 to 65 MPH consistent driving. (Don't mind the 5 MPH shown, it was right when I started a new trip pulling out of the parking area LOL)
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    This is city driving and then out on the open road.
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    heh... you don't buy a Tundra to save on gas :)

    I went from a 2010 Tacoma to a 2016 Tundra. My Tacoma had a 3" lift on 33" mud tires and it got 15-16 mpg. my Tundra has a 1.5" lift on 33" AT tires and it gets 14-15 mpg. For me, the 1-2 mpg difference is no big deal.

    Get the Tundra. You won't be disappointed :)
     
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  21. Aug 31, 2018 at 6:05 AM
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    Traded a '14 Tacoma Sport DCSB 4x4 for an '18 Tundra OR 4x4 Limited. Went from 18.5-19 hwy mpg in Taco (2/1 lift and AT tires 1 size up from stock on 17" wheels) to around 17.5 hwy mpg Tundra (level kit and stock tires). Honesty, I was a big Tacoma fan, owned an '06 and a '14, great trucks. I felt the size of the Tacoma on the inside is just too small to get comfortable in on trips (horrible seat adjustments), for just around town it's great, easy to park and of course it's reliable. But, the Tundra is way above the Taco in terms of usability. So much more room, yeah it's big to drive, but you get used to it quickly. The mpg thing, who cares. Honestly, 38 gallon tank, lots of driving before you have to fill it up. Passenger space in the Tundra is ridiculous. For 100 mile commute to work ( I do an 80 mile daily commute ), I'd buy a commuter car. I drive a Civic and let the Tundra take it easy in the garage.

    One last note. When I traded it in they gave me $26.5K for my Taco. It had 18K miles, Katzkin leather and a few other things, but my point is, it held it's value incredibly well. I only paid $30K for it in '14, so needless to say, I was happy, and the dealer sold it in 2 days.

    I'd do it all over again in a heart beat.
     
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    +1 on that.

    when I traded my Tacoma, it had 70k miles and I had spent 2 winters in Massachusetts so the truck was rusting out, but I still got $19k on the trade-in.
     
  23. Aug 31, 2018 at 6:25 AM
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    I just traded my 15 TRD OR Taco for a 18 CM. Had 71k on it and got 26k for it. The 4.0 V6 is better on gas if you take it easy, if not you won’t notice much difference. My main issue with the taco was seat height. On longer trips it was not comfortable, the tundra is much more accommodating!
     
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    Get the tundra.

    The Tacoma labors too much on the road. The tundra will feel like a Cadillac. Gas mileage will be about the same but you won’t have to heavy foot the pedal anymore
     
  25. Aug 31, 2018 at 6:38 AM
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    I do plan on keeping it close to stock. Might change the tires to general grabbers.
     
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    Gas mileage will not be the same between the Tundra and Tacoma. The newer Atkinson cycle 3.5l v6 is a bit more efficient than the old 4.0l v6.

    A lot of Tacoma owners report averaging 18-19mpg. My old 4runner (4.0l) would average 17 mpg by comparison.

    If you need the payload and towing, get the Tundra. But you will be spending more on fuel...that's the tradeoff.
     
  27. Aug 31, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    I have the 4.0 in mine. I don't mind a little difference in mpg. I just didnt want it to be a huge difference. Like 7 or 8 mpg less on the highway. But from what everyone is posting it's not that much of a difference.
     
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    On the highway no, but around town or combined mpg's, you could probably see as much as a 5-6mpg difference between the Tundra and the newer Tacoma.

    If fuel economy is a top priority, the Tundra isn't the best option, though it is a very well-built truck.
     
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    It is only rated at +1. I had a 2009 Preunner and a 2013 4x4 Tacoma with a 2" lift on front. I ran 265/75/16 ST Maxx's on it and got 20 on hwy as long as I ran between 70 & 75. Winter dropped it to high 18s or low 19s. Once I got past a traffic jam this morning I reset my gauge in the Tundra and it read 18.6 when I got off the hwy. This was running 70 to 75. I stick with about a 3 mpg hwy diff. Where the Tundra really sucks is idling.
     
  30. Aug 31, 2018 at 10:43 AM
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    Agreed. For city driving sitting at red lights it is not a good choice. For OP's mentioned commute at 60mph the mpg's will not be bad, or significantly less than the Tacoma, if any difference.
    My commute is 15 miles - 8 miles highway and 7 miles city. In the morning I am early before rush and cruise on the highway and in the city portion I catch all the lights green, then I get 18 mpg. In the afternoon I am in the middle of rush hour and sit through 2 or 3 cycles at each red light, and heavy traffic on the highway causes acceleration and braking all the time, and get 11 mpg.
     

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