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Old 07-17-2018, 09:56 PM   #1
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Toyota Tundra towing mpg?

Tundra 5.7 4x4 owners - what sort of mpg are you getting towing a 19’ Escape weighing approx. 3,300 - 3,500 lbs. on flat roads with no headwind at 60 mph?

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Old 07-17-2018, 10:13 PM   #2
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I have a 2012 5.7 Tundra pulling a 5.0 TA and get about 13 mpg pulling it! It’s the only thing about the Tundra I don’t like! Otherwise it’s been a great truck in every other way.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:26 PM   #3
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Tundra 5.7 4x4 owners - what sort of mpg are you getting towing a 19’ Escape weighing approx. 3,300 - 3,500 lbs. on flat roads with no headwind at 60 mph?

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Sorry no 19 but I do tow a 21 with a 2015 Tundra 5.7 4x4 crewmax and get about 13 mpg. I would like better gas mileage but then I'm still driving my 2004 Tundra with over 250,000 miles and expect it to last another 150,000. That's why I keep buying Tundras!
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:48 PM   #4
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Sorry ….. I know I'm a bit off topic. I tow my 17 with a Tacoma ( V6, auto, 4wd, 4 liter) and I too get about 13 mpg. What is this? A Toyoto conspiracy?

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Old 07-17-2018, 11:56 PM   #5
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I tow my 17B with a RAV4 V6 and get 15 MPG.
Do I win?
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:40 AM   #6
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Tundra 5.7 4x4 owners - what sort of mpg are you getting towing a 19’ Escape weighing approx. 3,300 - 3,500 lbs. on flat roads with no headwind at 60 mph?

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We averaged 11.755 mpg round trip Santa Cruz/Osoyoos/Santa Cruz) 2600 miles in the Tundra 5.7/4x4/double cab, towing the 19. I could do better on flat roads keeping it to to 60, but that rarely happens.
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:47 AM   #7
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Own a 2010 Tundra 5.7 litres and get 14 mpg pulling a 5TA. Loads of power. I don’t even know it’s behind me.
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:46 AM   #8
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Mpg

I have a 2007 17B, when I towed it with my 2008 Tacoma 4X4 DC, I got 13 to 14 MPG. So, I needed bigger back seats for my boys, I looked at the Tundra and the 4Runner. After looking at detailed reviews about Tundra fuel mileage on the App Fuelly, I bought a 4Runner. I just did a trip with the 4Runner from Toronto to LA and back and got 14 to as good as 17 MPG, which is pretty good considering some of the climbs through the Rockies and taking it over Loveland pass at 11,000 ft.

One of the biggest things you should ask yourself is a what altitude are you going to be towing, under 3000 ft, the 4Runner pulled in OD no problem, over 3000 ft, it wanted to kick down. I always monitor tranny temps with a ScanGauge2.

Funny thing is I bought the 4Runner, but I think I see a Tundra in my future, really I still need a truck.
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Proper match of tow and trailer as well as gearing will all impact your results. Too big a tow will have no impact towing but poor mileage all the time, whereas too small a tow will give you better unhitched but less while towing. I have towed with identical Dodge Rams, 2009 with 5 speed auto and 3:55 rear, 2014 with 8 speed auto and 3:21 rear. Same trailer, went from 12 all the time to 19 unhitched and 15 avg over 7000 mile trip. It seems, the more miles I drive the better it gets but weight is your enemy.
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Old 07-18-2018, 06:16 AM   #10
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I have a 2007 Tundra 4.7, long bed, single cab, pulling a 17' Casita, and I also get around 13 mpg. Truck alone will get over 20 on the highway. My truck has over 130,000 miles on it.
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