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Tundra 5.7 Mileage?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks' started by plowguy43, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    Pretty straight forward, my friend traded his CCSB F350 Tuned/Deleted 6.4 diesel 4x4 in on a 08 Tundra CCSB 4x4 5.7 (because he has issues) but thats beside the fact. He's owned it two weeks and has been getting miserable fuel mileage. The guage was showing 10mpg, so he hand calculated the past 3 tanks which have all ranged from 9.3 - 10.4mpg.

    He does mostly city driving in the west roxbury to dorchester area of Boston, but said he's been babying it to try and get whatever he can out of it. It does have a fiberglass cap on it, but stock tires and everything else, 55k miles.

    He called me last night saying he's going this weekend to check out some new trucks because he's p*ssed about how bad it is.

    Can some of you post up what you get - real world hand calculated with the 5.7 in a crew max? The 4.6 I drove in a Seqouia did mid to upper teens so I was really surprised.
  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    My uncle always had new Tundra since they started that line He bought the 5.7 it wasnt long he traded and bought Tocoma He said mpg isnt great in the tocoma but it was better then Tundra
  3. CaptainJon

    CaptainJon Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    That's extremely low mpg. My 4.6 with a cap lifted and 34 inch e load tires with an a foot plow on the front does like 11. With out the plow I get high 15 low 16 around town. High 16 on highway
  4. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    City driving in a gasser is gonna kill the mileage. It will probably get mid teens on the hiway.But stop and go it will suck it down.
  5. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    Yeah I knew the city driving would hurt it but my V10 does better than that in the city, it does better than that with my 1000lb plow in the front and another 600lbs in the bed while driving my plow route.

    He said he's checked around on forums and doesn't seem to be the norm unless guys are lying which who really knows.

    Anyone have hand calculated mileage they can post up?
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    My Dad's 2010 4.6L Double Cab Tundra with 275 Good Year Wrangler Duratracs gets around 15mpg city and 19mpg to 20mpg high way.
  7. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    before i did my lift and tires, id get 12-13 city and 19.5 highway. letting the truck idle for long periods of time ruins the milage..he may be used to his diesel where you can let it idle and not see a major difference. in the winter i let mine warm up for 5-10 mins before i drive it and i only get like 10 mpg in the winter. alot of ppl dont believe in warming vehicles up...i do.
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Hand calculate mileage? You mean "I had 3/4 tank when I left for Portland, put $40 bucks in, and had 1/2 tank when I got back" isn't accurate enough?
  9. Snow Commandor

    Snow Commandor Senior Member
    from 07666
    Messages: 443

    I used to get like 10 around town with my 08 5.7 Tundra & 13 highway. Now I get something like 8 around town & 11 highway with my 99 5.9 Dodge gasser. Makes me wish I still had the 08 Tundra.
  10. niko

    niko Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    i'm averaging 15.5 in my 07 5.7
  11. heavychevy01

    heavychevy01 Member
    Messages: 91

    I'm getting between 10-12mpg on average on a '12 DC with 1200 miles on it doing all city driving. Hoping it gets a little better come spring/summer and breaking the engine in a little.
  12. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    MPG is awesome in the Tacoma, as long as you don't do something ********, like buy the V6. V6 = fuel hog, upper 10's. I4 = upper 20's. I4-2wd = low/mid 30's.

    Regarding Tundras... yeah, a gas V8 won't get even marginally acceptable mileage. The proper engine option is always the SMALLEST engine available. Better fuel economy and can do all the same work. For the Tundra, that should be a 4.0 V6. Probably pull mid 10's, maybe high 10's.
  13. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    I believe in it as well, he doesn't really do it much. His F350 had remote start so he used it all the time. This one doesn't, so he gets in and goes. thanks for the info, sounds like maybe his truck is on par with others.

    Thats the kind of info I was looking for, how else do you calculate mileage?

    Thanks for the info, sounds like thats just what they get.

    I disagree, my V10 gets the same if not better mileage than the V8 2500 of the same year. My Dakota 4.7 always did better than the V6 my in laws have and theirs is a Reg Cab/Short bed, mine was a Quad Cab Short Bed. My HEMI 2500 got the same mileage as my 02 4.7 Ram 1500.

    Are there cases where this differs, absolutely, but I wouldn't say its the norm. A more powerful engine doesn't have to work as hard to get the same amount of weight moving - torque output plays a variable as well.
  14. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

  15. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Plus, we went to The Governor's over in South Portland for pie on the way home. So she did pretty good on gas, guy.
  16. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    Yessah those foreign jobs are wicked pissah on gas. LOL
  17. sld92e_23

    sld92e_23 Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 69

    Im getting about 9-10 mpg and i live in Boston....with my 07 tundra 5.7

  18. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    Well as an update, after 3 weeks of ownership he traded it in on an F150 Crew Cab. The issue with the truck was mostly he wasn't thrilled about it at all - it was a color he hated, it didn't have a 6 1/2' bed that he wanted, and the mileage was just the kicker for him - all things I told him about prior to buying it when he traded his F350 in but he jumped on it because the "deal" was right money wise.

    He ended up yet again taking a small hit trading it but he's now "happy" at least for the next 6 months.
  19. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    Makes no difference if you agree or not, its fact and physics. Smaller engine is always more efficient. PERIOD.
  20. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    Isn't 6.5 the "short" version? How can anyone possibly want a SHORT bed? I would NEVER own a full size truck with less than an 8 foot bed, or a compact with less than a 6 foot.

    I think your friend might be neurologically challenged.