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Tim Esterdahl from Pickup Truck + SUV Talk posted a video about a fuel economy test he did with his Tundra Limited.

He was able to get 24.52 mpg on his trip! Which is better than what the EPA rates the Tundra Limited (22 mpg), especially in the winter!

Is anyone getting similar mileage like this?

 

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I live in a mountainous area with plenty of curves and gradient changes and I’m getting around 14-15 mpg. The few trips I’ve made with interstate travel, it did improve to 20 mpg. One problem I have is staying out of the turbos, the power is nice!
 

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I am still under 1000 miles (recommended break-in/baby it time frame), live on a very steep hill and only drive like 10 miles a day max, and all city. With all that info I have yet to break 14mpg on the lifetime average indicator. This is with driving like a granny more often than not so I am not thrilled yet but I hope after the break in it gets better. I have a trip this weekend that should put a couple hundred miles on it at most so that should give me a better sample.
 

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I have a SR5 crew max with 6’6” bed and I’ve reached 19-20mpg driving mountain roads at relatively consistent 50-60mph in “Eco” mode and driving conservatively. Daily driving to work on country back roads I get between 17.5-18.5mpg and towing my 20’ aluminum boat I drop down to 16-16.5mpg on the highway. I traded in my 2020 Tacoma which got about the same mileage but the biggest improvement is towing mpg. Towing the same boat with my Tacoma I would see 11.5-12.5mpg driving the same stretches. I figure the estimated mpg Is about 3-4mpg’s off since no one has the perfect situation to get those numbers that are advertised. As long as I get as good or better mileage than my Tacoma I’ll be happy. If I wanted something great on gas mileage I would have got a Prius or Camry hybrid.


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I have a SR5 crew max with 6’6” bed and I’ve reached 19-20mpg driving mountain roads at relatively consistent 50-60mph in “Eco” mode and driving conservatively. Daily driving to work on country back roads I get between 17.5-18.5mpg and towing my 20’ aluminum boat I drop down to 16-16.5mpg on the highway. I traded in my 2020 Tacoma which got about the same mileage but the biggest improvement is towing mpg. Towing the same boat with my Tacoma I would see 11.5-12.5mpg driving the same stretches. I figure the estimated mpg Is about 3-4mpg’s off since no one has the perfect situation to get those numbers that are advertised. As long as I get as good or better mileage than my Tacoma I’ll be happy. If I wanted something great on gas mileage I would have got a Prius or Camry hybrid.


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Hey @ryankmasuda welcome to the forum! That's a really nice bump in fuel economy for towing. What else stands out about the Tundra to you compared to the Tacoma?
 
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