The Toyota Tundra's are excellent vehicles. They're well made. However the older model Tundra's are not exactly very fuel efficient with the 4.7L V8. You'll average 15city/18highway. If I were you I'd look into a 2nd generation Tundra with the 5.7L V8 and the 6 speed automatic transmission. I own a 2008 Tundra Double Cab 4x4 with the 5.7L V8 6 speed tranny and I'm averaging 17.3mpg city/23.7mpg highway. The 2nd generation Tundras are bigger and roomier than the first generation models, and are built in Texas. The first generation model Tundras were built in Texas also, but were still using more parts from Japan than the new Tundras. Also new for 2010 is a 4.6L V8 which replaces the 4.7L V8. The 4.6L V8 is being used along with the new 6 speed automatic transmission. The new engine is supposed to make more Horsepower and Torque than the 4.7L V8 and is supposed to also be more fuel efficient.I am looking at buying a 2001 Tunrdra with the 4.7L V8. It has 120K miles on it. I know these trucks are mase well, but I want to hear from owners how they are. I will be daily driving this truck. Thanks!!!
I guess I should have spent the money on a Tundra rather than a Tacoma if I would have known I would be getting the same gas mileage with a bigger engine.I own a 2008 Tundra Double Cab 4x4 with the 5.7L V8 6 speed tranny and I'm averaging 17.3mpg city/23.7mpg highway.