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Old 11-23-2006, 02:24 PM   #15
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reading that 3 year old thread on Diesels now that I own one was interesting. Fuel then was 1.39 now here in ATL its 2.55 average for dino, 2.45 for bio.
I drive mostly intown but mileage for me seems like 12-14 in town. I have only done one longer road trip and it seemed the mileage was decent, but I had other issues that trip ( on the back leg of it). I wonder whether I should be driving the 250 with overdrive turned off, as it seems like the trans ran hot though it did not burn the fluid.
Anyway as a somewhat reluctant diesel owner I find I would rather have a softer ride, less engine/ exhaust odors, and a generally more cofortable vehicle. But thats just me.
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Old 11-23-2006, 04:50 PM   #16
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Does a Toyota Sequoia SUV have the same frame / drive train and trailer towing capacity of the Tundra truck?

What kind of gas mileage does a Tundra get without trailer?
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:38 PM   #17
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My 2002 2WD V8 Tundra with a limited slip rear end gets 17 MPG on the road at 70-75 mph without the trailer. The truck has the off road package. With the trailer, depending on speed and headwinds, mileage is 10-12 MPG.
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:44 PM   #18
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My 2002 2WD V8 Tundra with a limited slip rear end gets 17 MPG on the road at 70-75 mph without the trailer. The truck has the off road package. With the trailer, depending on speed and headwinds, mileage is 10-12 MPG.
I have a 2003 4X4 and my MPG is little less with out the trailer. Mostly because I live 4 miles from work and do not travel the freeway on my trips.
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Does a Toyota Sequoia SUV have the same frame / drive train and trailer towing capacity of the Tundra truck?
I'd not think they'd build the Sequoia with any different drivetrain or suspension. Generally the full finished shell and extra seats of an SUV will weigh more than a pickup box. Therefore the payload capacity of an SUV is less. This puts tighter limits on hitch weight and therefore trailer size. The number differences aren't huge but that's a general trend. I'd suggest you spend time on the Toyota website if you want a solid answer.

There have been some threads with discussion and a few photos of the 2007 1/2 Tundra that will be rolling out of the brand new San Antonio plant next February or March. I haven't heard if they've released firm capacity numbers -- but they weren't revealed until the last minute with the redesigned F-150 and Nissan Titan introductions three years ago this month. The new Tundra is supposed to be a full 1/2-ton, matching the strong numbers of Detroit. I don't know if azflycaster is referring to the new models when he mentioned the 5.7L engine. Sounds like a reasonable expectation though.
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Old 11-24-2006, 10:48 AM   #20
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toyota tundra

Thanks to everyone for your input. I could not find a Toyota Tundra, so I purchased a Ford F150 and it seems to be adequate to the task.
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