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    Trade F-150 for Tundra - Overland

    Not sure how/why this thread is still going, but OP: If you want a Tundra, go test-ride and talk (face-to-face) to some folks who have owned Tundra's. If you want a F-150 or Super-Duty talk to those who have owned Ford trucks. Both are decent trucks. The Tundra is an older design with some...
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    (partially) new Tundra coming?

    I wasn't bringing up "cool points," though I know that a select few here like to argue about those like there is no tomorrow. When you build a heavier truck (to include more fuel capacity, among other factors), you see a bigger hit to GVWR. The extremely short bed of the Crew Cab almost makes...
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    (partially) new Tundra coming?

    Most Crew Cab Tundra's will come with 38 gallon tank. I think only the F-150 offers a comparably-sized fuel tank. The Tundra is also inherently heavier than most of the competition. So yes 1200-1300lbs for a Crew Cab Tundra isn't what one would expect from a 1/2 ton, but the weight/payload...
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    Tacoma vs 4Runner TRD Off-Road

    The 4.0l v6 (1gr-fe) is not used in any Toyota cars, at least that I'm aware of. Only SUV's and trucks. It produces more torque than hp, which is usually an inherent trait sought out in truck-specific engines. The 3.5l v6 (2gr-fks) was initially designed/developed for car use...it's mainly...
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    Tacoma vs 4Runner TRD Off-Road

    The 4.0l v6 delivers peak torque at a slightly lower RPM, especially so in the 2nd gen Tacoma's, as compared to the 3.5l v6 delivering peak torque a few hundred RPM's higher. Like I said, not a night-and-day difference, but a difference nonetheless. 3rd gen Tacoma's automatic was poorly tuned...
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    Tacoma vs 4Runner TRD Off-Road

    Never said that the Tacoma wouldn't tow its max rating. Rather I said the experience would not be pleasant. Have you ever driven the Tacoma with the 3.5l v6? It's not a traditional truck powertrain.
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    Tacoma vs 4Runner TRD Off-Road

    You are correct: in terms of towing, the Tacoma is rated higher. However, I still consider the 3.5l v6 barely adequate for truck purposes. The Tacoma may be rated for 6.4k lbs of towing, but I can promise you that towing that much weight on a regular basis with the Tacoma's drivetrain will not...
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    Tacoma vs 4Runner TRD Off-Road

    The 4runner is, IMHO, better built compared to the Tacoma. Also a much more comfortable ride in terms of seating position, NVH and all-around suspension/handling. Tacoma is still a well-built truck, but its payload is lacking and that new 3.5l v6, while adequate in terms of power, does not...
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    Colorado/Canyon Duramax Diesel DEAD in 2023

    Instantaneous mpg readout's DO NOT equal average mpg's....but you can enjoy that fantasy if you so choose. As for the 2.7l ecoboost getting better mpg's than the 5.7l iForce...that shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Vehicle weight difference, engine displacement difference, aero & gearing...
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    Colorado/Canyon Duramax Diesel DEAD in 2023

    When you compare the real world results compiled from hundreds of F-150 owners, the 3.5l ecoboost gets about the same average mpg as what the 5.0l v8 gets. Fuelly and magazine reviews bare that out. I don't quite understand why you are so skeptical of those information sources. I'm drawing on...
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    Colorado/Canyon Duramax Diesel DEAD in 2023

    Right...those magical EPA fuel economy #'s, generated under very specific testing conditions, which everyone replicates in the real world. That must be why the fuelly average for the 3.5l ecoboost F-150 is exactly the same as the EPA rating...oh wait, never mind: 2019 Fuelly F-150 Certainly...
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    Colorado/Canyon Duramax Diesel DEAD in 2023

    Other than a little bit of weight, what difference does the 4wd vs 2wd make in terms of mpg? And could you even quantify it? And yes, the gear ratios are different...as they for most engine options which have different torque delivery characteristics. The 5.7l Tundra has 4.30 gearing (and is...
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    Colorado/Canyon Duramax Diesel DEAD in 2023

    Well that's my point...when you use a truck like a truck (towing, hauling, overlanding), you're going to have the engine under load (in boost). So in that sense, the TFL test is relevant. No one is going to argue that turbo gasoline engines are inefficient for empty cruising. But this is an...
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    Colorado/Canyon Duramax Diesel DEAD in 2023

    Never said that the 3.0l diesel was powering the economy...I said that, in general, diesel engines power the world economy. I'd rather rely on people who actually make an effort to do apples-to-apples comparisons rather than on the typical anecdotal nonsense that you find so prevalent on the...
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    Colorado/Canyon Duramax Diesel DEAD in 2023

    I don't know why you'd try to argue this point...this is a well known aspect of turbo gasoline engines. When you put those engines under load, they burn through fuel very quickly, often more quickly than what you'd see with a naturally aspirated v8 of similar output. Comparing your new Ford...
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