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I have a 2011 Toyota Tacoma which I really like. Just bought a travel trailer and not sure if the Taco is up to the task so I have been looking at these new F-150's and the Tundra's. Getting a lot of mixed reviews on the Echo Boost so I am following all of your comments closely. Originally my first choice was Ford but they just seemed like over kill for everyday driving. I am getting a solid 20-21 mpg on the highway while not towing. ( I have yet to tow my trailer) It seems as though the Ford should get close if not better then 20mpg when not towing so that helps my decision if I need to move up to a bigger truck.
 

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20+ mpg is possible in the EcoBeast, but it requires some effort on the drivers part. It is all about how you drive.

The EcoBeast is built to tow, so you won't be disappointed while towing.

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I just traded in my 2011 taco last month for my eco boost and I love it I traded my in for just more room in the back seat. Have not towed anything yet with it but I am sitting at 18.5 mpg on my beast, I live 7500 above sea level not interstate around here like SPPD said 20mpg is possible and the power is there when you need it!
 

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You would have to get the 5.7 tundra for equivalent power to the ecoboost. The 5.7 loves gas! My buddy had one and 50/50 mixed driving got him 14mpg. I get around 15 in my truck and my driving is about 60% in town 30% towing and 10% highway. I've also gotten 22+ on several occasions.
 

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Good to hear from you guys. I have been looking at the Tundra also but like you said they do love the gas. I just hate to take a beating on trading in my Taco. It is still brand new to me. Only 12,000 miles on it.
 

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Yeah trading in always makes you take a hit LOL! But I don't think you would be dissapointed in what you are trading in for is a EcoBeast. Tundra are nice and have solid power but they do like to chew at the gas. The EcoBeast is for sure built to tow and then some. There are a lot of folks who have gotten high MPGs 20s+ but you will have to remember you are trading in a mid-size truck for a full-size truck so getting the higher MPG will require better driving habits. Now the plus side to trading up will be when you hitch up the EcoBeast and compare the MPG to the Taco as it will not be working hard and will hold higher gears longer all day long... Oh! Also don't really sweat the gearing ratios (3:15, 3:55 or 3:73) as the EcoBeast has 420ftlbtq and a flat diesel like tq curve to yank even the biggest of trailers around with great confidence. Good Luck and keep us posted either way!
 

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Good to hear from you guys. I have been looking at the Tundra also but like you said they do love the gas. I just hate to take a beating on trading in my Taco. It is still brand new to me. Only 12,000 miles on it.
If I were you I would sell the Taco myself, around here they hold their value extremely well. I'm sure you could get at least 75% of the original msrp.
 

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Before I put everything on my truck, I was averaging 23.8 mpg 80% freeway, 20% city. It's all about how you drive. I'm a very calm driver and just cruise around at a decent speed.
With all the mods in my signature, I get 17.8 mpg avg 50% freeway 50% city. That's with those mods!!!
The truck is incredibly powerful, incredibly efficient, and unlike any truck I have drove in my life.

I do like the tundras and my father in law has one, but I would never consider a gas truck that didn't have the ecoboost (or similar) technology!
 

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We live in San Antonio where they build a lot of Tacos and even a few Toyota trucks but you couldn't give me a Tundra ugly over priced and under powered IMO. One EcoBoost averages 16 in town pulled 24 plus on a recent trip to OK last month and it improving slightly since it still has under 7k miles on.
There is a reason F150 have been best selling truck in USA for almost 40 yrs straight.
 

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Funny, Consumer's Report says something quite different. They rated the F150 higher than the Tundra 5.7. And they tested both the V8 and V6. The only thing they said, is they the sound of the V8 Better.
 

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Here is your review of the eco and the Tundra. <img src="http://www.f150ecoboost.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4543"/>
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In case you thought I was kidding...


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Actually, it was the Consumer Reports articles that steered me to the F150 over the Toyota Tundra 5.7. After a test drive, I was hooked.

Initially, I was expecting the fuel consumption to be better. But, as the engine breaks in and I have had a chance to drive some highway miles ... I find myself getting 21 US mpgs on the highway driving 60-65 mph. Start hitting 80, and the fuel economy drops. BUT, all trucks do.

Probably my biggest complaint is, the truck is so much fun to drive...and tempting too. She's like that bad "hot girl" in high school, that you love to be with ... but got you into so much trouble.
 

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Funny, Consumer's Report says something quite different. They rated the F150 higher than the Tundra 5.7. And they tested both the V8 and V6. The only thing they said, is they the sound of the V8 Better.
Actually, what is funny is that the article I posted is from Consumer Reports, the latest issue.
 

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The question the OP asked was comparing the Tundra and the F-150 ecoboost, not the 5.0 liter. That consumer reports article is talking about the 5.0 liter. Stick to facts and the Op's question.
No one seems to mention sticking to the facts means avoiding consumer reports all together. Anyone remember back in 2010 or so when the whole Toyota my car won't stop shenanigans? Cr came out and admitted they just gave Toyotas high scores and didn't even actually test them anymore. They play favorites only.

Not to mention the mag is a liberal rag. Love to see them back peddling as fast as they can on obamacare and it's dis functioning website. Guess they approved that one before they tested it too.
 

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Consumer reports is crap. My parents used to live by it. First they bought a Mazda 626, which was recommended and was supposed to have great reliability. Well, it needed a new transmission by 50,000 miles. They also bought a dishwasher based on CR reports. That too never worked right. It would run forever because it didn't pick up when hot water was running through it. The repair people changes the sensor at least twice before the warranty was up.

I still read it because it does have a lot of information, but I don't go off their ratings.
 

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Also, they gave the tesla a perfect score didn't they? I think it's a little early to be giving out perfect scores on a car that new.
 

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Amazing how much things "suck" when they don't agree with your opinions. If the F-150 ecoboost would have received top billing one of you would have posted it and bragged about how much better it is than the competition. The OP wanted information to help compare the Tundra and the F-150 ecoboost and what I posted is a comparison done by Consumer Reports. It's not like CR is alone in their analysis, when last I checked, Toyota, Lexus & Scion (all manufactured by Toyota) are numbers 1-3 in customer satisfaction while Ford is just about at the bottom of the list...that is customers reviewing the two, not a "biased" magazine. To it's credit, the F-150 is the highest rated Ford in customer satisfaction though.
 
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