This is 2016. Toyota is cooking up the 2016 Toyota Tundra, which is believed to be built on a completely new platform and equipped with the hybrid-friendly Atkinson cycle that provides amazing fuel-efficiency. And while we wait for this new technological freak of a truck, I’m gonna take us back 7 years and talk about the Tundra brand from way back – the 2008 Toyota Tundra MPG, HP, and everything else. You might not even believe it, but this full-size pick-up truck was last fully redesigned in 2007 – yep, it’s been almost a decade since we had a proper Tundra overhaul.
Bigger, Better And Meaner – The Second Gen
Back then, Toyota introduced the completely renewed second generation of the Tundra – a bigger, better and meaner version of the first gen. This was a major move from the company and a clear sign of a conqueror – with the Dodge, Ford and Chevy brands dominating the market, the Japanese had to go big with their full-sizer to squeeze through this tough bunch. This brand-new Tundra had leading positions in powertrain, reliability, work capacity, and, of course, sales (as always with Toyota brands). The 2008 edition was just a slight improvement with minor updates here and there.
2008 Toyota Tundra MPG – A Truck For Generations
As for the 2008 Toyota Tundra MPG, I can’t say that it was the most fuel-efficient truck out there, but it definitely could fit in the top-3 list. I mean, after all, fuel economy is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a full-size truck, right? People wanna hear those engines roar, the trucks play with their muscles and the dust swirl away. And that’s exactly what Toyota went for. They designed a perfect truck for the off-road, as well as for daily driving. Up to this day folks are selling and buying the 2008 edition like it is the next big thing – just type in something like “2008 Toyota Tundra” and you’ll get tons of web-sites with countless offers.
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With Toyota’s signature reliability and durability, 7 years is not even anything serious. I bet you won’t be able to tell the difference between a 2008 and a 2015 Toyota Tundra unless you’re really into trucks and keep up with the news. But, before you actually go ahead and buy a used truck, you better get there and check it out by yourself – you never know what you’re dealing with until you see it with your own two eyes.
If you’re not an experienced pro and just a fan of big-bad trucks, then I recommend taking a friend with you who knows a thing or two about pre-owned vehicles, otherwise you’re risking to get ripped off. Ok, that’s a story for another time. Now let’s take a look at the 2008 Toyota Tundra MPG, HP and Torque – the powertrain, that is.
2008 Toyota Tundra MPG – Top-3 On The Market
So, the 2008 Tundra was a great choice for a true fan of off-road glory and it was ready for anything you put it through. With a stout frame, and a choice between 3 sizes, 3 bed lengths and 3 engines, this monster was as good as any of the legendary Big Three pick-up trucks. More so, the CrewMax edition had the biggest crew cab (the most spacious one) on the full-size market, outplaying even the Mega Cab offered by Dodge’s truck. So, if you were in the market for a big spacious truck to roll around the city and to the suburbs with your friends, then the 2008 Toyota Tundra was your best pick. You couldn’t go wrong with it!
As for towing, the 2008 Tundra was more than capable – with a max towing capacity of 10K pounds it could pull pretty much any cargo you’ve got. A huge trailer, a middle-sized boat, a campervan, a big truck – anything you needed, really. Plus, it was equally enjoyable to drive and to ride in, which is a rare thing among big-sized pick-ups. In 2008 The GM twins – Chevy Silverado and Sierra – were pretty much the best in the segment, but the redesigned Tundra was an equal match, providing all the latest technological features, safety equipment, a large choice between different powertrain set-ups, and much more.
2008 Toyota Tundra MPG And HP
Alright, let’s take a closer look at the powertrain – drivers had a choice between three different engines. The Tundra Regular Cab and standard-bed Double Cab editions came packed with a 4.0-lit V6, good for 236 HP and 266 lb-ft. of torque. A 4.7-lit V8 with 271 horsepower and 313 pound-feet of torque was optional for the aforementioned editions and standard for all the rest. Furthermore, if you were looking for real power and grit, you could go with the head-strong 5.7-lit V8 that was capable of 381 HP and 401 pound-feet of torque.
The standard V6 and the 4.7-lit V8 were paired to a five-speed automatic transmission, while the 5.7-lit V8 was mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The mightiest V8 was a pretty impressive thing – the Double Cab Limited 4WD, for example, went from 0 to 60 MPH in 6.3 seconds! All editions of the 2008 Toyota Tundra could be equipped with either 2WD of 4WD (two- or four-wheel drive).The ultimate powertrain set-up – the 5.7-lit V8 with the 6-speed automatic – was an incredibly mighty combo, and the engine’s delivery was (surprisingly) very smooth. Shifts were very prompt and smooth as well – very nice indeed.
As for the Toyota Tundra 2008 MPG, the company had one of the best stats on the market (still does). The 4.0-lit V6 returned about 19 miles per gallon on the highway and 15 in the city. The 4.7-lit V8 was good for an EPA-estimated mpg of 17 hwy/14 city (with the 2-wheel drive) and 16 hwy/13 city (with the 4-wheel drive). And finally, the mighty 5.7-lit V8 was good for 18 hwy/14 city (with the 2WD) and 17 hwy/13 city (with the 4WD). And here’s a list of all the popular editions with engine specs and MPG stats – enjoy:
Ok, that’s all I wanted to share with about the 2008 Toyota Tundra MPG, HP, and everything in between. Stay tuned and don’t hesitate to leave your mark in the comments.
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