The perennial thought, among critics, is that the Tundra is the WORST pickup for fuel economy on the market. Not so fast says Consumer Reports who has tested all of them. Does 1 MPG matter?
According to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report website, the average gallon of regular gas costs about $3.59 today. According to a recent study by Experian Automotive, a $1 increase in the cost of a gallon of gas would have minimal impact on consumer buying behavior.
if gas prices increased by $1, in an average month with 1 million unit sales, the Small-Car Economy segment volume would increase by 7,000 units. Conversely, the same price increase would cause the Full-Size Pickup Truck segment to lose [5000 sales]
That’s right – according to Experian, $4.60 per gallon gas would barely effect new truck sales. Does that sound right to you?
The Toyota Tundra is arguably the best truck on the market. It’s combination of power, resale value, safety, reliability, and comfort place it at the top of the heap. In fact, the Tundra’s 5 year ownership cost figures are excellent. From KBB.com:
Still, the Tundra isn’t exactly cheap, is it? When you breakdown the five year ownership cost figure, you find that a big chunk of it (about $17,000) is fuel.
Therefore, if you want to save money, one of the smartest things you can do is cut your fuel use. Here are some simple, sure-fire ways to reduce the amount of fuel you buy.
Seems like every few months we come across another new product intended to stop flat tires. This time it is Hungarian engineers who have perfected a product that they say will prevent flat tires AND boost fuel economy by 10 percent PLUS make those tires last 25-percent longer with less tire noise.
A recent study done on European cars has confirmed what we already knew, the disparity between advertised and real gas mileage has grown larger over the years. Surprised?