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Old 12-02-2015, 11:35 AM   #239
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We have a lil Snoozy thinking of getting a 19-21 escape has anyone towed with a 2016 4runner with the 4litre v-6 .We now have a 07 Sequoia and it tows Great but approaching 90k miles .Toyota will give me a good trade in for the 4 runner ? So 2 questions has anyone towed 3000-3500lb with a 4 runner 2012-2016 and what kind of mpg does one get ?
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:29 PM   #240
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Tacoma has used that 4.0L in the trucks for many, many years and the Tacoma folks, for example, say that it makes more than adequate power. Mileage was never the strong suit of the 4L, but "decent" mileage might be 16 or so towing. Some report lower, some a wee bit higher, but not much, terrain, speed, and tow weights are all variables. If you google this topic, with the inclusion of Tacomas, you will find hours of reading. Don't ask me how I know. :-)

For a larger unit, I'd be very interested in shopping a modern V-8 truck. In tow mode, it might very well outperform the V-6 in everyway, including mileage.
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:42 PM   #241
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Myself, I'd just keep the Sequoia. To me 90K is barely broken in. I don't about the reliability record or issues for your year and drivetrain, but 90K alone is no reason to trade a vehicle these days, especially if you've already invested in setting it up for towing.

On the other hand, if you have the resources and want a new(er) vehicle… I doubt a 4Runner will get much better mileage towing, but it will probably do better in everyday driving, and it won't be as much of a parking lot monster.
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Old 12-04-2015, 10:21 PM   #242
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Agree with that- and you would be going backwards if you want to tow a 21 Escape which weighs 4000#'s+ wet. Several 21 owners started with a 4Runner and did not like all the work involved in keeping the RPM's up during climbing any significant grades.
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Old 12-05-2015, 06:24 AM   #243
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I talked to Toyota they will sell a Highlander for similar price and trade in for my Sequoia The Highlander will tow 5000lb just like 4 runner any comments Thanks Jim
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Old 12-05-2015, 12:16 PM   #244
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2008 Toyota Tacoma, 4x4 access cab ,V6 auto, Snugtop shell.
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19mpg cty/hwy average not towing
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Old 12-05-2015, 04:31 PM   #245
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Thanks Francene, database has been updated.

Jim, I sent you a PM about my Highlander towing experience... it's been very good. With the length and the hitch weight of the 21' Escape you would want a WDH... the Andersen worked well for me.
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:56 AM   #246
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2015 Jeep Patriot 2.4L 4 cyl. 6 spd automatic.
1992 13ft Love Bug ~ 1100 lbs.
24.5 mpg. Normal non towing mileage.
17-18 mpg towing. However I've ranged as poorly from 12 mpg with high winds. Typically drive 60-65 mph.


Previous vehicle with the same trailer


2011 VW Tiguan 2.0L Turbo, 6 spd. manual
24-26 mpg. Non towing.
19-21 mpg. towing.
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Old 12-11-2015, 07:21 PM   #247
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Good info, Nick. Have you ever weighed your Love Bug? I would have guessed a heavier weight once loaded for camping... but then, you may load very little in it for all I know. The fuel economy of your rig is pretty nice.
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Old 12-11-2015, 08:09 PM   #248
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No I haven't had it on a scale to get an exact number, but it's pretty stripped down. No holding tanks, or propane. We also pack pretty light...I think without the bike's on the Jeeps roof it would possibly do better. I track every fill up with or without towing a trailer.
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Old 12-13-2015, 08:44 PM   #249
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MPG HWY Towing - ?
MPG HWY Not Towing - 22.5 mpg

That was exciting to post. Looking forward to updating the towing MPGs!!!

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Old 05-13-2016, 11:15 PM   #250
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I'm bumping this thread back to the top for all the new members who may not have seen it, and for anyone who wants to have their data posted to the table. Post your vehicle make, model, year, engine size, trailer brand and size, trailer weight, and fuel economy numbers both towing and non-towing. I'll add it when I get a chance.
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:15 AM   #251
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Since post #24, I've changed tow vehicles. New stats are little changed.

tow vehicle - 2011 Toyota Sienna, 3.5 L, V6, tow rating 3,500 lbs.
trailer - 1980 Bigfoot 15B17G; 2,700 lbs. loaded; tongue 340 lbs.
trailer tires - Kumho 857, 195R14C, load rate D; speed rate Q
mpg towing 12-13 @ 60 mph
mpg not towing 24-25 mpg @ 70 mph


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Old 05-14-2016, 08:02 PM   #252
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I don't obsess over the mileage - 14-17? I drive faster when not towing so it's probably not much different either way. As they say, ymmv.
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