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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2018, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel economy numbers leak

Thanks to an online listed for a 2WD Ranger, were getting an early look at the official window sticker that details the fuel economy ratings. The 4X2 model in 4 door Supercrew config with a short bed delivers 21mpg city, 26 highway and 23 combined. These are the be in class ratings for a two wheel drive midsize pickup with a petrol engine.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-29-2018, 08:15 AM
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Great numbers for those who will be content with the 2WD model. I wonder if this is part of the reason why they decided against a manual gearbox. Surely the numbers would be much lower there.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-30-2018, 08:16 AM
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Its the same reason why so many crossovers have switched over to CVT's. I'm not sure if you've ever owned or driven one, but they really don't provide a very spirited drive, especially when it comes to off the line.
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10 speed transmissions in pickups didn't happen by chance. We've already seen how this new configuration has improved fuel economy in models like the F150, so it was inevitable that it would trail off into other models in their lineup. Hopefully its as refined here.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-03-2018, 06:08 PM
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Toyota builds components to last and the fact they have a strong stance against going to 8 and 10 speed transmissions, has me concerned.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-04-2018, 08:16 AM
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Toyota has already developed a similar 10 speed transmission, they have just yet to place it into one of their vehicles. It claims to improve fuel economy by up to 20% over the current offerings. https://www.motor1.com/news/130459/t...7-innovations/
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-04-2018, 03:57 PM
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Developing it and actually using it are very different and it comes back to building products that last, Toyota will do what everyone else is, just when its proven.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2018, 08:19 AM
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What does it matter what Toyota is doing? Ford makes the best selling pickups and this is the first real midsize truck that we've seen in NA in years. Class leading towing and class leading fuel economy.
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Toyota has taken a very large share of the market in NA and many opt for the Tacoma/Tundra for the proven reliability. Though Ford, GM and Ram have made great improvements over the years, they still also don't hold their value quite as well either.
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Factory warranties have improved a lot, so that should ease concerns over the newer T6 platform. But also keep in mind that its been on sale in foreign markets for close to a decade now.
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