Need some input on a new 2013 Tacoma. Going to be doing a lot of highway driving for my job, plus driving to a hunting lease 5 or 6 times a year (1000 miles round trip).
I really wanted to go with an I4 2.7 DC Prerunner TRD Long Bed, but not an option for long bed.
I really like the long bed!!
So my next option would be a I4 DC Prerunner short bed or a V6 in a long bed with TRD sport package.
Guess my questions are this:
1. With the I4 Ė what is the best transmission to go with for optimum fuel mileage?
2. With the V6 - what is the best transmission to go with for optimum fuel mileage?
3. One salesperson I spoke to stated the autos get better fuel mileage now, is this true?
4. I would think with a 5 speed auto or a 6 speed manual, the manual would outperform the auto?
The only thing I will be towing is a 5x10 trailer with a Polaris 700 with misc goodies.
Any input would be great guys. If I missed something please ask me about it.
Note: Been driving a 04 tundra for 9 years now - awesome truck - mileage stinks at 17 on a good day - ready for a Tacoma!