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Old 11-19-2013, 09:13 PM   #1
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4th gen 4.0 vs 4.7?

Thinking of trading my 07 taco for a 4th gen 4 runner.

I have the 4.0 in my taco so I know it pretty well, and like it.

I know nothing of the 4.7 besides it has a timing belt unlike the chain in the 4.0.

Which do yall recommend and why? hows mpg between the two?

Thanks,
Alex
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:16 AM   #2
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I went with the 4.7 mainly because i wanted a little more power knowing i was going to lift and possibly tow often. I get an average of 14mpg which is mainly in town but highway i see 16mpg but i just dont stay on the highway too often. I really like the power. I've driven the v6 and its no slouch but i just liked the 4.7 better.

While the 4.7 has the timing belt, the V6 has head gasket issues and others. Its a wash on which ones maintenance is more expensive.
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Thinking of trading my 07 taco for a 4th gen 4 runner.

I have the 4.0 in my taco so I know it pretty well, and like it.

I know nothing of the 4.7 besides it has a timing belt unlike the chain in the 4.0.

Which do yall recommend and why? hows mpg between the two?

Thanks,
Alex

I've got a 2005 V8 4Runner & a 2011 V6 Tacoma. The power in the 4Runner is amazing compared to the Tacoma. I really wish the V8 was available in the Tacoma. I actually get better mpg (19) with the 4Runner than I do with the Tacoma (18).

As far as the timing belt vs. timing chain goes, just change the timing belt at the recommended mileage. Proper maintenance all the way.

Good luck.
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Agreed with maintenance. I bought my 2005 v8 Runner a month ago and love it. I we
Nt from a 6 spd accord to it. I miss the honda sometimes but when that comes up, I roll into the throttle and forget about it instantly! The power is night and day compared to a 4.0.
Same reason as mentioned above for my decision on the V8, bigger tires and will eventually buy a boat, so the power is needed.
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I also have the V8 as well. I get 15.5 in the city and it does really well getting up to speed on the on ramp as well. I'm very happy that I went with the V8.

I came from an 01 Double Cab Tacoma back in Nov, at first I was nervous that I made the wrong decision. Now, I am happy that I made the switch. Towing and room for the family were the main reasons.
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My old V8 was my favorite vehicle I have owned. The 4.7 is silky smooth and has gobs of power.

Drive both and you will be blown away on the difference.

Both my current 2011 Tacoma and my 2004 V8 had 32" tires and the gas milage is the same, around 16mpg.
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i have an 03 v8 4x4, 15-16mpg city, on the highway i drive 65 on cruise control(too many speeding tickets to go faster), i would suspect about 18-20mpg highway.

i had a 4.0 4x4 tacoma double cab that i lifted and then went LT with, the power(torque) from the v8 is fantastic! ha
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