Lexus GX550 Overtrail vs. Grenadier or new Toyota Land Cruiser?

yfarm

Observer
The overtrail Lexus was my next vehicle purchase until my neighbor bought one, does not drive for fuel mileage, his averages around 13, says range is about 250. His neighbor bought a new Sequoia with the same motor and fuel economy is under 10.
 

plainjaneFJC

Deplorable
The overtrail Lexus was my next vehicle purchase until my neighbor bought one, does not drive for fuel mileage, his averages around 13, says range is about 250. His neighbor bought a new Sequoia with the same motor and fuel economy is under 10.
Well they drive dragging the brake or suck at math- those numbers are major outliers.
 

nickw

Adventurer
The overtrail Lexus was my next vehicle purchase until my neighbor bought one, does not drive for fuel mileage, his averages around 13, says range is about 250. His neighbor bought a new Sequoia with the same motor and fuel economy is under 10.
Hard to believe - it's a 3.X L twin turbo, and based on everything I've read it's gets sim mileage to other 3.X L Turbo engines like the EcoBoost, which is mid teens. The Tundra gets mid/high teens, I'd expect the Sequoia and GX would be in same ballpark:

*Edit - looks like the Sequoia has more HP than the GX with it's hybrid drivetrain while the GX is a more detuned version of what is in the Tundra. I'd expect the GX550 to be at or better than the Tundra shown below.

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Sid Post

Observer
Hard to believe - it's a 3.X L twin turbo, and based on everything I've read it's gets sim mileage to other 3.X L Turbo engines like the EcoBoost, which is mid teens. The Tundra gets mid/high teens, I'd expect the Sequoia and GX would be in same ballpark:

Driving style will cause fuel mileage to vary a lot. My 2007 Tundra 5.7L would get single-digit MPG if I treated a stoplight like a drag strip Christmas tree.

Normal running around town with mixed urban driving would get me 17 MPG.

Heavy acceleration and heavy braking is common in most pickups and SUVs around where I live so MPG figures are generally bad and brake jobs are frequent.
 

nickw

Adventurer
Well they drive dragging the brake or suck at math- those numbers are major outliers.
MAJOR outliers - but the EcoBoosts have major outliers too, I honestly think some people just drive Turbo engines in boost often, but 10 MPG is laughable, my 3/4 T Ram w/6.4 Hemi gets better than that loaded for a weekend of camping/moto in the mountains.
 

nickw

Adventurer
Driving style will cause fuel mileage to vary a lot. My 2007 Tundra 5.7L would get single-digit MPG if I treated a stoplight like a drag strip Christmas tree.

Normal running around town with mixed urban driving would get me 17 MPG.

Heavy acceleration and heavy braking is common in most pickups and SUVs around where I live so MPG figures are generally bad and brake jobs are frequent.
True - but @yfarm was basing his comment/purchase decision on abnormal driving conditions and nothing close to average, that was the point. If a small(ish) light SUV with 1/2 the displacement of my 3/4T Ram and 1/2 the weight is getting the same MPG or less....something is wrong.
 

yfarm

Observer
Neither of these guys are stoplight racers, I drive in a very similar fashion to them, typically see 13 in a Gen 1 Raptor and 17 in a 22 Bronco Wild Trak. Primary and secondary roads in Tx have 70-75 mph speed limit, I 10 west of Junction is 80 and 130 around Austin is 85, Bronco cruises easy at 85 getting 17. Would be hard to accept my neighbors mileage given the vehicles are similar in size and engineering.
 

eddy_c

New member
The overtrail Lexus was my next vehicle purchase until my neighbor bought one, does not drive for fuel mileage, his averages around 13, says range is about 250. His neighbor bought a new Sequoia with the same motor and fuel economy is under 10.
Pretty sure the Sequoia has a different engine from the Lexus, the Sequoia adds the hybrid system. All things being equal, I can't imagine the addition of the hybrid system would produce worse fuel economy. The Sequoia is larger, but generally only 100-150 pounds heavier. Not surprised by the Lexus number though, that is close to what I have heard as well.
 

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