Texas Born & Bred
As I’m sure you all know, the downfall in the fuel mileage is the gearing, one of the main reason we like them. Without the tighter gear range, they would be pretty gutless in the sloppy stuff or when pulling someone out. But everything comes with a price. And I’ll take lower fuel mileage and gain low end power over the alternative. My 4Runner has the 4.0, plenty of power on and off road. I deal with the 19-23 mpg I get to have that low end, just what I want in a 4X4.