All this talk of gas mileage which is inconsistent withe the window sticker rating has got me thinking. At first I wanted an LE 4x4 Crew with the Big Tow. Now I'm thinking about getting it without the Big Tow and installing an aftermarket hitch as I don't tow a travel trailer. I only tow an 18 foot aluminum boat which weighs about 1500lbs between the boat, moter, trailer, gas, and accessories. The jury still seems to be out as to whether the lower gearing is the culprit or if it's the result of drivers whacking the accelerator all the time. I know I'll probably have a heavy foot for awhile but I'd like the option of driving "sanely" and getting decent mileage also. Anywhere in the 13 to 15 range I'd be happy with. Reports of 7 to 11 don't make me happy. So far, I'm seeing averages (on various message boards) between 7 and 17. That's a huge discrepancy. It'll be interesting to monitor mileage on the different boards over the next few months to see what people attribute different mileage averages to.