2009 Toyota Tundra Review

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2009 Toyota Tundra

Tundra: dated but dependable

A ago, the Toyota Tundra was the of critics. But reviewers say the big Toyota now seems old hat next to the redesigned F-150 (*Est. $21,565 to and Dodge Ram 1500 (*Est. to $43,240). The monster-motored Toyota is still quick off the line, Larry Webster at Popular

But even the mighty Tundra tow quite as much as the new Ford and its handling seems ham-fisted the suave new Dodge Ram.

experts say the Toyota Tundra is dependable and holds its value than most pickups. a long-term test at Edmunds.com, the proved to be a capable workhorse tackled all our towing, hauling and needs without breaking a editors say. The 2009 pickup is still well-built and and Edmunds.com recommends keeping it on test-drive list.

The Toyota Tundra handily won Trend’s 2008 Truck of the competition, and experts say it can still (up to 10,800 pounds) and out-haul pickups in its class. The 2009 of the Year, the redesigned Ford boasts more capacity, but testers say the Tundra’s beefier engine actually tows greater ease. However, notes that the Toyota doesn’t offer trailer control or integrated trailer — both features find on the new Ford F-150 and Justin Berkowitz at TheTruthAboutCars.com that even the top-of-the-line has transmission hangups that towing a chore and engine nearly impossible.

Most lavish praise on the Toyota ‘s top-level engine/transmission a 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 and six-speed

Even though the new Dodge engine produces more the Tundra still beats it zero to 60 mph in some tests. In life, that means be comfortable accelerating a Tundra fast-moving traffic, Kelley Book says.

Fuel is poor with the biggest reviews say, at 16 mpg combined rear-wheel drive (14 mpg city and 18 mpg or 14 mpg with four-wheel drive (13 mpg and 17 mpg highway). However, that’s to the mileage you’ll get from the Tundra’s two weaker engines their five-speed automatic — the 310-horsepower, 4.7-liter V-8 and the 236 horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6. don’t usually test engines.

Cab and trim options for the Tundra pickup

Unlike pickup trucks, the Toyota skips the extended-cab version You can get a regular cab with a 40/20/40 bench seat for three, the Cab (crew cab) with for six on front and rear benches buckets are available), or the Toyota CrewMax, a roomier crew cab a reclining, fold-flat back Regular and Double Cab Tundras with either a 6.5-foot or bed. The Tundra CrewMax with a 5.5-foot bed.

Most reviewers test the Toyota Tundra CrewMax and that it offers an astounding of legroom. However, critics say the enormous size makes it to maneuver in narrow traffic or parking spots, and some its interior plastics chintzy.

The Tundra comes in three levels. The base-grade Tundra $22,490 to $32,265) has a few more than some rivals’ models, including a CD player and MP3 air conditioning, tilt steering and upholstery. The Tundra SR5 (*Est. to $34,285) adds power a telescoping steering wheel, changer, cruise control and standard features that are options on the base Tundra.

The Toyota Tundra Limited $36,010 to $41,605) includes touches such as heated seats, automatic climate Bluetooth and an upgraded stereo. The also offers bundled packages, including the fun-sounding TRD Warrior all-terrain package, a TRD package and a TRD Sport package. TRD is an for Toyota Racing Development, the in-house performance arm.

results for the Toyota Tundra pickup truck are inconsistent. It all of the Insurance Institute for Highway crash tests — side and offset front and it includes electronic stability as standard equipment, making the one of the few pickups to qualify for Insurance for Highway Safety’s Top Safety award.

But the Tundra earns four stars out of five in the government’s full-frontal crash meaning occupants have an 11 to 20 chance of landing in the hospital a serious, possibly life-threatening after a 35 mph head-on crash a similar truck. Most full-size pickups rate a five stars, with a 10 chance or less of serious According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Tundra is also slightly rollover-prone than most pickups (the four-wheel-drive is about average).

More than two dozen of 2000 and 2001 Tundras complained to the federal government severe frame rust has their trucks — a that has already attacked Toyota Tacoma pickups from 1995 to 2000. we found no such complaints to the current-generation 2009 Toyotas. The carries a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty and five-year, 60,000-mile warranty.

Most major review include the Toyota Tundra in 2009 pickup shootouts and consistently find the same and cons for the Tundra, although disagree about how important cons are. Single-truck at Edmunds.com and ConsumerGuide.com compare the Tundra with its rivals in a limited way. Kelley Book provides helpful value predictions along its reviews.

We found crash-test at the NHTSA’s SaferCar.gov website and at Official Environmental Protection fuel-economy estimates are posted at J.D. Power and Associates its ratings on owner feedback.

includes the Tundra in the towing part of its review of the new Ford A news station in Boston is complaints about badly earlier-generation Toyota Tundra

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