2011 Toyota Tundra Limited Double Cab, an AW Drivers Log Car Review – Autoweek

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2011 Toyota Tundra Double Cab, an AW Drivers Log Car

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EDITOR WES RAYNAL: I am surprised the Toyota Tundra isn’t better–that is, I’m surprised it cracked the Ford/Chevrolet and to a lesser Dodge stranglehold on the large-truck This is a good truck. But is what, Toyota’s third at a big pickup?

It’s robust, it and handles as well as the domestics, and it has a (really roomy) usable with big well-marked switches and There’s more than power from the 5.7-liter V8 and it all the right hot-rod-like sounds you boot it. Arguably, the powertrain is than that of the Ford or the

And the price of this truck, as is more than competitive. I liked it and remain surprised it doesn’t sell better.

EDITOR GREG MIGLIORE: I like a weekend in a big truck, and are more imposing or beastly this monster rig known as the Toyota Tundra. The 381-hp V8 is a There’s so much grunt for all and the pull of the torque is evident under moderate acceleration. mill has an angry growl, and will find it more pleasant to listen to.

Merging, and launching are all easily accomplished.

It is a truck, but it handles easily and Parking is no trouble, nor are most The steering is relatively light, but is a bit of feedback upon turn-in. I a long way home from the side of town one Saturday stopping for coffee and savoring the as the day grew brighter.

The tall, commanding driver’s is enjoyable, and the seats are comfortable and I put plenty of miles on this during my weekend stint, and at one my discerning father remarked on how and agreeable the cabin was. a great expressway cruiser.

My quibble is that the interior of example of the Tundra lagged that of other large I’ve sampled recently–most the Ram. The Tundra came as rather plain considering it $44,000.

The suspension is comfortable and road imperfections with I would have liked to gotten this TRD model and splattered, but (sniff) it was not to be. On normal the Tundra is well-mannered and maintains its

The driver is never unsettled or despite the sheer size of

In the looks department, the flagship truck has really grown on me. The bulge, the headlights stare and the looks taut yet athletic. is a solid effort by Toyota strong in nearly all areas.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR JAKE I had the luxury of taking the Tundra at the tail end of an all-day spring The Toyota had no trouble through the five and six inches of water I through en route. Like I wish I had a bit more time to up the pure white truck.

The Tundra attacked Michigan’s potholes with gusto. I had a fear for rim damage, even the one road where you have to around to avoid the ruts. The has good-size rubber too, taller sidewalls.

Parallel was no problem with the trailer and there were no worries brushing the tires on the curb.

The is fair but pretty plain. The are comfy and they heated up on my morning drive.

The engine in truck is strong, allowing me to pull away from off the line, and the sound it makes is There’s serious rumble the big hauler, as good as or better that of the Ram.

This 2011 Toyota Limited is a good-looking truck all

2011 Toyota Tundra Double Cab

Base Price:

As-Tested Price: $44,082

5.7-liter V8; AWD, six-speed

Output: 381 hp @ 5,600 rpm, 401 @ 3,600 rpm

Curb Weight: lb

Fuel Economy (EPA/ AW ): mpg

Options: NV package including JBL touch-screen DVD navigation system integrated backup camera, 4-disc CD changer with playback, 10-speaker sound satellite radio, USB port, jack with iPod with Bluetooth and steering-wheel control ($1,690); chrome steps ($534); power-adjustable outside tow mirrors with power-folding and turn-signal indicators carpet floor mats door-sill protectors ($178); breakage sensor ($165); bed mat alloy wheel locks spare tire lock TRD off-road package including tuned suspension, Bilstein unique 18-inch alloy with P275/65R-18 BFGoodrich fuel-tank skid plate, TRD package graphics ($70); running lights ($40); kit ($29)

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