Toyota Tundra Review – Research New & Used Toyota Tundra Models | Edmunds

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When it debuted near the start of the new the Toyota Tundra was considered by people to be the first import pickup truck to truly go against the trucks from brands. In the Tundra’s favor a refined V8 engine and Toyota’s for reliability and durability. This however, ultimately found of an audience with recreational buyers than with users.

Second-generation Tundras, are significantly bigger and more As an American-built truck with full-size proportions, the second-generation features three cab sizes, bed lengths and a choice of three In pretty much every the Toyota Tundra stands to competing 1500-series pickups.

Toyota Tundra

The full-size Tundra comes in regular Double Cab and CrewMax body as well as base and Limited The Double Cab is essentially a large cab with four forward-hinged while the CrewMax is an extra-large cab. Available bed lengths for the cab and Double Cabs include a 6.5-foot and an 8-foot bed, the CrewMax comes with a 5.5-foot bed.

Some Regular Cabs and Cabs have as their engine a 4.0-liter V6 rated at 270 and 278 pound-feet of torque. Other receive a 4.6-liter V8 putting out 310 and 327 lb-ft of torque.

The big engine is a 5.7-liter V8 cranking out 381 hp and 401 lb-ft. The V6 a five-speed automatic transmission, the V8s are hooked to six-speed automatics. All are offered with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.

In addition to its strong V8s, the Tundra stands out thanks to its cabins. The extended Double Cab traditional front-hinged doors, day-to-day usability easier Chevy and Ford trucks the more traditional reverse-opening doors. The Tundra CrewMax, is truly enormous, featuring legroom and a rear seat not only slides but reclines as

There are some downsides, including a sometimes jiggly, ride quality and some ergonomic missteps. But the latest continues to be one tough truck especially for towing — certainly meets the needs of buyers.

Used Toyota Models

The current Toyota Tundra the second generation, which for the 2007 model year. have been a few changes to if you’re looking for a used Models from 2007-’09 the midsize V8 had a 4.7-liter V8 good for 271 hp. The 4.6-liter V8 with 310 hp arrived for That year also a couple new trim levels, as as minor cosmetic tweaks and the of front-seat knee airbags.

the 2007-’10 V6 was less powerful it is now, with 236 hp.

The previous-generation Toyota Tundra replaced the T100 pickup when it for 2000. Production ran through the model year. Although it was with an optional V8 and several it wasn’t large or tough to compete with its more rivals when it came for serious work-site tasks.

Originally, the Tundra was available in and extended-cab versions. Regular-cab came only in long bed while the extended-cab models Cab) came only the short bed. The latter did two rearward-opening doors for easier access, but the backseat was cramped for a pickup truck.

There three trim levels: a equipped base trim, the SR5 and the top-line Limited. The base was available on two-wheel-drive regular only. A 3.4-liter V6, making 190 hp and 220 of torque, was standard on regular-cab and could be mated to either a automatic or a five-speed manual

Topping the lineup was an available V8 engine. This smooth-revving plant made 245 hp and 315 lb-ft of and was available with a four-speed transmission only.

Only detail changes through to 2003, at which Toyota expanded the Tundra’s to include an available sporty new cargo bed for V8-powered Access All Tundras received freshened styling that year, as as standard antilock brakes and an center console. A power rear window was also to Limited models.

The big news for was the arrival of the Double Cab, a version of the Tundra. Riding on an wheelbase and featuring a roomier and a cargo bed equal in length to the Cab’s, the Double Cab added much-needed variety to the Tundra’s providing a viable option for truck buyers.

Prospective Toyota Tundra buyers who on doing a lot of hauling or towing probably focus on 2005 or models, as Toyota enhanced the that year. A new 245-hp, V6 coupled with either a manual or optional five-speed transmission became standard, and the 4.7-liter V8 was now good for 282 horses and the new five-speed automatic exclusively.

In reviews of the time, we commented about the Toyota Tundrasmooth and refined V8, easy in urban areas and roomy Cab configuration. Downsides included a of brawn for serious towing and uncomfortable front seats, a rear seat in Access Cab and chintzy interior trimmings.

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