One of the front runners under the full-size pickup truck segment is Toyota’s Tundra. It runs with the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500; but somehow fails to elevate its rank in competition due to the limited choices for configuration.
Okay, so the limited configuration options may deter some but Toyota has something to say about this. And mind you, considering higher sales against the three aforementioned toppers, the automaker really knows what they are doing.
Toyota offers Tundra in various flavors: the regular cab, the “Double Cab” extended cab and the “Crewmax” with full four doors. Save for the lower-grade Double Cabs, the rest of the models get a fixed bed choice.
Two Engine Flavors and Ample Amount of Trims
Tundra is available in two V-8 engine variants. One can contain 4.6 liters of gasoline that cranks up to 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque. The other is able to hold 5.7 liters of gasoline and can summon 381hp and 401 lb.-ft of torque. Both are mated with a six-speed automatic with manual shifting mode.
For the particularly choosy full-truck enthusiasts, the Japanese automaker fitted different trim models aside from the SR base— SR5, Platinum, Limited, TRD Pro and the various 1794’s.
- Category : Full-size Pickup Truck
- Engine : 4.6L DOHC 32-valve V-8; 5.7L DOHC 32-valve V-8 (front placement)
- Transmission : 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
- Drivetrain : 4WD/ RWD
- Power : 310- 381hp
- Torque : 327-401 lb.-ft
- 0-60 mph : 6.4 seconds
- Top Speed : 107mph (governor limited)
- Mileage : (city) 13-15 MPG; (highway) 17-19 MPG
- Price : starting price at $29,835 to $43,825 (as tested)