The Toyota Tundra Is An Old School Truck Masterpiece

Review

And it's totally worth a second look.

Toyota made a big gamble on its full-size Tundra pickup truck. Built in Texas for an American audience who has a longstanding love affair with big trucks, the goal for the automaker was to make a dent in Ford, Chevrolet and Ram sales. Has it succeeded? Yes. Detroit Three truck buyers rarely (if at all) cross shop other brands, but the Toyota Tundra has proven to be a force to be reckoned with. The second generation Tundra, which we recently spent some time with, was launched for 2007 and was refreshed a few years later.

Yes, this truck is literally a decade old, and perhaps that’s why we dig it. Our tester was the Tundra Limited CrewMax, a V8-powered four door hunk of metal that would satisfy most truck buyers’ needs.

You Might Also Like
The Best 6-Cylinder Engines In The World
The Best 6-Cylinder Engines In The World
2019 Audi Q3 First Look Review: Audi Loves To Play Leapfrog
2019 Audi Q3 First Look Review: Audi Loves To Play Leapfrog

With a total of 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque on tap, this Tundra can tow up to 10,000 lbs and has a maximum payload capacity of 2,060 lbs. Just for comparison, the Ford F-150 SuperCrew we also recently tested had a maximum towing of 9,000 lbs and 2,100 lbs payload. And perhaps one of the best things about the Tundra is its more reasonable sticker price. Nearly fully loaded, ours came to $48,713. Special thanks to Toyota Marin for letting us film the truck.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$31,120

Related Reviews

2017 Toyota Tundra Review
Toyota Tundra Double Cab
0
2017 Toyota Tundra Review