The Toyota Tundra is known as a pickup truck that focuses on the little things. You can see the tight-fitting body panels, a sign of good construction. That same attention to detail also shows up in the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's stellar crash test scores, earning it top pick status.
Yet, the Tundra still has a six-speed automatic mated to powerful V8 engines, as well as a gigantic six-person CrewMax cab option. The Tundra is a good choice for trades workers and weekend warriors: controls are easy to access even when hands are encumbered, and storage is good next to the supportive seats. While the regular cab with the V6 should be fine as a work truck, other trims are worth a look for amenities.Read more »
The Toyota Tundra 4.6-liter V8 also gets regular and double cabs, but it adds the Crewmax, which offers the largest cabin in the full-size class and two more doors. The automatic transmission goes up to six gears, and power numbers jump by 40 for horsepower and 50 for torque, which helps with towing numbers of more than 5000 lbs. The Crewmax also gets a tilt and telescopic steering wheel. The windows get tinted, and Bluetooth, as well as voice-activated controls, which are optional on the other cab types. In spite of the uptick in power of about 20 percent, the fuel economy only drops a bit, to 16 MPG combined.
Buyers who want to tow with the big boys will appreciate the 5.7-liter V8 on this Toyota Tundra. It comes with 381 horsepower and some 401 lb.-ft of torque giving it the towing capacity of 10,100 lbs. when its properly set up. Fuel mileage is decent, with a 14/19 MPG city/highway split, and it’s not much more than the V6 when configured similarly. The interior and exterior features are pretty much the same as the V6 as well, which helps keep the price under $30,000. Of course, some owners want more fills, but site supervisors and others will appreciate the value proposition of the 2012 Toyota Tundra 5.7L V8.
The major choice for the V6 Toyota Tundra is cab choice. The regular cab is a a simple two-door affair with standard and long beds, while the double cab offers a second row that also adds storage space. The V6 offers a good 16/20 MPG split yet still puts 270 HP and 278 lb.-ft. of torque. Safety features are good, with standard ABS with four disc brakes, as well as standard front, knee, side and side curtain airbags. There is also a CD player with auxiliary input, six cupholders and dual-zone climate control. Power controls are available as well.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Toyota Tundra 2WD Truck$24,988 | 19,599 mi
2013 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck$27,988 | 18,585 mi
2013 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck$31,955 | 4,948 mi
2012 Toyota Tundra 2WD Truck$25,895 | 30,157 mi
2012 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck$25,955 | 38,774 mi
2012 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck$27,395 | 27,337 mi
2012 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck$27,850 | 30,304 mi
2012 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck$27,895 | 25,678 mi
2012 Toyota Tundra$39,500 | 13,501 mi
2011 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck$23,987 | 66,873 mi
2011 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck$26,910 | 15,521 mi
2011 Toyota Tundra$27,499 | 18,922 mi
2010 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck$23,539 | 49,682 mi
2010 Toyota Tundra$25,416 | 96,835 mi
2010 Toyota Tundra$34,900 | 48,000 mi
2010 Toyota Tundra$37,500 | 19,155 mi
2009 Toyota Tundra$24,332 | 66,224 mi
2008 TOYOTA TUNDRA$25,995 | 73,105 mi
2008 Toyota Tundra$26,995 | 62,771 mi
2008 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck$28,488 | 34,854 mi
2008 Toyota Tundra$29,995 | 75,595 mi
2007 Toyota Tundra$15,998 | 99,630 mi
2007 Toyota Tundra$18,870 | 54,994 mi
2007 Toyota Tundra$19,803 | 101,644 mi
2006 Toyota Tundra$20,998 | 50,657 mi
2005 Toyota Tundra$13,991 | 76,412 mi
2002 Toyota Tundra$7,495 | 124,130 mi
2000 Toyota Tundra$8,814 | 147,022 mi
Chunky, aggressive looks, but horsepower and torque aren't strong
Outdated interior saves costs, produces rough ride and low power
Best in class power for towing and hauling, but options can make prices skyrocket
Strong horsepower numbers and classic design marred by low safety ratings