Toyota's entry in the full-size pickup sweepstakes, the Tundra promises consumers typical truck muscle combined with the brand's trademark reliability. Although it's not available in heavy-duty form like its American counterparts, the Tundra proved early on that it could tow and haul with the same gusto as the top-selling domestic pickups. For 2014, the line comes in for a complete redesign aimed at greater refinement and more distinctive style.
The Tundra receives tough new exterior styling and a fresh interior with greater sophistication and comfort.Read more »
The ultimate Tundra carries the suffix 1794 to commemorate the year the ranch land under its San Antonio factory was settled. The obligatory crew cab is outfitted with saddle-brown leather upholstery with suede accents, matching leather dash and door panel coverings, and wood-grain trim. The exterior receives a unique grille treatment, LED running lights, and chrome bumper caps. Special badging and six-spoke 20-inch wheels complete the picture.
As expected in a line-topper, the 1794 is loaded with upgrades, including a sunroof, navigation, a 12-speaker JBL sound system, and the iForce 5.7-liter V8.
Available with a double or crew cab, the midrange Limited comes with popular interior upgrades like heated leather seats, a power sliding rear window, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The Entune Premium audio system includes navigation, a mobile app suite, and Bluetooth compatibility.
Outside, there's five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels, chrome mirrors and door handles, and a specific grille design. The iForce V8 is standard starting with the Limited.
Adventuresome buyers can order the TDR Off-Road Package, which outfits the Limited with 18-inch wheels, dedicated off-terrain tires, and performance springs and shocks.
While the 1794 acknowledges the Tundra's western roots, the Platinum is designed to deliver contemporary urban luxury. To that end, the interior features perforated leather seats in black, and generous chrome and brushed metal trim. Otherwise, it's equipped like the 1794, which means you get everything from ventilated front seats to sonar parking assist.
In SR trim, the Tundra serves buyers who care more about utility than style. Even so, you still get power windows and locks, a rearview camera, an easy lift-and-lower tailgate, and the basic version of Toyota's Entune audio system.
Available with a regular or double cab, the SR can tow up to 6,500 pounds when equipped with the 4.6-liter V8. All examples roll on 18-inch steel wheels, and four-wheel drive is available.
Although the SR is light on luxury, it's just as capable as the fancy Tundras when equipped with the 381-horsepower iForce V8. The extra power enables the SR to tow up 10,400 and provides impressive performance in everyday driving.
The lowest-priced Tundra model, the SR V6 comes only in two-wheel drive regular cab form. With 270 horsepower under its hood, the V6 Tundra is perfectly capable of ferrying passengers and gear, but lags behind other full-size V6 pickups in overall ability.
Building on the basic SR, the SR5 is brighter on the outside thanks to a chrome grille surround, chrome bumper endcaps, and available 5-spoke alloy wheels. Buyers have a choice of double or crew cabs, both with fold-up rear seats.
The audio system carries a larger touchscreen, plus HD and satellite radio. Towing capacity comes in at 6,500 pounds with the 4.6-liter V8, the base engine in the SR5 series.
The SR5's available 5.7-liter iForce V8 bumps towing capacity to just over 10,000 pounds and provides unusually quick acceleration for a full-size pickup. Equipment and trim are shared with 4.8-liter SR5, so buyers also get a touch of bling and extra conveniences to go with the extra power.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Toyota Tundra$24,710 | 21,107 mi
2013 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck$45,994 | 9,792 mi
2012 Toyota Tundra$27,729 | 21,298 mi
2012 Toyota Tundra$28,595 | 32,960 mi
2012 Toyota Tundra$29,571 | 33,753 mi
2012 Toyota Tundra$34,991 | 5,406 mi
2012 Toyota Tundra$38,999 | 25,221 mi
2012 Toyota Tundra$43,995 | 15,110 mi
2011 Toyota Tundra$25,400 | 83,817 mi
2011 Toyota Tundra$27,249 | 19,746 mi
2011 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck$27,265 | 61,008 mi
2011 Toyota Tundra$31,500 | 31,480 mi
2011 TOYOTA TUNDRA$34,999 | 46,953 mi
2011 Toyota Tundra$36,592 | 14,523 mi
2010 Toyota Tundra$29,981 | 38,076 mi
2010 Toyota Tundra$29,988 | 53,254 mi
2010 Toyota Tundra$32,998 | 28,849 mi
2010 Toyota Tundra$36,999 | 44,951 mi
2010 Toyota Tundra$40,999 | 37,023 mi
2008 Toyota Tundra$17,888 | 161,201 mi
2008 Toyota Tundra$19,991 | 94,438 mi
2008 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck$27,214 | 82,679 mi
2008 Toyota Tundra$28,999 | 72,988 mi
2008 Toyota Tundra$33,991 | 49,587 mi
2007 Toyota Tundra$16,995 | 147,386 mi
2006 Toyota Tundra$10,950 | 76,431 mi
2004 Toyota Tundra$16,990 | 82,228 mi
2001 Toyota Tundra$8,958 | 125,258 mi
Efficient engines, quiet inside, lacks high-end interior packages
Strong turbo V6, car-like ride, starting to feel dated
Refined interior, fine handling, towing capability trails some
Spacious and relatively nimble, but outdated in most respects