2008 toyota Tundra Double Cab

2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab: When Toyota first introduced it was bring out a full-size pickup truck to go go to going with the huge children from Ford, Chevy, as well as Dodge, the question occurred regarding whether an import can genuinely contend as a heavyweight. The solution remains in: The new Toyota Tundra is now ready to take on any American-made pickup-- on all degrees.


2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab


Prevalence? Toyota is drawing no strikes by introducing one of the most significant, toughest, and also many capable lorries in the sector, along with spending billions in a new advanced factory in the heart of vehicle country-San Antonio, Texas. Significance? With Toyota aiming to more than increase its visibility in the hotly objected to half-ton market, the Tundra stands for among one of the most extremely anticipated new automobile launches in many years-- vehicle or truck. Value? The brand-new Tundra supplies 3 different powertrains (one V-6 and 2 V-8s), with the 5.7-liter V-8 a sophisticated wonder and torque beast-- and also is amongst the most effective engines in any half-ton configuration. Toyota's system has the whole segment covered with 3 various bed sizes, 3 separate wheelbases covering five different taxi as well as bed setups, incorporated with three different trim bundles (Tundra Quality, SR5, and also Limited) in 4 × 4 and 4 × 2 drivetrains-- 44 different truck tastes to interested buyers, from work truck to luxury touring.

Using that kind of variety right from the gate goes over and also ambitious; in fact, some may claim also ambitious. The recent launch of the brand-new Tundra has not lacked a couple of hiccups. Several months back, a very early result of camshafts in the 5.7-liter V-8 were failing. Toyota informs us they traced down all the afflicted components to a particular batch as well as have actually since made the corrections to the layout. No failures have actually surfaced because. More lately, there have actually been some records of transmission shudder under certain low-speed conditions, which suppliers have actually traced to a torque converter problem. Toyota says these occurrences were separated and have likewise been resolved. And finally, there's been chatter online worrying tailgate issues, which Toyota remains in the process of finding. Our assumption is most of these stories spread like wildfire, offered the lightning-rod effect this brand-new truck is having with enthusiasts as well as the speed with which a Web product could travel. With all that said, allow's take a further take a look at just what's unique concerning our 2008 victor.

As mentioned in the intro to this unique section, we ran our competitors through a series of on- and also off-road programs at a functioning Arizona proving-ground center, subjecting all our examination units to a strenuous collection of requirements. It remained in our work-duty screening that the Tundra initially started to capture our interest, with the 5.7-liter V-8 Limited CrewMax Tundra running miles ahead of the competition, with as well as without a loaded trailer in tow (note our efficiency evaluation in the tale and also the Tundra's winning Performance Rating). The Tundra verified itself a star player in ordinary gown (Double Taxicab Tundra Quality, 4.7 L V-8; $27K), in addition to in fully dressed up (CrewMax Limited, 5.7 L V-8; $47K). When dressed down, the front bench seating allows for a column shifter and work-truck dash with a twin glovebox and surprise center storage space compartment under the facility seat. Our fully packed version had supple natural leather captain's chairs as well as a massive facility console storage space container, big sufficient to hold a few laptops as well as act as a filing closet. The CrewMax version, with its prolonged traveler cabin, offers a moving back seat with drop-forward as well as slide-forward capability.

One of the more crucial indoor conveniences, cabin quiet (while driving on rough roadways or at freeway rates) is most likely the Tundra's many outstanding high quality. If there's a quieter vehicle out there, we have not driven it. Just 2 beefs with the inside: the center stack's too much dimension and also visual split (resembles it's cut in two) as well as the place of the navigating system practically out of arm's reach for the vehicle driver.

Is it the best vehicle? That all depends upon just what you require, however by providing 44 various flavor choices, Toyota expects to have what you're seeking, stuffing sturdy truck capabilities into a half-ton truck that's quiet as well as solid. After some debate, the majority of our judges concur: The most deserving rival for Motor Pattern's 2008 Truck of the Year title is the brand new Toyota Tundra.