2008 toyota Tundra Regular Cab

2008 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab: When Toyota initially revealed it was bring out a full-size pickup truck to go visit head with the huge young boys from Ford, Chevy, and also Dodge, the concern arose as to whether an import might absolutely complete as a heavyweight. The solution remains in: The new Toyota Tundra is now ready to take on any type of American-made pickup-- on all degrees.


2008 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab


Superiority? Toyota is drawing no strikes by presenting among the biggest, strongest, and also the majority of qualified cars in the section, in addition to spending billions in a brand-new advanced manufacturing plant in the heart of truck country-San Antonio, Texas. Significance? With Toyota aiming to greater than double its visibility in the hotly opposed half-ton industry, the Tundra stands for among one of the most extremely expected new car launches in many years-- vehicle or vehicle. Worth? The brand-new Tundra supplies 3 different powertrains (one V-6 as well as 2 V-8s), with the 5.7-liter V-8 a high-tech marvel and torque monster-- and is amongst one of the most effective engines in any kind of half-ton configuration. Toyota's platform has the entire segment covered with three different bed dimensions, three separate wheelbases covering five different taxi as well as bed setups, combined with 3 different trim plans (Tundra Quality, SR5, and also Limited) in 4 × 4 and also 4 × 2 drivetrains-- 44 various truck tastes to interested customers, from job truck to deluxe touring.

Providing that type of selection right out of eviction goes over as well as enthusiastic; actually, some might state as well enthusiastic. The recent launch of the new Tundra has not lacked a couple of hiccups. Several months back, an early outcome of camshafts in the 5.7-liter V-8 were stopping working. Toyota informs us they mapped down all the damaged parts to a certain batch as well as have since made the modifications to the design. No failures have emerged given that. More lately, there have been some records of transmission shudder under specific low-speed problems, which dealers have traced to a torque converter problem. Toyota claims these events were isolated as well as have actually likewise been resolved. And lastly, there's been chatter on the web concerning tailgate problems, which Toyota is in the process of finding. Our guess is much of these tales spread like wildfire, given the lightning-rod effect this brand-new vehicle is having with lovers as well as the speed with which a Web thing can take a trip. With all that said, let's take a further look at exactly what's unique about our 2008 victor.

As pointed out in the intro to this special area, we ran our challengers with a collection of on- and off-road programs at a functioning Arizona proving-ground facility, subjecting all our test systems to a rigorous set of criteria. It was in our work-duty testing that the Tundra initially started to capture our interest, with the 5.7-liter V-8 Limited CrewMax Tundra running miles ahead of the competitors, with and without a packed trailer in tow (note our efficiency analysis in the tale as well as the Tundra's winning Efficiency Score). The Tundra showed itself a celebrity player in ordinary dress (Dual Taxi Tundra Grade, 4.7 L V-8; $27K), in addition to in fully spruced up (CrewMax Limited, 5.7 L V-8; $47K). When dressed down, the front bench seating allows for a column shifter and work-truck rush with a dual glovebox and hidden center storage space area under the facility seat. Our totally filled version had supple leather captain's chairs and a massive facility console storage space container, big sufficient to hold a couple of laptop computers as well as function as a filing cupboard. The CrewMax design, with its extended passenger cabin, supplies a sliding rear seat with drop-forward and slide-forward capability.

One of the more vital indoor conveniences, cabin quiet (while driving on rough roadways or at highway speeds) is most likely the Tundra's many excellent quality. If there's a quieter vehicle available, we have not driven it. Only two beefs with the interior: the center stack's extreme size and visual split (resembles it's cut in two) as well as the location of the navigating system almost out of arm's reach for the vehicle driver.

Is it the excellent vehicle? That all depends upon exactly what you require, yet by using 44 different flavor choices, Toyota expects to have exactly what you're trying to find, stuffing durable vehicle capabilities right into a half-ton truck that's quiet as well as strong. After some argument, most of our courts concur: One of the most deserving competitor for Motor Pattern's 2008 Vehicle of the Year title is the brand new Toyota Tundra.