2007 Toyota Tundra Specs
Exterior & Styling
The Tundra comes in three taxicab styles: normal, extended and crew, named Regular Taxi, Dual Taxi and CrewMax, respectively. The Normal and Dual Taxicab variations include brief or lengthy freight beds gauging 6.5 feet as well as 8.1 feet in length.
There are 3 trim degrees: The Normal Taxi DX is a stripped-down job truck with a black grille and grille frame, and also black bumpers, side mirrors and also door as well as tailgate deals with. It can be upgraded to an SR5 using an option package that includes-- amongst useful attributes-- a chrome front bumper with a body-colored cap.
The Tundra looks like the Tacoma midsize pick-up however with a taller, domed hood. Its most distinctive aspect is a black strip that covers the crest of the grille framework. I'm not sure I like it, but there it is. It attracts attention much more on the body-colored grille border that comes on the Sporting activity Appearance Package, an option supplied for Routine and Dual Cabs.
In the Double as well as CrewMax designs, the SR5 trim level includes the chrome grille frame, and also the chrome and body-colored treatment for the back along with the front bumper. The Limited trim degree adds chrome to the grille's three crossbars, the door manages as well as the side mirrors, with the exception of the optional extendable mirrors offered for pulling objectives. The Limited's front bumper is entirely body-colored, as well as it's the only trim level with conventional haze lights.
The standard wheels are 18 inches, in steel for the SR5 and also alloy for the Limited. Twenty-inch alloys are optional.
Going & Ceasing
In addition to a V-6 that's basic on the Routine Cab as well as Dual Cab, the Tundra supplies two V-8 engines. The CrewMax does not featured the V-6.
The 5.7-liter V-8 had actually not yet started mass production in Huntsville, Ala., when I got my sneak preview of the Tundra in December 2006. Prior to I got it, I envisioned 3 assembly workers behind each truck, pushing; a designer in the bed with a bullhorn making vrooom vroom, rumble roll noises; and also a marketing director riding shotgun and asserting that the rearview mirrors had not been available in yet but would be included quickly.
In reality (constantly much less interesting) there ended up being a lot of the bigger blocks, which together with the pickup market's first six-speed transmission, are the brand-new Tundra's major claim to fame. The drivetrain is impressive indeed, propelling the Tundra up to freeway rates quicker compared to a 4x4 crew taxi has a right to go, complete with a hearty roll from under the hood. On the other hand, when you speed up gradually, having six equipments keeps the engine speed low, as well as the noise in addition to it. The generous torque comes in a broad band, with at the very least 90 percent of the height torque at hand from 2,400 to 5,500 rpm, inning accordance with Toyota's measurements.
The trans additionally supplies far better gas mileage compared to the 4.7-liter as well as its five-speed automated in 4x2 Expanses, and only concerning a fifty percent an mpg less than the 4.7-liter in 4x4 versions. It's the less-powerful engine that possibly would profit much more from the extra gear, yet the 4.7-liter goes to least partnered with a five-speed automatic. I found this pairing to be greater than adequate in an Expanse Dual Taxicab 4x2, as well as I'm certain it would certainly suffice with 4WD too. Chevy and Ford vehicles have four-speeds. The Dodge Ram has five, and Ford has assured a six-speed for the next-generation F-Series.
All Tundras are fitted with four-wheel disc brakes with ABDOMINAL, brake help and also electronic brake-force distribution. In regular driving, the brakes did their work, yet the numb pedal really feel left lots to be wanted. The Silverado has an actual edge here.
The optional 4WD, available just with the V-8, is a straightforward part-time, shift-on-the-fly system with some included techniques that make it more advanced. At the twist of a dial, the dual-range transfer situation engages the front axle, which is removed by default for gas financial savings. The torque is split 50/50 (front/rear), however the basic four-wheel grip control can additionally transfer power from one side to the various other on either axle-- in both 4WD high and also 4WD low settings.
RWD models-- as well as 4x4s in 2WD setting-- also have traction control. It can be switched off or readied to an intermediate placement Toyota calls Vehicle LSD, which is simply an ABS-based limited-slip differential. It varies from the default traction control because it allows some wheelspin. When it, too, is switched off, the conventional digital stability system additionally is beat.
Ride & Handling
The brand-new Tundra Dual Taxicab as well as CrewMax ride well with an empty bed-- the worst-case situation. There's some shudder in the framework when surrendering bumps, yet this prevails amongst body-on-frame pick-ups, as well as it's not excessive right here. It's feasible that the long-bed variation's longer wheelbase would introduce even more twist or vibration, yet I drove just the CrewMax and the Double Cab brief bed. When the first-generation Tundra appeared, it was commended for its ride convenience. Since that time, the competition has actually made inroads as well as Toyota has reconstructed the truck for heavier service. For whatever factor, there's not a clear distinction. The new Chevy Silverado, particularly, has risen to the difficulty.
Readily available on the short-bed SR5 and also Restricted is a TRD (Toyota Racing Advancement) Off-Road Plan that has different tuning thanks to stiffer front coil springtimes as well as back fallen leave springs and also stronger Bilstein brand name shock absorbers and bushings. It additionally consists of distinct 18-inch alloy wheels, offroad tires as well as front tow hooks. I drove this setup off-road, where it performed well, however I didn't experience it on pavement. A person is certain to: The TRD plan is available on rear-drive trucks.
Pickup truck guiding isn't anything to obtain excited about, yet the 44-foot turning diameter is a success on the CrewMax, standard-bed Double Cab and also long-bed Routine Taxi. Compare this to the Ford F-150's 45 feet as well as the Silverado's 47 feet. This isn't nearly U-turns; it determines how sharply you can cut a swing when you're auto parking or maneuvering a trailer drawback. With a lengthy bed, the Double Taxicab's circle grows to 49 feet, losing its advantage. The long-bed F-150 does it in 48 feet. (For those maintaining score, the standard-bed Tundra Routine Taxi transforms a 39.2-foot circle.).
An additional of the Tundra's firsts is a crew-cab backseat whose 60/40-split segments slide forward and back and also recline. Doing so needs the biggest backseat in a pickup, which the Tundra delivers. With the reclining and also the legroom, a limo would be a fair comparison. Some of the space here comes from a bed that's a little bit much shorter-- 5.5 feet long versus the Silverado Crew Taxicab's 5.75 feet, but that does not explain the F-150, which has a 5.5-foot box as well as a smaller backseat.
The Double Cab's rear seat isn't really half poor either, with practical legroom as well as doors that open up ahead as opposed to rearward. They turn nearly to an appropriate angle with the side, so entrance and also exit is as easy as one could anticipate. The center floor bulge, as in the CrewMax, is only a few inches high.
The common pole position is a 40/20/40-split towel bench that accommodates 3 occupants. To suit shorter chauffeurs, it's ideal to outfit the Tundra with a seat-height adjustment and a tilt/telescoping wheel. Neither is available in the base Routine Cab (the criterion wheel just tilts). In the larger taxicabs, the SR5 trim level brings costs towel as well as manual motorist's height adjustment to the split bench. You'll need the pail seats-- common on the Minimal and optional on the SR5-- to get power changes as well as a steering wheel that both turns and telescopes. The Limited also includes leather furniture as well as heated seats.
The Tundra's high hood as well as freight box wall surfaces produce poor visibility instantly around the truck. For convenience of car parking, though, front and also back sonar alert systems are supplied (rear-only is more typical), and also the optional navigating system consists of a rearview video camera that reveals the area behind the vehicle on the control panel screen-- a have to for attaching a trailer drawback alone. At some time this year Toyota will certainly supply a dealer-installed rearview cam with a 3.5-inch screen as a option different from the expensive nav feature. Prices isn't really set for this rare and also welcome attribute, however it's estimated to be about $600-- means better compared to the navigation/rearview electronic camera alternative's $2,810 retail price.
Interior Design, High Quality
The "driver-oriented cockpit" exceeds the normal angled center control panel: Raised and also colored silver, the left-hand side of the console prolongs from between the pail seats, up the facility control panel and leftward to form the entire vehicle driver's side of the dashboard. I discover the concept appealing, but the faux-metal coating isn't really the best I've seen (some are actually suitable nowadays). In my opinion the control panel shows the best (shiny piano-black lacquer) and also the most awful (plastic copying steel) of modern wood-trim-alternative products. This silvery things becomes part of exactly what has delayed Toyota's well-regarded indoor quality, which is still great however isn't really pulling away from the much-improved competition.
Like the inner as well as outer door deals with, the knobs and also dials are big, in keeping with the gloved-workman picture. Taking an action beyond, the vehicle likewise identifies just how the demands and also devices of craftsmen have changed-- that the concept of knuckle-dragging sheetrockers and also tin-knockers is a thing of the past: Designs with container seats have a facility storage console huge enough for a laptop computer and also fitted with rails to sustain hanging documents folders.
Other storage arrangements abound. There's a double glove compartment and so several bins, nooks and also cubbies that it resembles a coat with too many pockets; you could neglect where you put points. I did. In my search, I was unfortunately unable to discover the switch that magically teleports the Tundra to that alternating universe where specialists go to conceal when they're supposed to be finishing your cooking area.
The Tundra has not yet been crash-tested, but it is well-appointed with typical security functions. Not already mentioned are side-impact airbags for the pole positions and also side curtains to protect the front as well as rear seats. The drapes are developed to deploy in case of a rollover to safeguard passengers and prevent their ejection. There's a cutoff button so the bags won't release when off-roading.
Cargo & Towing
I didn't drive or discover a Normal Taxicab, yet dimensions and pictures reveal a generous storage area behind the seats with integrated storage boxes. The Double Taxi's 60/40-split backseat paddings turn approximately reveal a relatively clean flooring. I choose the resulting tall upright space to the CrewMax's fold-down back-rests, which supply a good plastic-covered job surface but not as much floor-to-ceiling elevation.
No place is the new model's higher size a lot more meaningful compared to in the cargo bed, which has actually expanded a couple of inches in most measurements. It now gauges 66.4 inches between the wall surfaces and also 50.0 inches in between the wheel wells. The sides are 22.3 inches high. A decreased tailgate expands the CrewMax bed to around 7.5 feet, so also the fastest bed leaves only 1/2 foot of basic building materials hanging.
The securing tailgate has a help strut that makes it feasible to lift with one or two fingers. A bonus is that it damps the motion, so the gate likewise lowers slowly under its own weight instead of banging down into the support wires. Toyota says the strut likewise protects against jumping when driving with the gate down. Where Nissan supplies a factory spray-in bedliner, Toyota has actually stuck to the plastic lay-in type, thinking that owners want the alternative of removing it down the line and supplying a prospective brand-new proprietor with an unmarred bed.
Because of the different taxi as well as bed sizes and also engine and driveline choices, I can invest the rest of the version year wading through haul and also towing specifications for you, so I'll just claim the design line's payload scores vary from 1,420 extra pounds to 2,060 pounds. (Typical of half-ton trucks, it can carry a whole ton.) The hauling maxima run from a healthy and balanced 10,100 extra pounds in a 4x4 CrewMax to 10,800 extra pounds in a 4x2 Routine Taxicab when each is equipped with the 5.7-liter V-8 and also optional Towing Package, which includes the drawback receiver, electrical wiring, enhanced back springtime rates, a transmission-fluid colder and also a tow/haul shift setting (on the six-speed only). All the specifics can be discovered by clicking on the Standard Equip. & Specifications and also the Available Options switches over on the left.
Tundra on the market
Full-size pickups are the market section foreign brands have actually cannot split-- arguably the last continuing to be one. These are the highest-volume and also highest-profit automobiles that the American firms offer, which is possibly why Toyota execs have called the new Tundra the most important model introduction in the business's history. For point of view, Ford and also GM sell near a million full-size pickups a year. Toyota could have sold as many Tundras since they initially went on sale for the 2000 version year. Having marketed greater than 124,500 Tundras in 2006, Toyota is conservatively forecasting sales of 200,000 for the new generation in 2007, taking into account a late launch. Toyota has just about promised a "larger" Tundra, recommending a three-quarter or one-ton version as well as perhaps a diesel option.
The brand-new Tundra has some outstanding specifications as well as some functions that I would certainly characterize as advancements greater than developments. I might say that Nissan and Honda revealed even more development from eviction compared to the domestics have, but that hasn't provided comparable sales or street cred. In this most devoted of lorry market segments, credibility and durability might be more crucial. As the automotive market remains to globalize, and as Toyota builds a growing number of of its versions in North America using a growing number of domestic parts and creating a growing number of American work, the suggestion of buying a Japanese pickup ends up being more and more appropriate amongst customers. With the notable exemption of the United Car Employees and also union advocates, the practice of getting American simply to get American has gradually eroded, and numerous Americans have possessed or experienced Toyota autos and also SUVs.
Toyota does not usually get it right the very first time, or necessarily the 2nd, however it has a history of making generational changes that eventually put its products at or near the top of their automobile course in sales and/or allure. It occurred with the Camry, the Corolla as well as the Sienna minivan. It hasn't already took place yet with the Yaris subcompact. It might be occurring now with the 2007 Tundra.