Today, the Tundra encounters much stiffer competition from Chevrolet, Dodge, GMC and also Ford half-ton pickups, every one of which have actually been upgraded or revised with brand-new powertrains and functions in the past year.
The Tundra can be found in 2- or four-wheel drive, and also in 3 cab designs: routine cab, Double Taxi as well as CrewMax. The CrewMax is the biggest taxicab in the half-ton segment since Chrysler stopped the Mega Taxi option for the Dodge Ram 1500 last year. The CrewMax comes only with a 5-foot, 6-inch bed, while other versions can be ordered with either a 6-foot, 6-inch bed, or an 8-foot cargo bed. Cut levels include Tundra, SR5 as well as Limited.
2010 toyota Tundra Grade
New for 2010
Toyota's new 310-horsepower, 4.6-liter i-Force V-8 makes 327 pounds-feet of torque. It's smaller sized than the 276-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 with 313 pounds-feet of torque that it replaces, but it's also stronger, lighter and extra efficient. It's likewise concerning 100 pounds lighter than the 4.7-liter.
Tundra designs are divided right into two classes: Tundra Grade and Limited Quality. Tundra Grade models sporting activity a new two-bar front grille as well as modified taillamps, while Minimal designs put on a billet-style grille. A revamped seven-pin towing hitch adapter currently sits above the drawback to assist stay clear of damages as well as dust. Additionally, a rack to help organize storage room has actually been contributed to the reduced handwear cover box.
The new Tundra Grade Work Truck Package is aimed at business purchasers. It's an entry-level model offered in only normal or Double Cab arrangements, with vinyl seats and also rubber floors. It's priced approximately $1,030 less than the vehicle's standard MSRP. At the high-end of the spectrum is the brand-new Platinum Bundle alternative for Minimal Tundras outfitted with the 5.7-liter V-8. It includes warmed and also aerated seats, a sunroof and wood-grain trim.
Toyota made sure this Tundra wouldn't have sand kicked in its face by designing a huge, brawny pickup that resembles it can bully any type of truck on the market-- at least from the front. The substantial grille, sculptured hood and also husky bumper offer a frightening head-on sight. From the side, the Tundra is instead traditional. A deck-rail adjustable tie-down system is offered for all freight beds.
The Tundra's inside is made to accommodate working individuals. The control handles are easy to hold, also in work gloves, and the evaluates are very easy to review at a glimpse however placed at the end of lengthy barrels in the dashboard. There are plenty of storage space alternatives, specifically with a center console that could hold a laptop computer as well as hanging documents. Even the regular cab Tundra has enough space behind the seats to hold five-gallon paint pails. The seats are large, supportive and also comfy. The brand-new Platinum Bundle includes deluxe touches that until now were only available in vehicles like high-end Ford F-150s.
Under the Hood
-236-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 with light weight aluminum block and cyndrical tube heads, dual expenses camshafts and also 4 valves per cyndrical tube, with 266 pounds-feet of torque
-310-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 with light weight aluminum block and two-alloy cylinder heads, dual overhead camshafts and 4 shutoffs each cyndrical tube, with 327 pounds-feet of torque
-381-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 with aluminum block as well as cyndrical tube heads, twin expenses camshafts as well as four shutoffs per cylinder, with 401 pounds-feet of torque
-Five-speed transmission (requirement with V-6).
-Six-speed automatic (standard with 4.6-liter V-8 or 5.7-liter V-8).
Toyota stresses safety with a suite of digital braking innovations that help chauffeurs stay clear of accidents. All are tied into the anti-skid brakes system. They consist of traction control, brake help and electronic security control. Toyota likewise has electronic brake-force circulation, which adjusts stopping pressure according to cargo lots. The Tundra doesn't hold back on airbags, with side-impact air bags ahead and side drape air bags common on all variations.
-Front and also back sonar parking aids.
-Offered back-up video camera.
-Three-point safety belt whatsoever settings.
Of Rate Of Interest to Truck Owners
-Optimum gross automobile weight rating: 7,000-7,200 pounds (CrewMax 4x4).
-Maximum payload ability: 2,000 pounds (routine taxi 4x2).
-Optimum hauling capacity: 10,800 pounds (regular cab 4x2).
-Fuel capability: 26.4 gallons.
-Axle proportion: 3.90:1, 4.10:1, 4.30:1.
-Transfer situation low variety: 2.618:1.
-Crawl proportion: 37.52:1 (6A w/4.30:1 axle).
-Minimum ground clearance: 10-10.2 inches (4x2); 10.4-10.6 inches (4x4).
-Strategy angle: 27-29 degrees.
-Departure angle: 24-27 degrees.
-Cargo floor length: 66.7 inches (CrewMax), 78.7 inches (typical bed), 97.6 inches (lengthy bed).
-Cargo floor width: 66.4 inches.
-Cargo flooring size at wheel well: 50 inches.
-Freight bed depth: 22.2 inches.