2014 Toyota Tundra Double Cab
The Tundra is Toyota's full-size vehicle, slotting over the Tacoma. It is available with 3 engine options, back- or four-wheel drive, three taxicab arrangements, as well as with a conventional or lengthy bed.
The Tundra is a little gamer in the full-size truck section due to its aging powertrains as well as lack of refinement compared with rivals from General Motors, Ford, and Ram. A 4.0-liter V-6 producing 270 hp and also 278 lb-ft of torque, a 4.6-liter V-8 making 310 hp and 327 lb-ft, and also a 5.7-liter V-8 creating 381 hp as well as 401 lb-ft paired to a 5- or six-speed automatic carry over from the pre-refresh Tundra. Toyota refined the truck by improving the flight top quality, retuning the suspension for better stability, as well as reducing roadway sound to enhance convenience on-road. Off the sidewalk, the truck remains comfortable, removing rough surface areas. Concerning fuel economy, the EPA rates the rear-drive Toyota Tundra 16/20 mpg city/highway for V-6 models, 15/19 mpg with the 4.6-liter V-8, and 13/18 with the 5.7-liter V-8. Four-wheel drive is only offered on the V-8 versions and they are ranked at 14/18 mpg for the 4.6-liter while the 5.7-liter accomplishes 13/17 mpg.
While Toyota improved the 2014 Tundra's inside, it lags behind rivals due to irregular use of soft and tough plastics. Wind sound stays an issue regardless of efforts to make the cabin extra exceptional than previously. Improved seats make the cabin a better place to spend time in while the sizable rear seats have adequate area for full-sized grownups. The enhancement of a new infotainment system and basic Entune Premium Audio updates the 2014 Tundra.
Depending on the model, the Toyota Tundra has a 3- as well as four-star total safety ranking from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars) while IIHS has actually provided it a great ranking throughout 4 classifications (excellent is the greatest feasible rating) except the little overlap front classification, where it has actually not been checked.
What We Think
The Tundra's carryover powertrains hold it back when compared with full-size trucks from GM, Ford, as well as Ram, which are geared up with advanced and efficient engines as well as transmissions. In a First Examination evaluation of a 2014 Tundra 1794 CrewMax Version, we claimed that the new version remains to lag behind its rivals in gas economy, displaying a "Texas-size crave gasoline." Furthermore, in our Initial Drive evaluation, we noted the misleading nature of the interior, which "resembled a solid hunk of light weight aluminum removed an Audi and feeling 3-cent plastic."
-Large rear seat
You Won't Like
-Poor gas economic climate
-Unimaginative outside styling