Toyota Tundra 2008 For Sale
Prevalence? Toyota is drawing no punches by introducing among the greatest, best, as well as the majority of capable vehicles in the sector, as well as spending billions in a new modern factory in the heart of vehicle country-San Antonio, Texas. Relevance? With Toyota planning to greater than increase its visibility in the fiercely objected to half-ton market, the Tundra represents one of one of the most highly expected new vehicle launches in years-- car or truck. Worth? The brand-new Tundra supplies 3 different powertrains (one V-6 and also 2 V-8s), with the 5.7-liter V-8 a high-tech marvel as well as torque monster-- and is amongst one of the most powerful engines in any kind of half-ton configuration. Toyota's system has the entire section covered with three different bed dimensions, three separate wheelbases covering 5 various cab as well as bed configurations, incorporated with three different trim plans (Tundra Quality, SR5, and also Limited) in 4 × 4 and 4 × 2 drivetrains-- 44 different truck flavors to interested customers, from work vehicle to deluxe touring.
Providing that type of variety right from eviction is impressive and also ambitious; as a matter of fact, some might claim also ambitious. The current launch of the new Tundra has not lacked a couple of hiccups. Numerous months earlier, a very early output of camshafts in the 5.7-liter V-8 were stopping working. Toyota tells us they traced down all the afflicted components to a certain set and also have considering that made the corrections to the design. No failures have actually appeared because. Extra recently, there have been some reports of transmission shudder under specific low-speed conditions, which dealers have mapped to a torque converter issue. Toyota states these cases were separated and also have also been solved. As well as finally, there's been babble on the web worrying tailgate issues, which Toyota is in the process of tracking down. Our hunch is a number of these stories spread like wildfire, given the lightning-rod result this new vehicle is having with lovers and the speed with which a Web thing can travel. With all that claimed, allow's take a further look at what's special regarding our 2008 winner.
As discussed in the introduction to this special section, we ran our competitors with a series of on- and off-road courses at a working Arizona proving-ground center, subjecting all our examination units to a rigorous collection of criteria. It was in our work-duty testing that the Tundra initially started to capture our focus, 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 performance evaluation in the tale and the Tundra's winning Performance Rating). The Tundra verified itself a celebrity player in simple gown (Dual Taxicab Tundra Quality, 4.7 L V-8; $27K), as well as in fully decked out (CrewMax Limited, 5.7 L V-8; $47K). When dressed down, the front bench seating enables a column shifter as well as work-truck rush with a twin glovebox and also hidden center storage space area under the facility seat. Our fully filled version had flexible natural leather captain's chairs and a massive center console storage space container, big sufficient to hold a few laptop computers and also work as a filing cupboard. The CrewMax model, with its prolonged passenger cabin, provides a gliding rear seat with drop-forward and slide-forward capacity.
One of the more important interior conveniences, cabin quiet (while driving on rough roadways or at freeway rates) is most likely the Tundra's most excellent quality. If there's a quieter vehicle out there, we have not driven it. Just two beefs with the inside: the facility pile's too much dimension and also visual split (resembles it's cut in two) as well as the area of the navigation system nearly from arm's reach for the driver.
Is it the perfect vehicle? That depends on just what you need, but by providing 44 different flavor selections, Toyota anticipates to have what you're searching for, stuffing sturdy truck capacities right into a half-ton truck that's quiet and also strong. After some discussion, the majority of our courts agree: One of the most deserving competitor for Motor Trend's 2008 Vehicle of the Year title is the all-new Toyota Tundra.