2007 Toyota Tundra For Sale
Outside & Styling
The Tundra comes in 3 cab styles: normal, extended as well as staff, named Normal Taxi, Dual Cab and also CrewMax, respectively. The Routine as well as Double Cab variations feature short or lengthy freight beds determining 6.5 feet as well as 8.1 feet in length.
There are 3 trim degrees: The Normal Taxi DX is a stripped-down work truck with a black grille and grille structure, and black bumpers, side mirrors as well as door as well as tailgate takes care of. It can be upgraded to an SR5 through a choice bundle that includes-- among practical features-- a chrome front bumper with a body-colored cap.
The Tundra appears like the Tacoma midsize pickup but with a taller, domed hood. Its most distinctive aspect is a black strip that covers the crest of the grille structure. I'm not sure I like it, but there it is. It stands apart a lot more on the body-colored grille surround that begins the Sporting activity Appearance Plan, an alternative supplied for Normal and also Dual Cabs.
In the Dual and CrewMax styles, the SR5 trim degree includes the chrome grille frame, as well as the chrome and also body-colored treatment for the back as well as the front bumper. The Minimal trim level includes chrome to the grille's 3 bars, the door deals with and also the side mirrors, with the exception of the optional extendable mirrors supplied for towing functions. 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 as well as alloy for the Limited. Twenty-inch alloys are optional.
Going & Ending
Along with a V-6 that's standard on the Routine Taxicab as well as Dual Taxi, the Tundra provides two V-8 engines. The CrewMax doesn't included the V-6.
The 5.7-liter V-8 had actually not yet started automation in Huntsville, Ala., when I obtained my sneak preview of the Tundra in December 2006. Before I got it, I pictured three setting up employees behind each truck, pushing; a designer in the bed with a bullhorn making vrooom vroom, roar roll audios; and an advertising and marketing director riding shotgun as well as asserting that the rearview mirrors hadn't can be found in yet but would certainly be added soon.
In reality (always much less intriguing) there turned out to be plenty of the larger blocks, which in addition to the pickup market's very first six-speed transmission, are the brand-new Tundra's primary claim to fame. The drivetrain goes over indeed, pushing the Tundra approximately highway speeds much faster compared to a 4x4 staff taxi has a right to go, finish with a passionate grumble from under the hood. Alternatively, when you accelerate slowly, having 6 equipments maintains the engine rate reduced, and the noise along with it. The charitable torque is available in a broad band, with at the very least 90 percent of the peak torque on tap from 2,400 to 5,500 rpm, inning accordance with Toyota's measurements.
The trans additionally delivers much better gas mileage than the 4.7-liter as well as its five-speed automatic in 4x2 Expanses, as well as just concerning a fifty percent an mpg less than the 4.7-liter in 4x4 variations. It's the less-powerful engine that possibly would profit much more from the additional equipment, yet the 4.7-liter goes to least partnered with a five-speed automated. I discovered this pairing to be greater than sufficient in an Expanse Double Cab 4x2, as well as I'm positive it would certainly suffice with 4WD too. Chevy and also Ford trucks have four-speeds. The Dodge Ram has 5, as well as Ford has assured a six-speed for the next-generation F-Series.
All Tundras are fitted with four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, brake help as well as electronic brake-force distribution. In regular driving, the brakes did their job, but the numb pedal really feel left lots to be wanted. The Silverado has a genuine edge below.
The optional 4WD, available just with the V-8, is an easy part-time, shift-on-the-fly system with some added methods that make it a lot more sophisticated. At the twist of a dial, the dual-range transfer situation engages the front axle, which is separated by default for gas cost savings. The torque is split 50/50 (front/rear), but the standard four-wheel traction control could likewise transfer power from one side to the various other on either axle-- in both 4WD high and 4WD low modes.
RWD versions-- and also 4x4s in 2WD mode-- additionally have traction control. It can be shut off or set to an intermediate position Toyota calls Car LSD, which is merely an ABS-based limited-slip differential. It varies from the default grip control because it permits some wheelspin. When it, also, is turned off, the basic electronic stability system likewise is beat.
Trip & Handling
The new Tundra Dual Taxi and CrewMax ride well with an empty bed-- the worst-case circumstance. There's some shudder in the structure when surrendering bumps, but this is common amongst body-on-frame pickups, and it's not excessive below. It's feasible that the long-bed version's longer wheelbase would introduce even more spin or resonance, yet I drove just the CrewMax and also the Dual Taxi brief bed. When the first-generation Tundra appeared, it was applauded for its trip convenience. Since that time, the competition has made inroads as well as Toyota has restored the vehicle for heavier service. For whatever reason, there's not a clear difference. The new Chevy Silverado, particularly, has actually risen to the challenge.
Offered on the short-bed SR5 as well as Limited is a TRD (Toyota Competing Advancement) Off-Road Plan that has various adjusting courtesy of stiffer front coil springs as well as back leaf springs and stronger Bilstein brand name shock absorbers and also bushings. It additionally consists of unique 18-inch alloy wheels, offroad tires as well as front tow hooks. I drove this configuration off-road, where it performed well, however I really did not experience it on sidewalk. A person is certain to: The TRD bundle is offered on rear-drive vehicles.
Pickup truck guiding isn't really anything to obtain delighted about, but the 44-foot turning diameter is a success on the CrewMax, standard-bed Double Cab and long-bed Regular Taxicab. Compare this to the Ford F-150's 45 feet as well as the Silverado's 47 feet. This isn't really just about U-turns; it dictates just how dramatically you can cut a swing when you're parking or steering a trailer hitch. With a lengthy bed, the Dual Taxicab's circle expands to 49 feet, losing its benefit. The long-bed F-150 does it in 48 feet. (For those keeping score, the standard-bed Tundra Routine Cab transforms a 39.2-foot circle.).
An additional of the Tundra's firsts is a crew-cab rear seat whose 60/40-split segments slide forward and back and also recline. Doing so calls for the largest rear seat in a pick-up, which the Tundra provides. With the reclining and the legroom, a limousine would certainly be a fair contrast. A few of the space below comes from a bed that's a bit shorter-- 5.5 feet long versus the Silverado Crew Cab's 5.75 feet, however that does not clarify the F-150, which has a 5.5-foot box as well as a smaller backseat.
The Dual Taxicab's rear seat isn't really half poor either, with practical legroom and also doors that open up onward instead of rearward. They swing virtually to a best angle with the side, so entrance as well as leave is as simple as one could anticipate. The facility floor hump, as in the CrewMax, is only a few inches high.
The basic pole position is a 40/20/40-split cloth bench that fits 3 residents. To suit much shorter chauffeurs, it's ideal to furnish the Tundra with a seat-height modification and also a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Neither is available in the base Normal Taxi (the requirement wheel only tilts). In the larger taxicabs, the SR5 trim level brings costs fabric and also hand-operated motorist's height adjustment to the split bench. You'll need the pail seats-- basic on the Minimal and optional on the SR5-- to get power changes as well as a guiding wheel that both turns as well as telescopes. The Limited likewise includes natural leather furniture and also heated seats.
The Tundra's high hood as well as cargo box wall surfaces create bad exposure promptly around the vehicle. For convenience of vehicle parking, though, front and rear finder sharp systems are provided (rear-only is extra common), as well as the optional navigating system includes a rearview camera that shows the location behind the truck on the control panel display-- a must for connecting a trailer hitch unassisted. At some time this year Toyota will offer a dealer-installed rearview camera with a 3.5-inch screen as a option different from the pricey nav feature. Pricing isn't established for this uncommon and also welcome feature, yet it's approximated to be approximately $600-- method better than the navigation/rearview cam choice's $2,810 list price.
Interior Design, High Quality
The "driver-oriented cabin" exceeds the common tilted facility control panel: Raised and colored silver, the left-hand side of the console extends from between the container seats, up the facility control board and leftward to form the entire chauffeur's side of the dashboard. I find the idea appealing, but the faux-metal surface isn't really the best I have actually seen (some are really suitable nowadays). In my point of view the control panel exhibits the very best (glossy piano-black lacquer) and also the most awful (plastic mimicing steel) of contemporary wood-trim-alternative products. This silvery things is part of just what has actually stalled Toyota's well-regarded indoor top quality, which is still good however isn't really retreating from the much-improved competition.
Like the inner and also external door handles, the knobs and also dials are huge, in maintaining with the gloved-workman image. Taking an action beyond, the vehicle additionally recognizes exactly how the requirements as well as devices of artisans have transformed-- that the concept of knuckle-dragging sheetrockers and also tin-knockers is a thing of the past: Versions with bucket seats have a center storage space console large sufficient for a laptop computer and fitted with rails to sustain hanging data folders.
Other storage arrangements abound. There's a dual glove compartment therefore numerous bins, nooks and also cubbies that it's like a jacket with a lot of pockets; you may neglect where you put points. I did. In my search, I was however unable to locate the button that magically teleports the Tundra to that alternate universe where specialists most likely to hide when they're meant to be completing your kitchen area.
Safety and security
The Tundra has not yet been crash-tested, however it is well-equipped with typical security functions. Not already stated are side-impact air bags for the front seats and side drapes to shield the front and also rear seats. The curtains are developed to deploy in the event of a rollover to protect occupants and also avoid their ejection. There's a cutoff button so the bags won't deploy when off-roading.
Freight & Towing
I didn't drive or discover a Normal Cab, however measurements and photos show a generous storage space location behind the seats with incorporated storage space boxes. The Dual Taxicab's 60/40-split backseat pillows flip up to reveal a reasonably minimalist flooring. I favor the resulting tall vertical room to the CrewMax's fold-down backrests, which give a nice plastic-covered work surface area yet not as much floor-to-ceiling height.
Nowhere is the brand-new version's higher size much more purposeful compared to in the cargo bed, which has actually expanded a couple of inches in the majority of dimensions. It currently measures 66.4 inches in between the walls and 50.0 inches between the wheel wells. The sides are 22.3 inches high. A decreased tailgate prolongs the CrewMax bed to around 7.5 feet, so even the shortest bed leaves just 1/2 foot of common building products hanging.
The securing tailgate has an aid strut that makes it feasible to lift with one or two fingers. A bonus offer is that it damps the motion, so the gate also reduces gradually under its very own weight instead of slamming down onto the assistance wires. Toyota states the strut likewise avoids jumping when driving with eviction down. Where Nissan uses a manufacturing facility spray-in bedliner, Toyota has actually stuck to the plastic lay-in kind, believing that proprietors want the alternative of removing it down the line and offering a possible new owner with an unmarred bed.
Because of the different taxicab and also bed dimensions and engine and also driveline selections, I might spend the remainder of the model year wading through haul and lugging specs for you, so I'll simply say the version line's haul rankings range from 1,420 extra pounds to 2,060 extra pounds. (Common of half-ton vehicles, it could carry an entire heap.) The pulling maxima range from a healthy 10,100 pounds in a 4x4 CrewMax to 10,800 pounds in a 4x2 Routine Taxicab when each is geared up with the 5.7-liter V-8 and optional Towing Plan, which includes the drawback receiver, electrical wiring, increased rear springtime prices, a transmission-fluid cooler and a tow/haul change setting (on the six-speed only). All the specifics can be found by clicking on the Standard Equip. & Specifications as well as the Available Options buttons above on the left.
Tundra on the market
Full-size pick-ups are the marketplace section foreign brand names have actually cannot split-- arguably the last continuing to be one. These are the highest-volume and highest-profit lorries that the American companies sell, which is most likely why Toyota directors have called the brand-new Tundra one of the most essential version introduction in the firm's history. For perspective, Ford and also GM offer near a million full-size pick-ups a year. Toyota might have sold as numerous Tundras given that they first went on sale for the 2000 model year. Having actually offered greater than 124,500 Tundras in 2006, Toyota is cautiously forecasting sales of 200,000 for the new generation in 2007, considering a late launch. Toyota has just about assured a "larger" Tundra, recommending a three-quarter or one-ton version and possibly a diesel alternative.
The brand-new Tundra has some impressive specs as well as some attributes that I would certainly identify as advancements more than innovations. I might say that Nissan as well as Honda revealed more advancement from eviction compared to the domestics have, but that hasn't already given them comparable sales or road cred. In this most devoted of automobile market sectors, reputation as well as durability may be more important. As the automobile market continues to globalize, and also as Toyota constructs increasingly more of its models in The United States and Canada using an increasing number of residential components as well as developing an increasing number of American tasks, the concept of acquiring a Japanese pickup becomes increasingly more acceptable amongst purchasers. With the remarkable exemption of the United Automobile Employees and also union fans, the method of acquiring American simply to purchase American has gradually deteriorated, and numerous Americans have actually owned or experienced Toyota vehicles as well as SUVs.
Toyota does not often get it right the very first time, or always the second, yet it has a background of making generational changes that ultimately placed its items at or near the top of their lorry class in sales and/or allure. It happened with the Camry, the Corolla and the Sienna minivan. It hasn't occurred yet with the Yaris subcompact. It could be occurring today with the 2007 Tundra.