2008 Toyota Tundra For Sale
Supremacy? Toyota is pulling no strikes by presenting among the largest, best, and the majority of qualified lorries in the sector, in addition to spending billions in a brand-new cutting edge factory in the heart of truck country-San Antonio, Texas. Relevance? With Toyota aiming to more than double its existence in the hotly objected to half-ton industry, the Tundra represents one of one of the most highly expected new lorry launches in many years-- vehicle or truck. Value? The new Tundra uses 3 various powertrains (one V-6 and 2 V-8s), with the 5.7-liter V-8 a sophisticated marvel as well as torque beast-- and also is amongst the most effective engines in any kind of half-ton configuration. Toyota's system has the entire sector covered with three various bed dimensions, three different wheelbases covering 5 different taxicab and bed configurations, integrated with three different trim plans (Tundra Quality, SR5, and Limited) in 4 × 4 and also 4 × 2 drivetrains-- 44 various truck tastes to interested purchasers, from work vehicle to deluxe touring.
Supplying that sort of variety right from the gate is impressive and enthusiastic; in fact, some may state too enthusiastic. The recent launch of the brand-new Tundra has actually not been without a few hiccups. A number of months ago, a very early outcome of camshafts in the 5.7-liter V-8 were stopping working. Toyota informs us they mapped down all the damaged components to a specific set as well as have considering that made the adjustments to the style. No failings have emerged considering that. More just recently, there have actually been some reports of transmission shudder under particular low-speed problems, which dealerships have mapped to a torque converter problem. Toyota claims these occurrences were isolated and have actually likewise been dealt with. And also lastly, there's been babble online worrying tailgate issues, which Toyota is in the procedure of tracking down. Our assumption is most of these stories spread like wildfire, provided the lightning-rod result this new vehicle is having with fanatics and the rate with which an Internet thing could travel. With all that claimed, let's take a deeper look at just what's unique about our 2008 winner.
As stated in the introduction to this special area, we ran our challengers with a series of on- as well as off-road programs at a working Arizona proving-ground facility, subjecting all our test units to an extensive collection of requirements. It remained in our work-duty screening that the Tundra initially started to capture our interest, with the 5.7-liter V-8 Limited CrewMax Tundra running miles ahead of the competition, with and also without a loaded trailer in tow (note our efficiency evaluation in the tale and also the Tundra's winning Performance Score). The Tundra confirmed itself a star player in simple dress (Dual Taxicab Tundra Quality, 4.7 L V-8; $27K), in addition to in completely spruced up (CrewMax Limited, 5.7 L V-8; $47K). When dressed down, the front bench seating allows for a column shifter as well as work-truck rush with a double glovebox and also covert facility storage compartment under the center seat. Our totally filled model had supple leather captain's chairs as well as a huge facility console storage bin, huge enough to hold a few laptops and serve as a declaring cabinet. The CrewMax design, with its extended passenger cabin, provides a moving rear seat with drop-forward as well as slide-forward capability.
Among the more vital indoor conveniences, cabin quiet (while driving on harsh roadways or at highway rates) is probably the Tundra's most impressive high quality. If there's a quieter truck around, we haven't driven it. Only 2 beefs with the interior: the center pile's too much size and also visual split (resembles it's cut in two) and also the location of the navigating system practically from arm's reach for the motorist.
Is it the perfect vehicle? That all depends upon exactly what you require, yet by offering 44 various flavor selections, Toyota expects to have exactly what you're looking for, packing durable vehicle capabilities right into a half-ton vehicle that's quiet and solid. After some debate, most of our courts agree: One of the most deserving rival for Electric motor Trend's 2008 Vehicle of the Year title is the all-new Toyota Tundra.