2014 Toyota Tundra Crew Max
The Tundra is Toyota's full-size truck, slotting over the Tacoma. It is available with 3 engine choices, back- or 4x4, 3 taxi arrangements, as well as with a common or lengthy bed.
The Tundra is a tiny player in the full-size truck sector because of its aging powertrains and lack of refinement as compared to rivals from General Motors, Ford, and Ram. A 4.0-liter V-6 generating 270 hp as well as 278 lb-ft of torque, a 4.6-liter V-8 making 310 hp and 327 lb-ft, and a 5.7-liter V-8 generating 381 hp and also 401 lb-ft paired to a five- or six-speed automatic carry over from the pre-refresh Tundra. Toyota fine-tuned the truck by improving the ride high quality, retuning the suspension for far better stability, as well as minimizing road noise to enhance convenience on-road. Off the sidewalk, the vehicle stays comfy, straining rough surface areas. Concerning gas economy, the EPA prices 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 just available on the V-8 models as well as they are ranked at 14/18 mpg for the 4.6-liter while the 5.7-liter achieves 13/17 mpg.
While Toyota enhanced the 2014 Tundra's interior, it hangs back rivals due to irregular use soft as well as tough plastics. Wind noise continues to be a concern in spite of efforts to make the cabin extra superior compared to before. Boosted seats make the cabin a better place to hang around in while the sizable rear seats have enough space for full-sized adults. The enhancement of a brand-new infotainment system and also basic Entune Premium Audio modernizes the 2014 Tundra.
Depending on the version, the Toyota Tundra has a three- and also four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars) while IIHS has offered it an excellent ranking across four categories (excellent is the greatest possible score) other than the small overlap front category, where it has actually not been examined.
What We Think
The Tundra's carryover powertrains hold it when as compared to full-size trucks from GM, Ford, and Ram, which are geared up with advanced and also efficient engines as well as transmissions. In an Initial Test review of a 2014 Tundra 1794 CrewMax Edition, we claimed that the new design remains to lag behind its rivals in gas economic climate, presenting a "Texas-size crave gas." Furthermore, in our Very first Drive evaluation, we kept in mind the deceitful nature of the interior, which "resembled a solid hunk of light weight aluminum removed an Audi and feeling 3-cent plastic."
You Will not Like
-Poor gas economic climate
-Uninspired exterior styling