2014 Toyota Tundra Crewmax
The Tundra is Toyota's full-size truck, slotting above the Tacoma. It is readily available with three engine options, back- or 4x4, three taxicab setups, as well as with a typical or lengthy bed.
The Tundra is a tiny player in the full-size truck sector because of its aging powertrains and lack of refinement compared to rivals from General Motors, Ford, and Ram. A 4.0-liter V-6 producing 270 hp and 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 producing 381 hp and 401 lb-ft combined to a 5- or six-speed automatic carry over from the pre-refresh Tundra. Toyota improved the vehicle by boosting the ride high quality, retuning the suspension for much better security, and decreasing road sound to boost comfort on-road. Off the sidewalk, the vehicle stays comfy, removing rough surfaces. Relating to fuel economic climate, the EPA prices the rear-drive Toyota Tundra 16/20 mpg city/highway for V-6 designs, 15/19 mpg with the 4.6-liter V-8, and also 13/18 with the 5.7-liter V-8. 4x4 is just offered on the V-8 versions and they are ranked at 14/18 mpg for the 4.6-liter while the 5.7-liter attains 13/17 mpg.
While Toyota enhanced the 2014 Tundra's interior, it lags behind rivals due to uneven use soft as well as hard plastics. Wind sound remains a concern regardless of initiatives making the cabin extra superior than before. Boosted seats make the cabin a better place to spend time in while the roomy rear seats have enough area for full-sized grownups. The addition of a brand-new infotainment system as well as conventional Entune Premium Audio updates the 2014 Tundra.
Relying on the model, the Toyota Tundra has a 3- as well as four-star overall security ranking from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars) while IIHS has offered it an excellent score across 4 categories (great is the greatest possible rating) except the little overlap front classification, where it has not been examined.
What We Think
The Tundra's carryover powertrains hold it back when as compared to full-size trucks from GM, Ford, as well as Ram, which are outfitted with advanced and efficient engines and also transmissions. In an Initial Test testimonial of a 2014 Tundra 1794 CrewMax Edition, we said that the new model continues to lag behind its competitors in gas economy, presenting a "Texas-size crave petrol." Additionally, in our Initial Drive testimonial, we noted the deceptive nature of the interior, which "resembled a solid piece of light weight aluminum taken off an Audi and also really feeling 3-cent plastic."
You Will not Like
-Poor fuel economy
-Uninspired exterior styling