Toyota Tundra 2014
The Tundra is Toyota's full-size vehicle, slotting over the Tacoma. It is readily available with 3 engine choices, rear- or 4x4, three taxi arrangements, and also with a basic or long bed.
The Tundra is a little gamer in the full-size truck sector because of its aging powertrains and also lack of improvement compared to rivals from General Motors, Ford, and also 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 also 327 lb-ft, as well as a 5.7-liter V-8 creating 381 hp as well as 401 lb-ft paired to a five- or six-speed automated rollover from the pre-refresh Tundra. Toyota fine-tuned the truck by boosting the ride quality, retuning the suspension for far better stability, and also reducing road sound to improve comfort on-road. Off the pavement, the truck stays comfy, filtering out harsh surface areas. Regarding fuel economy, the EPA prices the rear-drive Toyota Tundra 16/20 mpg city/highway for V-6 versions, 15/19 mpg with the 4.6-liter V-8, and also 13/18 with the 5.7-liter V-8. Four-wheel drive is only offered on the V-8 designs as well as they are ranked at 14/18 mpg for the 4.6-liter while the 5.7-liter attains 13/17 mpg.
While Toyota boosted the 2014 Tundra's interior, it hangs back rivals as a result of unequal use soft and tough plastics. Wind noise remains a problem regardless of efforts to make the cabin a lot more exceptional than previously. Boosted seats make the cabin a better place to spend time in while the spacious back seats have sufficient space for full-sized adults. The addition of a brand-new infomercial system and also typical Entune Premium Sound updates the 2014 Tundra.
Depending on the version, the Toyota Tundra has a three- as well as four-star general security ranking from the NHTSA (out of a possible 5 star) while IIHS has actually offered it a good score across four groups (excellent is the highest feasible score) other than the tiny overlap front group, where it has actually not been tested.
What We Assume
The Tundra's carryover powertrains hold it when compared with full-size trucks from GM, Ford, and Ram, which are furnished with advanced and effective engines and transmissions. In an Initial Test testimonial of a 2014 Tundra 1794 CrewMax Edition, we claimed that the new version continues to hang back its rivals in gas economy, presenting a "Texas-size crave gas." Furthermore, in our Very first Drive evaluation, we kept in mind the misleading nature of the inside, which "looked like a solid piece of light weight aluminum taken off an Audi and also feeling 3-cent plastic."
You Won't Like
-Poor gas economy
-Unimaginative exterior styling