2014 Toyota Tundra
The Tundra is Toyota's full-size vehicle, slotting above the Tacoma. It is available with 3 engine choices, rear- or four-wheel drive, 3 taxi configurations, and with a basic or lengthy bed.
The Tundra is a small player in the full-size truck segment as a result of its aging powertrains and also absence of refinement as 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 as well as 327 lb-ft, and a 5.7-liter V-8 producing 381 hp and 401 lb-ft paired to a five- or six-speed automatic carry over from the pre-refresh Tundra. Toyota refined the truck by improving the flight high quality, retuning the suspension for much better security, and minimizing road noise to improve convenience on-road. Off the pavement, the truck remains comfy, filtering out harsh surface areas. Pertaining to gas 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 just available on the V-8 designs and also they are rated at 14/18 mpg for the 4.6-liter while the 5.7-liter achieves 13/17 mpg.
While Toyota boosted the 2014 Tundra's interior, it hangs back rivals due to irregular use soft and also hard plastics. Wind noise stays a concern despite efforts to earn the cabin more exceptional than previously. Boosted seats make the cabin a better place to spend time in while the sizable back seats have enough room for full-sized grownups. The addition of a new infotainment system and also conventional Entune Premium Audio updates the 2014 Tundra.
Depending on the design, the Toyota Tundra has a three- and also four-star total safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars) while IIHS has given it a great ranking across 4 categories (excellent is the greatest possible rating) other than the small overlap front classification, where it has actually not been evaluated.
What We Think
The Tundra's carryover powertrains hold it back when compared with full-size trucks from GM, Ford, and Ram, which are furnished with more advanced and reliable engines as well as transmissions. In an Initial Test review of a 2014 Tundra 1794 CrewMax Version, we claimed that the brand-new model continues to drag its rivals in gas economic situation, presenting a "Texas-size crave fuel." Additionally, in our First Drive evaluation, we noted the misleading nature of the interior, which "resembled a solid hunk of light weight aluminum taken off an Audi as well as feeling 3-cent plastic."
You Will not Like
-Poor fuel economic climate
-Uninteresting exterior designing