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2011 Toyota Tundra vs. Its Competition

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The 2011 Toyota Tundra promises a version for every job, and while that's true for most every other full-size truck, the Tundra does lay claim to some unique hard points. Whatever they may be, we like the style of the slow-selling Nissan Titan a bit better than that of the Tundra. The Titan is oriented more toward personal use, and has a funky-ish style that still works, some seven years after it was introduced.

Gas mileage is poor, though we love the NASCAR tinge to its V-8 exhaust.

The Chevy Silverado and the nearly identical GMC Sierra continue to have strong appeal because of their very functional interiors (including separate interiors for work and personal trims), and their line of V-8 engines are especially fuel-efficient. The Ram 1500 used to be the Dodge Ram, but aside from the name change, it's still the best-riding full-size truck, and the one with the best interior feel and finishes, though that lead is slipping.

It's also a leader in entertainment features. Our pick in the class comes down to the Ram in some cases, but most often to the 2011 Ford F-150.

With a new quartet of engines, fuel economy is vastly improved.

The F-150 steers exceptionally well, too, and it has some of the same tech features you'd find on the new Focus or Fusion--from voice-controlled navigation to in-car audio streaming.

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The interior may be a letdown in quality, but the 2011 Toyota Tundra is every bit as big and tough as the other full-size trucks.
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The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado offer strong engines and comfortable interiors to complement impressive toughness and towing/hauling ratings, while the Hybrid model is the most fuel-efficient big pickup on the market.
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All-new engines across the 2011 Ford F-150 model line finally give these full-size trucks strong (yet efficient) performance to match their macho looks.
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The 2011 GMC Sierra covers all the essential pickup-truck bases, even the green one.
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The 2011 Nissan Titan performs well and has a comfortable interior, but its appeal is more limited than the full-line full-size trucks from the Big Three and Toyota.
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The 2011 Ram 1500 vies with the latest Ford F-150 as the most desirable full-size pickup truck you can buy.
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