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To absolutely no one’s surprise, the new made-in-Texas 2007 Toyota Tundra is significantly larger than the one it replaces. That’s not much of an achievement; after all, Toyota only had to have the CAD systems juice every dimension up about 5 percent to get that job done. What is surprising is how clearly the new Tundra breaks with traditional Toyota truck philosophy. After 72 years building straightforward, simply decorated, relatively unadorned and conservative trucks, Toyota is now in the stylish truck business.

 

There’s an argument to be made that this paradigmatic design shift by Toyota really took place with the introduction of the 2005 Tacoma. Could be. But even the Tacoma is nowhere near as agonizingly self-conscious as this new Tundra.

 

Self-conscious though it is, there are elements of the new Tundra that can only be described as brilliant. And other parts that have to count as bizarre or disappointing.

 

The big part

 

Exactly how big is the new Tundra? That depends on which Tundra is being measured – Regular Cab, Double Cab, and mucho macho CrewMax. Excised from the lineup is the extended Access Cab that had been a staple of the Tundra line since its introduction back in 1999 (and this writer has owned one since 1999). By eliminating the extended cab model and adding a monster-spec crew cab, Toyota is aping the Dodge range of Rams. However all 2007 Tundras are, at least nominally, half ton models while Dodge restricts it’s Godzilla, the Mega Cab, to 3/4- and one-ton models.

 

The three Tundra body styles come riding atop three different wheelbases. The Regular Cab Short Bed (78.7-inch long bed) model has 126.8 inches between its front and rear axle lines while the Regular Cab Long Bed (97.6-inch long bed), Double Cab Short Bed (78.7-inch long bed) and CrewMax (66.7-inch long bed) stretch that to 145.7 inches, and finally, the Double Cab Long Bed (97.6-inch long bed) runs a vast 164.6 inch wheelbase.

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September 5, 2015
2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 1794 (Natl)

Huge improvement from my 2013 Tundra I had

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The interior is awesome, I got mine with every option came in at 57k. Worth every penny. The sound system is Great. Much better then the Denali system I had in 2009. The leather seats look amazing and the... + More »
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June 16, 2015
For 2015 Toyota Tundra

Worst vehicle I have ever owned.

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Purchased my 2008 Tundra new. Later that year it accelerated out of control. Curiously as part of the acceleration problem the stereo system blew out when it accelerated. I believe it's an ale trivial problem... + More »
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April 14, 2015
For 2015 Toyota Tundra

Everything is just great about the truck. Gas id terrible. I really ger about 8 mpg with AC off.

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Tundra is a great vehicle. This is my third one, that is 2013, 14 and 15. All of then are just great, looks, performance, reliability, etc. The only problem is gas millage. It's the lowest among any US made... + More »
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