2008 Toyota Tundra vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Ford F-150 is the longtime best-seller among full-size pickups, but it's inferior to the Tundra in performance; its interior is not as refined either, though a revised version of the F-150 is on the way for 2009.

The new Silverado and its nearly identical sibling, the GMC Sierra, have made waves for their very attractive, functional interiors and new standards of ride and handling, and they have an especially efficient line of V-8 engines.

The Dodge Ram feels outdated and unrefined next to the Tundra, and its interior in particular is trimmed in subpar materials.

But a completely redesigned version of the Ram is due for 2009.

While these manufacturers all take aim at companies and fleets in part, the Titan soldiers on as a truck aimed at personal use, with some still-innovative cargo solutions and good performance.

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Quick Specs
The 2008 Tundra takes on the Big Three, matches them in capability, and beats them in safety.
The Ford F-150 is a solid truck that is due for its 2009 model makeover, but it’s good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want.
The 2008 Nissan Titan is a solid choice for guys who don't want to drive Ford, Chevy, Dodge or Toyota.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V8
EPA Class  
Style Name  
Reg 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT (GS)2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD King Cab SWB XE
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
Reg CabReg Cab 6.5' StylesideKing Cab
Automatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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