The Tundra is all new for 2007. Larger than its predecessor, the Tundra offers three cabs, three wheelbases, three bed sizes, and three engines, including a new 381-hp, 5.7-liter V-8. Anti-lock brakes, a limited-slip rear differential, front-seat side air bags, side curtain air bags, and electronic stability control are standard on all Tundras, from the new entry-level DX model all the way up to the top-of-the-line Limited.
All new for 2007, the second-generation Tundra represents the latest escalation in Toyota's war against the domestic full-size pickups. After dipping a toe in the water with the T100, which was more midsize than full-size, Toyota introduced the enlarged Tundra as a 2000 model, complete with a V-8 engine. The Tundra proved more popular than the T100 with American truck buyers, though it didn't offer the variety of cab, bed, and engine choices that the domestics did.
Toyota took that into consideration with the new Tundra. Bigger in all dimensions than its predecessor, the new Tundra offers a much wider choice of models. Along with the Regular Cab and Double Cab models-the latter replacing the old Access Cab and featuring forward-hinged rear doors-the Tundra offers a new CrewMax crew cab. Regular Cab models feature a 6.5-foot bed, the CrewMax has a 5.5-foot bed, and DoubleCab models offer both lengths.
Like its predecessor, the new Tundra offers a 236-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 and 271-hp, 4.7-liter V-8, the latter standard in CrewMax models and optional on others. An all-new 5.7-liter V-8, producing 381 hp and 401 lb.-ft. of torque, is optional across the board. A 5-speed automatic comes standard with the V-6 and the 4.7-liter V-8, while the larger 5.7-liter V-8 gets a 6-speed automatic. The Tundra offers a choice of 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrains, though the latter is only available with a V-8 engine. Payload ranges from 1,420 pounds to 2,060 pounds, depending on configuration, and maximum towing capacity is 10,800 pounds. Standard safety equipment includes anti-lock brakes, front-seat side air bags, side curtain air bags, anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability control.
The Toyota Tundra competes in the Large Pickup segment, which consists of seven models. Buyers in this segment look for performance, comfort, and reliability, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Avoider StudySM and the Escaped Shopper Study.SM
The top sellers in the segment during calendar year 2006, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report,SM were the Ford F-Series (764,198 units sold, including Super Duty models), Chevrolet Silverado (636,069, including Heavy Duty models), and Dodge Ram Pickup (364,177, including Heavy Duty models). The Toyota Tundra sold 124,508 units in 2006, a decrease of 1.6 percent compared to the previous year. Other models offered in the Large Pickup segment include the GMC Sierra (light- and heavy-duty models), Nissan Titan, and Chevrolet Avalanche.
|Base V6 (A5)||5 speed automatic||$22,290||236-hp / 4.0L 6-cyl||17/20|
|Base 4.7L V8 (A5)||5 speed automatic||$23,430||271-hp / 4.7L 8-cyl||15/18|
|Base 4.7L V8 (A5)||5 speed automatic||$23,760||271-hp / 4.7L 8-cyl||15/18|
|Base 5.7L V8 (A6)||6 speed automatic||$24,380||381-hp / 5.7L 8-cyl||16/20|
|SR5 V6 (A5)||5 speed automatic||$26,105||236-hp / 4.0L 6-cyl||17/20|
|SR5 4.7L V8 (A5)||5 speed automatic||$26,850||271-hp / 4.7L 8-cyl||15/18|
|SR5 5.7L V8 (A6)||6 speed automatic||$28,110||381-hp / 5.7L 8-cyl||16/20|
|SR5 5.7L V8 (A6)||6 speed automatic||$28,440||381-hp / 5.7L 8-cyl||16/20|
|Limited 4.7L V8 (A5)||5 speed automatic||$34,240||271-hp / 4.7L 8-cyl||15/18|
|Limited 5.7L V8 (A6)||6 speed automatic||$35,490||381-hp / 5.7L 8-cyl||16/20|