The Tundra is Toyota's full-size pickup, available in 2- or 4-wheel drive (2WD or 4WD). It debuted in the 2000 model year, and is now in its second generation. For 2011, the standard V-6 engine is considerably more powerful.
The 2011 Toyota Tundra is available in three body styles, three pickup bed sizes, and two trim levels. The regular cab seats 3; the Double Cab (extended cab) and the CrewMax (crew cab) seat 5 or 6. The entry-level trim includes 18-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, and a sound system. Various options include towing and cold-weather packages, two off-road packages, and many other enhancements that address luxury and appearance. Depending on the model, the Tundra's maximum payload is more than 1600 pounds, according to the automaker. With the optional larger V-8 engine, the Tundra's towing capacity maxes out at just over 5 tons.
The 2011 Toyota Tundra offers a choice of three engines. The 2WD regular cabs and Double Cabs feature a 270-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine with a 5-speed automatic transmission; it delivers 16 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. Offered as an option on those vehicles, and standard on all other Tundras, is a 310-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 engine, with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which delivers 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway with 2WD, or 14/19 with 4WD. The third option on all 2011 Tundra models is a 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 engine that produces 401 lb.-ft. of torque. It also employs a 6-speed automatic transmission, and delivers 14 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway with 2WD, 13/17 with 4WD.
Standard safety features on the 2011 Toyota Tundra include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, trailer sway control (newly standard for 2011), stability control, traction control, front side air bags, front knee air bags, and side curtain air bags. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Tundra highest-possible "Good" ratings in frontal-offset, and rear- and side-impact crash tests.
Starting MSRPs for the 2011 Toyota Tundra range from $24,435 to well over $40,000.
|Grade V6 (A5)||5 speed automatic||$24,435||270-hp / 4.0L 6-cyl||16/20|
|Grade 4.6L V8 (A6)||6 speed automatic||$25,635||310-hp / 4.6L 8-cyl||15/20|
|Grade 5.7L V8 (A6)||6 speed automatic||$26,910||381-hp / 5.7L 8-cyl||14/18|
|Limited 5.7L V8 (A6)||6 speed automatic||$37,360||381-hp / 5.7L 8-cyl||14/18|