2007 toyota Tundra Specs

2007 Toyota Tundra Specs: After a couple of almost-there versions, Toyota has gone for it with a half-ton pick-up: the second-generation 2007 Tundra rolling into dealers now. My general impression of the Tundra is that it's not a game-changer, but it is an awesome player, and that's ample to please customers as well as threaten other truckmakers. From its high towing capacities and also optional six-speed transmission to its safety and also comfort attributes and roomy staff taxicab, the Tundra is a must-drive for anybody in the market for a full-size truck.


2007 Toyota Tundra Specs


Exterior & Styling

The Tundra is available in three taxicab styles: regular, extensive as well as team, named Normal Taxi, Double Taxicab as well as CrewMax, specifically. The Regular and also Double Cab versions feature short or long cargo beds gauging 6.5 feet and 8.1 feet in size.

There are 3 trim degrees: The Regular Cab DX is a stripped-down job truck with a black grille and also grille frame, and also black bumpers, side mirrors as well as door and also tailgate handles. It can be updated to an SR5 using an alternative bundle that adds-- among useful features-- a chrome front bumper with a body-colored cap.

The Tundra appears like the Tacoma midsize pickup however with a taller, domed hood. Its most distinct component is a black strip that covers the crest of the grille framework. I'm unsure I like it, yet there it is. It stands apart extra on the body-colored grille surround that begins the Sporting activity Appearance Package, an alternative supplied for Regular and Dual Taxis.

In the Dual and CrewMax styles, the SR5 trim degree adds the chrome grille frame, and the chrome and also body-colored therapy for the rear in addition to the front bumper. The Minimal trim degree adds chrome to the grille's 3 bars, the door handles as well as the side mirrors, with the exception of the optional extendable mirrors used for lugging purposes. The Limited's front bumper is completely body-colored, and it's the only trim level with standard fog lights.

The conventional wheels are 18 inches, in steel for the SR5 and alloy for the Limited. Twenty-inch alloys are optional.
Going & Ending
Along with a V-6 that's typical on the Normal Cab and Dual Taxi, the Tundra uses two V-8 engines. The CrewMax does not had the V-6.

The 5.7-liter V-8 had actually not yet started automation in Huntsville, Ala., when I obtained my preview of the Tundra in December 2006. Before I got it, I envisioned 3 setting up employees behind each vehicle, pressing; a designer in the bed with a bullhorn making vrooom vroom, rumble rumble noises; as well as an advertising and marketing director riding shotgun as well as asserting that the rearview mirrors hadn't been available in yet but would be added soon.

In reality (constantly much less interesting) there turned out to be lots of the larger blocks, which along with the pickup truck market's first six-speed transmission, are the brand-new Tundra's primary claim to fame. The drivetrain is impressive without a doubt, moving the Tundra up to freeway speeds much faster than a 4x4 team taxicab has a right to go, complete with a passionate rumble from under the hood. On the other hand, when you speed up gradually, having six gears maintains the engine rate reduced, and also the sound along with it. The generous torque comes in a broad band, with a minimum of 90 percent of the height torque on tap from 2,400 to 5,500 rpm, according to Toyota's dimensions.

The trans likewise provides much better gas mileage than the 4.7-liter as well as its five-speed automatic in 4x2 Tundras, as well as just regarding a fifty percent an mpg less than the 4.7-liter in 4x4 versions. It's the less-powerful engine that possibly would profit a lot more from the extra equipment, but the 4.7-liter is at least partnered with a five-speed automatic. I discovered this pairing to be more than appropriate in an Expanse Double Taxicab 4x2, as well as I'm confident it would suffice with 4WD as well. Chevy as well as Ford vehicles have four-speeds. The Dodge Ram has five, and also Ford has actually assured a six-speed for the next-generation F-Series.

All Tundras are fitted with four-wheel disc brakes with ABDOMINAL, brake help as well as electronic brake-force distribution. In typical driving, the brakes did their work, yet the numb pedal really feel left plenty to be wanted. The Silverado has an actual edge right here.

4x4

The optional 4WD, available only with the V-8, is a straightforward part-time, shift-on-the-fly system with some included methods that make it much more sophisticated. At the twist of a dial, the dual-range transfer situation engages the front axle, which is removed by default for gas savings. The torque is split 50/50 (front/rear), yet the typical four-wheel grip control could likewise move power from one side to the various other on either axle-- in both 4WD high and also 4WD reduced modes.

RWD models-- and 4x4s in 2WD mode-- additionally have grip control. It can be switched off or readied to an intermediate position Toyota calls Automobile LSD, which is merely an ABS-based limited-slip differential. It varies from the default grip control because it allows some wheelspin. When it, too, is turned off, the basic electronic security system likewise is beat.

Flight & Handling

The new Tundra Double Cab and CrewMax ride well with an empty bed-- the worst-case scenario. There's some shudder in the framework when rolling over bumps, yet this is common amongst body-on-frame pickups, and also it's not excessive here. It's possible that the long-bed version's longer wheelbase would certainly present even more twist or vibration, but I drove just the CrewMax and the Dual Taxicab brief bed. When the first-generation Tundra appeared, it was applauded for its trip comfort. Since that time, the competitors has actually made inroads and also Toyota has actually restored the vehicle for larger service. For whatever reason, there's no more a clear difference. The new Chevy Silverado, specifically, has risen to the challenge.

Available on the short-bed SR5 and Minimal is a TRD (Toyota Competing Growth) Off-Road Bundle that has various tuning courtesy of stiffer front coil springtimes and also back leaf springs and firmer Bilstein brand name shock absorbers and also bushings. It likewise consists of distinct 18-inch alloy wheels, offroad tires and also front tow hooks. I drove this configuration off-road, where it did well, yet I really did not experience it on sidewalk. Somebody is certain to: The TRD bundle is available on rear-drive vehicles.

Pickup steering isn't anything to get delighted around, however the 44-foot transforming size is a success on the CrewMax, standard-bed Dual Taxicab and long-bed Regular Taxi. Compare this to the Ford F-150's 45 feet and also the Silverado's 47 feet. This isn't nearly U-turns; it dictates how dramatically you could cut a swing when you're parking or maneuvering a trailer hitch. With a long bed, the Dual Taxi's circle grows to 49 feet, shedding its advantage. The long-bed F-150 does it in 48 feet. (For those keeping score, the standard-bed Tundra Normal Taxicab turns a 39.2-foot circle.).

The Seating

An additional of the Tundra's firsts is a crew-cab rear seat whose 60/40-split sectors slide forward and back and also recline. Doing so needs the biggest rear seat in a pickup, which the Tundra provides. With the reclining and also the legroom, a limo would certainly be a fair contrast. Some of the room below comes from a bed that's a little bit shorter-- 5.5 feet long versus the Silverado Crew Taxi's 5.75 feet, but that doesn't explain the F-150, which has a 5.5-foot box as well as a smaller sized rear seat.

The Dual Taxi's backseat isn't really half bad either, with workable legroom and also doors that open up ahead instead of rearward. They swing practically to an ideal angle with the side, so access as well as departure is as simple as one could anticipate. The center flooring hump, as in the CrewMax, is just a few inches high.

The standard pole position is a 40/20/40-split fabric bench that suits 3 occupants. To accommodate shorter vehicle drivers, it's best to gear up the Tundra with a seat-height adjustment and a tilt/telescoping wheel. Neither comes in the base Routine Taxi (the standard wheel just turns). In the bigger taxis, the SR5 trim level brings premium cloth and hands-on driver's elevation change to the split bench. You'll require the pail seats-- standard on the Minimal and also optional on the SR5-- to get power changes and a steering wheel that both tilts and telescopes. The Limited additionally adds leather upholstery and heated seats.

The Tundra's high hood and cargo box wall surfaces make for inadequate exposure instantly around the truck. For ease of car parking, though, front and back sonar alert systems are supplied (rear-only is extra common), as well as the optional navigation system consists of a rearview video camera that shows the location behind the vehicle on the dashboard screen-- a should for attaching a trailer drawback unassisted. At some point this year Toyota will give a dealer-installed rearview camera with a 3.5-inch screen as a stand-alone alternative separate from the expensive nav attribute. Rates isn't set for this uncommon as well as welcome feature, but it's estimated to be about $600-- way better compared to the navigation/rearview electronic camera option's $2,810 sale price.

Interior Design, Quality

The "driver-oriented cabin" exceeds the typical tilted facility control board: Increased and colored silver, the left-hand side of the console extends from between the pail seats, up the center control board and leftward to develop the entire chauffeur's side of the control panel. I discover the principle intriguing, however the faux-metal surface isn't the very best I've seen (some are in fact good nowadays). In my opinion the dashboard displays the most effective (shiny piano-black lacquer) and the most awful (plastic imitating steel) of modern-day wood-trim-alternative products. This silvery stuff belongs to what has actually delayed Toyota's well-regarded indoor top quality, which is still great however isn't really retreating from the much-improved competitors.

Like the internal as well as outer door handles, the knobs and dials are large, in keeping with the gloved-workman picture. Taking an action beyond, the truck additionally acknowledges just how the demands and also tools of craftsmen have actually transformed-- that the notion of knuckle-dragging sheetrockers and tin-knockers is a distant memory: Designs with bucket seats have a facility storage space console big sufficient for a notebook computer as well as fitted with rails to sustain hanging file folders.

Various other storage space stipulations abound. There's a dual handwear cover compartment therefore several bins, nooks and cubbies that it's like a jacket with a lot of pockets; you may neglect where you put things. I did. In my search, I was sadly unable to discover the switch that amazingly teleports the Tundra to that alternate world where contractors go to hide when they're meant to be completing your kitchen area.

Security

The Tundra has actually not yet been crash-tested, however it is fully equipped with basic safety attributes. Not currently stated are side-impact airbags for the front seats and also side curtains to shield the front and also rear seats. The curtains are designed to deploy in the event of a rollover to secure owners and also prevent their ejection. There's a cutoff button so the bags won't release when off-roading.

Cargo & Towing

I really did not drive or discover a Routine Taxicab, but measurements as well as images show a charitable storage space location behind the seats with incorporated storage boxes. The Double Taxi's 60/40-split backseat pillows flip up to expose a fairly clean floor. I favor the resulting high vertical space to the CrewMax's fold-down back-rests, which give a nice plastic-covered work surface yet not as much floor-to-ceiling elevation.

No place is the brand-new design's better dimension a lot more significant compared to in the cargo bed, which has actually expanded a few inches in a lot of measurements. It currently determines 66.4 inches in between the walls and 50.0 inches between the wheel wells. The sides are 22.3 inches high. A decreased tailgate prolongs the CrewMax bed to about 7.5 feet, so even the shortest bed leaves only 1/2 foot of common building products hanging.

The securing tailgate has an aid strut that makes it feasible to raise with 1 or 2 fingers. A bonus is that it damps the movement, so eviction additionally decreases gradually under its own weight as opposed to knocking down onto the assistance cables. Toyota states the strut likewise protects against jumping when driving with the gate down. Where Nissan uses a factory spray-in bedliner, Toyota has stuck to the plastic lay-in kind, believing that owners want the alternative of removing it down the line and providing a possible new proprietor with an unmarred bed.

As a result of the various taxicab and bed sizes and engine and driveline options, I might spend the rest of the design year wading through haul and also towing specs for you, so I'll simply say the version line's haul rankings vary from 1,420 pounds to 2,060 extra pounds. (Regular of half-ton vehicles, it can haul an entire lot.) The pulling optimums range from a healthy and balanced 10,100 pounds in a 4x4 CrewMax to 10,800 pounds in a 4x2 Regular Taxicab when each is furnished with the 5.7-liter V-8 as well as optional Towing Package, which includes the drawback receiver, electrical wiring, enhanced back spring rates, a transmission-fluid cooler as well as a tow/haul shift setting (on the six-speed only). All the specifics can be discovered by clicking on the Requirement Equip. & Specs and also the Available Options buttons over on the left.

Tundra out there

Full-size pickups are the marketplace segment foreign brands have cannot split-- perhaps the last remaining one. These are the highest-volume and highest-profit automobiles that the American firms sell, which is possibly why Toyota execs have actually called the new Tundra one of the most important model introduction in the firm's history. For perspective, Ford and GM sell close to a million full-size pickups a year. Toyota may have offered as numerous Tundras given that they initially went on sale for the 2000 version year. Having actually offered more than 124,500 Tundras in 2006, Toyota is cautiously forecasting sales of 200,000 for the brand-new generation in 2007, taking into consideration a late launch. Toyota has almost guaranteed a "larger" Tundra, suggesting a three-quarter or one-ton variation and potentially a diesel alternative.

The new Tundra has some remarkable specifications as well as some attributes that I 'd define as improvements greater than innovations. I can say that Nissan as well as Honda revealed even more development from the gate than the domestics have, but that hasn't already provided similar sales or road cred. In this most loyal of car market sections, integrity as well as durability may be more vital. As the automobile market continuouslies globalize, and as Toyota constructs an increasing number of of its versions in North America making use of more and more residential components and also developing an increasing number of American jobs, the concept of buying a Japanese pickup becomes an increasing number of appropriate among customers. With the significant exemption of the United Auto Workers and also union supporters, the method of purchasing American simply to acquire American has gradually eroded, and also numerous Americans have owned or experienced Toyota autos and also SUVs.

Toyota does not frequently get it right the very first time, or always the second, however it has a background of making generational modifications that eventually placed its products at or near the top of their vehicle class in sales and/or charm. It happened with the Camry, the Corolla and the Sienna minivan. It hasn't already took place yet with the Yaris subcompact. It may be taking place right now with the 2007 Tundra.