2008 toyota Tundra Sr5

2008 Toyota Tundra Sr5: When Toyota initially introduced it was bring out a full-size pickup truck to go go to head with the big young boys from Ford, Chevy, and Dodge, the concern emerged about whether an import can absolutely complete as a heavyweight. The answer is in: The brand-new Toyota Tundra is now all set to handle any type of American-made pickup truck-- on all levels.


2008 Toyota Tundra Sr5


Supremacy? Toyota is drawing no punches by presenting among the greatest, strongest, and also many qualified lorries in the sector, as well as spending billions in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in the heart of vehicle country-San Antonio, Texas. Significance? With Toyota aiming to more than double its existence in the hotly objected to half-ton industry, the Tundra represents one of one of the most extremely expected new automobile launches in years-- automobile or truck. Worth? The brand-new Tundra offers 3 various powertrains (one V-6 and 2 V-8s), with the 5.7-liter V-8 a modern marvel as well as torque beast-- as well as is among one of the most effective engines in any kind of half-ton configuration. Toyota's system has the whole segment covered with 3 various bed dimensions, 3 separate wheelbases covering 5 different cab and also bed configurations, combined with 3 different trim packages (Tundra Quality, SR5, as well as Limited) in 4 × 4 as well as 4 × 2 drivetrains-- 44 various truck flavors to interested purchasers, from work vehicle to high-end touring.

Offering that type of variety right from eviction is impressive and ambitious; as a matter of fact, some might state as well enthusiastic. The recent launch of the brand-new Tundra has not been without a few hiccups. Several months back, an early result of camshafts in the 5.7-liter V-8 were failing. Toyota informs us they traced down all the affected components to a specific batch as well as have actually considering that made the adjustments to the style. No failures have appeared because. Much more lately, there have actually been some reports of transmission shudder under specific low-speed problems, which dealers have traced to a torque converter concern. Toyota states these cases were isolated and have additionally been fixed. As well as lastly, there's been babble on the net worrying tailgate troubles, which Toyota is in the procedure of finding. Our hunch is most of these tales spread like wildfire, given the lightning-rod result this brand-new truck is having with lovers and also the rate with which a Web thing could travel. With all that claimed, allow's take a further check out exactly what's special about our 2008 champion.

As stated in the introduction to this special section, we ran our challengers with a series of on- and also off-road training courses at a functioning Arizona proving-ground center, subjecting all our examination devices to a strenuous collection of criteria. It was in our work-duty screening that the Tundra initially started to capture our focus, with the 5.7-liter V-8 Minimal CrewMax Tundra running miles ahead of the competition, with as well as without a loaded trailer in tow (note our performance analysis in the tale and also the Tundra's winning Performance Score). The Tundra proved itself a star gamer in simple gown (Dual Cab Tundra Quality, 4.7 L V-8; $27K), in addition to in fully spruced up (CrewMax Limited, 5.7 L V-8; $47K). When dressed down, the front bench seating enables a column shifter as well as work-truck dash with a twin glovebox as well as covert facility storage space area under the facility seat. Our completely loaded design had supple natural leather captain's chairs and a big center console storage space bin, big enough to hold a couple of laptop computers and work as a filing cupboard. The CrewMax model, with its extended traveler cabin, offers a gliding back seat with drop-forward as well as slide-forward capability.

Among the more important interior conveniences, cabin quiet (while driving on harsh roads or at highway speeds) is possibly the Tundra's the majority of outstanding high quality. If there's a quieter truck around, we haven't driven it. Just 2 beefs with the inside: the center stack's too much size and visual split (resembles it's cut in two) and also the area of the navigating system practically from arm's reach for the driver.

Is it the excellent vehicle? That all depends on just what you require, however by using 44 different taste choices, Toyota expects to have what you're looking for, stuffing heavy-duty vehicle capabilities into a half-ton vehicle that's quiet as well as solid. After some dispute, the majority of our judges agree: The most deserving rival for Motor Trend's 2008 Vehicle of the Year title is the brand new Toyota Tundra.