The all new 2007 Toyota Tundra is a big truck and it required a crew bigger than normal to cover Toyota's serious contender in the full-size truck category. I called upon three friends with different backgrounds and demographics - including a woman's perspective - to test drive a truck so large it wouldn't fit in my garage. Stevens Creek Toyota generously provided their flagship truck with the 5.7L 381 HP V8 engine burly enough to pull tree stumps and still get good gas mileage.
Kurt's Video Review of the Tundra Crewmax
Kurt finds his muse with the Toyota Tundra, but can only come up "oat soda" as a word that rhymes with Toyota.
Since the days of Hank Sr., country music singers have made a handsome living off trusty old American-made pickup trucks in their colorful ditties. But only so many words rhyme with Chevy, Ford and Dodge. What’s a crooner to do? Well, Toyota has stepped in to help the lyrically challenged with an all-new American made full size truck - the Tundra. But Toyota sure isn’t making it easy. The only word I can think of that rhymes with Toyota is “oat soda”.
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Becky, who owns a '98 Tacoma, gets behind the wheel of the Tundra Crewmax and is ready to setup a mobile office inside the cabin.
This vehicle is HUGE compared to what I drive, but I had a blast driving it anyway. The engine is massive, so I wanted to get it up to speed and see how it handled out on the open road.
Tony owns a 1st generation Tundra (2001) and bought one because it offered the utility of a large pickup truck, but drove more like a full-size car.
Toyota trucks have always had an excellent and well-earned reputation for reliability and toughness. Well, Toyota has definitely stepped up to the plate in a big way with its newest Tundra. This thing is big in every meaning of the word…and it also packs a few pleasant surprises.