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2007 Toyota Tundra Review

This review was written when the 2007 Toyota Tundra was new.

Reviewers are impressed by the Tundra's massive size and interior space, and by its optional 5.7-liter V8 engine, but feel that while Toyota is pulling even with American truckmakers, they have yet to outdo their top competitors. If you're in the market for a full-size truck, you should also consider the Chevy Silverado-1500 and the GMC Sierra-1500.

The 2007 Toyota Tundra is a completely redesigned edition of Toyota's truck and is both larger and more powerful than the previous model. Reviewers are enthusiastic about the brand new 5.7-liter V8 engine, which puts the Tundra at the top of its class for torque and horsepower. However, most critics also feel that the state-of-the-art is advancing so quickly in American truckmaking that this at best gives Toyota a very temporary advantage over the competition. "My overall impression of the Tundra," writes Cars.com, "is that it's not a game-changer, but it is a formidable player, and that's more than enough to satisfy buyers and threaten other truckmakers." The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feels that "[t]hough it cannot be described as revolutionary, the Tundra has a number of features to distinguish itself from the competition." And the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says, "I can tell you that this is a truck that should be able to hold its own among the Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra, Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram."

Many reviewers are impressed by the sheer size of the vehicle, with the Chicago Sun-Times calling it "big, brawny but refined." The Tundra comes with a choice of three cabs - the Regular Cab, the Double Cab, and the CrewMax cab - and reviewers rave over the space available in the CrewMax cab's backseat, which The New York Times jokes is "just short of having enough rear-seat room for Yao Ming and the rest of the Houston Rockets."

A few reviewers think that the Tundra is overpriced, especially at the higher trims with all options. "The new Toyota is an expensive truck," says the Detroit Free Press. And the Arizona Republic feels that "Tundra could give the domestic brands a run for their money. But speaking of money, $40,000 for a pickup truck?" IntelliChoice gives the Tundra an average value rating, based on total cost of ownership compared to others in its class.

Review Last Updated: 5/5/08

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