2007 Toyota Tundra Interior
This interior review was written when the 2007 Toyota Tundra was new.
Reviewers generally like the interior of the 2007 Toyota Tundra's cab, with particular praise for the spacious backseat in the CrewMax version. "The ergonomics, design, generous space and seating comfort of the Tundra's interior should be more than enough for just about anybody except, maybe, a basketball star," says Kelley Blue Book.
Most reviewers find the interior of the Tundra comfortable, with an ample supply of storage compartments for holding the sorts of tools that truck-owning professionals might need to take with them, including a storage console that can hold a laptop computer. "The cabin is roomy and accommodating," says the, "with space for stowing everything from coffee cups to hanging files." The says that "the interior is typically Toyota -- thoughtfully designed and very comfortable."
Though reviewers praise the roominess and comfort of the cab, several lament Toyota's choice of materials. "We like the overall design and content of the new Tundra interior," says Kelley Blue Book, "while wishing the interior plastics provided a little higher impression of quality." Consumer Guide feels that the "[i]nterior-materials quality disappoints...Too many cabin panels ring hollow, are hard to the touch." And Motor Trend notes that "the Tundra's satin-nickel-style driver's cockpit trim falls on the cheesy side and the switchgear feels cheap."
Several reviewers note that the controls are designed with the needs of workers in mind. The Cars.com feels that the image of "truck guys" has changed over the years: "[T]he truck also recognizes how the needs and tools of craftsmen have changed -- that the notion of knuckle-dragging sheetrockers and tin-knockers is a thing of the past: Models with bucket seats have a center storage console large enough for a laptop computer and fitted with rails to support hanging file folders."notes that "[t]here is not a button, knob, or handle you cannot use with gloves on." The feels that "the switches, gauges and other gear are pretty well done, although maybe not bold enough for the more macho truck guys." However,
The Tundra's three available cabs each offer a different seating configuration. The Regular Cab seats two up front, with no rear seats. The Double Cab and the CrewMax add seating for an additional three passengers in the back, with the CrewMax offering substantially more legroom and sliding seats. Reviewers like the accommodations. "My test Tundra had plenty of room for five tall adults," says the 4-Wheel & Off-Road raves that "[o]n the inside, the Tundra is cavernous. Head, leg, and elbow room are generous at every seating position." Edmunds likes the space in front: "Most of our testers find the fully adjustable front seats very comfortable, though some drivers are bothered by a prominent edge on the seat squab. Front legroom shouldn't ever be a concern, because with 42.5 inches available, the Tundra has another best-in-class on its hands. A tilt-telescoping steering wheel also enhances spaciousness.". "Even the rear doors open wide to allow easier entry and exit."
Backseat accommodations in the Double Cab are, by some accounts, a bit cramped. "While the D-cab has a spacious and accommodating front seat," says the Silverado crew cab." Car and Driver, however, feels that the Double Cab has "ample space in the rear cabin for three adults." And the adds that "compared with most extended-cab pickups, there's a lot of room in the Double Cab's rear seat.", "its rear seat offers less knee room than the
The larger rear seat area in the CrewMax draws almost universally good notices. "[T]he vast compartment behind the front seats of the Crew Max makes everything else, Double Cab included, seem cramped," says Car and Driver. 4-Wheel & Off-Road finds that the CrewMax "offers limousine-like acreage for rear-seat passengers and the industry's first sliding and reclining rear seat." The observes that "[t]he big four-door Crew Max has limousine-like stretch space in back, as well as a reclining seat with 10 inches of fore-and-aft travel, which allows the owner to customize passenger and cargo space."
4-Wheel & Off-Road says that "the Tundra is packed with interesting and usable features," but reviewers don't have much to say about those features, preferring instead to discuss the Tundra's more utilitarian virtues. Nonetheless the feels that their test model "came with a host of amenities that in the past would have been reserved for luxury cars," but adds that "while those amenities made this a truck to enjoy, they did seem more designed for the so-called 'modern trucker' than the traditional pickup buyer who is looking for a ruggedly dependable work truck. Toyota sells those, too, with fewer amenities and lower prices." Standard "amenities" include an AM/FM CD player with auxiliary audio jack and four speakers, driver and passenger dual zone climate controls with sync mode, driver-side and passenger-side 4-way adjustable seats, and a tilt steering wheel with column shifter.
Like all trucks, the Tundra's real cargo area is out in back of the cab - and it's spacious. "Nowhere is the new model's greater size more meaningful than in the cargo bed, which has grown a few inches in most dimensions," says Cars.com. However, reviewers find that the Tundra's cab also has ample storage areas. "The Tundra provides plenty of useful storage cubbies," says the , "including a bin in the center console that swallows laptops like they were appetizers." Kelley Blue Book adds that "even in the context of a regular cab, Toyota offers a generous amount of interior storage. Two glove boxes (upper and lower) set the tone, while the center console provides storage for a laptop computer or hanging files. Each front door holds two 22-ounce bottles, while rear doors on the Double Cab each hold one bottle." And Cars.com feels that the Tundra's cab is "like a jacket with too many pockets; you might forget where you put things. I did."