2009 Toyota Tundra Interior
This interior review was written when the 2009 Toyota Tundra was new.
The 2009 Toyota Tundra gets praise for the sixe of its interior, but the materials quality leave a lot to be desired. Still some reviewers say the interior is appropriate for a vehicle that is supposed to be about getting down to work.
- "The materials are dull-looking, with too much hard plastic everywhere you touch." --Arizona Republic
- "The interior falls short -- perhaps the last thing over which you'd expect Toyota to stumble."-- Motor Trend
- "The Tundra Limited lacks some of the essence of luxury found in the new Dodge and Ford trucks" -- PickupTrucks.com
- Toyota "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." --Cars.com
- "Although the cabin evinced a few ergonomic missteps, it was generally durable, spacious and comfy." -- Edmunds
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. The seating earns good reviews.
- "The seats are wide, supportive and comfortable, and the ride is especially quiet." -- PickupTrucks.com
- "On the inside, the Tundra is cavernous. Head, leg, and elbow room are generous at every seating position." --4-Wheel & Off-Road
- "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." --Edmunds
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 four-way adjustable seats, and a tilt steering wheel with column shifter.
- "The Tundra is packed with interesting and usable features," -- 4-Wheel & Off-Road
- "The Tundra's interior is designed to appeal to and accommodate working people. The control knobs are easy to grip, even in work gloves, and the gauges are easy to read at a glance. " -- PickupTrucks.com
- "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."--Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The Tundra's interior cargo area is more than adequate.
- "There are plenty of storage options, especially with a center console that can hold a laptop and hanging files. Even the Regular Cab has enough room behind the seats to hold five-gallon paint buckets." -- PickupTrucks.com
- "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." -- Kelley Blue Book