If you don't need a heavy-duty work truck, this is the pickup truck for you. The V8 is a good compromise between power and gas mileage--if you're lightly-loaded. It has a smooth, quiet ride, high build quality and (so far) excellent reliability.
Ride quality, smooth power delivery, reasonable price with rebates, etc.
Increase rear-seat room in the extended cab model, more power is always desired.
If you're looking for quality, reliability and value, get a Tundra. I'll take the gas mileage 16-19 anyday for the value and the low maintenance costs. Truly a well-built vehicle. Drivetrain is smooth and powerful. This should tell you all about Toyota engineering: they use 6 quarts of oil in the crank compared to 4 and 5 from everyone else. Get the towing package; if nothing else, you get the HD tranny with aux. cooler. The drivetrain will last forever. No regrets.
Lexus V-8. Sweet growl, smooth and extremely quick.
TINY back seats. Unless you have little ones, the back is not for passengers.
What a great truck. Don't believe the
BS about how this truck doesn't tow
like the domestic counterparts. I have
the factory towing package and this
truck tows my 21 foot Bass Boat like it
wasn't even hooked up back there.
Drives and rides very smooth, almost
like a quality sedan. Of course, it
also has Toyota reliability and
Styling is wonderful. Very agressive
and also sporty.
I have heard folks having problems with
the front brakes. I have not
experienced this myself, so hopefully
Toyota has remedied this problem on my
model year truck.
Bought mine used. The truck has been very easy to
own. Toyota really makes good trucks. Engine on
my stepside is a smooth revving V8, feels like a
luxury car when you drive it. Fuel economy seem
less than what is on specs but acceleration is very
brisk you know the power is there. I love it.
Good acceleration, accommodating cockpit
Poor fuel economy, dash mount of clock is too low
you have to take your eyes off the road to check.