This is my first Toyota, and what a difference in quality, reliability, and workmanship than the Big 3. If you are considering a 4 door truck, go and drive the rest and then buy the best. This truck is awesome, it is like a luxury sedan in every way except it has a lot more cargo room and the ability to tow heavy payloads if needed. It also gets about the same gas mileage as my Honda Passport and it has a bigger engine.
The cab is huge with room to spare, leather seating is very comfortable, homelink, standard power rear window.
I have had this truck for a liitle over 2 weeks and it is great. Took a 4oo mile each trip with the wife and 2 teenagers. No complaints at all from the back seat passengers. Milage is 16.9 mixed Highway and city, 18.3 highway driving the speed limit. Build quality is exceptional and power is very good. When the doors or tail gate is closed it sounds solid. Comfort is great for a truck. Only complaint is no lumbar support on drivers seat, this is cured by a lumbar roll.
Power back window, build quality comfort. Room and comfort of back seats. Pleasently surprised with milage.
I tested every full-size truck out there over the summer. I loved the Nissan Titan, but it was a little too loud had HUGE towing mirrors. I liked the F-150 (esp on Z-plan). In fact, I liked those 2 better than Tundra SR5, but once I drove the Limited, I had a clear choice. It had the smoothest ride of any truck (full size OR compact) and every feature I wanted with only feature I didn't want (a cassette player!). Some may prefer the feel of a big truck, but for me the refinement in the ride was a selling point. The Toyota quality is a bonus.
Quiet and smooth ride. Leather seats. Power sliding rear window. Good visibility (for a truck). Step boards are very helpful.
The truck has enough power, but when I really ask for something, it whines a little. So, maybe a tighter tranny would do it. A few switches (and especially the clock) aren't in the right place. The overhead console could use some refinement . . . it has 3 modes -- temperature, direction, or both.
This is my third Toyota truck and is the most refined of all, but it should be considering the body style has been out since 1999. Cabin is very quiet, 5 spd. tranny keeps you in the mid teens for mpg's and the power is improved. Interior layout needs work, heated seats, cargo lamp, and rear defog switches are all on wrong side of the console. Interior door handles are too small, fold and tumble rear seats are useless, leaves no room to store anything of bulk. The fit and finish are top notch for a truck however. Turning radius needs allot of work, this thing is tough to park, and the bed sides are to tall. Needs tailgate assist and rear sonar back-up detectors like the competition.
Leather seating, steering wheel audio controls, electric back window, quiet cabin, cheap lease payment!
Auto power up windows, fold and tumble rear seats gotta go, climate control on a limited a must, center console shift, bigger wheels, bigger interior door handles, better turning radius, tailgate assist, rear sonar back up detectors, and add some chrome the all paint thing is for Nascar!
This is just a half ton truck. If you are going to tow you have to get all the goodies to do it. You have to get the right gears and coolers to make it right. I did these things and have no problems. Don't think you are bying a one ton truck.
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