2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4dr CrewMax SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
One was led to believe that toyota was higher quality, but since the start nothing but problems and at 82,000 miles fuel injectors problems on 5.7L engine. Major repair over $ 3,600. Never had a truck with this major repair with less that 100,000 miles. Not built to stand up to heavy duty use.
Fuel economy and power.
Toyota, stand behind your engine until you get the bugs out.
Just another honest opinion. Bought the Crewmax when they first came out. Compared with my other vehicles, I couldn't be happier. I won't mention the brands but they have all been in and out of dealership for repairs. This truck has been the most reliable vehicle I have owned. However, as with all vehicles there has to be a problem. The front diff. Needs repairing. Makes a "woo. Woo" noise once and a while. But Toyota will replace it. Unlike other brands who claim you are hearing things. Tons of power, tons of room, not bad on fuel (87 octane), and will spank a ext. Cab hemi with the supposed 390 hp. (ask my brother ; ) ). Stereo is good not great.
POWER, exterior looks (get tons of complements), interior looks very modern, room, storage,
The 5.7 motor in this truck is years ahead of the others. It is smooth, quiet and the power is unreal. I am getting 14 mpg, and don;t care because it is so much fun to drive. The truck has the TRD dual exhausts and sounds great when you get on it. The limited slip diff is great for gravel roads and snow. I do not use this as work truck, just weekend warrior stuff and commuting. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and practical vehicle.
Engine and drivetrain, see above. Very good ride on our lousy Vermont roads. Build quality seems very good, no rattles, squeaks, etc. Just a fun vehicle to own. Wish I had gotten the crewmax for our three year old. Back seat is cramped on double cab.
If i could get 18 mpg all the time (do get it on the highway) it would be great. No real complaints. Don't believe the naysayers until you have driven a Tundra and judge for yourself.
2007 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Owned 1992 Toyota Truck. Problem free for the years driven. Man what quality and that 22R engine lasts forever. July 2007 purchased Tundra as work vehicle. The ride is nice but quality not the same. Paint job has thin spots on driver side that looks like they buffed out to hide. Left rear tail light cracked and leaking. Dash rattles. I'd hope for something more "Toyota". Wish I'd held on to '92 for back up. Drive by wire is new to me. Engine revs up at predictable times I've noticed. Coming off freeway ramp doesn't decelerate quickly as does cable throttle throttle. No "sticking" pedal problem. Other noted quirks ie blind spots. Install tail gate step. Plan to replace with F150.
Room behind seat. Comfort to drive. Slow drop tail gate.
14 mpg city with V6. My 1970 Ford Truck got that with an 8. Toyota has become GM. Return to Toyota Quality that's why we bought them. Tail gate step standard. Bed bounce. Blind spots.
The Tundra has a clear advantage in looks, engine, towing capability, and certainly rear seat room. We have two kids, one a growing teen and most other vehicles don't have near the room in the rear seat. It makes a tremendous difference. You will not find a better engine in my opinion. 99% of the time it is quiet and well mannered until you need it and then you can unleash the incredible power that makes you truly appreciate what Toyota has done. The transmission is excellent as is the 4X4. Fuel economy is 18mpg or better if you try. I don't tow heavy but it is nice having a vehicle capable of it with the big brakes etc. that go with it. I would highly recommend this truck!
Immense rear seat room, incredible engine, looks, 6 speed transmission, rear window that rolls down completely.
Improved stereo components without the JBL package. Be sure to get the controls on the steering wheel, otherwise they are a bit of a reach.