The V6 is no slouch having as much horsepower as previous years V8's. The value is in the fuel economy with a solid 17 city and 20.5 highway miles. For me in Southern California, good highway mileage is essential. I needed the 6.2 ft bed for moving the longer outboard engines in my business. My towing is limited to boats weighing less than 2500 lbs. So the v6 is plenty good with decent power when necessary and the 5 speed auto trans is always looking to minimize rpms and maximize mpg. I figure the V6 saves me about $350 every 10,000 miles over the V8, so over 50,000 miles, $1750- nothing to sneeze at. All the while never lacking in power with 245 hp- 285 ft/lbs torque. Love the ride and the height of the truck. The simplicity of the bed and layout. The terrific accessible room in the engine bay with the V6. The bigger interior front seating with the possible 3 person bench seat makes it feel old timey comfy! I bought mine used in 2018 and the frame looks new like it was replaced under warranty. Love 4.0 V6 since it has a timing chain and no need to worry about timing belt replacement. Engine mighty smooth. Did transmission flush with synthetic fluids at 88,000, since it was recommended to establish a new baseline for maintenance. Was originally going for a V6 Tacoma, but Tundra bigger and SR5 Access moidel 2005 only 300-400 lbs heavier so Tundra it is. Tremendously satisfied with this truck. Some say its a 7/8th full size pickup. To me a perfect cup of tea.
I have owned five Toyota Products. They are by the best vechiles on the road for the money. My Tundra Truck was by far the best of all of them. It has never let me down. She still drives like she just came out of the show room. Like I have told the people in the maintance department Toyota Trucks are like a Timex Watch, they can take a licking but they keep on running.
This truck is made here in the USA in Princeton, Indiana. The truck has most of the vehicle components made here, made with the quality that America is know for. It is a truck made for the American market of working and outdoor folks. The size of the truck is not too big to be overwhelming driving it around the city, in compare to the second and third generation big Tundras (even though they offer a bigger towing and payload capacity). This truck is the perfect size for my application of hauling gear and people for mountain biking.