The headliner in my 2018 Tundra 4WD DC looks ragged and unfinished where it meets the rear window frame. I examined a number of other brand new 2018 Toyota Tundras on the lot and they ALL look unfinished and raggedy, except for the Limited, Platinum, and 1794 editions with power rear windows. The engine (5.7L) is VERY noisy during cold startup, it almost sounds like a darn diesel, with knocking noises which gradually diminish as the engine warms up, but never go completely away. My 4.7L in the 2006 Tundra NEVER made any noises like this 5.7L does. It's very disconcerting, to say the least. Toyota recommends 0W-20 in the 5.7L, but I'll be changing it out here shortly when I reach 2,000 miles to Shell Rotella T 5W-40 synthetic, the same oil I've been using in my 2006 Tundra since it was new. In retrospect, I may have made a mistake purchasing this new Tundra, but I'll give it a chance. Maybe things will work out. I'm just used to having better quality, fit, and finish. Even my 1984 Toyota truck, as bare bones as it was, still had a better finished headliner than my 2018 does.
I’ve owned other Tundras and don’t get me wrong. It is a great truck. With that being said, if you plan on spending 55,000 dollars, here is what I didn’t get. Better infotainment - no integrated climate controls, no CarPlay, no android auto, underpowered radio, I have a subwoofer... I just can’t hear it. The 5.7 liter engine is a great, reliable engine. The problem is that it’s sluggish... and thirsty. The Tundra is very roomy but the size comes at a hefty weight which feels “fat” on the road. I say it feels fat because in a turn, regardless of speed, it lumbers around. You could opt for the TRD rear sway bar or ask to replace the front sway bar with one from the sequoia (it isn’t hollow like the Tundras). But that all costs extra. The interior design is simple, dated, and overall it fits well without squeaking or buzzing. Exterior is simple, tried and true Tundra without just jumping out at you.
2018 dc 4wd off road...I received a fantastic trade for my 15 Cm -OR-sr5...I am in the minority, but my truck is a daily driver,and is comfortable and very easy to park,drive etc. I am better off comfort wise and drive characteristics than in the wifes Honda Odyssey. Again I am probably one of the lone few who say you can receive decent gas mileage if driven sane and focused. For the price and resale value I cannot justify any other truck...P.S. winter gas mileage 15,summer honest 17-19 mpg
I have been buying and driving pickup trucks for 40 years. Mostly Ford, some Chevy and this is my second Toyota Tundra. It is my opinion, the biggest positive of this truck is Toyota dependability and reliability. After owning countless pickup trucks over 40 years, I would say that it is an indisputable fact that the Tundra is head and shoulders above its competition as far as dependability and reliability. This translates into Toyota's holding their resale value way above its peers. As far as negatives, without a question the Tundra is outdated. Ford, Chevy and Ram trucks will definitely have more power and get better mileage. Toyota has simply not made the necessary investment in updates to keep up with the competition. As other reviewers have rightly said, the electronic technologies in this truck are not well conceived. The radar cruise control, making the truck slow down whenever a vehicle is in front of you, is way too sensitive, to the point it makes it totally unusable. As others have said, the entire radio/navigation screen and controls are overly complicated and not very user friendly. There are more exterior safety sensors with warning lights and noises, than you can shake a stick at. One of the most bizzarre things, is the automatic high beams, which will not allow you to put on the high beams unless the truck thinks it's a good idea. Very strange. All this being said, overall the Tundra is a very dependable and solid truck, I definitely do not regret buying my second Tundra and definitely would recommend it to others.