Big Trucks Duke it Out: Full Size Pickup Comparison
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We see it every Friday during our evening commute. A stream of vehicles
choking the freeway, headed out to the Mojave Desert or the Colorado River
for some well-earned weekend stress relief.
The fun varies, from camping to dirt-bike riding to water-skiing. But the
vehicle that invariably gets tasked with hauling the corresponding
equipment is a full-size pickup truck. You know, like the 2009 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500, 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, 2009 Ford F-150 or 2009 Toyota Tundra.
Sure, we talk about the virtues of the minivan as a family hauler, and
there are many. But the minivan stands no chance against a looming 25-foot
camping trailer. And SUVs are easily flummoxed by motocross bikes and the
need to carry their smelly gas cans (or anything that's remotely dirty,
actually) in the vehicle's cargo area.
There's nothing like a pickup, with its big bin in back that doesn't care
what you toss into it. And the truck is sure to be around long after the
full-frame SUV falls completely out of favor and descends into the
three-row car-based sensibility that is the crossover.
The All New 2010 Toyota Tundra!!! (Platinum!)
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Here is a article about the new 2010 Toyota Tundra:
Toyota has done a lot to make the Tundra competitive and appealing to
Americas fiercely loyal full-size pickup buyers, from giving it humongous
dimensions and big-rig styling to installing a stompin 381-hp 5.7-liter
V-8. But has it done enough? Evidently not. At the 2009 Chicago auto show,
two new trim levels and a new, populist-grade V-8 made their debut for the
2010 model year.
Two New Trims
At the low end of the Tundra range is a utilitarian Work Truck package that
deletes many standard Tundra comfort features such as keyless entry, power
side mirrors, cruise control, cloth upholstery, silver dash trim, and
various gauges and courtesy lights. On the outside, the Tundra Work Truck
will include a black grille surround and bumpers instead of chrome. The
Work Truck will be priced $550 to $655 less than the base 2010 Tundra,
although the pricing has not yet been finalized.
At the top of the Tundra lineup is a new high-spec Platinum Package for
Tundras ordered both in the gargantuan four-door CrewMax body style and
with the big 5.7-liter V-8. For an additional $5140, the Platinum adds
heaps of comfort and styling features onto the Tundra Limited, including a
new billet-style grille, unique 20-inch wheels, and a smattering of
Platinum badges. The limo-sized interior is made even more sumptuous with
luxury amenities including a tilt/telescope steering wheel, a moonroof, a
navigation system, ventilated seats wrapped in unique perforated leather
upholstery, a wood-trimmed shift knob and door switch plates,
chrome-accented HVAC vents and controls, and headrests with embroidered
Platinum logos. All thats missing is the hot tub. Then again, thats what
the bed is for, right?
Just Right: New 4.6-liter V-8
Just as significant is what may find its way underneath the hoods of
many—if not most—new Tundras: a new 4.6-liter V-8 with 310 hp and 327
lb-ft of torque. This engine replaces the Tundras current 276-hp 4.7-liter
V-8 as the mid-grade engine between the base 236-hp V-6 and the 5.7-liter
V-8. Despite the slight downsize in displacement, the new motor boasts a
considerable 34 more hp and 14 more lb-ft of torque than with the 4.7.
Efficiency gains and a six-speed automatic transmission will allow
4.7-liter Tundras to achieved an estimated 15 mpg city/20 mpg highway,
which would make it the best among competitor standard V-8s and even better
than the Tundra V-6, which is EPA-rated at 15/19.
Regardless of engine or trim, the entire Tundra lineup receives a minor
mid-cycle refresh for 2010 that includes modified grilles,
height-adjustable headlamps, technology updates to the audio systems, and a
new shelf beneath the glove box.
2010 Toyota Tundra - Made for Extreme Heat!
The 2010 Toyota Tundra is the hottest car ever as demonstrated here in this
Toyota Tundra video! Toyota Tundra in scorching heat tunnel of over 250
degrees and towing 10,000 lbs, now that's one flaming hot car!
Toyota Tundra -Minnesota Auto Show 2007
We went to Minnesota Auto Show 2007 for the first time and it was fun and
awesome experience for me and my family. You can't hardly choose which car
or truck you want coz' they're all nice.
2009 Toyota Tundra Review - Kelley Blue Book
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2009 Toyota Tundra. The full-size pickup market has long been dominated by
the Big Three, but the Toyota Tundra now has the power, size and ability to
compete head-on with such heavyweights as the Ford F150 and Chevrolet
Silverado. Although Toyota still does not offer the option of a diesel
engine or a long bed on the Crew Cab models, the Tundras powerful 5.7-liter
V8 and long list of beefed-up mechanicals make it a viable work truck. Toss
in Toyotas legendary reputation for quality and strong resale, and the
Tundra begins to make a lot of sense for those rugged individuals who
actually use a pickup truck for its intended purpose. For more new car
reviews, interviews and automotive news visit http://www.kbb.com today.
Offroad Obstacle Course
As part of the 2008 PickupTrucks.com Half-Ton Shootout, PickupTrucks.com
put six half-ton pickups from Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Nissan and
Toyota through an offroad obstacle course that included a gravel pit, a
46.6 percent dirt-hill climb and descent, and a telephone pole crawl. For
more information, visit PickupTrucks.com.