2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 4x4 Review by Automotive Trends
http:automotivetrends.com Toyota deserves some credit just for continuing to duke it out in the full-size pickup market. That's no easy task when the market is dominated by offerings from Ford, Chevy and Ram and all of the competition seems to roll out annual upgrades to stay ahead in a fiercely competitive segment. Toyota let us have a go in their redesigned-for-2014 Tundra and there's a lot to like, starting with the stout V8, slick 6-speed auto and an interior that should all but erase memories of the cramped pickup cabs we endured in the '90s. Not everything catches the class average though, like an EPA combined rating of 15 mpg and some interior materials that leave a bit to be desired in something designated Platinum Edition. For our full opinion you'll need to tune into our video review above.
2014 Toyota Tundra Review
Toyota knows the full-size pickup truck market is a tough one to penetrate and is a segment still dominated by the Big 3 from Detroit - Silverado, F150 & RAM. The refreshed 2014 Tundra adds a luxury model, updated interior and refined exterior.
2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum Crewmax 4x4 Review, Start up and Walkaround
Today we're taking a closer look at the 2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum Crewmax 4x4. This examples we have today wears the Barcelona Red Metallic exterior. Of coarse Leather Interior is standard with this trim level. The power plant is the i-Force 5.7L V8 which puts out 381 horsepower and 401 ft/lbs of torque. Interior materials are great for what it is, You have leather stitching on the dash door panels and arm rest. Same pattern on the back rest of the seats. The seats are very comfortable and offer good amounts of thigh and bolster support. The JBL Audio system is really good, Has precision clearness and bass. You do have Toyota's entune system which includes navigation, XM radio, bluetooth, usb/aux support and is very simple to use. The touch screen response is excellent. You also do have a rear view camera in the screen as well as front and rear sonar parking sensors, Which will tell you how far you're away from an object or another car while parking. Rear seat legroom is excellent and thigh support for rear seat passenger is good. The rear tail gate is damped to it wont slam open. The exterior of the truck is very elegant and truck like, With this model you get LED accents in the headlights, 20" wheels, body colored bumpers, chrome door handles, power folding mirrors. Overall a very nice truck for what it is. Definitely check out a Tundra if you're looking for a full sized truck. Competitors are: Ford F150, Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra, Nissan Titan and Ram 1500. You wont be disappointed with this truck!
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Impressions after 1,500 miles