There are three body styles to choose from when considering the new Tundra from Toyota; the two-door regular cab, an extended cab with front opening rear doors, and the "CrewMax, which has a second full-size set of doors. In addition there are three bed sizes available, standard, long and short bed.
And make no mistake about it, everything about this Japanese foray into the full-size American truck market is just that-Full-Size. All versions of the body on-frame Tundra display strong body lines; and the overall body height of 76 inches and ground clearance of 10 inches contribute to the massive impression, as do the available 20 inch alloy wheels.
Power comes from three available engines: a 4 Liter, 236 horsepower V-6 that generates 266 pounds feet of torque, a 4.7 Liter V-8 that produces 271 horsepower and 313 pounds feet of torque and the top of the line V-8, which at 5.7 Liters produces 381 horsepower and 401 pounds feet of torque. There are two transmission choices: a five-speed and a 6-speed. Both electronically controlled automatics. Finally, each of the available engine/transmission combinations can be had in either two or 4 wheel-drive.
No matter which power train you opt for, braking is provided by massive four-wheel discs featuring four piston calipers up front and vented rotors at all four corners.
The best EPA estimated fuel economy can be had with the two-wheel-drive 4 Liter V-6 at 17 City/20 Highway with the 5.7 Liter V8 yielding 14 City/18 Highway.
Interior convenience and safety features are what would be expected in the large pick-up segment, ranging from basic all the way up to include multiple power options, high end audio and navigation systems.
Base MSRP ranges from just over $22,000 to almost $39,000 depending on which of the 31 models and trim levels you choose. But if you're looking for a full size pick-up with plenty of power, you may want to put the '07 Toyota Tundra on your short list.