The 2010 Toyota Tundra is Toyota's brawny entry in the full-size pickup truck market. While it's a work-truck at heart, the Tundra delivers a comfortable ride and a very well appointed cabin that's ready for both work AND play.
There are three Tundra body styles: the two-door Regular Cab, the Double Cab with smaller, front opening rear doors, and the "CrewMax", with full-size rear doors. In addition, there are three bed sizes available, standard, long and short bed.
All versions of the body on-frame Tundra display muscular styling cues. The overall 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 pound feet of torque, a 4.6 Liter V-8 that produces 310 horsepower and 327 pound feet of torque, and the top of the line V-8, which at 5.7 Liters produces 381 horsepower and 401 pound feet of torque. There are two transmission choices: Power is sent through either a 5-speed or 6-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels or available 4-wheel drive with low range.
Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
The Tundra's interior convenience and safety features are a cut above what would be expected in the large pick-up segment, and include multiple power options, overhead console, and high end audio and navigation systems.
Standard safety features include 4-wheel antilock disc brakes with electronic brake force distribution, driver and passenger front and side impact airbags, vehicle stability control, and active traction control.
Base MSRP for the 2010 Toyota Tundra is $23,455. A 4-wheel Drive CrewMax Limited model starts at $42,455. The Tundra is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
If a well-made, full size pickup with plenty of power for work and comfort for play is needed, the 2010 Toyota Tundra has to be on anyone's short list.