The 2011 Toyota Tundra may be a work-truck at heart, but this full-size pickup 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 small, 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 this massive impression, as do the available 20-inch alloy wheels.
Power comes from three available engines: a 4-Liter, 270 horsepower V6, a 4.6 Liter V-8 that produces 310 horsepower, and the top of the line V-8, displacing 5.7 Liters and producing 381 horsepower and 401 pound feet of torque. 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 features are a cut above what would be expected in the large pick-up segment. In CrewMax models, rear passengers can recline and can be treated to a DVD entertainment system. Front row passengers get the benefit of standard dual zone climate control, and two recommended options: the navigation system and for northern climes: heated seats.
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 2011 Toyota Tundra is $23,935. 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 2011 Toyota Tundra has to be on anyone's short list.