2007 Toyota Tundra Review

The Tundra is brand new for 2007 – and we should see it very soon, as in February 2007 soon. The 2007 Tundra is brand new inside and out, and it’s no longer ‘almost’ fullsize. It is a 100% full-size pickemup truck, and American made to boot. The 07 Tundra will be made exclusively in Toyota’s new San Antonio Tundra plant. Toyota has a lot riding on this truck, since the investment in the new plant was huge.

So, what do I think of the new Tundra? Well, I don’t think Toyota will convince a huge number of die-hard domestic pickup truck fans to convert. The older truck buyers are simply too set in their ways. If Toyota is smart and goes after the younger truck buyer, they have a chance. Younger buyers often haven’t had a chance to become loyal to a brand, so they look at features and value rather than badging. Here, Toyota has an opportunity.

2007 Toyota Tundra Specs

  • 3 available engines – 4.0 V6, 4.7 V8, or the big daddy 5.7 liter V8 ( unknown HP at this time, estimate to be ~325 )
  • 6 speed automatic transmission
  • Up to 10,000 lb towing capacity
  • 8 million different body configurations ( not quite, but close )

2007 Toyota Tundra Reviews

The Car Connection reviews the 2007 Toyota Tundra and writes – ‘But at the same time, it seems that Toyota doesn’t have the confidence to be the conservative player it’s always been. If this truck were as cleanly styled as the new Silverado on the outside and as un-fussy inside as the truck it’s replacing, that and the brilliant I-Force 5.7 would probably be enough to guarantee Toyota grabbing the market share it seeks. The truck they’re putting on the market however, is more polarizing than that. Some people are simply going to hate it. And some are going to love it.’

Truck Trend reviews the 2007 Toyota Tundra and comments on pricing – ‘No word on pricing yet, but our guess is it’ll price the new truck aggressively against a similarly equipped F-150 version. That’s where Toyota’s planning on stealing buyers. We’ll see.’

New Car Test Drive reviews the 2007 Toyota Tundra and writes – ‘Toyota said it will offer more than 30 different models in three trim levels, base, SR5 and Limited. There will be three choices of engines, a 4.0-liter V6, a 4.7-liter V8 and a new ULEV-capable 5.7-liter V8 with a six-speed automatic transmission. (ULEV stands for Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle.) Three cab sizes will be available, including a four-door model that was not revealed at Chicago. Three different bed lengths will be available, ranging from five to eight feet, including a Double Cab model with an eight-foot bed.’

Autobytel reviews the 2007 Toyota Tundra and writes – ‘Yes, it’s tough, but even truck guys like some comfort and convenience, something this American-built and -designed pickup promises to offer. When it goes on sale in January of 2007, the 2007 Tundra will be available in base, SR5, and Limited trims, each with up to four inches of shoulder room, and an additional six inches of hip room for rear seat passengers. The glovebox has been enlarged to accommodate a thermos, and the huge center console can double as a filing cabinet or laptop carrying case, a point surely to be appreciated by general contractors and road warriors everywhere.’

Automobile Mag reviews the 2007 Toyota Tundra and expresses concern about gas mileage – ‘Even with the extra gear, it’s hard to imagine that the Tundra won’t guzzle copious amounts of fuel. This makes for an interesting juxtaposition when viewed in context with Toyota’s recent advertising meant to convice the world that its Hybrid Synergy Drive vehicles, such as the Prius and Camry Hybrid, are the best thing to happen to the environment since rainwater. The Tundra’s thirst, then (as well as that of the next-gen SUVs it is sure to spawn), ensures that any damage caused by Toyota’s hybrids to the oil companies’ bottom lines will be repaid several times over.’

Edmunds.com reviews the 2007 Toyota Tundra and writes – ‘It looks good, sounds good and has the kind of power and features that will make a real contender in the full size segment. It won’t outsell any of the domestic trucks, but it’s a big step toward doing just that in the future.’

Dubspeed Driven reviews the 2007 Toyota Tundra and writes – ‘But after Toyota’s multiple false starts of “getting it”, should domestic manufacturers be worried? Yes, they should. The Tundra is a legitimate player in the big game. Is it good enough to cause mass defections from existing brands? Even the most optimistic of Toyota’s fans don’t think the stars shine that bright, deep in the heart of Texas.’

Karl on Cars reviews the 2007 Toyota Tundra and wonders if it’s maybe too big – ‘ How big is the all-new 2007 Toyota Tundra? Let’s just say that if you’re under six-feet tall and need to manually tune the radio, you might want to invest in a prosthetic arm extension. The reach to that tuning knob was enough to test the ongoing physical therapy for my recently dislocated right shoulder.’

Cars.com reviews the 2007 Toyota Tundra and writes – ‘Toyota doesn’t often get it right the first time, or necessarily the second, but it has a history of making generational changes that eventually put its products at or near the top of their vehicle class in sales and/or appeal. It happened with the Camry, the Corolla and the Sienna minivan. It hasn’t happened yet with the Yaris subcompact. It might be happening right now with the 2007 Tundra.’

The Truth about Cars reviews the 2007 Toyota Tundra and writes – ‘To make the beast handle, Toyota deploys standard 18” wheels, low-pressure nitrogen shocks, a coil-spring double wishbone independent front suspension and a multi-leaf live axle rear end– all to ill effect. The Tundra porpoises badly over highway surfaces at middling speeds. The jittery rig is not harsh, but it serves up more action than Anna Nicole Smith (ante-mortem, of course). Through corners, nautical dynamics and howling tires never let you forget that you’re driving a 6’4” tall 5,645lbs truck.’

Published on January 9, 2007 in Toyota

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