The current generation, launched as a 2007 model, shows that Toyota has learned those lessons well. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner's Manual. The 2011 Tundra lineup has been simplified, as well. Removing them or flipping the back seat down affords the best view, but be sure to replace them when passengers sit back there. This moves these secondary controls closer to the passenger, which is good for them, but requires a reach from average-to-petite drivers.
We've found having an experienced co-driver watch the display screen while the driver monitors the mirrors to be a very effective technique when backing up. A concealed compartment to the right of the shift lever can hold a Thomas® guidebook. There are limitations to the function, detection and range of the monitor. The optional tow mirrors are very good. Standard equipment on each trim level basically matches that on the Double Cab models, though the CrewMax adds a vertical sliding power rear window.
It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. The Tundra Grade equipment basically matches the Regular Cab, adding carpet in place of the vinyl flooring, a tachometer and outside temperature indicator. The Tundra matches or beats most of its domestic full-size competition when it comes to size, performance and price. Downshifts during braking on downhill grades are well managed, properly timed and helpful. Visibility from the driver's seat is excellent.
It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. For more information on mpg, please see. Trim levels range from basic Tundra Grade to luxurious Limited models with leather upholstery, and from the lowest end to the highest is a price differential of around 2:1. Toyota encourages responsible operation to help protect you, your vehicle and the environment. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details. Headrests on the back seats can block the view rearward if not in their lowest position. For more information on mpg, please see.
Always look over your shoulder and use your turn signal. Models with front bucket seats feature a deep center console that helps the cabin serve as a road-going office. A 10-inch slide range allows the owner to tailor passenger comfort and room for onboard cargo. The dash-mounted controls, and especially more critical and frequently used knobs for fan, temperature and airflow, are extra large, with solid detents and a nice positive feel that lets the operator know how far they've been turned. Suspension, f: independent, double wishbone, coil springs, stabilizer bar Suspension, r: solid axle, multi-leaf springs Ground clearance: 10. It can't tow as much as the V8s but its 1620-pound payload is more than many Tundra V8s can carry. The V6 is available only with two-wheel-drive versions of the Regular or Double Cab; the V6 weighs at least 300 pounds less than the V8s for better mileage and longer component life.
Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. See Owner's Manual for details. To find out what consumers are really paying for this vehicle, check the Fair Purchase Price on kbb. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee. All three engines employ several technologies allowing them to produce both big power and reasonable economy.
System effectiveness is dependent on road, weather and traffic conditions. The standard wheels are 18-inch steel. The first iteration, called T100, was about the size of a Dodge Dakota, and it taught Toyota that in America a larger truck needs a V8 engine. Steering response is sure and certain, though perhaps not as advanced as an F-150 with any engine except the 6. In states where available, all 4x4 5. Goodrich off-road tires on 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps and special graphics. Scout ® and Telenav ® are registered trademarks of Telenav, Inc.
Both the engine and transmission are built in the U. Body proportions comfortably accommodate the three bed lengths and wheelbases. For towing trailers in the 4,000- to 7,000-pound range the Tundra does a superb job. The Double Cab rear seat is the more bench-like, and legroom is less expansive though still decent. The double A-arm front suspension uses coil-over spring shock units, while a front-mounted steering rack helps enhance steering feel and response. When you insert your key into the ignition switch or bring a Smart Key fob into the vehicle, the key transmits an electronic code to the vehicle. Trailer ratings appear lower on most models because they are now rated according to a recently adopted standard developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers.
For 2011, the Tundra's base 4. Model Line Overview Model lineup: Toyota Tundra Regular Cab standard bed 4. Overkill with tow rigs is nice on long nights, in inclement weather, during strong winds or dealing with hilly country. The next choice is either the V6 or one of two V8 engines, and finally the trim package or level of standard equipment. Always look over your shoulder and use your turn signal.
The 2011 Toyota Tundra offers a long list of dealer-installable accessories. Tundra Regular Cab 4×4 is offered with the 4. They come standard with the 4. Emission coverages vary under Federal and California regulations. Its tall grille and hood and pronounced front fenders make it as imposing as any big truck. As with most pickups, the ride gets bouncy on bumpy freeways with an empty bed; any pickup may have the wrong wheelbase to avoid tiring bobbing on expansion joints so do your test-drive on a variety of road surfaces. Effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions.