2007 toyota Tundra Specs

2007 toyota Tundra Specs: After a number of almost-there models, Toyota has actually gone all out with a half-ton pickup: the second-generation 2007 Tundra rolling into car dealerships today. My general impact of the Tundra is that it's not a game-changer, yet it is a powerful player, and that's more than enough to satisfy purchasers and also endanger other truckmakers. From its high towing capabilities and optional six-speed transmission to its safety as well as convenience features and also roomy crew taxi, the Tundra is a must-drive for anyone in the marketplace for a full-size truck.

2007 toyota Tundra Specs

Outside & Styling

The Tundra comes in 3 taxi styles: routine, prolonged and crew, named Regular Taxicab, Dual Cab and CrewMax, respectively. The Regular as well as Dual Taxicab variations include brief or long cargo beds gauging 6.5 feet and 8.1 feet in length.

There are 3 trim levels: The Regular Cab DX is a stripped-down job truck with a black grille and grille structure, and black bumpers, side mirrors as well as door and tailgate deals with. It can be upgraded to an SR5 by means of a choice bundle that adds-- among functional features-- a chrome front bumper with a body-colored cap.

The Tundra looks like the Tacoma midsize pickup yet with a taller, domed hood. Its most distinctive component is a black strip that spans the crest of the grille frame. I'm uncertain I like it, but there it is. It sticks out more on the body-colored grille border that comes on the Sport Look Bundle, a choice provided for Normal as well as Double Taxis.

In the Double and CrewMax styles, the SR5 trim level includes the chrome grille structure, and also the chrome and body-colored treatment for the rear in addition to the front bumper. The Limited trim level adds chrome to the grille's three crossbars, the door handles as well as the side mirrors, with the exception of the optional extendable mirrors provided for hauling functions. The Limited's front bumper is completely body-colored, and also it's the only trim level with typical fog lights.

The typical wheels are 18 inches, in steel for the SR5 as well as alloy for the Limited. Twenty-inch alloys are optional.
Going & Ceasing
Together with a V-6 that's conventional on the Routine Cab and also Dual Taxicab, the Tundra offers 2 V-8 engines. The CrewMax does not had the V-6.

The 5.7-liter V-8 had actually not yet started automation in Huntsville, Ala., when I got my preview of the Tundra in December 2006. Prior to I got it, I envisioned three assembly workers behind each vehicle, pressing; a designer in the bed with a bullhorn making vrooom vroom, rumble roll audios; and an advertising and marketing officer riding shotgun as well as asserting that the rearview mirrors hadn't can be found in yet however would certainly be included soon.

In reality (constantly less fascinating) there ended up being plenty of the larger blocks, which together with the pickup truck market's first six-speed transmission, are the brand-new Tundra's main specialty. The drivetrain goes over undoubtedly, pushing the Tundra approximately highway rates quicker compared to a 4x4 crew cab has a right to go, finish with a hearty rumble from under the hood. On the other hand, when you speed up progressively, having six gears maintains the engine speed reduced, as well as the sound in addition to it. The generous torque comes in a wide band, with at the very least 90 percent of the peak torque at hand from 2,400 to 5,500 rpm, inning accordance with Toyota's dimensions.

The trans additionally delivers far better gas mileage compared to the 4.7-liter as well as its five-speed automated in 4x2 Expanses, and just regarding a half an mpg less than the 4.7-liter in 4x4 variations. It's the less-powerful engine that most likely would benefit a lot more from the additional gear, but the 4.7-liter is at the very least partnered with a five-speed automated. I discovered this pairing to be more than sufficient in an Expanse Dual Cab 4x2, as well as I'm positive it would suffice with 4WD too. Chevy and Ford trucks have four-speeds. The Dodge Ram has five, and Ford has actually guaranteed a six-speed for the next-generation F-Series.

All Tundras are fitted with four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, brake aid and electronic brake-force distribution. In regular driving, the brakes did their job, however the numb pedal really feel left lots to be wanted. The Silverado has a genuine edge here.


The optional 4WD, offered only with the V-8, is a basic part-time, shift-on-the-fly system with some included methods that make it much more innovative. At the twist of a dial, the dual-range transfer case engages the front axle, which is removed by default for fuel financial savings. The torque is split 50/50 (front/rear), however the common four-wheel traction control can additionally transfer power from one side to the other on either axle-- in both 4WD high and also 4WD low modes.

RWD versions-- and also 4x4s in 2WD mode-- also have traction control. It can be shut off or set to an intermediate placement Toyota calls Automobile LSD, which is simply an ABS-based limited-slip differential. It differs from the default grip control in that it permits some wheelspin. When it, as well, is switched off, the standard digital security system additionally is beat.

Ride & Handling

The new Tundra Double Taxicab and also CrewMax ride well with an empty bed-- the worst-case circumstance. There's some shudder in the structure when surrendering bumps, however this is common among body-on-frame pickups, and also it's not excessive here. It's possible that the long-bed variation's longer wheelbase would introduce more twist or resonance, however I drove just the CrewMax as well as the Dual Taxi brief bed. When the first-generation Tundra appeared, it was applauded for its trip convenience. Since that time, the competitors has made invasions as well as Toyota has reconstructed the vehicle for heavier service. For whatever reason, there's no longer a clear distinction. The brand-new Chevy Silverado, particularly, has actually risen to the challenge.

Offered on the short-bed SR5 as well as Minimal is a TRD (Toyota Competing Development) Off-Road Bundle that has different adjusting courtesy of stiffer front coil springs as well as rear fallen leave springtimes and also stronger Bilstein brand shock absorbers and bushings. It also consists of unique 18-inch alloy wheels, offroad tires and also front tow hooks. I drove this arrangement off-road, where it executed well, but I didn't experience it on sidewalk. Someone is specific to: The TRD package is offered on rear-drive vehicles.

Pickup truck steering isn't anything to get delighted around, but the 44-foot turning size is an accomplishment on the CrewMax, standard-bed Double Taxi and also long-bed Normal Cab. Contrast this to the Ford F-150's 45 feet and the Silverado's 47 feet. This isn't really just about U-turns; it determines just how dramatically you can reduce a swing when you're car parking or maneuvering a trailer hitch. With a long bed, the Double Taxi's circle expands to 49 feet, shedding its advantage. The long-bed F-150 does it in 48 feet. (For those keeping rating, the standard-bed Tundra Routine Cab turns a 39.2-foot circle.).

The Seating

An additional of the Tundra's firsts is a crew-cab backseat whose 60/40-split sectors slide forward and back and recline. Doing so calls for the biggest backseat in a pick-up, which the Tundra delivers. With the reclining and the legroom, a limousine would certainly be a reasonable comparison. Several of the space right here comes from a bed that's a bit shorter-- 5.5 feet long versus the Silverado Staff Cab's 5.75 feet, but that doesn't discuss the F-150, which has a 5.5-foot box and also a smaller sized rear seat.

The Dual Taxicab's backseat isn't really half negative either, with convenient legroom and doors that open up onward as opposed to rearward. They turn practically to an appropriate angle with the side, so access as well as leave is as straightforward as one can expect. The center floor bulge, as in the CrewMax, is just a few inches high.

The typical front seat is a 40/20/40-split fabric bench that accommodates 3 residents. To accommodate shorter drivers, it's finest to equip the Tundra with a seat-height adjustment and a tilt/telescoping wheel. Neither is available in the base Regular Taxi (the standard wheel only tilts). In the larger cabs, the SR5 trim degree brings costs cloth as well as hands-on driver's elevation change to the split bench. You'll require the pail seats-- common on the Restricted as well as optional on the SR5-- to get power modifications and also a guiding wheel that both turns and telescopes. The Limited likewise includes natural leather upholstery and also warmed seats.

The Tundra's high hood and also cargo box wall surfaces produce poor visibility right away around the truck. For simplicity of auto parking, though, front and rear finder sharp systems are offered (rear-only is much more typical), and the optional navigating system consists of a rearview camera that reveals the area behind the truck on the dashboard display-- a should for connecting a trailer drawback unassisted. Sometime this year Toyota will certainly provide a dealer-installed rearview camera with a 3.5-inch screen as a alternative separate from the pricey nav attribute. Prices isn't really established for this uncommon and also welcome attribute, however it's estimated to be roughly $600-- method better than the navigation/rearview cam option's $2,810 sticker price.

Interior Design, Quality

The "driver-oriented cockpit" goes beyond the typical tilted facility control board: Raised and also tinted silver, the left-hand side of the console extends from between the bucket seats, up the center control board as well as leftward to develop the whole chauffeur's side of the dashboard. I discover the principle intriguing, however the faux-metal finish isn't the best I've seen (some are actually decent nowadays). In my opinion the dashboard exhibits the best (glossy piano-black lacquer) as well as the worst (plastic copying steel) of modern-day wood-trim-alternative products. This silvery things is part of what has actually stalled Toyota's well-regarded interior top quality, which is still excellent yet isn't retreating from the much-improved competitors.

Like the internal as well as outer door takes care of, the handles and also dials are huge, in maintaining with the gloved-workman image. Taking an action beyond, the truck also identifies exactly how the requirements and also tools of craftsmen have transformed-- that the idea of knuckle-dragging sheetrockers and tin-knockers is a distant memory: Versions with container seats have a facility storage space console big sufficient for a notebook computer as well as fitted with rails to support hanging documents folders.

Various other storage arrangements are plentiful. There's a double glove compartment therefore many containers, spaces as well as cubbies that it resembles a jacket with a lot of pockets; you might neglect where you put points. I did. In my search, I was sadly not able to locate the button that magically teleports the Tundra to that alternate cosmos where service providers go to conceal when they're expected to be finishing your cooking area.

Safety and security

The Tundra has not yet been crash-tested, however it is well-equipped with typical safety functions. Not currently pointed out are side-impact airbags for the front seats and also side curtains to protect the front and also rear seats. The drapes are created to deploy in case of a rollover to secure occupants as well as stop their ejection. There's a cutoff switch so the bags won't release when off-roading.

Freight & Towing

I really did not drive or discover a Normal Cab, but measurements and photos show a generous storage space location behind the seats with incorporated storage space boxes. The Double Taxicab's 60/40-split backseat pillows flip as much as reveal a relatively minimalist floor. I prefer the resulting high vertical space to the CrewMax's fold-down back-rests, which provide a good plastic-covered work surface however not as much floor-to-ceiling height.

Nowhere is the brand-new design's better size more meaningful than in the cargo bed, which has grown a couple of inches in most dimensions. It currently determines 66.4 inches between the walls and also 50.0 inches between the wheel wells. The sides are 22.3 inches high. A decreased tailgate expands the CrewMax bed to around 7.5 feet, so even the quickest bed leaves only 1/2 foot of standard building products hanging.

The locking tailgate has a help strut that makes it feasible to lift with a couple of fingers. A reward is that it damps the activity, so eviction also decreases slowly under its very own weight as opposed to banging down onto the support wires. Toyota claims the strut additionally avoids bouncing when driving with the gate down. Where Nissan provides a manufacturing facility spray-in bedliner, Toyota has actually stuck to the plastic lay-in kind, believing that proprietors want the alternative of removing it down the line and providing a potential new owner with an unmarred bed.

Due to the numerous taxi and also bed dimensions and engine and driveline selections, I can invest the rest of the version year learning haul as well as hauling specs for you, so I'll simply say the model line's payload scores range from 1,420 pounds to 2,060 pounds. (Typical of half-ton trucks, it can haul a whole lot.) The hauling optimums range from a healthy and balanced 10,100 extra pounds in a 4x4 CrewMax to 10,800 extra pounds in a 4x2 Regular Taxi when each is outfitted with the 5.7-liter V-8 and also optional Towing Bundle, which includes the drawback receiver, electrical wiring, boosted rear springtime rates, a transmission-fluid cooler and a tow/haul change setting (on the six-speed only). All the specifics can be discovered by clicking the Standard Equip. & Specs and the Available Options buttons above left wing.

Tundra on the market

Full-size pickups are the marketplace section foreign brand names have cannot crack-- arguably the last staying one. These are the highest-volume as well as highest-profit vehicles that the American firms market, which is probably why Toyota directors have called the new Tundra one of the most essential model introduction in the firm's history. For viewpoint, Ford and GM market near a million full-size pickups a year. Toyota might have sold as many Tundras considering that they initially went on sale for the 2000 version year. Having actually offered more than 124,500 Tundras in 2006, Toyota is conservatively forecasting sales of 200,000 for the new generation in 2007, taking into account a late launch. Toyota has all but assured a "larger" Tundra, suggesting a three-quarter or one-ton variation and also possibly a diesel option.

The new Tundra has some outstanding specs and also some functions that I would certainly identify as advancements more than advancements. I could argue that Nissan as well as Honda revealed even more innovation out of eviction than the domestics have, yet that hasn't already provided similar sales or road cred. In this most devoted of car market sectors, reputation and longevity might be more crucial. As the auto industry continues to globalize, and as Toyota constructs increasingly more of its models in The United States and Canada utilizing an increasing number of domestic parts and producing a growing number of American work, the suggestion of getting a Japanese pickup comes to be more and more acceptable among customers. With the significant exemption of the United Auto Workers as well as union advocates, the method of buying American simply to acquire American has gradually worn down, and also many Americans have possessed or experienced Toyota vehicles and also SUVs.

Toyota does not frequently get it right the first time, or always the second, however it has a background of making generational modifications that eventually placed its items at or near the top of their vehicle class in sales and/or appeal. It happened with the Camry, the Corolla as well as the Sienna minivan. It hasn't already happened yet with the Yaris subcompact. It could be happening today with the 2007 Tundra.