2007 toyota Tundra Specs

2007 toyota Tundra Specs: After a couple of almost-there versions, Toyota has gone for it with a half-ton pickup: the second-generation 2007 Tundra rolling into car dealerships today. My total impression of the Tundra is that it's not a game-changer, yet it is an awesome gamer, which's ample to please buyers and also endanger various other truckmakers. From its high towing capabilities and optional six-speed transmission to its safety as well as convenience features and also spacious crew taxi, the Tundra is a must-drive for any person in the marketplace for a full-size truck.

2007 toyota Tundra Specs

Outside & Designing

The Tundra is available in three cab styles: regular, extended as well as crew, called Normal Taxi, Dual Taxicab as well as CrewMax, specifically. The Routine and also Dual Taxi versions include brief or long freight beds measuring 6.5 feet as well as 8.1 feet in size.

There are 3 trim levels: The Routine Cab DX is a stripped-down work truck with a black grille and grille structure, and also black bumpers, side mirrors as well as door and also tailgate handles. It can be updated to an SR5 through an alternative bundle that adds-- amongst useful attributes-- a chrome front bumper with a body-colored cap.

The Tundra appears like the Tacoma midsize pick-up but with a taller, domed hood. Its most distinct aspect is a black strip that extends the crest of the grille frame. I'm not sure I like it, but there it is. It attracts attention more on the body-colored grille border that comes on the Sport Appearance Plan, an alternative provided for Regular and also Dual Cabs.

In the Double and also CrewMax designs, the SR5 trim level includes the chrome grille frame, and also the chrome and body-colored therapy for the back in addition to the front bumper. The Minimal trim degree adds chrome to the grille's three bars, the door handles and the side mirrors, with the exception of the optional extendable mirrors offered for hauling functions. The Limited's front bumper is completely body-colored, and it's the only trim level with standard haze lights.

The conventional wheels are 18 inches, in steel for the SR5 and also alloy for the Limited. Twenty-inch alloys are optional.
Going & Ceasing
Along with a V-6 that's conventional on the Normal Taxicab and also Double Taxi, the Tundra uses 2 V-8 engines. The CrewMax does not featured the V-6.

The 5.7-liter V-8 had not yet started automation in Huntsville, Ala., when I got my preview of the Tundra in December 2006. Before I got it, I envisioned three setting up employees behind each truck, pushing; a designer in the bed with a bullhorn making vrooom vroom, roar grumble noises; as well as a marketing officer riding shotgun and also asserting that the rearview mirrors hadn't been available in yet but would certainly be included soon.

In truth (constantly less intriguing) there became a lot of the bigger blocks, which in addition to the pickup truck market's first six-speed automatic transmission, are the brand-new Tundra's major specialty. The drivetrain goes over undoubtedly, propelling the Tundra approximately highway rates faster compared to a 4x4 crew taxicab has a right to go, finish with a hearty rumble from under the hood. Alternatively, when you speed up gradually, having six equipments keeps the engine speed reduced, as well as the noise along with it. The charitable torque is available in a wide band, with at least 90 percent of the height torque on tap 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 and also its five-speed automatic in 4x2 Expanses, and just about a fifty percent an mpg less than the 4.7-liter in 4x4 versions. It's the less-powerful engine that most likely would benefit extra from the additional gear, but the 4.7-liter goes to the very least partnered with a five-speed automated. I discovered this pairing to be more than appropriate in a Tundra Dual Cab 4x2, and also I'm confident it would certainly be adequate with 4WD too. Chevy as well as Ford vehicles have four-speeds. The Dodge Ram has five, as well as Ford has assured a six-speed for the next-generation F-Series.

All Tundras are fitted with four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, brake help as well as electronic brake-force distribution. In normal driving, the brakes did their job, but the numb pedal really feel left lots to be desired. The Silverado has a genuine side below.

Four-Wheel Drive

The optional 4WD, available only with the V-8, is an easy part-time, shift-on-the-fly system with some added tricks that make it a lot more advanced. At the twist of a dial, the dual-range transfer case involves the front axle, which is separated by default for fuel cost savings. The torque is split 50/50 (front/rear), but the typical four-wheel traction control can also move power from one side to the other on either axle-- in both 4WD high and 4WD reduced modes.

RWD designs-- and also 4x4s in 2WD mode-- likewise have grip control. It can be turned off or set to an intermediate placement Toyota calls Vehicle LSD, which is simply an ABS-based limited-slip differential. It varies from the default traction control in that it allows some wheelspin. When it, as well, is switched off, the common digital security system also is beat.

Flight & Handling

The brand-new Tundra Double Cab 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 pick-ups, and it's not excessive here. It's possible that the long-bed variation's longer wheelbase would introduce more spin or vibration, however I drove only the CrewMax as well as the Double Taxicab short bed. When the first-generation Tundra came out, it was praised for its ride comfort. Because that time, the competition has actually made invasions and Toyota has actually restored the truck for much heavier service. For whatever factor, there's not a clear distinction. The brand-new Chevy Silverado, in particular, has actually risen to the challenge.

Readily available on the short-bed SR5 and Restricted is a TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Off-Road Package that has various adjusting courtesy of stiffer front coil springtimes as well as back fallen leave springtimes and stronger Bilstein brand shock absorbers and also bushings. It additionally consists of unique 18-inch alloy wheels, offroad tires and front tow hooks. I drove this arrangement off-road, where it did well, however I didn't experience it on sidewalk. Somebody is particular to: The TRD plan is available on rear-drive trucks.

Pickup guiding isn't anything to obtain excited around, yet the 44-foot turning diameter is a success on the CrewMax, standard-bed Dual Taxicab as well as long-bed Normal Taxicab. Compare this to the Ford F-150's 45 feet and the Silverado's 47 feet. This isn't really nearly U-turns; it dictates exactly how sharply you can reduce a swing when you're auto parking or maneuvering a trailer hitch. With a long bed, the Double Taxi's circle expands to 49 feet, losing its advantage. The long-bed F-150 does it in 48 feet. (For those keeping rating, the standard-bed Tundra Regular Taxi transforms a 39.2-foot circle.).

The Seating

Another of the Tundra's firsts is a crew-cab rear seat whose 60/40-split sectors slide forward and back and recline. Doing so calls for the largest backseat in a pick-up, which the Tundra delivers. With the reclining as well as the legroom, a limo would certainly be a reasonable contrast. Some of the space below comes from a bed that's a little bit shorter-- 5.5 feet long versus the Silverado Crew Cab's 5.75 feet, however that doesn't explain the F-150, which has a 5.5-foot box and a smaller sized backseat.

The Dual Cab's backseat isn't really half negative either, with convenient legroom as well as doors that open up onward rather than rearward. They turn almost to an appropriate angle with the side, so entrance and departure is as simple as one could anticipate. The center flooring hump, as in the CrewMax, is just a few inches high.

The standard front seat is a 40/20/40-split fabric bench that accommodates three owners. To suit much shorter drivers, it's best to furnish the Tundra with a seat-height adjustment and also a tilt/telescoping wheel. Neither can be found in the base Regular Taxi (the criterion wheel just tilts). In the larger taxicabs, the SR5 trim level brings premium towel and also manual vehicle driver's height modification to the split bench. You'll require the bucket seats-- conventional on the Limited and also optional on the SR5-- to obtain power adjustments as well as a steering wheel that both tilts as well as telescopes. The Limited additionally includes leather upholstery and warmed seats.

The Tundra's high hood and also cargo box walls create bad visibility quickly around the vehicle. For simplicity of car park, however, front and back finder sharp systems are provided (rear-only is much more common), as well as the optional navigation system includes a rearview camera that reveals the location behind the truck on the dashboard display screen-- a have to for affixing a trailer drawback alone. At some point this year Toyota will certainly provide a dealer-installed rearview video camera with a 3.5-inch screen as a stand-alone choice separate from the expensive nav function. Rates isn't set for this unusual as well as welcome feature, yet it's estimated to be roughly $600-- way far better than the navigation/rearview electronic camera option's $2,810 list price.

Interior Decoration, High Quality

The "driver-oriented cockpit" surpasses the typical tilted facility control board: Increased and also tinted silver, the left-hand side of the console prolongs from in between the bucket seats, up the facility control panel and also leftward to develop the entire chauffeur's side of the dashboard. I find the principle intriguing, but the faux-metal finish isn't the most effective I have actually seen (some are really decent nowadays). In my viewpoint the dashboard shows the most effective (glossy piano-black lacquer) and also the most awful (plastic imitating steel) of modern wood-trim-alternative products. This silvery things belongs to exactly what has actually delayed Toyota's well-regarded interior high quality, which is still good yet isn't retreating from the much-improved competitors.

Like the inner and outer door handles, the handles and also dials are large, in maintaining with the gloved-workman image. Taking a step beyond, the vehicle likewise recognizes exactly how the requirements and devices of artisans have actually transformed-- that the notion of knuckle-dragging sheetrockers and also tin-knockers is a distant memory: Designs with bucket seats have a facility storage console big sufficient for a laptop and also fitted with rails to support hanging documents folders.

Other storage provisions abound. There's a double glove compartment therefore several bins, spaces and also cubbies that it resembles a coat with a lot of pockets; you might neglect where you put points. I did. In my search, I was however not able to locate the switch that amazingly teleports the Tundra to that alternative universe where professionals go to hide when they're supposed to be finishing your kitchen area.

Safety and security

The Tundra has not yet been crash-tested, but it is well-appointed with basic security features. Not already pointed out are side-impact airbags for the pole positions and also side drapes to safeguard the front and also rear seats. The curtains are made to deploy in the event of a rollover to shield passengers as well as avoid their ejection. There's a cutoff button so the bags won't release when off-roading.

Freight & Towing

I really did not drive or check out a Normal Taxi, however measurements and also pictures show a generous storage area behind the seats with integrated storage space boxes. The Double Taxicab's 60/40-split rear seat paddings flip as much as expose a fairly uncluttered flooring. I prefer the resulting high vertical space to the CrewMax's fold-down back-rests, which give a good plastic-covered work surface area yet not as much floor-to-ceiling height.

Nowhere is the new model's higher size a lot more purposeful compared to in the freight bed, which has actually expanded a couple of inches in a lot of dimensions. It now measures 66.4 inches in between the wall surfaces and also 50.0 inches between the wheel wells. The sides are 22.3 inches high. A decreased tailgate prolongs the CrewMax bed to about 7.5 feet, so even the shortest bed leaves just 1/2 foot of standard building products hanging.

The securing tailgate has a help strut that makes it feasible to lift with one or two fingers. An incentive is that it damps the motion, so the gate also decreases gradually under its own weight instead of slamming down into the support cable televisions. Toyota claims the strut likewise avoids jumping when driving with eviction down. Where Nissan provides a factory spray-in bedliner, Toyota has stuck to the plastic lay-in kind, believing that proprietors desire the option of removing it down the line as well as offering a possible new owner with an unmarred bed.

Because of the different taxi and bed sizes as well as engine as well as driveline selections, I might invest the rest of the model year wading through payload and also pulling specs for you, so I'll simply claim the design line's payload ratings vary from 1,420 extra pounds to 2,060 extra pounds. (Normal of half-ton trucks, it could transport a whole lot.) The towing maxima run from a healthy 10,100 extra pounds in a 4x4 CrewMax to 10,800 extra pounds in a 4x2 Regular Taxi when each is equipped with the 5.7-liter V-8 as well as optional Towing Plan, which includes the hitch receiver, wiring, enhanced back springtime prices, a transmission-fluid cooler as well as a tow/haul change mode (on the six-speed just). All the specifics can be discovered by clicking on the Requirement Equip. & Specifications and also the Available Options buttons above left wing.

Tundra in the marketplace

Full-size pickups are the market section foreign brand names have failed to split-- probably the last staying one. These are the highest-volume and highest-profit automobiles that the American firms offer, which is most likely why Toyota officers have called the new Tundra one of the most vital model introduction in the company's history. For point of view, Ford and GM sell near to a million full-size pickups a year. Toyota might have sold as numerous Tundras given that they initially went on sale for the 2000 model year. Having actually offered greater than 124,500 Tundras in 2006, Toyota is conservatively projecting sales of 200,000 for the brand-new generation in 2007, taking into consideration a late launch. Toyota has almost assured a "larger" Tundra, suggesting a three-quarter or one-ton version and possibly a diesel alternative.

The brand-new Tundra has some outstanding specs and also some functions that I would certainly identify as advancements more than advancements. I could say that Nissan as well as Honda revealed more development out of eviction than the domestics have, however that hasn't already provided equivalent sales or street cred. In this most devoted of vehicle market sectors, credibility and also longevity may be more crucial. As the auto sector continuouslies globalize, and also as Toyota builds increasingly more of its designs in The United States and Canada using a growing number of domestic parts as well as developing an increasing number of American tasks, the concept of getting a Japanese pickup becomes a growing number of acceptable amongst buyers. With the remarkable exception of the United Automobile Employees and also union advocates, the practice of purchasing American just to acquire American has slowly deteriorated, as well as numerous Americans have actually owned or experienced Toyota cars and trucks and SUVs.

Toyota does not often get it right the very first time, or always the second, however it has a history of making generational modifications that ultimately put its items at or near the top of their car class in sales and/or appeal. It happened with the Camry, the Corolla as well as the Sienna minivan. It hasn't took place yet with the Yaris subcompact. It might be taking place right now with the 2007 Tundra.

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