2018 Toyota Tundra

2018 Toyota Tundra

The 2018 Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup truck that slots below the mid-size Toyota Tacoma in the brand’s pickup line. Designed to compete with the established best-sellers from Ford, Ram and GM, the Tundra notably features a standard V8 engine at a time when some competitors utilize smaller, albeit more fuel-efficient, base engines. Prices start from an MSRP of $31,120.

Pros: Standard V8, Composed Ride Quality, Multiple Configurations & Trimlines Available

Cons: Bland Styling, Less Fuel-Efficient Than Competitors,

Looks Best In: Cavalry Blue exterior/Graphite interior

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Competition: Ford F-150Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Nissan Titan

Safety Score: The 2018 Toyota Tundra was out performed by competitors in crash testing of large pickups by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Summary: The 2018 Toyota Tundra is a bit long in the tooth and lags behind the competition in key areas of safety scores, fuel-efficiency and style. Although the base model may be compelling with its relatively low price point and standard V8, above that level it makes more sense to explore the competition.

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