The curves have gone, replaced with an all-American lumberjack-like chiseled look and we love it. The 2014 Toyota Tundra will be available in a range from 4 to 5.7 liter V6 or V8 engines with a 5 or 6 speed automatic transmission and a top tow capability of a whopping 10,400 lbs. The inside has had a luxurious makeover, premium platinum trims are available, but our favorite is the saddle brown leather seats with contrasting suede trim, cowboy-style.
"When it comes to work, this truck means business," claim Toyota, and the 2013 Tundra backs them every inch of the way. Voted the most dependable large pick-up for seven years running, this beast of a vehicle's almost angry appearance resembles that of a stallion chomping at the bit. It comes in a range of three models, all of which then split into further sub-sections of 5 or 6 speed variations of four and two wheel drives, packing beneath the hood anything from a 4 liter 270 hp V6 to a 5.7 liter 381 hp V8 engine. The 4 liter will give you 278 pounds per feet of torque, and as for the 5.7 liter V8, that boasts 401.
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Prices for the Regular Cab model, depending on which engine, drive and options you go for range from $25,355 to $30,880, for the Double Cab you’re looking at $27,710 - $41,260 and for the Crew Max expect to pay between $30,535 and $48,070. The Crew Max’s cab is also the largest of all half-tons on the market and the 5.7 liter version is one of the finest engines out there too. All are available in a range of nine colors: Barcelona Red Metallic, Radiant Red, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Pyrite Mica, Spruce Mica, Nautical Blue Metallic, Super White, Silver Metallic and Black. Cargo bed lengths are available in lengths of between 6.5 to 8 feet.
Inside the trucks, with the workman in mind, all controls have been designed to be easily handled even while wearing gloves and there are bags of storage along with dual-zone air conditioning, two 12V power outlets and a choice of bucket or bench front seats. Optional extras include leather interior, a back-up camera and navigation and Entune multimedia systems.
The Tundra’s huge grille, sculpted hood and bulging bumpers offer a real air of macho menace and the brake override technology and anti-locking front braking system offers awesome stopping power equivalent to Dirty Harry’s smoking Magnum. Furthermore, the optional TRD off-road package includes Bilstein shocks, front tow hooks, skid plates and customized 17, 18 or 20 inch wheels. A power sliding rear window and funky Moonroof can also be added.
The body-on frame design is mounted on a Prado platform that incorporates high mounted double wishbone front suspension and four link rear suspension for extra comfort, strength and handling either off road or on and the vehicle’s trailer sway control system means that whether you’re towing a weekday workload, jet-skis for that weekend jaunt, or a space shuttle, the Toyota Tundra will always have your back.
Toyota proudly state that this bad boy is "built for action" and many in the US clearly already agree for you may be surprised to learn that America’s best-selling compact pick-up truck is not one forged from these shores, but is in actual fact the muscly 2013 Toyota Tacoma. Here at GearCulture we can certainly see why.
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The Regular Cab version is priced between $17,325 and $22,505, depending on the options. It comes with a 2.7liter 4 cylinder engine as standard and is available in a two and four wheel drive. It has side and seat mounted airbags, a tire monitor system and a choice of a 4 speed automatic shift or 5 speed manual.
The Access Cab comes with power windows and door locks, fold-up rear seating and a large rear hinge access door. Again, both two and four wheel drive options are available, with 4-6 speed manual and automatic transmissions and either a 2.7 liter 4 cylinder engine or a 4 liter V6. Will cost $20,315 - $26,585.
The Double Cab boasts the same choice of gears and engine sizes as the Access and likewise a two or four wheel option. The front seats have a center console, there are power windows, locks and mirrors along with a full rear 60/40 split bench seat and this one’s priced from $22,425 to $28,085.
The X Runner, costing $26,675, is a 4x2 as standard with a 4 liter V6 under the hood. It’s a 6 speed manual transmission and comes with x-brace tunnel suspension, 18” alloys, Bridgestone Potenza tires and color keyed exterior and body kit.
The models are available in a range of 8 colors: Super White, Barcelona Red Metallic, Pyrite Mica, Black, Silver Streak Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Spruce Mica and Nautical Metallic Blue. There’s a 115V power outlet and as for the cargo bed, be as rough with it as you please – it’s fitted with a dent-resistant liner.
Inside there’s a back-up camera with a rear-mirror mounted screen and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel frame for further comfort. Optional extras include power windows, climate control and a leather steering wheel grip.
The TRD off-road package offers progressive-rate front springs, Bilstein shocks, B F Goodrich Trail Tires and 16” alloys. For those less concerned with dirt-track antics, the Sports Package supplies street-tuned suspension, low profile tires and 17 inch rims. A further Limited Package is up for grabs too with simulated leather upholstery, heated seats and chrome wheels, grille border and bumpers.
As with all of Toyota’s toughies, the body-on frame design fixed upon a Prado platform with high mounted double wishbone front suspension and four link rear suspensions offer the smoothest ride over all terrains. This, along with the Star Safety System as standard, which includes automatic limited-slip differential, stability control, anti-locking assisted brakes and traction control, makes the Toyota Tacoma also one of the safest, surest drives there is and perfect for both work and play.