Toyota Tundra Ratings
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2003 Toyota Tundra - SR5 (M5) 4x4 Access Cab
Pros: Engine & reliability
Advice: If you don't have heavier duty needs, this is by far the best choiceTruck is comfortable to drive, engine & transmission are responsive. TRD Off-road package improves on-road handling. Brakes are better than most. Gas mileage (V-8) is a bit disappointing, but probably on the high side of typical for trucks.
2004 Toyota Tundra - SR5 4x2 Double Cab
Pros: handling, power, plenty of room
Cons: turning radius - don't try for a tight space between two cars at Walmart! It ain't gonna happen
Advice: Make sure you don't mind the fuel bill - this is not for economy minded peopleI'm very satisifed with the room, comfort, and ride of the Tundra double cab. I was very torn between the Titan and Tundra, but the Tundra was a low mile trade that came with many accessaries I would have paid dearly for to have installed on the Titan. Overall this is the nicest truck I have ever owned (and I thought a lot of my dear old Dakota!) The back seat was well designed for adults, and is very comfortable & roomy. The back doors are full size, unlike some of the other trucks. The TRD Off Road suspension really helps the handling of this truck. I'm not a speed demon, but I like to lean into a curve with confidence. The V8 is SO quiet, but it can SO come alive! This truck is a pleasure to drive!
2005 Toyota Tundra - SR5 (M6) 4x2 Access Cab
Pros: 6 speed manual transmission
Cons: Gas mileage for the 6-spd man. V-6 is about the same as the V-8 Auto
Advice: Great Truck, watch for the best pricePreviously drove a 1994 Ford Probe. Feels awesome to be so high off the ground. Comfortable ride (drove 1100 miles from Houston to Phoenix) without complaint. Down shifting into 1st while rolling when the light turns green isn't as smooth as in other manual transmission vehicles. Other than that, I can't find anything wrong, purchased this truck with no regrets.
2002 Toyota Tundra - SR5 (M5) 4x4 Access Cab
Pros: Great ride
Cons: Back seat area could be a little bigger. ( newer ones are)
Advice: Drive one and you'll see for your selfI have owned this truck for 3 1/2 years and have not had a single problem with it. It has 40k on it and rides better than any truck I have ever driven. Chevy, Ford, Dodge. The V8 pulls my 16 ft. bass boat like it's not even there or hauls a load of wood no problem. No wonder it was the top rated quality truck for 2002 and it won't die after 150k miles like the other big three. I know too many toyota owners with 250k or 300k and still going.
2002 Toyota Tundra - SR5 (M5) 4x2 Access Cab
Pros: Center console
Cons: Rear leg room too short
Advice: For most big Americans, buy the double cab model with more leg room.Powerful truck and comfortable
2005 Toyota Tundra - SR5 (M6) 4x2 Access Cab
Pros: The quiet and responsive handling.
Cons: The glove box could be larger and the flop down armrest should have some support so that it doesn't rest directly on the seat.
Advice: See if the dealer will toss in a bed liner after you make a final deal. It worked for me.Rides like a luxury car, works like the truck you need. The first thing you notice is the quiet comfortable ride that feels as if you are in a large luxury car. When called upon the full size Tundra will perform as well if not better than any of its full size pick-up competitors. The access cab model is perfect if you are not using the back seat on a daily basis. If you use or need a back seat daily get the double cab. The two separate storage space under the rear seat are limited but you are in a pick up truck, you should be able to find room. The 2005 Tundra has hit the road running and has the approval of each of its owners and the outstanding resale value of the Tundra speaks for itself. Insurance companies appreciate the Tundra for its proven safety record. I’ve purchased many new vehicles in my 50+ years and recommend the 2005 Tundra for both its quality and its performance as a full size pick-up.
2005 Toyota Tundra - SR5 4x4 Double Cab
Pros: Interior comfort and rear window.
Cons: Getting used to backing up. The bed is high and deep, so it's hard to see over it.
Advice: Deal hard. Toyota wants to put more of these on the road, and will bargain to do so.A break from the typical boxy behemoth styling, the sleak design is what attracted me. This is my fourth Toyota so I was already fully aware of the dependability factor. I had already decided on the double cab for room and on the 4wd model, so all I needed was a test drive. And the test drive is what sold me. I've now put 3500 miles on my 2005 Tundra DCab 4X4 SR5, and couldn't be happier with my decision. This truck drives like a Cadillac (for lack of a better comparison), smooth, refined, powerful, quiet and stylish. I've yet to be in a situation where I wanted for anything else. It has plenty of room for a family of 5, plenty of power for hauling a load or just hauling a.. down the road, and I'm stil discovering more and more standard options that I didn't know it had. I would have no trouble recommending this truck to anybody.