The automotive industry is a place of relentless progress. Each new vehicle generation brings improvements in technology, driving dynamics, safety, and fuel economy. That would seem like bad news for the 2021 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck, since it hasn’t been fully redesigned since way back in 2007.
An all-new Tundra is expected sometime in the next year. But there’s still plenty to like about even the current model. While competing truckmakers have invested heavily in creating advanced, extra-posh, extra-safe, extra-efficient vehicles, Toyota had developed a powerful price advantage. With the Tundra, you give up many of the latest advances, but you still get what was considered an excellent truck 14 years ago — for thousands of dollars less than comparably equipped competitors from Ford, Chevrolet, or Ram that have been redesigned two or three times since then. And despite its age, Toyota has continued to add features to the vehicle, including a wide range of advanced safety technology. We just spent a week in the 2021 Tundra to see how it stacks up against its newer competitors.