2010 Toyota Tundra : At a Glance

Toyota pitches the 2010 Tundra Double Cab 4×4 (Limited Edition) at a starting price of $23,155 for a Regular Cab model, plus an extra $1,000 with the new 4.6 engine. The Double Cab is $25,495, or $25,460 with the 4.6-liter V8 and the Crew Max gets the 4.6 standard for $28,465. (In Canada, the 4.6 is the new base engine with pricing starting at $24,995 CAD for Regular Cab and $31,725 CAD for the Double Cab. The standard CrewMax engine is the larger 5.7-liter V8).

For our money, given the level of performance and fuel economy available from the new 4.6-liter V8, you’re almost better spending the extra $1,000 for the 5.7-liter iForce unit, which offers considerably more grunt and capability with comparable fuel economy. Toyota says that it aims to sell more than 20 percent of Tundras with the new 4.6-liter engine but based on our assumptions (even in these economy minded times), much like the 4.7 before it, there’s still little reason to consider this motor over the larger mill.

Pros

  • Awesome V-8 and a great exhaust note to go with it
  • Good transmission, with an obedient manual mode
  • Plenty of cabin space for a four-man work crew

Cons

  • Starting to show its age compared to the competition
  • Numb steering does little to inspire confidence
  • Feels much bigger than it actually is
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