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2007 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab

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2007 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab Review

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Given the hype surrounding the introduction of Toyota's all-new Tundra, you'd think Toyota's product team had discovered at least a cure for the common cold. A full-size truck from Toyota is big news and, after Toyota's two previous attempts at the full-size market (the T-100, introduced in 1993, and the first-generation Tundra, introduced in 2000), it does heighten expectations. The newest Tundra is not, however, the reinvention of the pickup. Rather, with its new Tundra, Toyota hopes to hit the sweet spot in the marketplace and, while not reinventing the pickup, its launch significantly raises the stakes in the full-size segment.

You'll Like This Car If...

If in need of a full-size pickup for loading, towing or commercial applications, Toyota's new pickup won't disappoint, especially for those customers accustomed to Toyota levels of reliability and refinement. If that's the case, the new Tundra should be right up your (paved or dirt) alley.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you're a Chevy, Dodge or Ford loyalist you'll probably not see the point of changing truck brands, especially when Toyota's entry offers nothing in the way of ground-breaking content. And, for those with heavy-duty needs, a three-quarter-ton or one-ton variant is still the province of the domestic brands.

What's Significant About This Car?

With the exception of its 4.0-liter V6 and 4.7-liter V8, virtually everything is new on the all-new Tundra. That includes the chassis, the sheetmetal (a product of Toyota's Calty Design), the signature 5.7-liter V8 and even the main Tundra plant that was built on a green-field site near San Antonio, Texas. Rarely, if ever, has a vehicle built and assembled by an importer enjoyed the degree of American involvement in its design and engineering as the Tundra. And, given the number of cab, bed and model configurations (31) available to consumers, Toyota's expanded commitment to the segment is also all-new.

Driving the Tundra Regular Cab

Driving Impressions With an all-new chassis and big-displacement V8 we were expecting a giant stride in the Tundra's ride, handling and driving dynamic, and the new Tundra doesn't disappoint. We found the...

ride over uneven surfaces to be composed and controlled, while the big displacement V8 does your bidding in a way you'd fully expect from 381 horsepower. Although we didn't have a chance to sample either the V6 or 4.7-liter V8, those are known entities, and we'd expect them to perform appropriately in this new application. Towing a 10,000-pound test load over approximately sixty miles of highway was as non-eventful as Toyota claimed it would be, helped in no small part by the Tundra's accurate steering and four-wheel disc braking. When combining the 5.7-liter V8 with the regular cab/short bed you have a recipe for notable performance (assuming, of course, you're no longer towing 10,000 pounds).

Interior Storage
Even in the context of a regular cab, Toyota offers a generous amount of interior storage. Two glove boxes (upper and lower) set the tone, while the center console provides storage for a laptop computer or hanging files. Each front door holds two 22-ounce bottles, while rear doors on the Double Cab each hold one bottle.

Backup Camera
Spec your Tundra with the Navigation System and you'll enjoy the added benefit of a backup camera. In addition to its safety aspect, the camera makes it easy, even in low-light conditions, to line up the truck's hitch ball with a trailer's hitch, thus making connecting up to the trailer a true one-person operation.

2007 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab Details
2007 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab photo Interior

We like the overall design and content of the new Tundra interior, while wishing the interior plastics provided a little higher impression of quality. Still, the ergonomics, design, generous space and seating comfort of the Tundra's interior should be more than enough for just about anybody except, maybe, a basketball star.

Exterior
2007 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab photo

The Tundra's assertive shape is not for the timid. In a vein similar to the latest Tacoma, Toyota's design team has given consumers an overt expression of toughness and utility. From the in-your-rearview-mirror grille to flared wheel wells and expressive cabin, no one will confuse this Tundra with any previous iteration. We especially liked the simplicity of the regular cab and visual balance provided by the (four-door) CrewMax. The Double Cab, which replaces the previous Access Cab, offers a forward-hinged rear door, aiding access in tight parking spots.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Standard equipment on the Tundra includes an AM/FM/CD with four speakers and an audio input jack, dual-zone climate control, side-impact airbags, side-curtain airbags, a 40/20/40 split-bench front seat and two 12-volt outlets. The running gear includes a 4.0-liter V6 engine, 18-inch wheels and tires and four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).

Optional Equipment

A 4.7-liter V8 is standard on the four-door CrewMax and optional on all others, while optional on all three cab configurations is an all-new 5.7-liter V8, delivering 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. In conjunction with this powerplant is an optional towing package, boosting towing capability to a segment-leading 10,800 pounds. If you want comfort and convenience to go with your power, Toyota's SR5 adds power seats, windows, door locks and mirrors, along with keyless entry and upgraded upholstery. The Limited brings dual-zone climate control, a JBL audio system and the availability of 20-inch wheels. Other options include navigation with rearview camera, rear-seat entertainment and a wide range of accessories available from your Toyota dealer.

Under the Hood

As noted, Toyota rounds out the Tundra's performance picture with an all-new, big-displacement V8 of 5.7 liters Prodigious horsepower and torque, however, are only part of the story—the new powerplant also meets California's ULEV II emission standard, and is rated Tier2 Bin 5 by the federal government, making it easier on the environment.

5.7 liter V8
381 horsepower @ 5600 rpm
401 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/20 (2WD), 14/18 (4WD)

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2007 Toyota Tundra Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 972 Ratings for the 2007 - 2015 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

great american built truck!!!

By on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 24,795

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"smooth riding, excellent on long trips, tows like a beast. best purchase in a long time. will keep this for a long time."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Great Truck

By on Saturday, April 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 53,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "Need diesel option"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Only have had a few issues with this truck. Main control chip for the engine went bad due to flex fuel problem. It was fixed and haven't had a problem since. Great truck wish they had a diesel option. Will buy this model again hope they keep building and improving on this platform."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Makes me Smile

By on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 51,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Let me start by saying I've had most of the brands through the years - Chevy, GMC, Ford, and Dodge. I'm not sure if that makes me qualified to review or not. Toyota builds quality vehicles and this Tundra is the perfect example of that. The exterior look may not be for everyone, but every time I look at it from the front or side, it makes me smile. Perfect balance of toughness and form. Engine pulls like a Indy car, tranny shifts exactly where it should without delay (Take Note Dodge), and tows like a freight train. Ride is a little choppy but it goes exactly where pointed without complaint. Interior is made with high quality components, buttons and knobs are where they are supposed to be and work as designed. Overall one of the best full size trucks out there."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Excellent Truck

By on Sunday, April 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Driving, towing, reliability and drivability"

Cons: "Flat Paint"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is a great full size truck from Toyota, and it tows like a champ. It is reliable, dependable and a nice riding/driving truck. Gas mileage is what it is, on a flat highway with no headwind you can see 17mpg at about 67mph. It's fairly quiet on the inside and is very stable driving. The truck is big, and if you're not used to driving a big vehicle it will take some getting used to, I guess my only complaint is about the paint, like on most white Toyotas of this vintage and older, the white paint appears flat, when it's fresh out of detail it looks like a new truck, however, 3 months later it's looking flat again. Other than that it's a great truck!"

20 people out of 37 found this review helpful

Great truck for the price

By on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 32,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Lots of room, tows great, good interior features"

Cons: "Rough ride. no auto headlights"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I priced all the major fullsize 4-dr p/u's last year and chose the 2014 Tundra, SR5 package with 5.7l. I haul two horses to rodeos and it pulls like a champ. Mileage isn't that great, but what do you expect for a 5.7l? Ride is not as comfy as Chevy but better than Dodge. I like SR5 features of backup camera and full retracting rear window. Backseat room most of any trucks I looked at. Also, made in San Antonio, TX, which helped with delivery charge."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great truck

By on Thursday, March 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 13,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Better than every domestic truck made. period."

Cons: "slight 4x4 driving dynamic issue at 0-5 mph."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The only complaint I have is there is a wobbly driving dynamic when turning corners at very slow speed with 4 wheel drive engaged (like when turning tight corners in parking lots, etc). I assume this is because of sensors shifting the drive to different wheels or something. Otherwise I love the truck. It drives great. It is incredibly quick for a truck. Way faster than any other trucks I have driven (domestics). Hauled 1800 pounds of dirt in the back and hardly noticed. Pulled a Uhaul trailer 400 miles with no problem. I have never even been close to being stuck with it. Great truck."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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