The Toyota Tundra has topped the Best Resale Value Awards in the category where owners ask the absolute most of their vehicles: the full-size pickup truck segment. Here, buyers want their trucks to be ready for work and play, expecting that the trucks will offer a comfortable ride, tow around 10,000 pounds, shuttle family around, get acceptable fuel economy and serve as vacation director by getting the boat or RV to a favorite destination. The Toyota Tundra does all of this and more, while boasting very impressive projected resale values.
The Tundra was recently updated with fresher styling, greater attention to detail in the cabin and new infotainment features. What's especially nice about the Tundra, though, is the breadth of cab and trim options. There are three cabs, including the ultra-roomy CrewMax, three bed lengths, 2- or 4-wheel drive and standard V8 power.
The 4.6-liter V8 has plenty of power, but for those who want more oomph, buyers can step up to the 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V8. There are six trim levels that can satisfy those who are looking for a work truck (SR), a midgrade truck with some upscale features (SR5 or Limited), more off-road performance (TRD Pro) and buyers who are looking for topline luxury (the Platinum or the designer-cowboy 1794 Edition).
Pricing for the Tundra starts at just over $30,000, which is $3,000-$4,000 higher than the starting prices of its competition. However, at that price, the Tundra SR comes with the larger V8 engine, something that no other 1/2-ton truck maker can boast, plenty of useful standard equipment and the best resale value in the segment.