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Top 5 Reasons Toyota Tundra Pickup Trucks Are a Good Investment

Looking for a good truck? Well, look no further than the Toyota Tundra. The Tundra checks all the right boxes for all your truck needs. Whether you have a double cab or extended crew max, Tundras are roomy and comfortable, all while delivering a wicked off-road performance in style.
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Still not sure? Here are top 5 reasons a Tundra could be right for you. In fact, here is a working review of the 2016 Toyota Tundra Limited: luxury on a budget.

1. Toyota Tundras Have The Best Reputation

A Tundra is always considered an award-winning choice, it was voted the “Most Dependable Large Pickup” for seven years in a row since 2007 by J.D. Power and Associates. Don’t believe me? To prove this argument, “the 2013 Toyota Tundra received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among large pickups” according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2006-2012 Vehicle Dependability Studies.

Now, let me ask you a serious question. When have you ever seen a Tundra, or Toyota in general, broken down on the side of the road? Last time I checked, never! (Unless you ran out of gas, your battery died, or you’re just one of those people who treat your car like garbage). Toyotas have always been one of the top most dependable vehicles on the road, so what would make owning a Tundra any different? Tundras are also very low maintenance which may average you between $427 and $522 a year- that's only $10 a week (which is still less than what you spend on your 18-pack of Bud Diesel each week). If you buy quality the first time, you’ll never have problems later.

2. Toyota Tundras Are Always Reliable

The Tundra is indeed one of the most sought-after trucks on the market. Toyota was ranked number one in ‘Customer Satisfaction’ in the American Customer Satisfaction Index, and has the greatest durability of any full-line automotive manufacturer! When you purchase a Toyota Tundra, you’ll always have reassurance wherever you chose to travel. Toyota throws in a complimentary maintenance plan and roadside assistance for two years or up to 25,000 miles (not like you’ll need it anyway), and that alone saves a bundle. Who needs AAA?

3. They Are The Most American-made Truck

You hear the name Toyota and automatically think Japan, but on the contrary, the Tundra is indeed the most American-made truck. All Tundras are made in the USA, San Antonio, Texas to be exact. Every. Single. One. The Tundra has had 75% or more domestically made parts (80% in 2010) since 2007. Every Tundra has either been built in Texas or Princeton, Indiana since 2000. If you consider yourself a true patriot, buy a Tundra. Nothing screams “America” more than a sexy, ‘souped up’ Tundra.

4. These Trucks are Powerful

The most common reason people want to buy a truck is because they are looking for something with power that can tow and haul around everything. Second and third generation Tundras contain one of two engines: a 4.6-liter V8, or a 5.7-liter V8. All SR5 and SR extended-cab models come with the 4.6-liter V8 engine which produces 310 horsepower, 327 pound-feet of torque, and has the ability to tow up to 6,800 pounds. Platinum,Limited, 1794 and TRD Pro models (optional on the SR5) come with the 5.7-liter V8 engine- it produces 381 horsepower, and 401 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, all 5.7-liter Tundras come equipped with a tow package which includes engine oil and transmission coolers, 4.30:1 axle ratio, integrated trailer hitch, and large braking hardware for increased fade resistance. Depending on the body configuration, these beasts have a maximum tow capacity of 10,500 pounds.

5. Toyota Tundra Holds Its Value

You have to look at buying a vehicle as an investment. When you buy poor quality cars, it becomes apparent that you did not make a good investment. Toyotas however, are the most popular vehicles that retain residual value. Most cars depreciate by two thirds of their original value, which makes it extremely difficult for car owners to get much of their original investment back. According to Kelly Blue Book statistics, the 2016 Tundra is the first full-size truck to make the grade retaining 64.1 percent of its value at 36 months and 53.8 percent of its value at 60 months.Therefore, truck buyers looking for a true investment need look no further than Toyota Tundra.

Do you agree? What other reasons compel you to drive a Tundra? Comment below!


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This thing works 2014 70 thousand miles out of a set of tires,I'm at 90000 and not a problem,I'm interested in what they are going to do next but I feel like I want to drive the wheels off of this one,ok maybe I wii go to 2024
Wow, Peter. You must really take care of your truck. What kind of mileage do you put on your 14 and what tires do you have? I honestly believe you can reach 450k easily as long as you don't abuse your Tundra.
Don't forget the frame rust and buybacks. Then there's the frame flex and air pump failure's. Most american, the numbers used are a combination of US and Canadian parts.
Absolutely have nothing against Toyota brand, but his perceived-only quality superiority complex North Americans are suffering from regarding this brand due to the fact that at one time, way back in history, it was true, is getting to be a pretty worn out fantasy, and so are the arrogant owners who think they have something special. I bought an 1987 Toyota pickup new. Took care of it; blew a head casket after 8 years. Wore it out by '98; sold it for $800; bought a 1989 F150 with 98K miles for $5K. It with an inline 6 mated to a Mazda 5-speed. That truck, engine, body, paint, and tranny, and interior was industructable even by today's standards, but only 150 hp. Drove it till it was 25 and 250K. I'm sure there are many more examples of great quality vehicles, including pickups that are on par with Toyota. I see many 70s model Fords and Chevys, not as many Dodge's, not restored, but work trucks, that have been working since then, and they're not on the side of the road. Some are, but they're 42 years old. Media is biased. They're still hypmotized from the early 80s when there was an actual difference and not this perceived difference. Toyota and Honda forced quality up to a new level. I'll give them that, but not when it comes to full size pickups. Two of the three domestics have always built quality pickups. America needs to get beyond this perception and really look at how most brands have caught up. Look at how all these old GM cars just keep hanging around from the nineties, and these are not people who change oil every 3K and keep them garaged, but nothing is ever said about their durability. Yes Tundra builds great trucks, but I keep my 20 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, full sized, gas-powered great truck with equal capability, and I'll be fine at 200K.
"most brands have caught up" The Toyota Tundra has stood still for 11 years . The only actual upgrade to the vehicle has seen was the safety package which was added in 2018. While other aspects of the tundra have moved baclwards ( rear recliner, under seat storage) .
Tundra is a tried and proven vehicle...why change just for changes sake? I'll take the 'old' tech (2012 Tundra) over any of the 'modern' Big 3 machines every time.
Yea, time to bring out my horse drawn carriage... True its only one horse power but why change for change sake.
Toyota must do more. I'm not sure where Toyota is headed, but I'd make a bet towards hybrids and mild hybrids.
And there is the irony. On one had, you have the fans defending the Tundra's antiquated underpinnings as something of value. It's simple, proven, why modernize and change? Yet going to a Hybrid is something to be desired?
I have a 2012 with 67,000 no issues, I work construction my truck is probebly the only one that runs good the others all I hear are issues day after day. It’s the better buy
I’m a 3 time US Marine war veteran, I would do anything in this world to have and die in a Toyota Tundra, why you ask? This is why, during my 2nd war 1996 war in Iraq I was shot at numerous times by enemy hitting me once on my leg, as I seen a Toyota Tundra on the road and trying to get away from the Taliban, this nice man grabbed me and put me in his Toyota Tundra and took me to my base, as we were trying to get out of town we were engaged on from enemy rounds as it hit the truck many times around the engine and back of the truck which never stopped or broke down, as I was shooting back from the back of the truck, the truck was so tough that the bullets from enemy fire couldn’t even penetrate through the truck. I was saved many times because of the Toyota Tundra and after hearing many Fellow Iraqi army friends, Toyota Tundra is a truck they could trust after never noticing no other trucks in Iraq such as the ford or Chevy or Dodge and even the GMC truck which never seen or used anywhere there, and this is why !!! They are very dependable and never break down in the middle of the desert anywhere and they can take many rounds of Enemy artillery that hit the truck and the truck kept on going, even the engine was shot at many many times,,, I owe Toyota my life for saving mine in order for me to now have my beautiful children who Kaylee is 7 yrs old and my son Kiko is 8 yrs old . I now have 2 Purple Hearts for saving 3 families and my captain from enemy fire and I would love to donate my Purple Hearts to Toyota Tundra. This will prove to the world that Toyota Tundra and Tacoma’s are the best of the best with NO doubts in the world , if you could drive pass any use car dealership in this country, you will NEVER ever see a used Toyota Tundra anywhere guaranteed !! Because many people DONT ever want to trade them in, you will see many other trucks in a dealership parking lot but never a Toyota tundra and that’s your proof right there . I’m 50 yrs old now and my dream truck which I know I will never own cause they are too expensive for my wallet is a brown with orange leather interior fully loaded 4 door Toyota Tundra limited truck ,,, I cry every time I see one on the street and my kids tell me it’s ok dad God will give you that truck one day and I cry every time my kids tell me that. People Toyota Tundra is the best dependable outlasting truck in the world today. I would even do a commercial for Toyota Tundra as a war vet just so the world Would know how a war veteran would die and wanted to be Barried in my Toyota Tundra when I die. Since this truck saved my life Ryan Gutierrez Berwyn Illinois
We thank you for your Service Sir, I am a proud owner of the Tundra 1794 Edition 2017, I am so proud to hear your story. Thank You
Desert Storm 1991. Iraqi Freedom 2003. Must have been your own private war.
Your just mad you don't have TOYOTA TUNDRA! Best truck hands down. Enjoy those tincans you call a truck!
Tundra has a heavy duty frame. It is not fully boxed like the F-150 or the Chevy 1500
The Tundra is 11 years old ! Toyota removed rear recliner and it has lost storage space. Most inefficient vehicle in its class. The Tundra is reliable I'll give it that, but after 11 years you would hope so. Can't see how anyone could ever buy this seeing the lack of attention Toyota has given it. All they do is make cosmetic changes and make unsuspecting people believe it is all new. Even the Entertainment system is the worst. Wait for the 2019 or 2020 model
Don’t fix it if it isn’t broke. When you spend 45k on a truck the number one thing is reliability and cost of ownership. Toyota by far is the best. The other truck company’s might offer more technical things like WiFi and other things but the Tundra is still by far the better buy. Safety and reliability is the most important. Sure it may not have the best gas mileage rating but gas is way cheaper than truck repairs. I️ learned the hard way years ago with my Chevys , Dodge and Fords. Toyota is King I️ know because I️ own there of them and they all have been bullet proof.
So Ram surprised us with a diesel offering and actually made it as affordable as could be expected with the high cost of diesel emission compliance added to an already expensive material cost. Might have helped their bottom line that they cheated, but that's another topic for another day. So we can say that Ram actually made a bold move to move this product segment along; bottom line; they offer a 420 ft-lb peak torque pickup with up to 29 mpg highway. That's doing something, but what have the Asian-owned companies done with full-sized pickups. Almost nothing! And such a profitable segment! Yes, I know, Nissan designed and built an all new Titan. Hundreds of millions of dollars investment, but it has nothing modern or bold or new. It's certainly refreshed from the old Titan. It gets decent mpg. We still have only a 5.6 V8 or a 5.6 V8 as an engine choice. Tundra has reliability and great quality second to none but that's not everything. The 4.6L comes in at 16 mpg combined rating combined. No one else is that bad; not even the 6.2 V8 from GM. The 5.7L from Toyota comes in at 15 combined rating. That's worse than the Ford Raptor with 510 ft-lbs torque that comes in at 16 with huge wheel / tires. The 6.2 is 18 and Ford's 3.5 Ecoboost with more torque and respectable HP comes in at 21 in its most advantageous configuration. Ford has all aluminum. Ford has 5 engine choices counting Raptor and soon to be six. I'm not saying Ford has all the answers, or that they are necessarily going the best way forward, but no one else seems to have any answers or wants to move forward. I'd like to see different companies go different directions. GM has offered a version of the 5.3L V8 with eAssist and that's great. Sort of an electric assist option. Not more expensive than a diesel engine; probably less. It increases mpg 2 in the city and highway compared to the regular 5.3; but what's not great is that they allow customers to have it only in the crew cab, starting only at the LT trim, meaning the cheapest fuel-saving-technology GM 1/2-ton truck one can own starts at $44,175 up against a starting Silverado/Sierra price of around $28K. What else is GM trying to pull off? In the mid-size segment, they went through great lengths to bring in an affordable diesel. It's four cylinders...that should save money...it's cast iron block; that should definitely save costs; they brought back solenoid injectors that can now meet emission requirements...much cheaper than piezo injectors; they also brought an in house engine. That should have allowed a $5K diesel choice for all trim and configurations in a mid-sized truck. That would have been cool for those that like that sort of thing, but what do they do with all that cost savings. They allow a customer to have the honor of owning one for only $15,000 more than a base Colorado or Canyon [sarcasm]. Starting price for a 181 hp 4 cylinder diesel...wait for it...$36,000. You can get a Colorado for under $21K. Toyota has done well with the new Tacoma, but the Tundra is becoming obsolete for all but the diehards.
Toyota has to do something about the Tundra gas mileage. Also needs a facelift
I’m a 3 time US Marine war veteran, I would do anything in this world to have and die in a Toyota Tundra, why you ask? This is why, during my 2nd war 1996 war in Iraq I was shot at numerous times by enemy hitting me once on my leg, as I seen a Toyota Tundra on the road and trying to get away from the Taliban, this nice man grabbed me and put me in his Toyota Tundra and took me to my base, as we were trying to get out of town we were engaged on from enemy rounds as it hit the truck many times around the engine and back of the truck which never stopped or broke down, as I was shooting back from the back of the truck, the truck was so tough that the bullets from enemy fire couldn’t even penetrate through the truck. I was saved many times because of the Toyota Tundra and after hearing many Fellow Iraqi army friends, Toyota Tundra is a truck they could trust after never noticing no other trucks in Iraq such as the ford or Chevy or Dodge and even the GMC truck which never seen or used anywhere there, and this is why !!! They are very dependable and never break down in the middle of the desert anywhere and they can take many rounds of Enemy artillery that hit the truck and the truck kept on going, even the engine was shot at many many times,,, I owe Toyota my life for saving mine in order for me to now have my beautiful children who Kaylee is 7 yrs old and my son Kiko is 8 yrs old . I now have 2 Purple Hearts for saving 3 families and my captain from enemy fire and I would love to donate my Purple Hearts to Toyota Tundra. This will prove to the world that Toyota Tundra and Tacoma’s are the best of the best with NO doubts in the world , if you could drive pass any use car dealership in this country, you will NEVER ever see a used Toyota Tundra anywhere guaranteed !! Because many people DONT ever want to trade them in, you will see many other trucks in a dealership parking lot but never a Toyota tundra and that’s your proof right there . I’m 50 yrs old now and my dream truck which I know I will never own cause they are too expensive for my wallet is a brown with orange leather interior fully loaded 4 door Toyota Tundra limited truck ,,, I cry every time I see one on the street and my kids tell me it’s ok dad God will give you that truck one day and I cry every time my kids tell me that. People Toyota Tundra is the best dependable outlasting truck in the world today. I would even do a commercial for Toyota Tundra as a war vet just so the world Would know how a war veteran would die and wanted to be Barried in my Toyota Tundra when I die. Since this truck saved my life Ryan Gutierrez Berwyn Illinois
Every day I can only wish that I had a Toyota Tundra, I’m 50 yrs old now and I’m depleting very slowly day by day and as a 3 time war veteran that has been shot 9 times out of 3 wars, I still pray and dream of having my own Toyota Tundra
Article is way off point and reads like a lame Advertisement for Toyota. First, as of 2017, the most "American Pick Up" is the F-150 with 85% TDC. Tundra is not even on the Top 10 trucks list. Second, the 5.7 is hardly powerful by today's standards and is an absolute gas guzzler. Then we can get into the entire limitation of bed, cab and wheel base configurations. Only two thirsty engines. That Tow Rating (10,500) was cool 10 years ago. Today the RAM (10,680), Sierra (12,000), F-150 (12,200), and Silverado (12,500) all best it. RAM can also pull 9,800lbs with the Ecodiesel while still getting a respectable 15mpg. I suspect the Tundra will drop into the single digits at that weight. Interior and Seat comfort have also come a long way, Tundra is still a solid generation behind in interior build quality and comfort. Value Retention is a double edge sword. While it's great if you want to buy new and sell down the road, it also means you are way over paying in the used market. Big-3 also offer excellent option packages and deep discounts (RAM, $14,500 off right now) while Toyota is notoriously stingy. $40K OTD for a Domestic and $40k OTD for a Tundra are vastly different things.
Here are the newest mpg rankings among full-size pickup trucks; simplified to include only the most economical for each power train and combining nameplates with the same assembly, i.e. Chevy and GMC: (1) Ford F150 PowerStroke 22/30/25 mpg [email protected] / [email protected] HP/Torque (2) Ram 1500 Ecodiesel 20/27/23 [email protected] / [email protected] (3)Ford F150 2.7L Ecoboost 20/26/22 [email protected] / [email protected] (4)Ford F150 3.3L V6 19/25/22 [email protected] / [email protected] (5)Ford F150 3.5L Ecoboost 18/25/21 [email protected] / [email protected] (6)GM 4.3L V6 18/24/20 285 @5300 / [email protected] (6)GM 5.3L w/eAssist 18/24/20 355 @5600 / [email protected]*very limited (6)Ram 3.6L Penstar 17/25/20 [email protected] / [email protected] (7)F150 5.0L V8 17/23/19 [email protected] / [email protected] *top V8 Toyota Tundra has the "worst in class" fuel economy. The only truck engine combination in the entire class worse than the Tundra 4.6L V8 is the Tundra with the 5.7L V8. Performance is average for the class, but the curb weight is getting heavier and heavier compared to the competition as the domestics start to cut weight, and so they're losing in the power-to-weight ratio war. Curb weight is many hundreds higher than equally-configured F150; and will soon be many hundreds higher than the upcoming GMC and Chevy Silverado 1500s. Ram cut only up to 225 pounds. Ford up to 700; Chevy/GMC will be up to 450. Domestics will all soon have a diesel. Ford offers downsized gas-powered turbo charging for only a slight premium over the base. Ford also offers a ten-speed transmission standard on all but the base engine. GM will soon offer next-generation dynamic fuel management standard; the newest six cylinder diesel; and some engine/trucks with a ten-speed transmission. Tundra 5.7L V8 13/18/15 [email protected] / [email protected] Tundra 4.6L V8 15/19/16 [email protected] / [email protected] This gas mileage versus performance aspect says more about engineered products than just how much gas one can save. It says a lot about engineering effort and how well manufacturers are keeping up with the times; how much money they're making on the products; how much passion and dedication they have to building these products. Imagine if Toyota had made a decision to keep Camry or Prius with the same engineering for as many years as they have the full-size truck. Up until around 2005, it was customary and acceptable to allow full size trucks to run through long production cycles. This has all changed since that time, but Toyota and Nissan hasn't yet shown that they're committed to what it takes to compete in today's full size truck market. They should either play or get out! Sort of like Ford's latest decision to leave the car market for North America. Just like with trucks, if your company wants to sell land compete in the compact car market and the mid-size car market, you better be ready to keep reinvesting billions of dollars in those products every six years or so. If you don't, you're not going to sell products and you'll lose market share very quickly.
Tundra comes standard with a 4:10 axle ratio, 4:30 with the tow package. The other 3 have standard shit axle ratios standard and even with the tow package most are only 3:55, Ram I think is 3:92 for an extra cost. You can only get the 4:10 in the 2500s on the others. Anyone who knows shit about towing knows its all about the axle ratio. GM 2500 gas models come with the 6.0L still. 401ft of torque is more then enough. Its like a woman with a D cup, its bigger but does not provide any real advantage for the woman who is sporting a solid B cup, zero none. As far as everyone quoting gas mileage from the sticker, what a bunch of BS. I spoke to a guy camping last week that has the Duramax, he gets about 11 miles to the gallon towing his 5th wheel and in the mountains or if its really windy he says its about 8 miles to the gallon. I have a 5.3L when towing a 4k trailer gets 7 miles to the gallon. People who sit and speak on these things have no actual experience with these trucks. They google everything, I am going to buy a 2018 Tundra, I am 47 years old and have owned all except Ford, which monkeys can fly out of my azz before I ever buy a 6 cylinder in a truck, weak and stupid. Look at the youtube video of the ecoboost versus their 5.0. Its a drag race 1/4 mile and the 5.0 is right there and beats it once easily, although that could be attributed to the driver. Who gives two shits about gas mileage, I want reliability and towing capacity. 98% of owners of these trucks will never tow over 8k. Most put stupid lifts on them and big tires. Small dick syndrome. Deep discounts are ONLY for things that do NOT sell. When is the last time the 4runner ever had 0% financing or deep discounts?? Never, why because they sell. Go buy your Sierra 1500 with the 3:31 axel for 58k plus tax, and sell it 4 years later for 32k.
Jake you are angry and perhaps just ignorant. I have a Toyota, a Chevy and a F150. I have a 2016 Crewmax 4wd ,its a good truck but its nothing special. My F150's have been great,with the 3.5 Eco lots of power, great fuel economy and dependable. I love the drive and ride of my Z71,but in truth Ive had to do a bit to many repairs on it. AC went out at 5000 miles,and just a myriad of problems to be honest and thats what brought me to explore Toyota and F150. I love the Z71 when its running though.Lol.
I am new to forums and am using this medium for advice. Next April I am purchasing my dream car, 1991 Acura NSX. This is relevant because I currently own a condo, have no kids, and don’t camp. The initial reason I am purchasing a truck is to transport the NSX from my military base in CA, to home in Utah. The Acura would easily make the trip but I don’t want to put the miles on it. Additionally, my doctor informed me I should own a vehicle where my hips are higher than my kneess. Consequently, I am selling my sedan. I’m 6’2 with 37” leg length. I recently had my second total hip replacement this past Tuesday. I have been an avid Toyota/lexus owner for the past 15 years, so having a Toyota truck seems to natural progression. I thought about purchasing a Tacoma, but they look small. I’m wondering if one of you could give me advice on which particular Toyota to get. I like the looks of the off ea, but was told they ride harsh. Comfort is important to me, as is leg room. I also like as many comfort features as possible. I’m looking at 2014 as the minimum and 2018 max year. I appreciate your advice.
Good day. I am new to form saying this is my first post. I am primarily using this as a medium to get advice regarding a future truck purchase. April of next year I plan to purchase my dream sports car. I have two reasons for wanting a truck. One, to pull the sports car from my military base back to my place of residence. Additionally, I Recently had a second total hip replacement and my doctor has informed me it would be a good idea to have a vehicle where the seating position keeps my hips higher than my knees. I live in a condo and I really don’t have a use for a super large truck or anything with extreme towing capacity. Within the next four years I plan to purchase property in the mountains. Consequently, I will sell my sedan to purchase a truck. I have owned Toyota and Lexus vehicles for the past 15 years. Timmi person a Toyota truck would be the most practical obvious purchase. I am 6’2” tall with about a 37” leg length. I would the truck to be roomy, and have some nice comfort and safety features. In looking somewhere I the years of 2014-2018. I like the reviews of the TRD types, but heard they rode rough. Any suggestions? I appreciate your time.