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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.
The tundra is an antique, the test ford did shows the tundra's frame flex at 28 mph and ford and chevy did not have it, some guy said ford planed it. go look at the crash tests and you can see the Toyota frame collapse under the truck. and the offset crash the right side floor intruded 16 to 17 inches, with severe foot and leg injuries, better redesign and quit selling people junk. How many do you ever see on a construction site, fake truck
Fake truck lol. Ok I live in North America where it gets nasty cold in the winter I work for the railway and I run into a beaver trapper 67 years in the bush he said Ford Dodge and Chevy were the worst trucks he ever owned he said the tundra and it was the best truck has ever own I'm sorry but just cuz one crash test says one thing doesn't mean they're not reliable because I have seen firsthand a control arm of the GMC literally just collapse and the truck one of the Bush the family almost died the only reason people are driving for Dodge and Chevy on construction sites cuz their dads dads but one but that's but yes it's time to break that habit you'll never catch me in a domestic ford. Dodger Chevy they make crap I don't know about you but when you have a 10 year old daughter and its -40 or in the middle of nowhere I don't want my 8-speed transmission to break or my engine to blow up on my Ford F-150 EcoBoost and have my children get frostbite you're a dipshit buddyi know 5bush mechanics that will never ever get out of their tundras. And they push there trucks hard..
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.
Wow moving story. Thank you for your service. Your one amazing man not to mention lucky. Ain't no f150 aluminum box gonna stop any bullets it's a pop can. Regardless your statement about used tundras is sooooooo true. If they are at a Toyota dealership it's cause they are lease returns and they want to upgrade to a fresh year. I still haven't recieved my 2019 yet. Been a week but I'm fn stoked. Wanna join the Toyota family. I always been a Chevy guy but replaced too many sensors and mechanical work that I'm sick of it. Looking forward forward to spending time with my family not under my truck. I also our family mechic of years of he had to choose a new truck what would he get and he said " TUNDRA". He says they just don't have little fuckup problems and built well. Pay for the gas it uses not the repairs it needs and ofcourse repairs happen when u least expect them. God bless and looking forward to my tundra.
I own a Toyota Tundra SR5 myself, has never ever giving me problems. My son works for Toyota, there’s been countless times when he’s seen seen the underbody of all makes and models(trucks). From brake pads, drive shafts to steering components, the Toyota Tundra lineup is built heavy duty. No comparison of any other 1/2 ton. I respect Toyota for the QDR MOTTO(Quality, Durability and Reliability). No other manufacturers on this planet would dare promise this, but spend countless funds on advertising their disposable products(cheap). I greatly appreciate Toyota for respecting my hard earned money with exceptional products.
Amen bother great post. Shut those guys up. Toyota all the way
Your just mad you don't have TOYOTA TUNDRA! Best truck hands down. Enjoy those tincans you call a truck!
Here’s the deal most of these comments come from people that’s ever owned a Tundra, Toyota’ Tundras American made in Texas only has a capacity to build 115,000 Tundras a year and sell everyone, this is my second one both with 5:7 motor that gets 15:5 which for a 5600lb truck is perfect, had a new 250 Ford diesel come running up my rear end last month, I moved over and at 70 MPH on a pull they couldn’t keep up, love Toyota products and just so you haters know the Tacoma 2018 has out sold the Big 3 all together all a much lesser product and Toyota Camry is the number one selling car for the last 14/years, GobToyota
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
Odd....when I was in Desert Storm I never saw the first Tundra. Lots of small Nissan and Toyota trucks but never a Tundra. Maybe it's because they weren't exported to, or sold in those areas. The Gulf conflicts have been over for some time now so you've had ample time to go buy your own Tundra, even if its a used one rather than new. As for getting shot 9 times, sounds like you need to learn to duck and cover better, run faster, or improve your aim and shoot the bad guys first. Either way, I keep seeing this sketchy story over and over and the bullshit is starting to get old. I was there and I surely do not feel sorry for you and your story has more holes in it than you supposedly do.
Haha, I thought so too. When I was in Iraq I saw plenty of those small Nissan and Toyota Hilux trucks. Never a Tundra. But guess what we did have, three Ford F-150's. Next command down had a Dodge Ram. Those never went outside the wire though because why would they? They just transported materials and ran people back and forth to the D-FAC. I'll tell you what though, we abused the hell out of them.
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.

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