Buyer's Guide / Toyota / 2007 Toyota Tundra

 
 

Overview

Larger in every dimension than the model it replaces, the 2007 Tundra is available in 31 model configurations, with a choice between 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains. The 2007 Tundra offers three cab styles, three wheelbases, three bed lengths, three engines, and three trim levels. Tundra has been engineered for "true truckers" and can be configured to serve as a work truck, recreational truck or luxury family truck.

From the side, the body's distinct "barbell" form with pronounced wheel arches conveys the truck's inherent strength. Character lines and fender flares add dimension and strength as well as an unwavering stance. The SR5 and Limited Grade models stand apart with a bold chrome grille surround.

Tundra backs up its tough new styling with the performance of an available new 381-horsepower 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine teamed to a new six-speed automatic transmission. The i-Force 5.7 is one of the most powerful engines to be made available in a half-ton full-size pickup.

Tundra offers three cab styles: Regular Cab, four-door Double Cab, and the super-sized four-door CrewMax with the segment's leading rear-seat legroom. Tundra Regular Cab comes in DX trim level and can be upgraded to SR5 with an option package; the Double Cab and CrewMax models come in SR5 and Limited trim levels.

There are three Tundra wheelbases: 126.8 inches for Regular Cab/standard bed models; 145.7 inches for Regular Cab/long bed, Double Cab/standard bed and CrewMax models, and a massive 164.6 inches for Double Cab/long bed models.

The Tundra's advanced TripleTech frame uses wide, full-boxed frame rails for the front portion, reinforced C-channel under the cab and an open C-channel underneath the bed to maximize strength, ride quality and durability.

An optional TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Off-Road Package is available and combines off-road tuned suspension featuring Bilstein gas-charged mono-tube shock absorbers; 275/65 R18 B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A off-road tires on unique 18-inch alloy wheels; fog lamps, and special graphics.

Power
The 2007 Tundra offers three levels of power. In Regular and Double Cab models, a standard 4.0-liter V6 produces 236 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and a healthy 266 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The mid-grade option for these models – and standard for the CrewMax models – is an enhanced version of the proven Tundra's 4.7-liter i-Force V8 producing 271 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 313 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 3,400 rpm.

Both the V6 and the i-Force 4.7 V8 feature DOHC 4-valve cylinder heads and Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) for responsive power across the engine's operating range. Both engines are teamed exclusively with a five-speed automatic transmission that offers greater flexibility than competitors' four-speed automatics.

The Tundra's trump card under the hood is an all-new 5.7-liter i-Force V8 that is available in every model configuration. In addition to its impressive 381 horsepower at 5,600 rpm, the i-Force 5.7 unleashes 401 lb.-ft of peak torque at 3,600 rpm.

The i-Force 5.7 is teamed exclusively with a new six-speed automatic transmission, which is only slightly larger than the five-speed automatic.

Interior
Inside the new Tundra, the driver is surrounded by a U-shaped "command and control" center that helps provide an unobstructed view of the road and gauges, while keeping all knobs, switches and buttons within easy reach. Dash and door panel forms emphasize function yet are far from austere.

Owners who spend a lot of time on the job site often use their trucks as mobile offices, so the designers gave Tundra increased storage capacity for this usage. The 3.4-liter upper glove box can hold a standard Thermos™ bottle, with additional space available in the 9.5-liter lower glovebox. The massive center console on bucket-seat models can hold a laptop computer or hanging file folder storage – a pickup truck first.

Room and Comfort for the Whole Crew
The Regular Cab offers more behind-the-seat storage than other pickups, and the Double Cab features front-hinged doors that open to 80 degrees for easy passenger access.

The Tundra Double Cab models provide a roomy rear seat with a 22-degree backrest angle and 34.7 inches of rear legroom for comfort on par with some midsize sedans. The Tundra CrewMax lives up to its name, providing a limousine-like best in class rear legroom at 44.5 inches in its rear most position. Moreover, CrewMax rear seat versatility is enhanced with the segment's only reclining and sliding rear seat. A 10-inch slide range allows the owner to custom-tailor passenger comfort and room for onboard cargo. CrewMax models provide additional storage under the rear seat.

On Double Cab and CrewMax models, the standard power rear windows retract completely into the doors. The Regular and Double Cab models offer a split sliding rear window to enhance interior ventilation, with a power vertical slide-down rear window standard on CrewMax models.

 

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Specifications

Retail Price:
$22,290 (4x2 Reg Cab V6)
$22,620 (4x2 Reg Cab LB V6)
$23,430 (4x2 Reg Cab 4.7)
$23,760 (4x2 Reg Cab LB 4.7)
$24,380 (4x2 Reg Cab 5.7)
$24,710 (4x2 Reg Cab LB 5.7)

$26,105 (4x2 SR5 D-Cab V6)
$27,180 (4x2 SR5 D-Cab LB V6)
$26,850 (4x2 SR5 D-Cab 4.7)
$28,110 (4x2 SR5 D-Cab 5.7)
$28,440 (4x2 SR5 D-Cab LB 5.7)
$34,240 (4x2 LTD D-Cab 4.7)
$35,490 (4x2 LTD D-Cab 5.7)

$29,675 (4x2 SR5 CrewMax 4.7)
$30,935 (4x2 SR5 CrewMax 5.7)
$37,540 (4x2 LTD CrewMax 4.7)
$38,790 (4x2 LTD CrewMax 5.7)

$26,480 (4x4 Reg Cab V6)
$26,810 (4x4 Reg Cab 4.7)
$27,440 (4x4 Reg Cab 5.7)
$27,770 (4x4 Reg Cab LB 5.7)

$29,900 (4x4 SR5 D-Cab 4.7)
$30,230 (4x4 SR5 D-Cab LB 4.7)
$31,160 (4x4 SR5 D-Cab 5.7)
$31,490 (4x4 SR5 D-Cab LB 5.7)

$32,725 (4x4 SR5 CrewMax 4.7)
$33,985 (4x4 SR5 CrewMax 5.7)

$37,290 (4x4 LTD D-Cab 4.7)
$38,550 (4x4 LTD D-Cab 5.7)

$40,590 (4x4 LTD CrewMax 4.7)
$41,850 (4x4 LTD CrewMax 5.7)

Add $645 destination charge

Engines:

4.0-liter 6-cylinder
236 hp
266 lb-ft
@5200 rpm
@4000 rpm
 
4.7-liter 8-cylinder
271 hp
313 lb-ft
@5400 rpm
@3400 rpm
 
5.7-liter 8-cylinder
381 hp
401 lb-ft
@5600 rpm
@3600 rpm
 

Transmissions:
- Five-speed automatic
- Six-speed automatic

Fuel Economy:

Reg Cab, Reg Cab LB, SR5 D-Cab 4x2 V6
17 mpg
20 mpg
City
Highway
 
Reg Cab, Reg Cab LB, D-Cab,
D-Cab LB, CrewMax
4x2 4.7 V8
15 mpg
18 mpg
City
Highway
 
Reg Cab, Reg Cab LB, D-Cab,
D-Cab LB, CrewMax
4x2 5.7 V8
16 mpg
20 mpg
City
Highway
 
Reg Cab, Reg Cab LB 4x4 V6
15 mpg
18 mpg
City
Highway
 
Reg Cab LB, D-Cab, D-Cab LB, CrewMax
4x4 4.7 V8
15 mpg
18 mpg
City
Highway
 
Reg Cab LB, D-Cab, D-Cab LB, CrewMax
4x4 5.7 V8
14 mpg
18 mpg
City
Highway
 

NHTSA Safey Ratings:
- NA

IIHS Safey Ratings:
- NA

 
 

Competitors:

Fullsize:
Chevrolet Silverado
Dodge Ram
Ford F-150
GMC Sierra
Nissan Titan