What Are the Best Years for the Toyota Tundra


What Are the Best Years for the Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra is generally known for its reliability, power, and acceleration. This vehicle is known for being an all-around good truck, but some years outperform others. The cars on this list have been included based on the ratings from US News and have been listed from better to best.

2019 Toyota Tundra

On usnews.com, the 2019 Toyota Tundra was given a 7.0 rating out of 10. The overview on Consumer Reports states that this year’s model had grown in size in comparison to the previous year, but loses some of its refinement. In terms of safety, the 2019 model did well in the crash and rollover test. US News gave this vehicle an 8.3 on the truck’s safety rating.

The advantages to this model included high-reliability ratings, a large interior, safety, and a powerful engine. The cost of ownership was given an 8.3 rating out of 10 and costs about $33,900-$57,817, depending on which packages are purchased.

One of the main drawbacks to this car is the fuel economy. It only receives 13-15 miles per gallon in the city and 17-19 miles on the highway. However, it is very common for trucks to have low fuel economy in comparison to other cars.

2015 Toyota Tundra

On usnews.com, the 2015 Toyota Tundra was given a 7.3 rating out of 10. Consumer Reports stated that this truck bulks up, but the ride is a bit jittery with the TRD off-road package. However, US News gave this vehicle a 9 out of 10 rating on safety and an 8.4 rating on the overall cost of the truck, which ranges from $19,625-$35,975, according to Consumer Reports. This is one of the most affordable Toyota Tundra models.

The advantages of the 2015 Toyota Tundra, according to US News included: large interior in CrewMax models, 2 strong V8 engines, and a good TRD off-roading package. Since the vehicle utilized cheaper materials for the interior, it scored lower on US News and Consumer Reports.

2016 Toyota Tundra

On usnews.com, the 2016 model was given a 7.5 rating out of 10. Consumer Reports commends the 2016 model for its V-8 engine, towing capacity, and off-roading capability. This truck is also known for its spacious cabin and infotainment system, according to US News.

This truck has also been rated highly by critics and was given an 8.9 rating out of 10 for its safety features. The 2016 model is also a more affordable truck, ranging between $22,300-$38,825. Of course, this isn’t as cheap as the 2015 model, but there are a few upgrades, such as the infotainment system.

2017 Toyota Tundra

On usnews.com, the 2017 Toyota Tundra was given a 7.6 rating out of 10. There were no major changes made in this vehicle from its previous year.

One of the greatest advantages to this truck model is that it has a great reliability rating with an 8.7 out of 10 rating on US News. Some of the other pros include lots of standard features, plenty of legroom for the rear seating, and great off-roading capabilities.

2014 Toyota Tundra

On usnews.com, the 2014 Toyota Tundra was given a 7.8 rating out of 10. It is one of the truck’s second generations. Compared to the 2013 model, there were many new updates and features on this model. Toyota gave the interior and exterior a new design, added a rearview camera, and added a blind-spot monitor.

The total cost of ownership was also rated highly on US news with an 8.5 out of 10 rating. According to Consumer Reports, buying a new model of this truck costs about $17,700-$33,200. The reliability of this truck is average, which is one of the truck’s main drawbacks.

2018 Toyota Tundra

On usnews.com, the 2018 Toyota Tundra was given a 7.8 rating out of 10. Some of the qualities that make this model stand out in comparison to others are the safety standards, strong V-8 engine, spacious seating, great off-roading capability, and amazing reliability ratings. In fact, the 2018 model was given one of the highest predicted reliability scores by J.D. Power, which was a 4.5 rating out of 5.

Some of the drawbacks of this car are the hauling capabilities are not as strong as the other makes and models of other trucks. The ride is also known to be jittery with the towing package.

2012 Toyota Tundra

On usnews.com, the 2012 Toyota Tundra was given a 7.8 rating out of 10. The two top ratings on this vehicle are the cost of ownership and safety. The cost of ownership was given an 8.6 rating out of 10, and the price of a Toyota Tundra ranges from $13,475-$24,125. The safety was given a 9.2 rating out of 10, which is one of the highest ratings for a Toyota Tundra.

What Are the Best Years for the Toyota Tundra

2011 Toyota Tundra

On usnews.com, the 2011 Toyota Tundra was given an 8.0 rating out of 10. This model is known for its large cabin size, safety scores, and cost of ownership. This truck is great for many budgets because the model prices range from $12,075-$21,800 according to Consumer Reports.

2010 Toyota Tundra

On usnews.com, the 2010 Toyota Tundra was given an 8.0 rating out of 10. This model is known for its safety, cost of ownership, and performance. In 2010, it was on the top 10 list for best full-sized pick-up trucks. Its V-8 engine was known to be one of the best of all the other makes and models of pick-up trucks the year that it was built.

2007 Toyota Tundra

On usnews.com, the 2007 Toyota Tundra was given an 8.3 rating out of 10. Ultimately, it was named one of the best full-sized pick-up trucks and was known for its towing capabilities, spacious cab, and strong engine.

2013 Toyota Tundra

On usnews.com, the 2013 Toyota Tundra was given an 8.5 rating out of 10. This truck is known for its reliability, safety, spacious cabin, and cost of ownership.

There are a few drawbacks when it comes to this model, such as its jittery and stiff ride quality and cheap materials. Besides these drawbacks, the 2013 model is known for its strong acceleration and towing capabilities.

2009 Toyota Tundra

On usnews.com, the 2009 Toyota Tundra was given an 8.9 rating out of 10. The year that it was made, the 2009 Toyota Tundra model was ranked as the number 1 for full-size pick-up trucks. It is known for its great safety scores and powerful engine. It also has great towing abilities and can tow up to 10,800 pounds.

Will Turner

Will has an absolute passion for 4x4s and loves discovering all of the small details about each model. Will joined the Four Wheel Trends team in early 2021 and has been a valuable contributor ever since!

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