The Toyota has been a leading working truck for years. One of the best noted accomplishments for the American-built Japanese truck was its towing of the 292,000 lbs space shuttle across a highway overpass in Oct. 2012. The truck is an icon of fantastic engineering, and is a pleasure to drive. For a week, duPont REGISTRY had one in our parking lot.
When you dream of trucks as a kid, the result usually resembles the Tundra. This truck is amazing and has all you need. Starting with four full size doors, making entry and exit a breeze, the cabin is roomy with comfortable seating for five adults. It’s no surprise this was the truck chosen by NASA to move the shuttle, as it’s powered by the 5.7 liter i-Force V8, equipped with more than 400 ft-lbs of torque. The 6-speed automatic transmission has sequential shift, which made for super smooth shifting.
Our vehicle was equipped with the TRD off-road package, which upgraded the wheels to 18 inch alloys, giving you a nice ride height. Bilstein shocks, also part of the package, made for a great ride. We had the 5.5 foot bed, which allows for loads of space. So whether you are moving some furniture, headed to Home Depot or using it for work, you’ll have plenty of room for cargo.
The truck was well equipped with ample comforts, including 4-way adjustable leather seats, dual-zone A/C, power rear window and a great sound system with a 7 inch touch screen. Such luxury inside of a working truck is fairly unexpected. A truck that is completely prepared for dirty work and heavy lifting also comes with complete comfort.
To say the least, we were all very impressed with the Tundra. It offered everything you can ask for and then some. This is a truck built for a worker in need of a back seat or simply for a truck enthusiast. The Tundra is ready to go off-road, on road, on the work site or to the office. It’s the best of every world.