The Truth About Cars » Tundra http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Tundra http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Ford CEO Mark Fields: Hybrid F-150 Will Be Here By 2020 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ford-ceo-mark-fields-hybrid-f-150-will-2020/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ford-ceo-mark-fields-hybrid-f-150-will-2020/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 21:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1243681 Ford will have a rear-wheel drive, hybrid F-150 truck by the end of the decade, Ford CEO Mark Fields told NPR on Tuesday. “Well, we do have plans to have a rear-wheel drive hybrid truck but the end of the decade. So yes, we’re working on electrified F-series, and it’s really around a conventional hybrid,” Fields […]

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Ford will have a rear-wheel drive, hybrid F-150 truck by the end of the decade, Ford CEO Mark Fields told NPR on Tuesday. “Well, we do have plans to have a rear-wheel drive hybrid truck but the end of the decade. So yes, we’re working on electrified F-series, and it’s really around a conventional hybrid,” Fields […]

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Subaru, Lexus Retain KBB’s Top Resale Crown for 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/subaru-lexus-retain-kbbs-top-resale-crown-2016/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/subaru-lexus-retain-kbbs-top-resale-crown-2016/#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2015 19:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242345 Subaru and Lexus brands topped Kelley Blue Book’s annual resale list for the second year in a row, the auto industry group announced Tuesday. Subaru claimed four model winners for 2016 and Lexus nabbed six honors in the annual survey that measures projected retained value for five years of ownership. Toyota and General Motors each […]

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Subaru and Lexus brands topped Kelley Blue Book’s annual resale list for the second year in a row, the auto industry group announced Tuesday. Subaru claimed four model winners for 2016 and Lexus nabbed six honors in the annual survey that measures projected retained value for five years of ownership. Toyota and General Motors each […]

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Toyota Ramping Up Tacoma/Tundra Production, and There’s ‘Flexibility’ in the Lines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/toyota-ramping-tacomatundra-production-theres-flexibility/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/toyota-ramping-tacomatundra-production-theres-flexibility/#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2015 21:30:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1235153 Toyota’s Senior Vice President for Operations Bob Carter has been quite the chatty cathy Thursday. According to Reuters, the automaker is planning to boost production of its Tundra and Tacoma to help meet demand for trucks next year, in part, because supplies of the trucks are so low today. Toyota has roughly 20 days supply of its […]

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Toyota’s Senior Vice President for Operations Bob Carter has been quite the chatty cathy Thursday. According to Reuters, the automaker is planning to boost production of its Tundra and Tacoma to help meet demand for trucks next year, in part, because supplies of the trucks are so low today. Toyota has roughly 20 days supply of its […]

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2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Platinum 4X4 Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/2014-toyota-tundra-crewmax-platinum-4x4-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/2014-toyota-tundra-crewmax-platinum-4x4-review/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=862057 It’s been said that with the last Crown Victoria produced, the death of Ford’s Panther platform represented the extinction of the species, American sedanus body-on-framus, the last of the dinosaurs. Keeping in a biological frame of mind, it seems to me that the BOF American sedan didn’t go extinct, but transformed. Its trunk developed into an […]

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It’s been said that with the last Crown Victoria produced, the death of Ford’s Panther platform represented the extinction of the species, American sedanus body-on-framus, the last of the dinosaurs. Keeping in a biological frame of mind, it seems to me that the BOF American sedan didn’t go extinct, but transformed. Its trunk developed into an […]

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While You Were Sleeping: Toyota Fortuner SUV for Oz, More Airbag Recalls and Stowaways Hide in Maseratis http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/while-you-were-sleeping-toyota-fortuner-suv-for-oz-more-airbag-recalls-and-stowaways-hide-in-maseratis/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/while-you-were-sleeping-toyota-fortuner-suv-for-oz-more-airbag-recalls-and-stowaways-hide-in-maseratis/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 11:01:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1072562 In addition to the go-anywhere Toyota HiLux, it looks like Australia will get a Fortuner reprise. Here’s what happened overnight. Confirmed: Toyota Fortuner SUV is go for Australia (GoAuto) “We haven’t secured or announced anything, but it’s going to come.” Toyota Tundra subject of “enormous” Australian demand (CarAdvice) Aussies want bigger trucks. Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi […]

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In addition to the go-anywhere Toyota HiLux, it looks like Australia will get a Fortuner reprise. Here’s what happened overnight. Confirmed: Toyota Fortuner SUV is go for Australia (GoAuto) “We haven’t secured or announced anything, but it’s going to come.” Toyota Tundra subject of “enormous” Australian demand (CarAdvice) Aussies want bigger trucks. Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi […]

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Toyota Tundra Goes Pro, Loses V6 Entirely For 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/toyota-tundra-goes-pro-loses-v6-entirely-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/toyota-tundra-goes-pro-loses-v6-entirely-2015/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=913218 After its makeover for the 2014 model year, the 2015 Toyota Tundra has gained a few more tricks up its sleeve, beginning by going all in on V8 firepower and losing the V6 due to the latter’s take rate of less than 5 percent. Under the bonnet awaits two potential powerplants for Tundra owners: the […]

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After its makeover for the 2014 model year, the 2015 Toyota Tundra has gained a few more tricks up its sleeve, beginning by going all in on V8 firepower and losing the V6 due to the latter’s take rate of less than 5 percent. Under the bonnet awaits two potential powerplants for Tundra owners: the […]

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Super Piston Slap: Thrifty Texans Trump Tailgate Theft? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/super-piston-slap-thrifty-texans-trump-tailgate-theft/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/super-piston-slap-thrifty-texans-trump-tailgate-theft/#comments Sat, 06 Sep 2014 12:39:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=907985   Yesterday’s post on Texas Tailgate Theft definitely struck a nerve with this Native Texan, especially the NCIB’s Quote: “Since a tailgate theft takes just seconds to accomplish, consumers might consider using an after-market security device, such as a hinge lock to thwart criminals.” Yeah, not quite… Yup, a hose clamp…well not just a hose […]

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  Yesterday’s post on Texas Tailgate Theft definitely struck a nerve with this Native Texan, especially the NCIB’s Quote: “Since a tailgate theft takes just seconds to accomplish, consumers might consider using an after-market security device, such as a hinge lock to thwart criminals.” Yeah, not quite… Yup, a hose clamp…well not just a hose […]

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Chicago 2014: Toyota TRD Pro Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/chicago-2014-toyota-trd-pro-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/chicago-2014-toyota-trd-pro-live-shots/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:20:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=735449 One nice thing about being the company that builds the Prius: you can get away with stuff like this. The TRD Pro trucks, discussed earlier today, ring the retro bell hard with the reintroduction of the simple “TOYOTA” script on the grilles. To a generation that remembers unkillable half-tons bouncing across the California dunes with […]

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One nice thing about being the company that builds the Prius: you can get away with stuff like this. The TRD Pro trucks, discussed earlier today, ring the retro bell hard with the reintroduction of the simple “TOYOTA” script on the grilles. To a generation that remembers unkillable half-tons bouncing across the California dunes with […]

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Pre-Production Review: 2014 Toyota 4Runner (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/pre-production-review-2014-toyota-4runner-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/pre-production-review-2014-toyota-4runner-with-video/#comments Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:01:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=516081 I would normally start a car review with an item of trivia or history about the vehicle under review, or about the segment in general. This time I’m going to start by talking about the elephant in the room: the 2014 4Runner SR5/Trail front end. Yikes! I know that beauty is in the eye of […]

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I would normally start a car review with an item of trivia or history about the vehicle under review, or about the segment in general. This time I’m going to start by talking about the elephant in the room: the 2014 4Runner SR5/Trail front end. Yikes! I know that beauty is in the eye of […]

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Pre-Production Review: 2014 Toyota Tundra (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/pre-production-review-2014-toyota-tundra-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/pre-production-review-2014-toyota-tundra-with-video/#comments Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:02:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=514913 We don’t just love pickup trucks in America, we practically worship them. The half ton pickup truck is an American icon embedded into our music, our entertainment and almost the core of our culture. If you haven’t owned or wanted to own a pickup truck, you’re probably a communist infiltrating American society and should be […]

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We don’t just love pickup trucks in America, we practically worship them. The half ton pickup truck is an American icon embedded into our music, our entertainment and almost the core of our culture. If you haven’t owned or wanted to own a pickup truck, you’re probably a communist infiltrating American society and should be […]

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Piston Slap: Exhausted after a little Crack? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/piston-slap-exhausted-after-a-little-crack/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/piston-slap-exhausted-after-a-little-crack/#comments Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:57:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=467337 TTAC Commentator jco writes: Sajeev: In response to your call for more reader-submitted queries, I realized I’ve had one right in front of me and have never thought to ask my fellow TTAC commenters. I have a 2006 Toyota 4runner with the amazing 4.7L 2UZFE V8 engine, currently with 90,000 miles. I purchased the truck […]

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TTAC Commentator jco writes: Sajeev: In response to your call for more reader-submitted queries, I realized I’ve had one right in front of me and have never thought to ask my fellow TTAC commenters. I have a 2006 Toyota 4runner with the amazing 4.7L 2UZFE V8 engine, currently with 90,000 miles. I purchased the truck […]

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Hitchin’ A Ride http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/hitchin-a-ride/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/hitchin-a-ride/#comments Sun, 14 Oct 2012 11:37:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463644 Space Shuttle Endeavour was hitched to a silver Toyota Tundra CrewMax half-ton pickup to cross the 405 Freeway on its two day trip from LAX airport to the California Science Center (CSC). According to Toyota, the truck was not modified. In a few hours, I will be on my way from Tokyo to Los Angeles. […]

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Space Shuttle Endeavour was hitched to a silver Toyota Tundra CrewMax half-ton pickup to cross the 405 Freeway on its two day trip from LAX airport to the California Science Center (CSC). According to Toyota, the truck was not modified. In a few hours, I will be on my way from Tokyo to Los Angeles. […]

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Toyota Pulls A 300,000 Lbs Stunt, Reps Fume. Toyota: We Pull It Alone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/toyota-pulls-a-300000-lbs-stunt-reps-fume/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/toyota-pulls-a-300000-lbs-stunt-reps-fume/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:15:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460709 Electioneering is redlining. One indicator: The Michigan Republican Party is protesting loudly against an improbable stunt: A Toyota Tundra will pull the retired space shuttle Endeavor to its final resting place at the California Science Center (CSC). This has the Reps up in arms: “”Barack Obama acts as if he single handedly built the U.S. […]

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Electioneering is redlining. One indicator: The Michigan Republican Party is protesting loudly against an improbable stunt: A Toyota Tundra will pull the retired space shuttle Endeavor to its final resting place at the California Science Center (CSC). This has the Reps up in arms: “”Barack Obama acts as if he single handedly built the U.S. […]

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The Toyota Tundra. The Quiche Truck http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/the-toyota-tundra-the-quiche-truck/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/the-toyota-tundra-the-quiche-truck/#comments Fri, 08 Oct 2010 15:52:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=367933 In news which will shock absolutely no-one, Business Week reports that Toyota and Nissan’s attempts to woo buyers of big pick-up trucks are failing (or failed, depending which way you’re looking at it). “The Big Three successfully beat back the Toyota incursion into the pickup market” said Brian Johnson, auto analyst for UK bank Barclays, “We […]

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In news which will shock absolutely no-one, Business Week reports that Toyota and Nissan’s attempts to woo buyers of big pick-up trucks are failing (or failed, depending which way you’re looking at it). “The Big Three successfully beat back the Toyota incursion into the pickup market” said Brian Johnson, auto analyst for UK bank Barclays, “We […]

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Truck Thursday: Toyota Mulls FJ/4Runner Replacements, Boosts Tundra Output http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/truck-thursday-toyota-mulls-fj4runner-replacements-boosts-tundra-output/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/truck-thursday-toyota-mulls-fj4runner-replacements-boosts-tundra-output/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:02:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341800 We’re at a difficult phase in the global economy. Economists would have you believe that we’re out of recession and things are starting to look rosy. But just talk to someone like Peter Schiff and he’d have you believe that a second downturn is inevitable. It really is tough to say where the economy will […]

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We’re at a difficult phase in the global economy. Economists would have you believe that we’re out of recession and things are starting to look rosy. But just talk to someone like Peter Schiff and he’d have you believe that a second downturn is inevitable. It really is tough to say where the economy will […]

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Ask The Best And Brightest: Are Toyota Losing Their Reliability Halo? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/ask-the-best-and-brightest-is-toyota-losing-its-reliability-halo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/ask-the-best-and-brightest-is-toyota-losing-its-reliability-halo/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2009 18:14:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338409 I was watching the classic British gangster film “The Long Good Friday” the other day. For those not in the know, it’s a story about how Harold Shand, the kingpin gangster of London, struggles to keep his grip in the London underworld when the IRA try to muscle in on his patch. I won’t spoil […]

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I was watching the classic British gangster film “The Long Good Friday” the other day. For those not in the know, it’s a story about how Harold Shand, the kingpin gangster of London, struggles to keep his grip in the London underworld when the IRA try to muscle in on his patch. I won’t spoil […]

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