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2016 Toyota Tundra

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2016 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra highlights

Customer reviews

4.9 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4 out of 5


  • TRD Pro trim is a highly capable off-road model
  • Double-cab and crew-cab styles offer lots of passenger space


  • V8s are powerful, but they trail rivals in EPA-estimated fuel economy
  • Stiff, hard-riding suspension

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 19 highway, 16 combined

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2016 Toyota Tundra is a capable, rugged light-duty truck

The 2016 Toyota Tundra is a pickup truck that delivers on rugged capability. It hauls convincingly, and the TRD Pro gives buyers a Tundra with off-road tires, a raised suspension, and skid plates for real off-road duty. It's a traditional take on the pickup truck. And though a design refresh shows in the 2016 Tundra's looks inside and out, the Tundra essentially remains the same underneath as it has for a decade. That's a problem for the big Toyota because it trails key rivals from Chevy, Ford, and Ram with its busy ride quality and relatively poor EPA-estimated fuel economy. Overall, the Tundra feels more cumbersome to drive than newer, more sophisticated rivals.

It's not all bad news for buyers, though, particularly if you're looking for a spacious working vehicle. The double and crew cabs—the latter called CrewMax—offer tons of passenger space. And with three bed lengths, two wheelbases, rear- or four-wheel drive, a pair of powerful if not particularly fuel-efficient V8s, several trim levels, and an array of optional packages, you can build your Tundra to suit your needs. If you want a capable work truck, there's a down-and-dirty, bare-bones regular cab with plastic bumpers. At the other end of the range, a lavishly equipped Platinum trim in CrewMax form brings limo-like space and equipment, if not limo ride quality. In short, there's a Tundra for every need as long as you can accept a few compromises. Don't rule it out, but be sure to try its rivals before you commit.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.9 out of 5

7 customer reviews
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RepairPal reliability rating**

Above Average
RepairPal gave the Toyota Tundra an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Toyota Tundra 5th out of 27 among Fullsize Trucks.
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Explore Toyota Tundra details

SR 2WD 2D Regular Cab

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