An inexpensive pickup truck that’s capable, comfortable, seats more than two, fits in your garage and gets vaguely reasonable fuel economy: that’s the dream. It ain’t a 2015 Chevy Colorado. Actually it’s not a 2015 anything, it’s a fifteen year old half-ton and it’s even got a V8.
Last week for part one of our season finale we took you inside the luxury big rig that carries the entire Tonka truck racing team. But we weren’t about to leave their ranch without playing in the sand box! For that we need this supercharged, ten-inch-lifted, t-shirt cannon-packing pickup truck.
Toyota has a history of building solidly competent and reliable trucks. What do you need to know before you buy a Toyota Tundra? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you in our Buyer’s Guide.
There's a whole lot of dick-measuring happening right now on how half-ton trucks stack up on power, fuel economy, payload, and maximum towing capacity. Here's your guide to decoding what every US automaker's truck in this class is really putting down.
Expensive and awesome outdoor brand lined up with a good half-ton truck: the Bass Pro Shops Edition Toyota Tundra sure sounds like it has a lot of potential. But what it has is a sticker and some bolt-on fender flares. It feels like a missed opportunity for some Toyota-branded coolers and integrated fishing rod…
With May 2014 sales numbers freshly published, Ford F-Series lead the month with 68,520, GM nipped at their heels with 64,974 total full-sized truck sales and Ram was down at 37,131.
Toyota "didn't have room" for me at their TRD Pro party in Las Vegas last month, so we'll have to experience it vicariously through Roman Mica. He was the first non-Toyota employee to take the TRD Pros into the dirt, and he was kind enough to tape it for us.
Toyota Tacoma sales increased by 6.9% last month over April 2013, but year-to-date sales of the pickup are still down 6.4% compared to last year. The Tundra on the other hand is rockin' and rollin' with an 18.1% sales increase from this time a year ago.
Chicago is a truck show, and so far the biggest truck news is an upgraded Tundra with the full Weber treatment on the grille, crisper lines all around, and more super lux editions for the latté-sipping metrucksexuals who make the truck market so lucrative.
Sandy supports the Save the Manuals campaign, kindly supplying this Tundra owner with a new stick shift.
So, great news for all of our readers with massive reusable spaceships taking up valuable space in your driveway or sitting on your lawn, under a tarp: you can tow it! Toyota demonstrated this nice and dramatically by successfully hauling nearly 300,000 pounds of shuttle orbiter and towing rig across the 405 overpass.
So, as many of you likely know, Toyota is planning to tow the Endeavour for the last portion of its trip to the California Science Center. This is a great publicity stunt, and I'll be there to cover it, but I'll admit, I suspect that what we'll be seeing isn't the full story.
Someone really doesn't like Toyota, and wants either God, Google or airplane passengers to know. Possibly all three. Otherwise, why would someone paint "TOYOTA SUCKS" on the roof of their home?
This is the Toyota Sportsman, a concept truck built in coordination with Bass Pro Shops for the extreme
outdoorsman. How extreme? There's an 86 square foot deck, pop-up camouflaged hunting blind and a portable armory. [PickupTrucks]
Toyota is reportedly killing the full-size Sequoia SUV. We hear they're not planning on building a replacement off the
Camry platform. [PickupTrucks]