2012 Toyota Tundra Review – Chattanooga Times Free Press
Sometimes auto reviews just make us smile. The Chattanooga Times Free Press (type that a few times fast) review of the 2012 Toyota Tundra does just that. Did you know, it is a “sturdy work truck with the heart of a Lexus?”
Writer Mark Kennedy of the Chattannoga Times Free Press, definitely has way too much writing ability to write a full-size truck review. Among his other gems besides the heart comment are:
Ford’s F-150 and Chevrolet’s Silverado are perennial best-sellers and fierce foes in the pickup wars.
Today’s Tundras have all the grunt you’d expect from a blue-collar work truck, plus the amenities to make the cabin a rolling office.
Toyota even touts the Tundra’s interior isolation as a way to escape the sound of circular saws when talking on a mobile phone to a customer.
Now that he has “set the stage” of the pickup wars and has got his rolling office going that is so quiet he can type with the circular saws going, he dives right into the truck review. He starts by summing up his initial assessment of the styling as “muscle and mass.” Not quite done with the styling he thinks, “… raised nose that suggests a snarl; not a bad thing in this brutish segment.” Umm… Ok.
Have you ever wondered how big the back seats were in the Toyota Tundra? How about it is so big, it has “limousine-like knee room.” There is something to tell your Chevy, Ford and Dodge friends.
Sadly, he leaves out the fancy writing when getting to his “driving impressions” section of the review. He simply states that on the test drive, the Tundra was king of the road.
In the end, how did Kennedy feel about the Tundra. He thought “a construction boss driving a Tundra projects an image of practicality and good taste.” Pretty sure that’s not the imagery the construction boss was going for, but okay. If that wasn’t enough how about this stamp of approval, “Next time I need a kitchen remodeled, I might give the bid to a Tundra driver on general principles.”
Thanks Mr. Kennedy for this gem of a piece. By the way, non-construction workers buy the truck as well. Just thought you might want to know.
What do you think? Does the nifty writing inspire you to buy a Toyota Tundra?
Filed Under: Toyota Tundra Reviews and Comparisons