Quite often, you will hear us and others talk about the quality, durability and reliability (QDR) of Toyota products and how that is their big advantage. While it is often hard to measure these things, a Toyota certified sales representative puts both trucks under the microscope.
Type the word “diesel” into any Tundra fan site or forum and you will immediately get comments declaring you a fool or suggesting if Toyota doesn’t offer the engine, they will never buy another Tundra pickup. The diesel topic has exploded over the past few years and helping fan the flames is the 2015 Ram EcoDiesel. As the only half-ton diesel on the market, rival truck fans have seemingly put the truck on a pedestal to use for/against their diesel argument. What makes it so polarizing? The engine. Is it really that much better? Let’s take a closer look.
When Toyota said they were releasing a new higher trim level truck to compete with the trim levels offered by Ford, GM and Ram, I thought great. When, they said the name was 1794 and it was to be based on a country western ranch lifestyle, I was like huh?? Now, I get it. And it is glorious!
Here’s a video from Consumer Reports about the new 2014 Tundra. While I wouldn’t call it awful, I wouldn’t call it good either.
All the buzz lately is about the 2014 Toyota Tundra and its new features or lack of them. However, the previous generation still has some strong appeal. TundraHeadquarters Associate Editor Tim Esterdahl recently had a 2013 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Limited for a week. Prior to leaving in a few days to see the 2014, here is my review of the 2013.