2008 Toyota Tundra

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Key Specs

of the 2008 Toyota Tundra. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • 5.7-liter V-8 performance
  • Roominess of CrewMax
  • Tailgate designed to be steady when lowered
  • Door handles big enough for gloved hands

The Bad

  • High hood restricts visibility

Notable Features of the 2008 Toyota Tundra

  • Choice of three engines
  • Laptop-storage feature
  • Optional rearview camera
  • Giant CrewMax cab
  • New Tundra Grade trim

2008 Tundra Video

Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder walks you through the 2008 Toyota Tundra. It competes with the Ford F-150 and GMC Sierra.

Latest 2008 Tundra Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Toyota Tundra Quality

by dt1026 from St. Paul, MN on August 28, 2018

Excellent vehicle - great power, even for a V6. Very thoughtful design and placement of controls and amenities. For a truck of this size, it's amazing how it feels, and how easy it is to drive. ... Read full review

(5.0)

Utilitarian and comfort all in one!

by Postalfella from Warren, PA on August 24, 2018

The body style is uniquely superb and stands out from the rest entirely on it?s own. The interior design is roomy, cozy, easy to reach all controls, and perfect for a manly man. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2008 Toyota Tundra currently has 11 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2008 Toyota Tundra Base V6

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall Rollover Rating
3 Star
Driver's
4 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Tundra received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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