2008 Toyota Tundra

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38 reviews
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Available Price Range $11,182-$27,122 Trims44 Combined MPG 14-17 Seats 2-6

Our Take on the 2008 Toyota Tundra

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • High hood restricts visibility

Notable Features

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

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The August sales figures are in, and if you build pickups, the news is still grim: Toyota's truck sales were down more than 17 percent compared with August 2007, reflecting a dismal year for every company that builds pickups.This is not to say the need for pickups has declined, and last weekend I got that reminder when a friend called: He lives in a flood-prone area, and his garage was abo... Read full review for the 2008 Toyota Tundra

Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 38 reviews

The best overall

by Silversurfer from Catskill, NY on January 4, 2010

In november of 2008 I test drove the the Chevy, Ford, Dodge, and Toyota. All were equiped with similiar features. The Tundra was a doublecab with the 5.7L, SR5, TRD packages. I found compaired with ot... Read Full Review

44 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota Tundra Base 4.7L V8

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota Tundra Base 4.7L V8

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
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.

Recalls

There are currently 12 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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