2009 Toyota Tundra consumer reviews

$22,490–$28,070 MSRP range
side view of 2009 Tundra Toyota
82% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 3.8
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.3
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Low rpm monster

The 5.7 iforce in this thing is a beast. It’s an all aluminum big v8 motor with a double overhead valve train, and old fashioned water pump mounted fan assembly. The steady clatter from the heads at idle remind me of a Diesel engine and I love it. Another thing I love about this monster is it’s torque. Even at low rpms, this motor pulls hard, she doesn’t need to down downshift going up hills pulling heavy loads. The transmission shifts are as smooth as milk, it’s tuned perfectly to the motor and will hold a gear just fine in overdrive so you don’t have to worry about it switching gears back and forth like a ford because it lacks low end torque. That being said, the engineers at Toyota stuffed In a beefy rear end and equipped it was a super low 4.30 gear if you have the tow package, excellent for accelerating a heavy load without breaking anything and lighting up your rear tires whenever your wife decides to stay home. You touch that gas peddle and that big 5.7 will blow your wife’s back out if you catch her off guard. I really like that about this truck, it’s a lot of fun. Don’t have to much fun though because the gas needle moves at an alarming rate if you get carried away. I’d opt for the larger 38 gallon fuel tank. Your gonna need it if your like me and enjoy lighting up your tires every now and again or realigning your buddy’s spinal cord. This truck has a very smooth ride and at times, feels like I’m driving over clouds the way it floats over potholes and dips like they’re non existent. The interior is very simple, and easy to use. It doesn’t have a hundred fancy buttons in it and hidden features your never going to use like a lot of these late model trucks that take forever to learn. What you see is what you get and nothing more, perfect. One last thing, they literally last forever. Buy one and don’t look back!


Great truck, power, speed, looks, comfort.

I hate to sell this truck but life changes. It looks great, has great power, comfort, economy. Oil change every 5k. Every mx issue address immediately. Someone is gonna be really happy with this truck.


So far reliable consumes more fuel then others

The interior is adequate I need to go back to the dealership to explain to me how to work the radio and so forth for I am not very internet savvy


The best truck on the road!

I've owned my Tundra for 7 1/2 years now and have over 307,000 miles on it. I replaced the starter at 300,000. Other than that it's been only basic maintenance. It's still as nice, comfy and powerful as it was when I bought it. I would have no problems jumping in it and driving anywhere. I have hauled boats, campers and other things all over the country without a problem. Under the primary use of this car it should have an "All the above" option.


Best truck I’ve driven

This truck is 4x2 drive, but on snow itself the truck still manages. Even on dirt or gravel roads. Lots of leg room. Passengers have to get in on on side because of sound system. Storage unit under back seats. Third seat in front folds down. Very good tint on bright days. Runs like the first day I bought it with a few thousand miles on it.


Here's what your getting.....

Ok, I've had Chevys and Fords, many of them. This is a whole different situation. It takes some getting used to. It has big gears and you will spin your tires taking off until you master the throttle. Lots of power. Big breaks, stopping power is amazing. I like the utilitarian set up. Heater works great in -20 weather. 4x4 is true not AWD, it's locked. Shifts on fly which is essential. MPG is totally fine at 15 avg, 17 hwy. It shifts great and you can tell it's highly reliable. No repairs, zero shop time. Um yeah, pretty xxxx happy. It's just a beast. Built in toolbox under back seat and great storage layout. Put some good tires on it and don't look back. I'm at 140k miles, zero issues.


Reliable truck, huge cab, great towing capacity!

Huge cab is amazing if others ride with you or need to haul things inside, awesome towing, plenty of storage, future plans to buy another


A Real Truck

If you want a real truck this is the one. It will out drive any of the so called America trucks that have nothing but same names with less quality every year...


Great truck to own

Truck runs great. Wanted a pickup for a long time and it meets all my expectations. Bought it as a second vehicle and to tow my jetski but have loved driving it everywhere.


One of the best vehicles I have ever owned

If I had it to over with I would by it all over again. I have over 15000 miles on it and still love it