• (4.4) 59 reviews
  • MSRP: $12,240–$29,724
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 15-17
  • Engine: 381-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 8,600 lbs.
2010 Toyota Tundra

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Toyota Tundra

What We Don't Like

  • Dark, sterile interior materials
  • Unloaded ride quality is harsh
  • Huge CrewMax has no rear captain's chairs in luxury model
  • Long reach for some controls
  • Instrument gauges sit in deep barrels in the instrument panel

Notable Features

  • 4.6-liter V-8 and six-speed automatic replace 4.7-liter V-8 and five-speed automatic
  • New upscale Platinum Package
  • New entry-level Work Truck Package
  • Front end freshened with new two-bar grille
  • Minor interior revisions

2010 Toyota Tundra Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Toyota went for the jugular in the 2007 model year when it introduced the second-generation Tundra. It sported a powerful 5.7-liter V-8 engine and six-speed automatic, and all cab/bed configurations could be equipped to tow at least 10,000 pounds.

Today, the Tundra faces much stiffer competition from Chevrolet, Dodge, GMC and Ford half-ton pickups, all of which have been updated or revised with new powertrains and features in the past year.

The Tundra comes in two- or four-wheel drive, and in three cab styles: regular cab, Double Cab and CrewMax. The CrewMax is the largest cab in the half-ton segment since Chrysler discontinued the Mega Cab option for the Dodge Ram 1500 last year. The CrewMax comes only with a 5-foot, 6-inch bed, while other versions can be ordered with either a 6-foot, 6-inch bed, or an 8-foot cargo bed. Trim levels include Tundra, SR5 and Limited.


New for 2010
Toyota's new 310-horsepower, 4.6-liter i-Force V-8 makes 327 pounds-feet of torque. It's smaller than the 276-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 with 313 pounds-feet of torque that it replaces, but it's also stronger, lighter and more efficient. It's also about 100 pounds lighter than the 4.7-liter.

Tundra models are split into two classes: Tundra Grade and Limited Grade. Tundra Grade models sport a new two-bar front grille and revised taillamps, while Limited models wear a billet-style grille. A redesigned seven-pin towing hitch connector now sits above the hitch to help avoid damage and dirt. Also, a shelf to help organize storage space has been added to the lower glove box.

The new Tundra Grade Work Truck Package is aimed at commercial buyers. It's an entry-level model available in only regular or Double Cab configurations, with vinyl seating and rubber floors. It's priced up to $1,030 less than the truck's standard MSRP. At the high end of the spectrum is the new Platinum Package option for Limited Tundras equipped with the 5.7-liter V-8. It includes heated and ventilated seats, a sunroof and wood-grain trim.


Exterior
Toyota made sure this Tundra wouldn't have sand kicked in its face by designing a big, brawny pickup that looks like it could bully any truck on the market — at least from the front. The massive grille, sculptured hood and husky bumper present an intimidating head-on view. From the side, the Tundra is rather conventional. A deck-rail adjustable tie-down system is available for all cargo beds.

Interior
The Tundra's interior is designed to accommodate working people. The control knobs are easy to grip, even in work gloves, and the gauges are easy to read at a glance but placed at the end of long barrels in the dash. There are plenty of storage options, especially with a center console that can hold a laptop and hanging files. Even the regular cab Tundra has enough room behind the seats to hold five-gallon paint buckets. The seats are wide, supportive and comfortable. The new Platinum Package adds luxury touches that until now were only available in trucks like high-end Ford F-150s.

Under the Hood

  • 236-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 with aluminum block and cylinder heads, dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder, with 266 pounds-feet of torque
  • 310-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 with aluminum block and two-alloy cylinder heads, dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder, with 327 pounds-feet of torque
  • 381-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 with aluminum block and cylinder heads, dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder, with 401 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five-speed automatic transmission (standard with V-6)
  • Six-speed automatic (standard with 4.6-liter V-8 or 5.7-liter V-8)



Safety
Toyota emphasizes safety with a suite of electronic braking technologies that help drivers avoid accidents. All are tied into the antilock braking system. They include traction control, brake assist and electronic stability control. Toyota also has electronic brake-force distribution, which adjusts braking pressure according to cargo load. The Tundra doesn't hold back on airbags, with side-impact airbags in front and side curtain airbags standard on all versions.
  • Front and rear sonar parking aids
  • Available backup camera
  • Three-point seat belts at all positions


Of Interest to Truck Owners
  • Maximum gross vehicle weight rating: 7,000-7,200 pounds (CrewMax 4x4)
  • Maximum payload capacity: 2,000 pounds (regular cab 4x2)
  • Maximum towing capacity: 10,800 pounds (regular cab 4x2)
  • Fuel capacity: 26.4 gallons
  • Axle ratio: 3.90:1, 4.10:1, 4.30:1
  • Transfer case low range: 2.618:1
  • Crawl ratio: 37.52:1 (6A w/4.30:1 axle)
  • Minimum ground clearance: 10-10.2 inches (4x2); 10.4-10.6 inches (4x4)
  • Approach angle: 27-29 degrees
  • Departure angle: 24-27 degrees
  • Cargo floor length: 66.7 inches (CrewMax), 78.7 inches (standard bed), 97.6 inches (long bed)
  • Cargo floor width: 66.4 inches
  • Cargo floor width at wheel well: 50 inches
  • Cargo bed depth: 22.2 inches


Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 59 reviews

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Toyota Tundra for impressive performance.

by nathan hall from Goreville Illinois on November 5, 2017

This truck rides like a pillow and handles with instant responsiveness. It takes off like a rocket, 75 mph in a Tunndra feels like 55 mph in most other trucks.

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There are currently 15 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

24mo/25,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/25,000mi

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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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