2014 Toyota Tundra Consumer Reviews

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2014 Toyota Tundra
4.3
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A new and pretty face, but lacking elsewhere

by from Southeast on February 11, 2015

Let me start by stating that I have owned several previous years of the Tundra, so I am quite familiar with them. The truck that I am reviewing is a 2014 Tundra Limited Double Cab, with the 5.7 V8 and...
Let me start by stating that I have owned several previous years of the Tundra, so I am quite familiar with them. The truck that I am reviewing is a 2014 Tundra Limited Double Cab, with the 5.7 V8 and 4wd. Standard suspension. Current mileage is 4300. Pros: -Exterior and interior looks. -Good powertrain. -Decent towing capacity for a half ton truck. -Decent payload for a half ton truck. -Good reliability. -Good resale value. -Fairly quiet ride. The tires that Toyota chose are a bit noisy Cons: -Still lousy fuel economy. 13 city, 16 hwy, is realistically what to expect in real driving. Same as previous years of this same powertrain that I have owned. -The ride seems to be stiffer than the previous years, with minor road irregularities felt more, even with the standard suspension. -They have taken a lot of standard features out of the Limited trim model that used to be there. No power passenger seat, no drivers side pocket on the back of the seat. 8 way power drivers seat instead of the 10 way that the Limited used to have. Downgraded the sound system to no subwoofer and fewer speakers. No turn signal indicators on the outside rear view mirrors, and no puddle lamps anymore either. -For 2014 Toyota did away with the second glove box, removed the storage areas from the rear doors, removed the storage areas in the front door armrests, removed the storage area from the console. Made the console cupholders smaller and non removable for cleaning. Removed the two storage trays in the center console/armrest so that it is nothing but a big black hole to lose things in. Took away the ability to hang files in the console/armrest storage area. -The front seats for 2014 are more firm, shaped differently, and far less comfortable that the previous years. At least for me anyway. The lumbar area protrudes into my back more, and causes discomfort even when adjusted to the lowest setting. The previous model years seats fit me so much better. -They removed the grab handle from the drivers side "A" pillar this year. I miss that feature a lot when entering the vehicle. -Toyota put poor street tires on a 4wd that are not suitable for that application. -The overhead console is less than half the size and storage capacity that they used to have. I am not sure if this was done in 2014, or an earlier year though. -The JBL sound system on the older Limited trucks was not the best, but was much better sounding than the Entune system on the new Limited's. I would take the JBL back any day over this. To be honest, I have not had any problems with the truck. I just am very disappointed that Toyota has eliminated or changed so many of the great features that I enjoyed on the previous year Tundra's. And I know what you are probably thinking. Why did I buy this truck if I did not like it? Well, some things were obvious when I looked at it and I thought that it would not be a big deal. But I have found that they are for me. And other things were not so obvious, until I spent some time behind the wheel. A test drive of a few miles does not give one a complete picture, My fault though, I got caught up in the new and pretty face. And now, I wish that I had kept my previous Tundra.
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great style and safe

by from rio grande nj on May 28, 2014

I love that they finally made the back seat fold up so my dogs can lay on the floor and not dirty up the back seat. hate the rear stamped tailgate I like the 2012-13 smooth tailgate and I don't like t...
I love that they finally made the back seat fold up so my dogs can lay on the floor and not dirty up the back seat. hate the rear stamped tailgate I like the 2012-13 smooth tailgate and I don't like the 3 piece bumper with 2 little chrome end caps. I do like the bigger grille but don't like the looks of any of them. They raised the hood which made the hard to park truck harder and made the bed skinnier those 2 changes were a waist of time. I do wish you could get towing mirrors without buying a top of the line truck since any of the lower priced trucks don't come with wiring to add the towing mirrors for the blinker. The price is way too high and so are all the rest of the trucks out there. I do love the extra bright headlights which are power adjustable
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look at tundra before buying

by from Miami florida on October 28, 2013

I could not be more satified with my new tundra. I opted for the v8 4.6L and it has all the power that I need. The interior is much improved and the ride quality seem to be more quiet than my 2010 tun...
I could not be more satified with my new tundra. I opted for the v8 4.6L and it has all the power that I need. The interior is much improved and the ride quality seem to be more quiet than my 2010 tundra. I wish that the exterior would have been change a little more to make it look like a total re-design. Overall great truck and the price is about 5K less than an equally equiped chevy or ram. I would really recommend this truck.
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Great Truck

by from Oregon on December 15, 2013

It's reliable. It's safe. It's gorgeous inside and out. It's very comfortable. I love my Tundra. I'm very happy with my choice in a truck.
It's reliable. It's safe. It's gorgeous inside and out. It's very comfortable. I love my Tundra. I'm very happy with my choice in a truck.
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2014 Tundra vs 2013 Tundra

by from Tarpon Springs, FL on August 23, 2014

So here is a little background. I purchased my first Tundra in June of 2013, it was brand new XSP-X double cab. I love that 2013 truck. I am by no means an expert on what’s available etc. I’m not a pe...
So here is a little background. I purchased my first Tundra in June of 2013, it was brand new XSP-X double cab. I love that 2013 truck. I am by no means an expert on what’s available etc. I’m not a person who is watching the ongoing development of trucks at Toyota or any of that. At my last scheduled service, the dealer’s team wanted to talk to me about getting a new 2014 Tundra and at the end of the day I ended up buying a new 2014 XSP-X double cab. It’s a nice truck but I don’t think it’s as nice as my previous truck. It doesn’t have as many places to put things. The door storage is gone as is the upper glove box and center console storage slot. The cup holders are ridiculously small, won’t hold a large fountain drink from anywhere. The dash area on my truck has no lights on the A/C controls so at night I can’t see to easily make changes. The truck may have the same horsepower and torque but I promise you it doesn’t accelerate anywhere near as quickly as my 2013, maybe it’s a gearing thing I don’t know but it kind of sucks. In my 2013 there was a power horizontal rear sliding window, the 2014 doesn’t have this. Toyota this is a double cab truck!!! No average person can open that slider safely from the driver’s seat unless they’re built like an orangutan. It should be the standard offering on your double cab to have a power sliding window. Poor design. It’s my fault I bought this truck because I allowed myself to be rushed and didn’t notice these things right away because I just expected the design and equipment levels wouldn’t be of lesser quality or lower equipment levels for the same truck. If I could go back, I would have kept my 2013, I like it better skipped this truck altogether. There’s no one to blame but myself for this purchase the lack of acceleration (compared to my 2013, it still has decent acceleration compared to other trucks) and the rear window are big deals to me. I’ve looked on line for an aftermarket window that has power open, to no avail so far. If you have a 2013 with the big engine don’t upgrade to the 2014 if you like your acceleration.
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Great vs all other trucks

by from Birmingham, Alabama on November 18, 2013

2014 Tundra is a great pick. Compared to the new Silverado and F150..you can get more bells and whistles by far that will come standard on the Toyota Tundra. Resale value is much better as well. This ...
2014 Tundra is a great pick. Compared to the new Silverado and F150..you can get more bells and whistles by far that will come standard on the Toyota Tundra. Resale value is much better as well. This is a can't miss choice vs the competion.
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Exceptional truck, but could use a few things

by from Soledad, CA on October 7, 2014

This is my 3rd Tundra. Bought a 2005 Crew Cab SR5, a 2007 Double Cab Limited and now a 2014 Platinum Crew Cab. This is the best of them all. The leather used on the seats, doors and dash are top notch...
This is my 3rd Tundra. Bought a 2005 Crew Cab SR5, a 2007 Double Cab Limited and now a 2014 Platinum Crew Cab. This is the best of them all. The leather used on the seats, doors and dash are top notch. The Blind Spot Monitor is so useful. Love the large moonroof and rear window that goes down. There are a few things that I would change/fix. When the moonroof is open and the sun is shining directly on the GPS screen, it is very hard to see without having to close the roof. Another feature this truck with all the bells and whistles lacks is an electric antenna. You would think this would be a standard item. Also needs bumper sensors on the front near the license plate. This is helpful when pulling into a parking spot with a wall or car in front. Otherwise, i love this truck.
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Second Tundra

by from Somersworth, NH on August 10, 2015

I recently upgraded from a 2010 Tundra SR5 TRD with the smaller V8 and off-road package to this 2014 Tundra SR5 with the smaller V8 however without the TRD and without the towing package. I will say, ...
I recently upgraded from a 2010 Tundra SR5 TRD with the smaller V8 and off-road package to this 2014 Tundra SR5 with the smaller V8 however without the TRD and without the towing package. I will say, there is a noticeable weakness in the 2014 regarding towing even on a 2 place ATV trailer with 2 Polaris ATVs on it. The 2014 seems to work a lot harder at pulling the load and gas efficiency struggles as well. The other "con" of the 2014 vs 2010 is the bench seat. I grew accustomed to the center arm-rest and all of it's storage capabilities. The pros of the 2014 are the back-up camera (which is far superior to any other pickup i test drove), the in-bumper wiring connections, the gentle-ride compared to the 2010, the instrument cluster and the hands-free controlos.
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Great truck..really great TRUCK!

by from Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 18, 2014

I have always been a Ford guy but the 2014 Tundra CrewMax has won me over. The power is commanding and the comfort of the ride is more truck like than my 2001 F-150 SuperCrew. I like that because the ...
I have always been a Ford guy but the 2014 Tundra CrewMax has won me over. The power is commanding and the comfort of the ride is more truck like than my 2001 F-150 SuperCrew. I like that because the feel is helpful on rough mountain roads. The mechanical steering has a much better feel than electrical, again, especially on mountain roads and four wheeling. Creature comforts awesome but should have automatic headlights and center instrument display more like Ford..show more than one data set per screen...be able to customize and show tranny temp. 4.10 rear end..never change! Cab is so roomy and fold up seats are the best. Love the height and tough look. Need running boards for me to get in but they look great and are very stable. Fuel economy could be improved a lot but don't do it at loss of hp and torque. The noise level is very quiet and the power rear window...brilliant! Rear side windows size is awesome...great views for passengers. Grab handles for passengers are nice too. Never lose rear camera and the soft tailgate is nice. Wife loves the rear stamped "Tundra". Towing is a breeze and thanks to Toyota for making tow and long trips a blast!
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Switch to Tundra

by from South Dakota on November 29, 2013

This is my first Tundra. I have had Silverado, an F 150 King Ranch, Ram 3500 MegaCab diesel, and most recently F150 Raptor. Drivers for decision: Reliability, Value, Looks, Feel, Durability
This is my first Tundra. I have had Silverado, an F 150 King Ranch, Ram 3500 MegaCab diesel, and most recently F150 Raptor. Drivers for decision: Reliability, Value, Looks, Feel, Durability
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