I’ve been considering purchasing a full size truck for a while.  Last year I drove a 2007 Chevy Silveraldo 1500 and was very impressed with the power and styling.  The positive Nissan Titan reviews and the top selling Ford F150 also caught my attention.

This review is a comparison of the trucks and determining which best fit my needs.

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I seriously considered the:  Ford F150, Chevy Silveraldo 1500, Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan.  I was looking for 6.5ft truck bed (5.5ft too short / 8ft too long), 4 wheel drive and it needed four true doors.  I wanted a truck that was comfortable, quality, maneuverable, reliable, efficient and powerful.

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Ford F150 SuperCrew features 5.4L 310HP / 365LB FT, 6 speed Automatic, 14 mpg city / 18 mpg hwy,  11,100lb max towing and 1,810lb max payload, spacious interior (leg room front 41.4″ / rear 43.5″), overall length 243.7″, good quality construction, average turning radius and average reliability.  The biggest factors for not choosing the F150 were the reported transmission issues (new design), overall length / maneuverability and exterior styling feels dated.

Chevy Silveraldo 1500 CrewCab features 5.3L 315HP / 365LB FT, 6 Speed Automatic, 15 mpg city / 21 mpg hwy, 10,400lb max towing and 1,655lb max payload, spacious interior (leg room front 41.3″ / rear 39.0″), overall length (not available in 6.5ft bed), good quality construction, average turning radius and average reliability.  The biggest factor for not choosing the Chevy Silverado was that the 6.5 ft bed was not available with the CrewCab.  This truck has the best rated fuel mileage and excellent exterior styling (personal preference).

Nissan Titan CrewCab features 5.6L 317HP / 365LB FT, 5 Speed Automatic, 12 mpg city / 17 mpg hwy, 9,100lb max towing and 1,644lb max payload, spacious interior (leg room front 41.8″ / rear 40.4″), overall length 244.2″, average quality construction, average turning radius and good reliability.  The biggest factors for not choosing the Nissan Titan was the plastic feeling dated interior, poor fuel mileage and overall length/maneuverability.

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Toyota Tundra DoubleCab features 5.7L 381HP / 401LB FT, 6 Speed Automatic, 13 mpg city / 17 mpg hwy, 10,200lb max towing and 1,620lb max payload, reasonable interior leg room (front 42.5″ / rear 34.7″), overall length 228.7″, good quality construction, good turning radius (44ft) and excellent reliability.

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I chose the Toyota Tundra after extensive research for the following reasons:  best maneuverability, shortest overall length with 6.5ft bed, incredibly powerful engine, reasonable fuel mileage (many have reported 16-20mpg online), reputation for reliability and good resale value.  I like the exterior styling (personal preference), interior layout, quiet/smooth ride and storage spaces.

The next best options were the Chevy Silverado, Ford F150 and Nissan Titan (in that order).  All of the trucks are good and highly competitive.

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My Toyota Tundra is a Limited TRD.  My favorite features include: parking sonar, rear view mirror backup camera, JBL 10 speaker stereo w/ Ipod USB/ XM / Sub, power adjustable headlights, power folding mirrors, memory seats / steering wheel, power sliding rear window, heated leather seats, dual zone climate control and shock tailgate.  Have you heard about the TRD Supercharger?  It boosts the engine over 500 HP!  Although, this truck seriously doesn’t need it with factory 0-60 times in the low to mid 6 second range.

I’ll share my future modifications and long term reliability feedback.  Feel free to post your comments or questions.

5 Comments on 2010 Toyota Tundra Limited TRD Review
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  1. Jason says:

    That is a seriously nice truck! My parents have an older Tundra and it is a really nice ride but this truck is like a whole ‘nother truck! It looks like I still see your wheelin rig in the background in one of those. You keeping it or are the wheeling days behind you?

  2. Thanks Jason! I’m going to sell the Montero Sport. I’ll probably do another off road rig when I buy another house with garage/shop. It might not be for awhile tho. I’m going to try to get into other recreational activities hiking, backpacking, kayaking, camping, mt biking etc… Are you game for some of that?

  3. Jason says:

    Heck yes! I’m planning to climb mount hood in June and/or Mt Shasta in July! You should come! We are going to be doing alot more of the hiking because there’s no room for a car seat in my truck! :)

  4. Awesome! Give me a shout when you have the dates decided. :)

  5. Tundra is approaching 8,000 miles. Average MPG = 16.48 Best = 18.10 Worst = 14.61 — Not bad. The mileage has been slowly increasing. The last 4 tanks have all been over 17. No repair issues so far.