An excellent pickup truck, Tundra is comfortable, quiet, handles relatively well and has a super smooth powertrain. It also performs towing and hauling tasks admirably. Good offset-crash-test results are a considerable plus. A crew cab with optional stability control was added to the lineup for the 2004 model year.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The acceleration and handling are exceptional for a truck"

Ronald W., VT (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"nothing is bad, this is one excellent truck that's why I have kept it for 17+ years."

Robert M., CO (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"All you can ask for in a truck. Has never failed and after 16 years, still going strong and still looks nice despite being a "work" truck."

Raymond A., GA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Smooth and easy. Effortless. Big truck but still can turn a tight corner or a u-turn on a narrow street without having to backup."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"The acceleration is great and the handling is fine - don't know what else to say"

Thomas C., VA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Still runs like a top. Great acceleration."

C J., AK (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"love the power of the v8"

Anonymous, AL (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"I have no complaints."

Anonymous, PA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Responsive with enough power to carry a load."

Raymond H., TX (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"It handles well and has good acceleration."

Dale G., WA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent ride and Handling. Rides, drives, and is quiet like a 400 series lexus."

Anonymous, NV (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Powerful V8 meets all my needs. Handling is very solid on the road. The 4WD works perfectly perfectly."

Daniel M., AZ (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Plenty of power. Good off road performance."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Has very good ride, handling and acceleration, especially considering it is an older model pick up truck. It also predates the unnecessarily large and high front ends on more recent pick up models that do nothing but feed the egos of those needing to feel they have a big bad truck. The more modest front end and hood height of my truck gives it excellent visibility compared to the newer trucks."

Gregory C., VA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"We have the towing package and it pulls like a dream. Love it."

Anonymous, NM (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Handles like a car. Ride is smooth."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"The acceleration is good; the handling is not as good as that of a sedan, but drives all right for a truck."

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"With my Lexus engine, I always have the power I need to merge with traffic or occasionally to pass in a hurry."

Larry C., OR (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent engine. Powerful. Wide power band. Smooth."

David M., AB (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"good acceleration and handling. good off road capability good towing performance"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Very reliable vehicle and low cost for maintenance. Powerful but efficient. Nice medium size pick up before they enlarged the Tundra."

LARRY S., CO (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"The truck starts as good as it did then and I have never had it tuned up!"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Great in 4 wheel drive or not in snow"

FRANCIS T., MA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Drives great with good acceleration. Handles more like a car than a truck."

Anonymous, CT (2001 Toyota Tundra)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"My Tundra is the perfect truck, size wise. The newer ones are too large for me. The mileage is not good(16) but it has lots of power and the reliability is outstanding. Only replaced the tires ,battery and oil in 17 years. The ride is better that any other truck."

Ronald W., VT (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"comfortable for a big man."

Doyle A., NV (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"The seats are very comfortable and the ride is good."

Dale G., WA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"rides very nicely for a truck"

Anonymous, AL (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent ride. Drives and rides and is quiet like a 400 series Lexus."

Anonymous, NV (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"The truck needs new shocks and possibly other parts to improve the ride."

Ken T., ID (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"This is a very comfortable truck to drive especially over long distances. Road noise is minimal. This truck is 16 years old and I still enjoy driving it."

Thomas C., VA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Comfortable and reliable , wish it got better mileage all around"

Bob W., GA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"very uncomfortable seats on all toyotas seat belts do not retract on any toyotas"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Still very quiet for 17 year old vehicle"

Anonymous, OK (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"My Tundra is an outstanding vehicle. The leather seats are very comfortable and fully adjustable. The noice level is low and I can maintain a conversation without any issues."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"seats"

Anonymous, ID (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"The big cloth seats are very comfortable even on long trips. The ride is smooth and there is minimal road noise."

Thomas C., VA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"An incredibly comfortable ride. Seats have been very supportive for the 17 years I have had the car. It has been great for lots of road trips"

Swope M., TX (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"I had a critter build a nest inside the climate control's blower and ductwork. How did it get in and why didn't Toyota design the intake vent in such a way that prevents access by critters?"

KEN M., NM (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"For a truck it has a very comfortable ride"

CRAIG M., ME (2001 Toyota Tundra)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"This truck never goes out of style. We have received multiple offers on the street to buy it outright. Has retained its value. Just like the Eveready bunny--takes a lickin and keeps on tickin. Have never had any issues with this truck. Runs smooth and fast. NO breakdowns, nothing! Have used it for long distance trips, hauling heavy stuff, dump truck, furniture moving, everything. Best vehicle we have ever purchased. Probably could not get the same deal with trucks being manufactured today."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Less than $1000 in repairs in the first 10 years"

C J., AK (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"OTHER THAN NORMAL MAINTAINANCE COSTS, I HAVEN'T HAD ANY MAJOR REPAIR COSTS."

David B., CO (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Dependable engine, power, and carrying capacity."

Raymond H., TX (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Reliability, low maintenance costs."

Raymond A., GA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"With over 1/4 million miles and no problem that has ever put me out of service during operation from the Rockies to the swamps of SC I feel I got a tremendous value."

Donald R., SC (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Great truck! Still runs and looks great. Have had almost no issues in the almost 17 years that Imhave owned."

R W., TX (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Considering how long we have had this truck and how little we have had to spend in repairs, this can’t be beat. My husband is one of the religious oil changers and he is zealous on all filters so I am sure that helps but overall we have only spent around 3,900 in shop repairs and those were the big service times."

Anonymous, NM (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"The truck is 17 years old with 100K miles and still drive like new. We have done all scheduled maintenance and paid for just a few repairs. The lack of modern day features is a concern, but we will probably keep it for a long time. That is real value to me."

Daniel M., AZ (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"This Toyota Tundra is a sturdy truck with plenty of power. Maintenance has been low."

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"This truck just keeps on rolling with minimal work, nothing breaks, uses no oil, and starts every time, rain or shine."

Anonymous, NM (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Reliability"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Outstanding reliability. Vehicle is 17 years old and other than routine maintenance has only needed the replacement of an oxygen sensor."

Gregory C., VA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent value for the money"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Fantastic reliability and performance. Terrific highway driving as well as in the city."

Tony G., KY (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent value excellent truck"

Ed C., FL (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"I have performed the required maintenance as required all along. The only major repair was having to replace the radiator this past year."

Swope M., TX (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Very low repair costs. Very reliable. Very versatile."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"It has been a great truck. No major mechanical problems other than routine maintenance. The 15 mpg kind of sucks, but that is what you expect from a 4 WD vehicle."

Thomas C., VA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"low maintenance costs no big mechaical problems"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Purchase it in 9/2000 and have had few problems with it. Maintenance has been minimal."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"I only have to spend money on maintenance items not repair problems."

Larry C., OR (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"This has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. It has exceeded all expectations in value."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Great truck!"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Very dependable"

DEB S., MT (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Has looked good and been comfortable and reliable for 16 years; still drives like new, outstanding value."

KARL B., TX (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Great all purpose farm truck. Indestructible."

Anonymous, BC (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Very few repairs in the 16 years we have owned it."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"I bought a used Tundra with 125,000 miles on the V6 engine. It still runs like a champ and is relatively economical to operate and maintain. Its the perfect vehicle to have around for all the needs that crop up for a small town Iowa homeowner that require a pickup plus it is a reliable second car."

WILLIAM A., IA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"Reliable,predictable and economic,"

JACOB K., CA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"great value"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Tundra)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"very good styling"

Anonymous, CT (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"It was the truck of the year when I bought it. I think that it was a better value then in 2001 than it would be now."

Anonymous, GA (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"we just like having a pickup for looks and hauling."

Anonymous, AR (2001 Toyota Tundra)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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