This version of the Tundra crew-cab was one of CR's top-rated full-sized pickups. Its strong V8, quiet cab and civilized ride mark it among the most well-rounded pickup trucks we've tested. While it doesn't have super heavy-duty towing capabilities, Tundra will pull 6,700 pounds. Unlike full-time four-wheel-drive systems, the Tundra's part-time system can't be used on dry pavement.
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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

"Has plenty of power"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Does not handle well on ice."

Anonymous, ID (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Reliable ,great."

Anonymous, NL (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Smooth powerful acceleration, great ride & handling."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"It is an excellent truck with excellent acceleration, strong four-wheel drive, and good handling, even when towing."

Christi C., WA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"With nothing in the back of the truck you must be careful handling especially when roads are wet"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"The Tundra has great acceleration and handling for all these years. But it uses a lot of fuel to do this."

Anonymous, BC (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Engine based on Toyota's Lexus V8. Very smooth running and dependable. gets very consistent mileage. After 14+ years it still runs and handles as well as it did when new. Not the fastest or most powerful truck, but does the job comfortably."

Anonymous, SC (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Handles well good acceleration, beefy exhaust system."

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"acceleration and handling are outstanding. It handles better than some cars."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Positive, comfortable experience. Great truck!"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Its great! I love it! Quick, great handling"

Bonnie H., NY (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Lots of power and solid handling."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Ride is smooth and quiet, especially hiway travel. The V8 engine provides spirited acceleration. The suspension does a good job of soaking up potholes and bumps. However, the large steering radius makes parking lots a nightmare. I would prefer slightly larger brakes for shorter stopping distances."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"The truck drives the same today as it did when i bought it new"

Brian F., FL (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Acceleration is surprisingly quick for such a smaller motor. Steering is very good as well. Handles very well in the snow as long as weight is carried in the truck bed and in four wheel drive."

John G., WA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Strong engine for 6 cylinder and comfortable handling."

Michael W., MD (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"No problem pulling a 20 foot travel trailer"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"The turning radius on this vehicle is bad"

Anonymous, HI (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"It always starts, has excellant acceleration, is reliable and gets excellant gas mileage!"

Anonymous, OK (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"I use the truck for trailer towing and general hauling. It does a good job. It has the towing package and 4.7L V8."

Mark J., ND (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"v8 power pulls loads and explodes on the hiway"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Rides solid, accelerates smartly, and handles well on long highway trips or through the woods. Solid. No rattles."

John T., GA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"As the Tundra is a V8 it has good acceleration and getting in and out of traffic is a breeze. We've taken it to lots of out in the country places and have never gotten stuck. Great truck."

Sharon F., CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Drives and handles like a car. I love it."

Janet M., FL (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent acceleration and handles well"

LARRIS S., GA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"The only downside to this vehicle is the poor turning radius. It takes a very large area to make a u turn or to maneuver in a parking place. Other than the poor turning radius the Tundra has been excellent."

FRED M., CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Don't like feel of clutch."

MARJIE J., ID (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Ride is a little bumpy, and acceleration sometimes surprising due to pedal responsiveness"

JAY D., CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Turns too wide"

JEAN R., FL (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"It does not handle well on icy roads."

Anonymous, ID (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"This is a frickin' nightmare versus the 2007 or newer model Tundra. The 06 and older Tundra's are poor in every category minus interior noise."

TYLER S., ND (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"With 4wd, the turning radius makes parking difficult"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"14.4 mpg, because I ordered a limited slip rear end. The gear ratio is higher, causing the low gas mileage"

ARTHURT L., NC (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Handles well, better than other used trucks that I tested. Steering is responsive, no delay. Handles great when towing a trailer. Acceleration is very good for this larger truck."

MARK V., TX (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Plenty of room for 5 adults...very comfortable car. The large v8 engine isn't great on gas mileage, but has a lot of power when you need it..."

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota Tundra)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats are not as comfortable as other truck manufactures"

Brian F., FL (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"The ride was stiff from the beginning, but I had additional spring supports added, so this made the ride even stiffer and the truck taller."

Christi C., WA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Seats are very comfortable, even on long trips. Passengers, front and rear, report comfortably seating as well. Cabin is quiet with little road noise. Ride is very smooth for a truck. Suspension is good at soaking up bumps and potholes. Steering radius, however, is abysmal, making parking an adventure."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"The seats are well-shaped and comfortable. The truck is the quietest I had ever driven when I bought it, and it is still very quiet. I has a good ride. Our family jokingly called it our luxury sedan. Truly a competent vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"For a older truck it still rides smooth and pretty much noise free"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"passenger foot room is encumbered"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"This is the SR5 model with leather seats which are VERY comfortable for a pick-up truck. Noise level is low and ride is slightly stiff, but more refined and comfortable than my Chevy pickup."

Glen M., PA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Seats are very cushioned and comfortable but the cab is noisier than I expected."

John G., WA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"The vehicle is smooth quiet and I have had to have only one repair since 2004"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"I have had this Tundra since almost new. The seats are great, it is quiet inside the cab, and the ride is great"

Anonymous, BC (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"It reminds me of a car ride not bumpy and stiff like some trucks."

Deborah B., MD (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Seats are very comfortable, no noticeable noise intrusion. Good proformance and ride, roomy interior."

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"This truck is more comfortable than many cars that I have driven."

Anonymous, IL (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Comfy, stylish, reliable, PLENTY OF ZOOM ZOOM! Fun to drive."

Bonnie H., NY (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"The comfort of the Tundra is GREAT. We took a three and a half month trip to Alaska and never felt the seats were uncomfortable. The only difficulty with the truck is that it's so long that turning and getting into/out of parking spaces is a challenge."

Sharon F., CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"It's a great ride"

Patrick B., PA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"For a thirteen-year old vehicle with 150,000 miles, it still provides a quiet, comfortable ride."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"This is an extremely comfortable ride. The seats are well-cushioned and the upholstery is soft. The cab is very quiet."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"It is old and tired but still comfortable to sit in."

John P., MI (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"I love my Prius. However, on longer trips, the seats are most uncomfortable. A bit more seat padding would greatly increase my satisfaction with my Prius."

Angela L., OH (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Overall this is a really comfortable pickup. It is comfortable to ride in for several hours. It is not a car quality ride, but very close."

Robert S., CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Most comfortable pickup I've been in. Back seat especially roomy and comfortable."

Sandyra J., YT (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"The seats are worn out and do not support."

Anonymous, LA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Well built truck. Drives great, very comfortable. Smooth easy riding for a truck."

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"This Tundra is the SR5 model with leather seats and interior appointments that make it appear and ride more like a luxury sedan. It's quiet, comfortable and a joy to drive - and it's a great work truck..."

Glen M., PA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"We call it "the magic carpet" because of its smooth ride and extremely comfortable seats. You can drive for hours without feeling stiff and tired."

A R., MD (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Noise level was very quiet to other brands with similar mileage. Climate control, A/C works fast and cools quickly. Seats are supportive."

MARK V., TX (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Changed out the front seats to leather seats & made the driver's seat an electric seat. Also added a navigation & Bluetooth control."

Anonymous, AR (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"very comfortable for longer road trips"

Anonymous, NM (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Like sitting in my favorite easy chair and the seats are heated."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Only complaint with the vehicle is the drivers seat does not go far enough back and could be more comfortable"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Extremely quiet going 75mph!!! Even with wind and aggressive tires. Terrific!"

TYLER S., ND (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Vehicle seat is most comfortable for someone having spinal arthritis like I have. I never hurt while sitting in this truck."

ERWIN S., LA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"control"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Comfortable seats, even on long trips. Great climate control and quiet inside. It is starting to develop a whine somewhere in the driveline. This is a double cab truck with a full size bed making a long wheelbase that turns like a bus - hard to maneuver in a parking lot."

BILL B., TX (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"When I drive (I'm 5'7") the seat belt cuts into my neck WHICH I HATE! The passenger seat doesn't do it as much. I have tried many things and pads and they are just a pain. What I end up doing is twisting the lap strap before I click it (so the strap goes up over my shoulder from the middle of my body instead of where it clicks), which probably isn't safe but then at least I don't have it cutting into my neck. The seats are comfy, it's that damned seat belt."

DONNA S., OR (2004 Toyota Tundra)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Very good value in that it is easy to drive, strong engine and super reliable. Very little cost to maintain other than tires and oil changes."

Michael W., MD (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"The 2004 Tundra was just the right size for me. It has excellent power through the V8 motor. The access cab gives me lots of flexibility plus a standard box. A solid and classic pickup."

Robert S., CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Trouble free dependability."

Gerard M., MA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Purchased new in 2004. Other than routine maintenance have had very few repairs. Just replaced brakes. Front pads had 160,000 and rear drums had 260,000. It just runs. Smooth ride, relatively good mileage for an old truck, I hope it outlasts me."

Anonymous, SC (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"For a 14 year old truck it stills run great, the paint however is very very sad and Toyota will do nothing about it."

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"It is a Toyota. What more needs to be said?"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"The value is the best I've ever seen from any vehicle"

Greg F., MI (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"It has been an dependable, comfortable, and good looking vehicle, used often on very rough roads, with little more than regular maintenance."

Carrie H., FL (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"It has been relatively problem-free. It has been very good for transporting my canoe."

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"This is one great vehicle."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"1 bad: turning radius."

Danielle R., SC (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Stylish appearance. High reliability. Lousy gas mileage."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"There was an issue with frame rust and I was contacted by Toyota before I was aware of it. Toyota replaced the frame at about 130,000 miles and provided a rental vehicle while mine was being repaired."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Has been the best vehicle purchase I have ever made."

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Fabulous truck"

Patrick B., PA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Absolutely no problems."

Sandyra J., YT (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Great truck! Fits my needs, only routine maintenance in 100,000 miles, what more could you ask. Toyota made the Tundra larger in its later models, but I like the size of mine much better."

Anonymous, TN (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"I believe I got the best truck ever made - I just LOVE it!!! The purchase price was about $26,000. I've now had it for 13 years and people still tell me they like my "new" truck!"

Angela L., OH (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"i ordered it with 'lock-up' rear end rather than 4 wheel drive. i've loaded it with the maximum recommended load. It carries the load with NO STRAIN and i've never been stuck. Very pleased....that's why i'm hanging onto it, in spite of the high mpg consumption"

John T., GA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Well designed, well built and reliable."

Robert S., CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"It just keeps running No problems."

RODNEY S., PA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"great automobile"

JAMES J., NC (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"I've got 226,000 miles on it so far. Comfortable ride, and trouble free for 12 years. Only scheduled maintenance needed. It is a real value and very useful for this homeowner"

RICHARD F., SC (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Lousy gas mileage. 2 bad flywheels and blown transmission"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"no breakdown for 9 years continuous use except when towed due to two blown out tire on one trip no spare tire left."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Never breaks down."

DAVID R., TX (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"I expect to reach 200,000 miles."

THOMAS J., LA (2004 Toyota Tundra)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I'm very disappointed with the fading paint and the peeling clearcoat finish."

PAUL F., MO (2004 Toyota Tundra)

"Like the smaller size and the styling. The new one are huge and ugly."

TOM C., CA (2004 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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