2010 Toyota Tundra Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
This generation of the Tundra was bulked up to take on Detroit's full-sized workhorses. Growing dramatically in size, but losing much of the refinement of the previous model, the Tundra, once considered the Camry of pickups -- fully-modern and easy to live with -- became one of the least refined and most dated. Shortcomings abound. Among them, the Tundra's ride is jittery, especially with the TRD off-road package.
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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

"quick and handles well for a large truck"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Enough speed on the highway for any situation that May come up. Vehicle feels very predictable, safe and dependable. Vehicle excellent on long road trips to TX. AND ID. FROM SOUTHERN CA. Vehicle has over 80000 miles and still feels new."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"It has been outstanding in the towing of our 31ft fifth wheel from Florida to the west coast with out any problems"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"The power train is outstanding. Excellent power coupled with a smooth and well programmed transmission make this truck a pleasure to drive. It is also a great tow vehicle."

Anonymous, NH (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"it has all the power i will ever need, passing is very responsive.very comfortable."

Anonymous, CO (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Better than almost any car or truck."

SKIPPER W., TX (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Front tires grip very hard when slowly turning"

JAMES T., ON (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Smooth acceleration and handling"

CONNIE S., TX (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"In 4-wheel drive it does not back up well - difficult to move vehicle smoothly - especially when turning. The headlights are not set so that the beams reach far enough ahead for safe night driving."

GARY W., MO (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Great power and acceleration. sometimes a little too much coming off a dead stop, can give a little jerk until you get used to the pedal. Pulls great, we tow a 9500 lb. 5th wheel RV and it works fine, a little slow up steep hills of course."

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"OMG amazing, The Michigan State Police shut down I94 due to severe winter conditions. That truck never even lost traction even when I had to plow through the median to avoid a jacked knifed semi. It was unbelievable, that's when I knew this truck was the right choice."

GREG G., MI (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"acceleration can be touchy and you have to get used to the powerful engine."

J H., NJ (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"reliable, comfortable, economical"

Anonymous, SK (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Front suspension is jittery on small bumps"

JOHN W., MT (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Plenty of acceleration, gets up to speed quickly"

SAM T., NV (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Smooth ride. Great acceleration."

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Reliable vehicle"

Robert C., RI (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"This truck accelerates well. I use it for towing and hauling and it has performed very well."

Anonymous, TN (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"It has a terrible rust problem. Everything on it including the braking system is rusting away to the point that I feel is becoming hazardous. It rides and handles good."

Guy Z., TN (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"It has minimal roll in curves and excellent throttle response and super braking."

Anonymous, OK (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent power. Handles well loaded or unloaded."

Anonymous, IN (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Drives and handles very nicely for a large pickup."

Andrew-Myka B., TX (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Tough truck, tows construction equipment in excess of rated payload, all day, every day and handles it just fine."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Tundra)


Anonymous, NE (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Quiet. Powerful"

Patrick B., BC (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Great acceleration and a very responsive to steering. The ride is smooth as silk!"

Robert G., BC (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Repeated issues with sticky accelerator that the dealer and Toyota both continue to say are "resolved" despite ongoing problems. While the initial fix made it not as sticky as before, it continues to "buck" when accelerating from a stop."

Anonymous, WA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Acceleration is outstanding. Handling is ok for its size. But with a full size bed, parking is a bit awkward."

Odette M., TN (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Very stable ride with better than expected noise levels. Drives well in snow and rain. Transmission works great when pulling trailers up and down mountains."

Scott V., MI (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"It's a little hard to judge side clearances and judging where the curb is when making right hand turns due to the truck being big."

Anonymous, NV (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Good acceleration with the 5.7 liter. Great turn radius."

Dennis B., TX (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Exceptional acceleration. Very fast and very quick on starts. Large engine is very fast"

Jud K., GA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Truck handles our 8000 pound Artic Fox trailer with no problems whatsoever. We recently experienced spectacular handling and acceleration in our ability to avoid a potential multiple fatality collision."

D C., WA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"The Tundra is an awesome truck, acceleration is very good and handles well, we tow with truck and it does an awesome job towing our R.V."

Marian H., PA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Engine is working nicely, when demanding power."

Sylvain P., QC (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"crisp acceleration and handling"

J J., TN (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Never a problem."

Anonymous, UT (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"It has lots of miles and very little maintance"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"This thing would pull a house! I love it"

Mike K., SK (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"jumpy accelerator....."

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Drives great. 4x4 rides like a luxury car. Plenty of power. Fuel economy stinks."

Ralph H., OK (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Large V8 engine provides exceptional acceleration and power (torque) to tow large loads. Steering and braking is responsive, ride is quiet and comfortable (leather seats) overall vehicle is a pleasure to drive."

Richard C., VA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Great acceleration due to the 6 speed trans and the 4-10 rear end ratio. I think they could have went to a higher gear ratio and it would have a little better gas mileage."

Gregory P., IL (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"I have the small 4.6 L V8 but it has enough power and acceleration and it gets over 20 MPG when lightly loaded on the highway."

Ronald T., AZ (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Truck has maintained acceleration and performance since day 1. V-8 motor has remained strong."

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent acceleration for a large vehicle, lots of power for towing"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"The truck is used for work. Would have been better with the larger engine for towing."

Anonymous, SD (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"the gas mileage should be better"

Guy T., CT (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Handles and turns well for a big pickup and it rides nice"

Richard S., AZ (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Great acceleration for a truck."

Anonymous, CT (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Purchased truck mainly to tow boat on long trips to Canada. The truck fully loaded does great job with it powerful v-8. It has proven to be extremely reliable."

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota Tundra)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Very comfortable ride. What I absolutely HATE and what would make me never buy this if I lived in a colder climate is the fact that you cannot close the outside vents if there is a difference of a certain amount from colder air outside to warmer inside. This may be to avoid steaming up the interior, however it is horrid. I constantly get cold air blown on me. Traffic pollution in my face and allergens. You can override it but only for a few minutes. So that is horrid. A real deal breaker"

DEBBI J., AZ (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Best comfort for long distance, beats Ford or Chevy"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"with 280000 km on it, it still has not a squeak or rattle in it and never has had."

HENDRIK S., AB (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Very comfortable ride"

JOSEPH T., NY (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Rides like what I would imagine a Cadillac would"

DEAN L., TN (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"The ride is not smooth when traveling at 45 MPH or above with no weight in the truck bed"

JACK A., UT (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Ride could use some improvement Seats are weak also"

GREG W., CO (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"I did have the seat material changed from cloth to leather and simultaneously added the heated seat feature."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"the seats are wide, its really quite and the ride is great for short or long trips"

CONNIE S., TX (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"I drive log distances. The tundra is comfortable and floats like a boat"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"wind noise coming through the air vents"

MICHAEL P., TX (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Stiff suspension that bounces a bit in the rear on concrete freeways"

CHAD F., UT (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"ride is very comfortable"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Very satisfied with all abbove"

MALCOLM L., TX (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"poor heating. Not a lot of airflow."

MARK B., IA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"A/C and heat thru seats. Individual climate control. Nice ride for big truck"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Stays true to the roads, even when pulling my 5000 lb boat & trailer. Also has plenty of raw horse power to accelerate on ramps while towing my boat."

GREG G., MI (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Clearly a well thoughtout vehicle. The all wheel drive, abs etc. systems work very well. The outstanding sound,radio, sat. systems are simple to use and work very well."

HERBERT L., IL (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"quiet, nice ride"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"It has very comfortable seating, both front and back."

David J., AZ (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"The seats offer good back support and there is plenty of leg room ,they easily adjust up and down and back to front. The passenger seat will lay down nearly completly."

David D., VA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"A/C and heat in seats"

Mike K., CA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Stronger seat belt return"

Anonymous, MN (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Tundra is very comfortable and very quiet especially on the road. Ride is very comfortable and smooth."

Jud K., GA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"very comfortable driver seat"

Gerald G., GA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Noise is very high"

Anonymous, WV (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"This can been a great and very reliable truck. Seats and seating very comfortable. Absolutely no complaints."

Andrew-Myka B., TX (2010 Toyota Tundra)


Sylvain P., QC (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Noise is significantly quieter than other Toyota vehicles that I have driven. Seats are very comfortable. Ride is smooth."

Odette M., TN (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"I'm a tall man, this truck is very comfortable for long trips"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Seats are always comfortable even during long trips (1500 miles). There is minimal road noise. The ride is as smooth as the day we purchased it."

D C., WA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"the seats are very comfortable, heated and air conditioned and no matter how far or how much driving you do I have never had any lower or upper back pain"

Anonymous, AB (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Seats are very comfortable and supportive but the drivers seat has a tear developing where I slide in and out of the seat. These were supposed to be leather seats but again a fabric backing which makes me think it is really vinyl"

Bill M., AB (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Seats are very comfortable and is very quiet for a truck."

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"seat have great support noise level low ride is good"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Very comfortable during long drives."

Anonymous, AR (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Seats comfortable"

Kevin P., CO (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"They are ok. get a little uncomfortable on a long trip."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"rides and handles road very well"

J J., TN (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent in all respects."

Anonymous, MN (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Great truck. It is comfortable even on rough roads. AC and ventilation work well but a bit underpowered for a big vehicle. The seats are very comfortable even on long trips."

Ronald T., AZ (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent seating"

Harald P., OR (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Most comfort seats in any vehicle I have ever driven"

Sharon U., AZ (2010 Toyota Tundra)


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

What Owners Say

"I purchased the 4.6L V8 because the 5.7L was most popular and therefor harder to get at the end of the season. I was able to command a better price for the 4.6L. It starts at more than $2000-less on the cost of engine alone and there were many more color choices available in the 4.6L DBL cab configuration in August of 2010. I do get some benefit from MPG over the 5.7L but not as much as you'd expect. I purchased my truck new in 2010 using online help from Sam's Club, then rebates, and then my ow"

MICHAEL M., IN (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Very reasonable price for a very reliable vehicle"

LAURIE D., AZ (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"After 115,000 miles, I have no complaints. I tow a 20 ft boat and a 26 ft travel trailer and have been across country and up to and all around Alaska. My gas mileage when towing averages 9 MPG but has been as high as 22 Mpg on 55 MPH highways.Average 17 to 18 at 70 MPH. 15 to 16 in town. And, the power is great."

DAVID S., OR (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Expensive for the price, but quality is excellent. Don't buy the upgrade packages they try to sell at the dealership (paint protection, glass etching, undercoat (they did a poor job on mine) etc."

ED M., AB (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"I bought it to pull a 25' RV, and it is great with that, otherwise the V8 is a bit too powerful, but 89K trouble free miles, and it was so very inexpensive for it's value."

STEVEN S., TX (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"I bought 4wd because of area I use it in.it was lower prices than the other brands I looked at and more reliable"

MALCOLM L., TX (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"It was bought used a limited edition has a lot of nice features, Sensors on the front which works well. Fold away mirrors. Big cab, big bed box. Leather interior.heated seats Dual temperature controls. All works well. Comfortable ride."

Anonymous, MN (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Reliability is fantastic."

Anonymous, CO (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Love my Tundra but a bit disappointed in the fact that this is my second one, with approx. the same number of miles and are experiencing the same problem as I did on my 2004 Tundra. Rack and pinion issues with leakage. Maybe a "fluke" but odd that both trucks are/had the same problem around the same number of miles 6 years apart?? Also the cost is again high but then looking at other makes/models they are also. $40K for a truck that is a 1/2 ton, W/O being a diesel engine and NOT a limited e"

REYNOLD A., UT (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"I felt the price was a bit to high for the age and mileage at the time of purchase, but the value of Toyota products stays higher than any other vehicle I have owned."

VIRGIL U., IN (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"I've owned Toyotas and Lexus since the 1980s. I love thy Tundra, however, the paint job is the lowest quality I've ever experienced. In addition, The quality of theinteriror was also substandard for what the price is especially for a Platinum version."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"So far, my truck has a slightly better than average resell value"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"the Tundra holds its value better than any other pickup up there"

Anonymous, AB (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"tough truck, towing construction equipment in excess of rated payload, this truck just does it, every day, all day."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Very powerfull. Pulls a 6000 pound boat/trailer with ease. NO problem either pulling the boat up a steep ramp coming out of the ocean or up a steep hill. Transmission downshifts automatically going down a steep hill whilst towing the boat. When not boating, we have carried a 2000 pound camper trailer in the 8 foot bed from the west coast to Ontario and back. The regular cab has room for my wife and I and our dog. There is room behind the seats for lots of gear and/or storage boxes. Only downside is fuel economy as it takes lots of gas to move that bulk."

Patrick B., BC (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"The truck has more power than most people need. you would have to get some major upgrades at major cost to have a vehicle this capable of towing."

Anonymous, OK (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"great truck- has held up very well(some small trim problems)-resale is great"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"At 110,000 miles the Tundra really hasn’t had its first cabin rattle. It’s a very solid and dependable truck that ages well and holds its value."

Edward W., FL (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Purchased new in 2010 The truck still looks great no rust or pant deterioration , the interior still looks good, the current resale value is still very high"

Craig P., IA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"I wish the bed was longer than 5'2". at least 6' would have been so much better and useful"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"I recently looked into new Tundra. The payment was 600/month to do the same thing my current vehicle does very well."

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Holds up to work condition"

Anonymous, IA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Got a good deal with good financing."

John R., GA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Dependable and tough vehicle"

Gregory E., SD (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"It is a much better value for what you get than the chevy or ford. I am very happy with it."

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Competitive price"

Kevin P., CO (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"very dependable"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Exceptional truck, although a bit pricey. Exceptional styling and drive-ability."

Richard C., VA (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Very good carrying abilities especially at the rated limits, comfortable for long rides, poor with respect to frame and bumper rust, no service issues."

Anonymous, NH (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent value retention"

David O., MN (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Great Value, great truck."

Bryan B., SC (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent price for an outstanding vehicle"

Harald P., OR (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"I have only been to the dealership for scheduled maintenance. Truck has been trouble free."

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota Tundra)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Looks very nice"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"The white Tundra is pretty plain looking, so we've had to spruce it up with pin-striping and nicer wheels. The red and blue Tundras are great looking on their own, but harder to find."

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"It stands out. There are fewer Toyota Tundra's on the road so you don't run into yourself very often. Slight mods like tonnau cover, grill inset, step rails and your very different than the rest. All Tundra's were built 'high' compared to GM and Ford. I looked at Chevy and the only way to get a truck sitting nearly as tall as a 4x4 was to purchase a 4x4. The 2x4's were low and obviously not 4x4's. I didn't want to pay for something I don't need, just to get a more commanding seat. All Tundra's h"

MICHAEL M., IN (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"No basic change in the styling since I bought it so it still looks new."

WILLIAM R., TX (2010 Toyota Tundra)

"Love the color Sandy Beach. Many compliments, esp. older women! Upset color has not been offered since 2010"

JOSEPH T., NY (2010 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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