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Introduced in 2007, 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.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2003. ESC available from 2004, standard from 2007. Side and head protection air bags available from 2005, standard from 2007.
Road Test

Introduced in 2007, 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. Build configurations and options were limited as well.

On the plus side, Tundra's 5.7-liter V8 produces effortless power and a still-competitive 15 mpg. Off-road capability is impressive, as is towing capacity. A neat feature is the hydraulically damped tailgate, which falls opens gracefully instead of flopping down.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4-liter V6 (270 hp)
  • 4.6-liter V8 (310 hp)
  • 5.7-liter V8 (381 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Toyota Tundra owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen freezes up

“Display screen freezes, often when paired with my iPhone via both Bluetooth and USB Auxiliary. System will automatically restart, but is pretty annoying when driving down the road”

Jimmy K., CO (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Head unit freezes up and resets”

David M., NV (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)

“The radio/xm/bluetooth will freeze, then turn off, as if to reboot, then turn back on”

Eloy G., TX (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“The Entune system would periodically freeze up and take about 3 minutes to reboot”

Stan B., AZ (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)

“Per Toyota, there is a problem with their Bluetooth software. In my truck (Platinum), the screen locks up ad the music stops. This is during Bluetooth use only”

Mark B., TX (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)

“Screen froze up ever 20 minutes. Took it to the dealer and found there was a software upgrade available. Everything has worked fine since the upgrade”

Michael B., MT (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Frozen screen took to dealership they installed software update and problem disappeared”

Anonymous, IA (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Very annoying when it happened. Dealer rebooted system about a month ago. So far, seems to be ok”

Donald M., NY (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)

“Fairly often i can still hear the radio but none of the buttons, including volume knob will work unless i turn off the truck and restart it”

Randall D., MO (2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“unable to control any function on device”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Periodically audio/navigation system freezes for several minutes then resets”

Chad H., CA (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Screen went blank and Toyota replaced”

Anonymous, AR (2014 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Systems would spontaneously reboot causing gaps in gps navigation reliability”

Anonymous, IN (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)

“The destination was set and I was under way for approx 30 minutes when the gps reset itself and lost track of where it was set to go to. It is annoying to stop, reset the address and start over. This happened a few times. I took it to the dealer and they replaced the system. It fixed the problem at no cost to me”

Otto F., CA (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Nav boots up way too slow. Sometimes seems to make the unit "freeze" up. Map data is old as well. We've got a street that's been built for 5-10 yrs and it doesn't show on the nav program”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)

“will intermittently freeze up also will show various erroneous locations. too costly to update map system”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“My iPhone will pair with the truck but when I'm called or receive texts often it doesn't show on my truck monitor”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Toyota changed radio ect.at their cost”

John H., NH (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“On rare occasions, the radio turns off then turns back on. Resetting?? Then works as it should”

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Radio for a premium system (Bose) isn't near loud enough. It even gets loud sometimes then back to normal. Bluetooth works the same way. Nav boots up slow and map data is much older than the truck”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)

“radio urns off on own or won't come on”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)
Voice control commands

“Using the voice commands is tedious and often the words aren't correctly translated”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“won't follow comands”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)
Backup or other camera/sensors

“The right front sonar sensor activates (sounds alarm) for no apparent reason; it will sound for a few seconds and then shut off. Sporadic so service department cannot determine cause”

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“proximity detector failure”

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.6-L V8)
Steering wheel controls

“stopped working, intermittent”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“The black rubber trim on the roof comes off in a carwash. I have to re-seat the trim in the channel”

Eloy G., TX (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Running Board Broke”

Anonymous, ID (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)

“Both of the longer moldings on the roof came loose. Dealer replaced free of charge under warrantee”

Randall D., MO (2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“moulding insert into roof drip rail came loose. dealer reattached it with double-sided tape”

Anonymous, UT (2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Rubber roof trim blew off in a car wash. Dealer ordered an replaced it”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)

“Roof trim came loose when passed through car wash drier”

Nick M., FL (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“Steering wheel plastic trim keeps coming loose. Replaced once, repaired once, 4 trips to dealership”

Steve S., OR (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Paint appears to be much more fragile than any other vehicle I have ever owned”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“paint is very soft scratches very easy”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

“There are lots of rattles, many more than my old 2002 tundra with 240,000 miles. Their is also a high pitched winding noise when you accelerate about 40% of the time. The a/c compressor or belt is loud. Overall the build quality is down”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“intermittent rattle at all speeds, even on smooth roads, from center of dash”

Andrew M., TX (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Brocken bracket from plant. Dealership fixed it. No issues now”

Clyde M., AZ (2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Head liner makes popping noise when ambient temperature falls below 50 degrees F”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)

“The rear view mirror squeaks. I have taken it back to dealer multiply times and they have not been able to fix”

David M., NV (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)

“Overall road noise is loud enough that the radio must be turned up”

Jeff F., OH (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

“Required new calipers, pads and rotors at 30,000 miles”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Brakes are wearing very fast and had to replace brakes and turn rotors. no expense to me, warranty covered”

Don C., NC (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Rotors

“The rotors seem to warp unusually quickly. I've had two completely new rotors and calipers put on the truck and have had the rotors "turned" at least twice on the two new rotors I had installed”

Steve C., CO (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Rotore warped at 30000 miles and replaced at no cost”

Dave G., NY (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

“whole truck shakes /wobbles at about 60MPH. Steering wheel vibrates/shakes violently. Intermittent problem. Dealership say can't replicate it. In 4wheel drive wheels locked up on two occasions”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.6-L V8)
4WD/AWD components

“Wheels locked up on two separate occasions in 4 wheel drive”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.6-L V8)

“Sometimes it will stay in 4WD even when you turn it off”

Ryan B., NH (2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

“Now known door handle sticking in the open position. Toyota gave me an updated warranty”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6-L V8)
Seat belts

“The seat best buckle was stiff and difficult to release. The dealer replaced the buckle under warrentee”

Anonymous, NB (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)
Windows

“Water leakage through the top seal of the rear window. A Toyota dealership first replaced the glass which did not work, then replaced the entire seal with the new window, which did work. This was covered within 1 week of of the warranty expiring”

Jason A., VA (2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“fuel sensor for easy starting during the winter would freeze open, triggering a sensor failure that would cause it to go into limp mode. Frustrating to have it happen twice in 2 years. Hopefully fixed now with the bulletin that came out”

Nathan V., WI (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)
Fuel injection system

“Leaking pressure control valve. Could not hold vacuum”

Scott B., LA (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Would experience vibration due to sensors not mixing correctly”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

“front strut developed a leak and was fixed under warranty”

Anonymous, KY (2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Driver side front strut started leaking”

Greg H., ID (2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)
Wheel balance

“Vibration between 45-55mph”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Transmission computer

“When towing a 2,500 enclosed trailer loaded with cruise set a 70mph, every once in a awhile it would go up and down about 1000RPMS. It didn't feel like it shifted but I do have video proof of it”

Tyler S., ND (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“Same thing. I showed two Toyota mechanics and they said bring it in and have never have seen that before (showed them video proof)”

Tyler S., ND (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

“2 oil leaks from the engine”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)
Engine computer

“Recall”

Frank H., CA (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

“Bluetooth failed”

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.6-L V8)

“not compatible with my phone. was told I had to get new phone. dropped my wife's phone for no reason. too complicated to use”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“Pin hole leak - fixed under warranty”

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“Rear blinker failure - replaced assembly under warranty”

Anonymous, LA (2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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