2016 Toyota Tundra Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
The current-generation Tundra bulked up to take on Detroit's full-sized workhorses. Dramatically growing in size and losing much of the refinement of the previous smaller-scale model, the Tundra has so far failed to make inroads into the Detroit-dominated segment.
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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

"Hard to know where the front and front sides of truck are. I use bores rod guides for side reference and quarter size red reflectos n the left and right of the bug deflector to know how to line up wht the left and right white lines on the road to keep the ctuck centered."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Handles great, good excelleration"

CHARLES D., AR (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"I bought this truck primarily as a towing vehicle. The "tow-haul" mode has been exceptionally good especially when descending long grades on the road."

BRUCE S., TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Exceptional towing ability. Impressive power"

MIKE K., SK (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The Tundra drives and handles incredibly. I have no issues with acceleration, towing power, or stability. However, I was very disappointed to learn the vehicle does not have a locking rear differential, as found in most other 4WD Toyota vehicles. There is an electronic "limited slip" system, but it is not the same. I don't know why they believe the "lifestyle" of Tundra owners does not require this, while Tacoma, 4Runner, and FJ Cruiser owners do. I had a locking rear differential in my last tru"

JOHN H., TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The tundra has tremendous power and handling. There never is a question about acceleration or power."

ADAM S., AZ (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The handling has bad surprises that are not characteristic of previous Toyota Tundras we've owned. It tends to wallow and the under steer is severe and catches you by surprise."

SCOTT D., WV (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Best truck I have ever owned. Seems a little underpowered for the engine size and gas mileage though"

CLAY M., FL (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Blind spots are huge (rear view mirrors are too large), Seat backs and door post combine to create another large blind spot. My wife is 5'-0" it is very difficult for her to see. The truck sways from side to side when one tire hits a bump, the steering wheel will move back and forth by 90 degrees or more. (Squishy suspension?)"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"great for towing"

LISA C., NH (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"i added TRD dual exhaust and cold air intake and the performance has improved in acceleration and mileage is better than the 2010 tundra that I previously owned."

Trevor A., AB (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Seams to stay in gear a little too long and then shifts hard to the next gear, typically at slow speeds. The breaks are not smooth when I have to use them quickly, the truck shakes a little. The whole truck shakes (the feeling of a unbalanced tire) when towing a boat at highway speeds. This doesn't happen when not towing."

Todd B., FL (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Great turning radius....great acceleration. Terrible gas mileage."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The Tundra has the best acceleration that I have experienced in a pick-up. I am very impressed with its performance when empty or towing. The transmission really shifts intelligently up and down through the gears."

Trad B., IN (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Got great power, I need it for towing, which it does very well. Great handling, including while towing my boat."

Gregory A., FL (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Handles great fast smooth acceleration"

Stanley S., MO (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Handling on this Tundra is solid in multiple conditions, including towing a boat and trailer > 6000 lbs."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"One of the best handling pick-ups I've ever driven."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent off road vehicle."

Marta S., CA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"It’s why I bought the truck. I needed the power to pull a trailer and I wasn’t disappointed"

Richard A., NH (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Smooth. Easily pulls pop up trailer."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"When I need power it’s there. When I need to accelerate more than needed"

Larry M., IL (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Same as the Highlander. Easy enough in traffic to feel comfortable in traffic"

Anonymous, OR (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent ride / stability for such a large truck. Great acceleration and easy to handle."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"As I said in previous comment I like the truck. I am very happy with what I got."

Anonymous, AL (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Handles great in all weather"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Powerful enough to conquer almost any task"

Luis R., VA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Quite powerful even when pulling a trailer. Good on bumps and in cornering."

Don D., OR (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"I love that the turning circle is smaller than other 1/2 tons. This makes day to day maneuvering way easier. To me the truck handles more like a sports sedan than my previous Ram, and when I had it I had liked it."

Donald B., ON (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Truck drives,stops and handles well. I elected to get the smaller V8 4.6 L. it runs good and delivers decent mileage but I should have gone with the 5.7L for better performance."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Has plenty of power and good gas milege for large engine.Drive easy and holds the road fun to drive."

Roy A., FL (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"We use for towing a large TT and the handling is truly extraordinary! The truck was designed for towing and it is a perfect match of engine/drive train and control."

Anonymous, TN (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Love the power of the engine"

Michael B., WV (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"with the 5.7 liter when you need power it is there ! It handles almost like a sports car."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The Tundra power and acceleration, loaded or unloaded, are impressive."

Robert G., OR (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Suspension and ride excellent"

Anonymous, WI (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Acceleration is done well for a truck"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Very quick with excellent handling and performance."

Don D., OR (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Truly enjoy the handling and power of this car"

Gary B., CA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Solid. Does everything i need reliably."

Karyl D., ID (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Towing is great"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Turning ratio is very cumbersome"

Franklin S., TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"I tried every truck & the Ztundra was the most comfortable with the best ride. Sadly the worst gas mileage (MOG)"

CHARLES C., NH (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Lack of side support in front seats."

STEPHEN S., MA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"leather seats are ok, but not THE most comfortable. Wish passenger side had lumbar adjustments"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"In my opinion, the seats are a little too firm."

MATTHEW H., VT (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Ideal seating position (top of legs flat like proper ergo seating at a desk) for somewhat tall driver requires seat to be at max height and all the way back, limiting view out of top portion of windshield. Also, for proper ergo seating, steering wheel should telescope out further. Additionally, would help if pedal position was slightly different or adjustable."

Anonymous, OR (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Road noise is Louder than my 2007 Tundra."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Ride quality isn't good when empty or when towing. Added a water bladder to truck bed to weigh it down when not towing and this helps the ride some. When towing the front and rear suspension are not "in balance" and the truck "wallows" a lot. The interior is of a lower grade, even in the Limited edition that we bought. We were not able to buy a higher trim line as those come with a sunroof (only) and this reduced headroom to the point where I didn't fit in the vehicle. 6000 miles on the truck an"

TOM L., CA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The seats, while seemingly of excellent quality, are a bit firmer than anticipated and can be a bit uncomfortable on longer trips. It would probably be more comfortable if they were more adjustable."

BRYAN J., OK (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"SEATS: much less comfortable than the leather seats in our 2006 Tundra Limited; they are hard, way too big for an average-sized woman, and don't have individual arm rests--you must use the center console and that's to far of a reach for me."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Rough ride Loose steering walks a little"

SCOTT D., OH (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"when you order a package that has bucket seats they should made the passenger side a power seat to or have an option for for it"

DUANE W., MT (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The cab is very comfortable for me."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"This is my third Tundra and on the 2016, some convenience and comfort features were removed from previous Limited editions such as power seat controls on passenger side and some options on drivers seat. Got rid of a fold-down storage area on both front doors."

POLLY F., VA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The best part about the interior is the space. Plenty of room for passengers and gear/luggage. However, there are a few details that I have had to correct, work-around, or just deal with. First, Toyota removed the driver's side front pillar grab handle from the previous generation truck and you have to grab the steering wheel to help get in, especially in the 4wd models. I installed the grab handle and pillar trim from the previous generation Tundra (instructions for this on TundraTalk.net). Sec"

JOHN H., TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"More Cab room."

Anonymous, GA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Good: The ride, power, speed, cab size."

CASEY K., CA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Very comfortable,easy visibility and up high where you can see"

Don D., OR (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"I love that the rear window goes completely down behind the rear seat. Great for quickly cooling the interior following startup in summer."

Donald B., ON (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"I love the truck. It is what I had expected after reading all the information I could on it. I bought it online. I never took it for a test drive. I had talked with salesman over the phone we came to agreement and then a few days later I took the 45 min drive to go pick it up. Walked in met salesman for first time face to face. He showed me the truck. Then went to financial office signed papers and drove off with it."

Anonymous, AL (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The same as the Highlander. Comfortable for long distances."

Anonymous, OR (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Comfort levels while driving the 2016 Toyota Tundra are outstanding."

Robert G., OR (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Comfort quality"

Stanley S., MO (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"I spend a lot of time in the truck, the seats are mostly flat and not comfortable for long drives"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Very comfortable, quit ride."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The drivers seat is a torture chair. The "Lumbar Adjustment" hits you squarely in the shoulder blades if you are anywhere near 6 ft tall. The most miserable of the six Toyotas I have owned!!"

Vicki H., NM (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The Tundra is slightly louder in the cabin when traveling at highway speeds than other trucks. Enough to where you have to increase the volume a bit to hear the radio."

Trad B., IN (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Exceptional ride; seats are very comfortable especially long rides; truck is very tight and has no noise, even after 60,000+ miles."

Anonymous, TN (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Seats are too hard for long drives."

J S., KS (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"rough ride compared to chevy"

Anonymous, NE (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"MOST uncomfortable seats EVER! Way to big for a normal size person, hard, total lack of support."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Maual adjustment difficuly - doesnt transition smoothly"

Mike R., KY (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Very comfortable, quite, rides very well"

Gregory A., FL (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"seats are comfortable and space enough for two teenagers in the back seat"

Luis R., VA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Husband loves this truck. He has long legs and the seat fits him very well with very good support, yet is comfortable."

Anonymous, WY (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"I think the Tundra gets a bad rap for its ride and comfort. I think the ride is very comfortable and I have the TRD package. I've ridden in crossovers and minivans of other manufacturers that have much harsher rides and wind noise than my Tundra. I've had other passengers ride with me that tell me how surprised they are how quiet the truck is and how comfortable of a ride it has."

Todd B., MN (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The seats are very stiff and when used in conjunction with the TRD package on most Tundras (which offers a very stiff and bouncy ride) they can cause discomfort over long periods in the truck. I often find that after riding in the vehicle for several hours pressure points in my legs start to develop. My wife often complains that the seats are just uncomfortable for a short person because her feet to not reach comfortably to the floor on the passenger side."

Douglas B., NE (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The comfort level is exceptional with exception of the reflection of the sun from different angles, on the polished chrome accents, around th dash area. They are a great contrast, but might be safer if were of a brushed finish."

Georgene H., TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Overall extremely comfortable ride and interior."

Jared H., UT (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"very comfortable seats and back; not much noise. some from tires; very good ride, several passengers have made positive comments on ride and lack of noise. more comfort than some very expensive cars that I have owned!"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The interior cabin space and seat comfort is great. I am 6'5" tall and can ride for hours in comfort."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Very comfortable for long trips."

Helen B., AL (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Comfort is awesome, great back and thigh support in the seats. Lots of room for the back seat passengers."

Mark V., TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)


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

What Owners Say

"Good value relative to other trucks is fine, I just think they are all overpriced"

DEBORAH C., TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"One of the best trucks I've owned."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"For me, long-term reliability is what I most value. I expect this Toyota to be as reliable as my last Toyota - time will tell."

MARC U., NY (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Great truck for a reasonable price,compared to Ford or Chevy.Retail value is way better than Ford,Chevy,or Dodge."

RICHARD P., VT (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Reliability and resale are the best of any truck! I also like the 4 wheel drive system."

STEVE K., NC (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Very minor changes between this truck and my old 2014 Tundra. With 2 model years, I expected more differences than I received. The mileage I get has shown no improvement, and this is a serious downside in light of improvements made by the competition. My Tundra is a Platinum model, and at this price level, I'm not finding my expectations met. All of that being said, I did purchase the truck as Toyota has a reputation for holding value and reliability. I'm just disappointed that it seems I have p"

RON S., AB (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Had a 2004 tundra that held up well and held it value well."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"We appreciate the reliability of the Tundra vs comparable models like the F150. For a similar initial price, we have expectations of few future repair needs based on our prior Toyota purchases and this truck has handled admirably as a family and friends friendly driving, riding and towing vehicle for our 23' ski boat."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Best truck on the market. Better than ford or chevy"

Larry M., IL (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Prior to my recent retirement, I drove approximately 125,000 miles a year in a pickup truck. In over two million miles of driving in Toyota pickups, I did not have a single repair cost or an hour of down time. Although not the best on gas mileage, factoring in re-sale value, reliability, and dependability, Toyota pickups have always been a tremendous value to me."

Wayne B., TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The truck stands up to the $40,000 plus price tag. No problems runs great very dependable"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"This vehicle has a design flaw that allows squirrels and other rodents to enter the heating/cooling system and do considerable damage. The local Toyota dealer will not do remedial work under the warranty and insists its an insurance issue. Never had this problem until we started buying Toyotas. Exact same issue with the Camry. Buyers beware of this DESIGN FLAW>"

Timothy S., ME (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Very reliable but hard on gas"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The gas mileage is terrible. We miss our 2006 Tundra since it was the right size truck for our farm. The 2016 Tundra is much larger and awkward handling. POOR value and would not purchase again!"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Toyotas last forever. No problems."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"We purchased this truck to tow a 25' Airstream trailer. We've towed the trailer through about 35 states and never had an issue with the Tundra. It pulls the trailer easily and I've never had an experience of the trailer "wagging" the truck, even in gusty winds. It is well engineered and has served us well."

Bruce S., AZ (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"i use the truck to carry heavy loads and other cargo. it does all I ask of it and is still a pleasure to drive."

Trevor A., AB (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Quality of the equipment and little depreciation"

Doug B., ON (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Lacks some basic functions and necessities that other vehicle manufacturers offer. The tundra is a truck and should be accessorized like one. ie: it has only one USB port in the front. It has NO STORAGE in the rear of the crewmax cab for basic emergency items such jumper cables, a tow strap or other items like tie downs and ratchet straps, you know, things people in trucks use! It’s wasted space with 4 inches of foam under the rear seats. It needs more power points added. Put one in the truck bed so people can utilize them for things beside charging electronics. Add some exterior LED lights under the side mirrors. Give the option to have tow mirrors. While I would never trade the reliability and quality of my Tundra I would say take a hint from Ford and step up the game on a few features Toyota."

Jared H., UT (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Best available"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"comfort and driving"

Anonymous, WI (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"My third tundra. My second is owned by my son and at over 225000 mikes it's scary close to a new car experience."

Karyl D., ID (2016 Toyota Tundra)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Overall I am very pleased with the styling of this truck. However, I will need to tint the front windows asap due to amount of reflection from the chrome inside due to sun."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"In this instance, it is a minor irritation, but the shiny finish, chrome-like trim around the air vents and the gear shift nob will reflect the sun directly into my eyes, at different times of the day, in sunny conditions. A mat or brushed finish would take care of the problem. ( laying a rag over it works too)"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"Poor dash and instrument cluster design . On daytime dash lights ;cluster is drab and some gauges are hard to see. Some controls are impossible to see because the steering wheel blocks the view . Many of the switches are not lighted at night..This area is poorly designed and takes away from the good features of the Tundra."

T O., NC (2016 Toyota Tundra)

"The truck is too big and klunky looking"

SCOTT D., WV (2016 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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