2010 Tundra – Quieter, Less Fuel, Still Great Power
TundraHeadquarters isn’t cool – at least not to Toyota. Rather than give us the opportunity to drive a pre-production Tundra, only PickupTrucks.com had a shot. At least they published a nice review.
Here are the take-aways from their review of the new 2010 Tundra 4.6L:
- The new 2010 Tundra is mostly identical to the 2009, but there are some minor style changes to the exterior.
- The new 2010 Tundra is a little quieter. More sound deadening materials have been added.
- The new 4.6L V8 is a great choice. EPA fuel economy test results are still pending, but you can bet the Tundra with the 4.6L will crack 20mpg on the highway and 15mpg city…and maybe more. Considering that Ford’s SFE F150 offers best-in-class fuel economy with 15mpg city 21mpg highway, the new 4.6L seems very competitive.
- Speaking of the SFE F150, did we mention that the new 4.6L Tundra will have a tow rating of 9,000 lbs? While it’s true that Ford’s 4.6L is rated higher (9,500 lbs towing) in certain configurations, the only way Ford could manage 21mpg in the SFE package was to cut the truck’s tow rating to a paltry 7,500 lbs.
- The 4.6L is surprisingly quick. The 5.7L Tundra has a 0-60 of about 7 seconds, the 4.6L has a 0-60 of about 8 seconds. Not bad considering the 4.6 has only 310hp.
- That 8 second 0-60 time also means that a 4.6L Tundra is almost a full second faster off the line than 5.4 F150 (8.96 seconds 0-60). Yikes!
The new 4.6L will be available for sale at the end of the month – we’re looking forward to taking it for a spin.
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