Associate Editor Tim Esterdahl is a married father of three who enjoys all things automotive including wrenching on his collection of old pickups. He also plays an absurd amount of golf. Like really absurd.
A few weeks ago, I had two unique opportunities with a 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Double Cab. First, was a 1,047 mile trip through the Colorado mountains and back to move my daughter to my home. The second was riding in the back to Tabernash, Colorado from Pine Bluffs, Wyoming and back for a media driving event. Here are my experiences.
I’m not a mini-van fan. I find their looks lackluster, their size bulky and I think for the money, I’d rather buy a truck. However, after driving around a 2015 Toyota Sienna Limited for a week, I could be persuaded.
The inevitable comparison of the Ford Raptor to any straight-from-the-factory off-road truck dominates many discussions, yet the latest stock off-road models – Ram Rebel and Toyota Tundra TRD Pro – are not arguably, “so-called” Raptor fighters. Instead, they are ideally suited to be compared to each other. Here is how they stack up in my opinion.
Typically there are fast cars and luxury cars. Most fast cars are not really that comfortable or luxurious and most luxury cars aren’t really that fast. Yet, the 2015 Lexus Ls 460 breaks through the mold on both providing a luxurious, comfortable ride that radically changes into a fast, “diving into the corners” experience at the flick of a switch.
Now that the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is hitting dealer lots, we wonder how many new owners are asking about the whistling noise when idling and turning off the truck? Confused yourself? Stay with us.