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Starting at
$34,220
EPA - est City/Hwy
13/17
Engine
5.7L V8
Seats
6
Power
381 hp




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2016 Toyota Tundra Overview

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The Toyota Tundra provides the basics of what most full-size truck buyers need, but despite recent updates, it doesn't quite go as far as its rivals to satisfy both the needs and wants of its customers.

The full-size pickup truck is an unabashedly and proudly American creation. Baseball, apple pie, pickup trucks, etc. So it is perhaps understandable, then, that the 2016 Toyota Tundra finds itself at a disadvantage compared to the full-size trucks from Ford, GM and Ram. But it's actually not because the Tundra is from a Japanese company (though it's built in Texas). Age has a lot to do with it. The Tundra underwent a thorough update two years ago that brought revised styling, an improved cabin and updated features, but it was largely akin to a kitchen remodel as compared to breaking out the wrecking ball and fully rebuilding up from the foundation. The revisions just weren't enough to fix flaws or make notable advances. In contrast, the Ford F-150 now has a lightweight aluminum body and turbocharged engines, and the Ram 1500 has a smooth-riding coil spring suspension and efficient turbodiesel V6. The recently redesigned Chevrolet Silverado wasn't especially innovative, but its incremental improvements in just about every vehicular facet have allowed it to soundly keep up with the Joneses. Fitted with the TRD Off-Road package, the 2016 Toyota Tundra Limited is one of the more capable light-duty trucks off road. The Tundra does not. Its V8 engines definitely get the job done, but they trail their competitors, especially in terms of fuel economy. There also isn't a V6 option, nor a fuel-efficient alternative such as the aforementioned Ford EcoBoost V6 or Ram EcoDiesel. Then there's the driving experience. The Tundra feels more like a classic, stiff-riding truck of the past while traversing broken pavement, with bumps big and small easily being felt by all in the cabin. This is the result of a stiff rear suspension admittedly up to the task of stout hauling duties, but if it's just the family making its way across town, the jostling will get old. In all fairness, the Tundra does indeed offer truck buyers an awful lot to value. Its double cab is one of the more spacious extended cabs on the market, while the CrewMax is legitimately sprawl-out comfortable, with not only copious legroom but also the added comfort of a reclining seatback. Those interested in venturing off road would also be wise to consider the capable TRD Pro trim level. Yet, for the most part, the Edmunds "B"-rated 2016 Toyota Tundra quite simply falls short of the current crop of top-notch pickups: the "A"-rated Ram 1500 and Ford F-150, as well as the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. The 2016 Nissan Titan XD, with its diesel-powered engine, also promises a degree of innovation the Tundra lacks and may stand a better chance of countering the argument that only American companies can build such a quintessentially American vehicle.

The 2016 Toyota Tundra is a capable full-size pickup, and one of the few in this class that is very serious about off-road performance. Unfortunately, it lags behind its American rivals in many other respects.

For 2016, every Tundra gets an upgraded electronics interface, while the upper trim levels get a larger gas tank and a standard integrated trailer brake control. The SR5 and 1794 Edition also gets slightly revised front end styling. The 1794 can also now be equipped with the TRD Off-Road package.



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2016 Toyota Tundra Reviews From Owners (50 Reviews)

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By David Rau

on Aug/29/16 09:31 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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By Abraham Vega

on Mar/17/16 09:54 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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By David Liming

on Feb/26/16 02:02 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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By Rojorisen@yahoo.com

on Jan/29/16 08:24 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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By Rush Raven Jr

on Feb/13/17 08:42 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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The Tundras are very Trucks!

They hold there value.

By Sukhraj Dhillon

on Feb/06/17 10:37 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Awesome Truck!

Don't listen to what people say they honestly sleep on the Tundra! I was blown away at the deal that I got, I got the TRD and SR5 Upgrade Package for around $40,000. Lots of power with the V8, and decent fuel economy with less than 10,000 miles (16.4 mpg) and I have plenty of room when I'm driving (I stand at 6'2") I was originally considering a Tacoma but the bigger Tundra was a better deal in my opinion. I got a spray in bed liner, deck rail system and blind spot monitor. Best truck I've ever owned!

By BMills

on Feb/02/17 02:59 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Big and comfortable

Only possible negative...not great on fuel consumption

By C. R. Marshall

on Jan/14/17 01:33 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Solid Truck

I had bought a new 2016 Tacoma and really liked the looks of it.. I had previously owned a couple of Tacomas and a Silverado 1500. I ended up trading the Taco back imto the dealership as i found the interior too small and the new V6 underperforming, and I'm sure glad I did. The Tundra is a solid truck with more power and cabin space than I could have hoped for. And the handling and visibility is better in the Tundra compared to the Tacoma. While the gas milage sucks, it's easily worth it to me. My only regret is not buying the Tundra the firet time around. Personally i think you get a lot more value with the Tundra compared to the Tacoma and the Big three trucks.

By Robert Pascual

on Jan/10/17 12:47 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Its a Big Truck

Purchased my 2016 Tundra Crew-Cab Limited used, prior owner traded for an SUV, Love the Truck so far after about 3 weeks of ownership. Still getting accustom to the many new features, but I'm liking it so far. Wanted a truck that can tow my toys and it does it very well. Got the Tundra so that we can finally upgrade from a popup camper to a travel trailer. I'm sure I will have more to comment on this new purchase, but right now I'm just enjoying the ride. my last vehicle was a 04 Ford Expedition which could only tow 5k max due to the small 4.7 L engine, but that served me well and I pray this one will do the same in the many years I expect to own it

By Eddie Corn

on Sep/08/16 03:12 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Love it

It's definitely a gas hog. Everything else is nice.

By Terry Phelps

on Jul/10/16 06:17 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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By Alan

on Jun/12/16 07:18 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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IBC is unsafe

Such an awesome truck to have such crappy quality control on the IBC. It does not work....on anyone's truck in electric mode. Do the Google search. You will see A LOT of complaints. Someone is going to get seriously hurt with this false sense of security.

By Joel

on Jun/06/16 01:47 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Amazing Truck

Extremely Impressive truck overall. Couldn't really ask for anything more. Only complaints are the Etune/Bluetooth unit does not work properly doesn't always connect to IPhone properly. Seems to be a common issue. JBL system is nice but not amazing. Subwoofer is a little weak. Overall everything else is exceptional.

By Alan

on Apr/11/16 12:19 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Love my Tundra

Only possible complaint I have with this truck is the fuel economy. I average about 13. However, I do drive interstate most of the time with average speed of 75. This is not a problem for me though I did a lot of research before buying and was aware of the below average fuel economy. The overall quality, comfort, and style of the truck more than makes up for it to me.

By Alejandro

on Apr/06/16 07:32 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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By Ray Carberry

on Apr/04/16 01:49 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Good product

I really enjoy this truck, I have had lots of trucks this is a really nice truck

By Frederick Joseph Reynolds III

on Mar/17/16 07:20 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Tundra

i love. nothing bad to say

By MrBill757

on Feb/06/17 10:20 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Not designed for pilots or drivers....

Bought our 2016 Tundra Platinum in June of 16. I love our truck. The design, especially the Platinum edition with crew max cab is wonderful! The ride is quite nice and road noise is minimal. It tows our 5,000 travel trailer without effort, even over the Continental Divide. But improving just a few features would do much to put this vehicle ahead of others. How lame is it to have a manual locking tailgate. Its one of the biggest issues I have with this vehicle. FYI, if you don't keep the tailgate locked, the camera for backup can be stolen costing thousands of dollars. I put a lot of stuff in and out of the bed - groceries, camping items, skis, suitcases, etc. Its almost useless having a key fob, when you're still required to get out your keys and lock the tailgate. As mentioned in other reviews the instrumentation design and lighting is inadequate and outdated. During the daytime and the period of dusk and dawn, without the headlights on, one cannot hardly read the instrument panel. During daytime operations, even with the headlights on, the instrumentation looks quite Plain Jane - bland and dreary, almost a throwback to the 40s and 50s. Not only is background lighting poor, but design as well. Why would a driver want to keep an eye on engine rpm, oil temperature, pressure, water temp, etc? A driver needs to see where he is going and the speed that he is going. Airplanes have secondary info in the center of the instrument panel and primary instruments smack dab in front of their eyeballs!! So Toyota needs to relocate the GPS info right where the current speedometer and tach is located. Speed would be the only other information that a driver should have right in front of him/her. That could easily be provided in the map feature of the GPS. The door lock and window controls do not have background lighting. How easy would that be to fix?? The headlights are darn right dangerous. They DO NOT illuminate the road in front more than two car lengths. The button for retracting the side view mirrors is in a bad place. Hard to locate as it is right in the middle of a group of other switches. The tiny green indicator indicating engagement of the transmission for towing is hardly noticeable. I often don't notice I do not have it engaged when I begin towing. The ought to be some sort of feature that the transmission has that detects the vehicle is pulling something. IF the towing button is not pushed there ought to be some warning that pops up. Toyota does not manufacture towing mirrors that include the same features that the optional side view mirrors have, specifically, the blind spot warning indicator. With these considerations addressed, the Tundra would be a very exceptional truck!!! Spending $50,000 on a vehicle that requires drivers to manually lock and unlock a door (tailgate). You have to be kidding me!!!!

By CavemanCarl

on Dec/24/16 11:51 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Love the truck, HATE the crap scout navigation!

This Tundra crewmax is my 4th Tundra I've had over the years. I've had an 2005, 2007, 2009, and now a 2016. I think it may be my last mostly due the the crappy "Scout Navigation". Most all of my tundras have been used for towing our boats and had the actual gps style navigation but I was told this new style is very similar only better...WRONG! I didn't like it but It worked ok for a couple of local boat trips and noticed it would pause sometimes. We went on an extended trip to South Carolina trusting the "Scout" app would guide us. One thing to note, there is no detailed map to follow, we only had a turn list and arrows. On the main highway it all seemed fine but when we went on the country roads we noticed it paused and we missed a couple turns and we found our way back on track then the navigation completely stopped telling us when and where to turn and we were officially very lost! We didn't know how long we'd been driving and at what point it stopped telling us directions so we didn't know where to go back to. We attempted to look at Google and navigation apps on both our phones to try to find our way back but we didn't know what road we were even on. We also had no cell service so we couldn't call anyone for help. Due to blindly following the app I wasn't paying attention to where we were. I was really feeling we wouldn't find our way out of these country roads in the middle of no where in SC that we had never been before and let me say doing a U-turn on a narrow country road is NOT an option.

After finally getting back home and not being happy at all with our experience I looked at my window sticker and it said I had Entune system. I thought OK that's the problem! So I downloaded the Entune app and tried to connect it over and over, even scanned the vin. The Entune app said I don't have that option so now I'm back to square one again. So I sent a text to management telling him I loved the truck but I wasn't happy about the lack of navigation he said I had to buy another truck!! Now my awesome boat is for sale mostly due to not having a working navigation when my trucks are for working I need it to WORK! Before you say I need to get a dash mounted gps, talk to my cousin that has brain damage from an accident that the dash mounted gps hit him in the head when he was rear ended. I paid A LOT of money for this truck just to have this happen then to have Courtesy Toyota basically say I bought it it's my problem.

By Ed Do

on Sep/08/16 08:12 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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You get what you paid for!

If you want comfort, protection (in case of accidents) then you got to pay. I know it is high on the gas end, but you can't get a truck that gives you comfort, protect you and your family members, and can haul stuffs and expect 30MPG. If that is what you are looking for then buy a Prius!

By Special Ed

on Jul/31/16 07:06 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Hidden gemonly

Mechanically and technologically superior in every way to domestic competitors. Great value for a work/play truck, but I have some minor gripes. First, NO INTERMITTENT WIPERS! My 1985 F-150 had this. Second is the lack of storage cubby holes in the dash for change keys or beverages. The only way you can store a cup of coffee or water bottle is with the middle seat folded down. Luckily, I solved this problem for $4.99 by buying a console organizer from Auto Zone. This way, I can fit 3 people in the front seat and still store water bottles or coffee. Other than these minor issues, I LOVE THE TUNDRA AND WILL NEVER BUY A DOMESTIC VEHICLE AGAIN!

By Larry MF Jenkins

on Jul/23/16 08:17 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Getting used to a truck

It's been awhile since owning a truck. Fuel economy is as expected, ride quality, quietness fit and finish and electronics amazing. 1794 is upgraded interior, nice appearance similar to king ranch or Laramie longhorn.

By Roy Lynch

on May/17/16 01:05 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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As always, Toyota gets it right

IIt's a great truck. I went from a 2008 Tacoma double cab that I thought was the best truck I could have to this 2016 Tundra and I'm loving it more. It rides great. Pulls exactly what I need and gets the gas mileage it says it should get.

By Michael Myers

on May/01/16 08:23 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Tundra In Motion

The only truck you will ever need.

By Scott

on Apr/19/16 07:14 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Can Pass anything except a gas station

Great truck. I absolutely love it. Gas mileage sucks but I traded in a Titan for it so I am used to it. Great towing. Like the title says It will pass anything except a gas station the large gas tank is great but You pay to fill it up. The sound system blows and I replaced the speakers and added a way bigger amp. Otherwise its an awesome vehicle. Toyota has a great maintenance and service program free for the first 3 years. With fantastic resale value the negatives are off set by the positives

By Chester Burnet

on Apr/07/16 08:40 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Can't miss

I just traded a 2014 Tundra SR5 for a 2016 SR5 TRD. Why.....because the resale is so extraordinary that I can. I love these trucks. The performance is great. It's comfortable and luxurious, hauls building materials, furniture, great in the snow and it tows my 25 foot camper like it's not there. It does it all. They never break and maintenance is free for the 1st 2 years. There's a reason why the resale is good on Toyota trucks.

By JEFFREY W BRETTLER

on Feb/27/16 06:25 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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A few things were left out

Several buttons in the cab don't have lights i.e window or
door lock buttons. The brake peddle couldv'e been made wider.

By Michael

on Feb/25/16 02:55 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Still in love with the Tundra

I was thinking this year I might be looking forward to the new Nissan Titan, but was disappointed when they basically priced me out if you wanted to add any options. I previously was driving a 2012 Suzuki Equator and it was nice enough, but I wanted full size and I wanted some more technical upgrades. I drove the Ford XLT and the GMC Z71 SLE that were both around the same price as the Tundra Limited that I purchased. The other ones were nice trucks but they both felt very incomplete compared to the Tundra. I know I could have a found a Ford or a GMC with the features I wanted, but like the Nissan they would have been out of my price range. The gas mileage might be a little lower, but I really believe I am driving the nicer truck for the money. If anything changes, maybe I will update my review.

I have now owned this vehicle for a year and still am completely satisfied with my choice. The vehicle just rides nice, absolutely no issues when towing my boat or even just a ride around town. My wife prefers this to our car for long rides for comfort, although we sometimes choose the car, because of the one downfall of this vehicle and that is the gas mileage. 2 things I have learned in the past year that I am really happy with. First, is the Toyota Entune system, my streaming radio choices work so nice that I have cancelled my Sirius XM package, just don't need it. Second, is the service I get from the dealership on this truck, they know me and my truck when I come in the door, so far so good.

By David

on Feb/15/16 03:26 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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The one i always wanted

Gr
eat pick up

By Gary Chamberlain

on Nov/02/16 07:03 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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TundraGary

Bought a 2017 1794 Tundra all I expected my third one. Really like 1794 interior concerned it might be hard to keep clean.Had two Limited ,might be more durable and easier to keep clean

By Doctorii

on Oct/16/16 09:31 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Powerful, beautiful and confortable.

Had my new truck for about 2 weeks now, so far loving it. Powerful, comfortable and beautiful. I get so many compliments on this truck & am loving driving it. The back seat leg room is the best I have ever seen. My only complaint is the interior storage is very limited. There is a good-sized glove box but about 1/4 filled with owners manual (which I plan to take out and keep on file at home for more space) and one large console storage compartment. Pretty much nothing else. Not even any place to store the parts to the rail system hat came with the truck. One other comment - I don't understand why, when even much less expensive vehicle come with a smart key, Toyota didn't see fit to even make this an option. Otherwise, everything on this truck is top-of-the-line.

By Dennis Klispie

on Aug/09/16 11:28 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Music not to my ears

SIRUSXM Radio is not a feature I would like in my vehicle. Yes, I have the option to cancel this radio. This is a software program that should not be standard in any vehicle. I should have the option to add this feature to my vehicle, not have it permanently installed in the vehicle.

By John Baich

on Aug/03/16 09:21 AM (UTC)

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Tundra; Mountain Tuff

Living in the Colorado Rocky Mountains can demand a lot of it's residents and their vehicles. The Tundra is clearly up for the challenge.

By Thomas Holybee

on Jul/16/16 07:48 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Full-Sized Texas Import

So far, the only thing not to live about my new Tundra is the fuel economy. It has lots of power, lots of room, and has bells and whistles that I didn't even plan on getting. Took it from 10 miles to 1700 in two weeks. Still smiling!

By Douglas T.

on May/26/16 11:29 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Great Truck

I feel much better with the time tested V8 than Ford 150 Twin Turbo.
Truck is currently getting 18.2 mpg mostly highway.
Ride is a little stiff with 4WD, but comfortable.

By ToyotaGirl4Ever

on May/13/16 12:47 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Great Truck!

I have never owned a truck before, but I have owned the Sequoia. The Tundra is built on the same platform as the Sequoia, so I think I have a unique experience to be able to compare the two. If I knew then what I know now, I would have saved a ton of money and gone straight to the Tundra! Lots more room in the Truck! My son's hockey equipment fits nicely in the bed of the truck. Added bonus: I no longer have to smell the equipment! Plenty of room for other hockey players and they all have room for their growing legs. The truck handles great, has plenty of giddy up and go and it really comfortable for those long dives to ice rinks all over the state of California and beyond. Gas mileage is averaging 17.5 which is the same as the Sequoia - although the Tundra has a bigger engine and a much bigger gas tank so the time between fill ups is greater. We love it!

By Stephanie Merrow

on Mar/02/16 09:13 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Weekend long test drive

Awesome truck. I felt safe and VERY comfortable. You need to buy steps or running boards if you aren't a giant (course, I'm only 5'6"). At first, I thought the visibility wasn't great over the hood, but then I discovered that the seat raises up and down....problem solved! I've owned 5 toyota pick-ups, and their reliability and resale is unmatched.

By Joe

on Feb/14/16 07:03 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Love love love my Toyota

Would not buy any other truck love my Tundra best truck i have ever owned thank you Toyota for making such a great product.

By Razmik Nazaryan

on Jan/26/16 09:06 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Bullet proof

I leased 3 Tundras before, this one I bought and I am 100000% sure it will take care of me for many, many years. These trucks are bullet proof.

By Travis

on Dec/09/15 10:10 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Toyota review

The trucks are getting less features and higher priced I will probably go back to Chevy they give you more for your money

By Rich Cates

on Sep/17/16 09:51 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Drove em all

Test drove Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, and Toyota. Ford finished a close second but did have offer the lengthier bed with a double cab. Last two trucks have been Rams...sorry Ram, but these guys got ya this time. Tundra is the best truck for the money based upon my needs

By Howard A

on Sep/16/16 08:34 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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If only the IBC worked

Great truck but I'm sure disappointed in the integrated brake controller. I had a Prodigy P3 in muy 2013 and it worked great. Was so excited about the IBC in the 2013 that I sold the P3 for peanuts. Big mistake. Looking at the Tundra forums, I now see that this is a common problem. Hope TMC addresses this ASAP before someone gets hurt. Sad that the only thing I can mention about an otherwise decent truck is the IBC.

By RP65

on Jun/27/16 11:35 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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First Tundra and Great So Far !

I owned a Tacoma several years ago and decided to go back to a Toyota truck. After researching everything from Ford, GMC, Dodge & Nissan I decided to go with the Tundra. I test drove the new Tacoma but found it to be somewhat cramped inside. I wish Toyota would get away from the steel wheels on their trucks, is it really that much more expensive to use alloy wheels ? I believe a truck should have a V8 and not a V6 turbocharged engine which drove me away from the Ford. A turbocharged engine may be nice when new but they always eventually fail. My only real gripe is that there is no rubber pad for the foot rest on the driver's side, don't recall ever seeing a car or truck without one. Lastly, Toyota please stop with all the warnings on the floor mats.

By John McMillian

on Jun/20/16 11:26 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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New Experience with Toyota Truck and Loving It

My experience with my 2016 Tundra SR5 DBL Cab has been a good one. I wanted the Tundra Limited Crewmax but my money and budget was not for this vehicle. But I have been good with this Double Cab. This is a spacious and smooth driving vehicle. Room enough in the back seat to fit 3 medium to large children with confort. There age, size and weight range from ( 25) 6ft 1in 246 lb, (18) 5ft 8in, 120 and (31) 5ft 2in 193. My latest experience is with the Front brakes. WHEN YOU PRESS ON THE FRONT BRAKES HARD AND QUICK MY SR5 MAKE A HORRIBLE NOISE WITH THE ANTILOCK BRAKES........

By CPT Robert Auch RN

on Jun/16/16 04:37 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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New but not improved

New but not improved. The engine, transmission, and body remain the same which is good. However some smaller items have been changed. Duel climate control is only on the Limited version and higher. Grab handles for assist into the cab are no longer there. The two glove boxes is now one. The flip open pen holders in the door front doors are gone. Most notable the rear seat used-to slide forward and lean back for rear passenger comfort and sleep. Also the rear seatback no longer leans forward to allow storage behind the rear seat. The area behind the old seat allowed for storage of overalls, tools, jacket, boots and even a fishing rod. The small space below the new rear seats provide much less storage. Exteriorly the bumper now is a three piece bumper versus previous one piece solid bumper.
Many of these smaller changes save cost of production and probably don’t influence sales. It’s good Toyota is finding ways to reduce cost of production however the cost savings doesn’t appear to be passed onto consumers.
I would still recommend Toyota for its reliability. Luckily I don’t have to replace my old truck yet. Maybe the next truck will be new and improved. One area of improvement could be larger A/C indicator lights. Right now the indicator lights including park and drive often need to be shadowed to be seen. Another improvement could be to change the angle of the windshield. Remember old trucks with nearly straight up windows? The straight angle was for a purpose, to reduce interior heart and glare.
CPT Robert Auch RN

By William

on Feb/17/16 10:59 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Toyota Tundra


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Best truck ever

I brought a 2001 Tundra double cab own it for 15 years only thing went out was a engines oxygen sensor . Now I brought a 2016 Tundra crew cab and I'm in love all other again. :) thanks Toyota ! PS I put over 100,000 miles on my 2001 Tundra and sold it my son ..

By Mark Kelley

on Jan/31/16 07:03 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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My second Tundra.

21,000 miles and can't say enough about this 2016 1794 CREWMAX 4 x 4, O TO 60 in under 6 seconds and I'm averaging easily 15.5 to 16 miles to the gallon, to all the haters buy you one and quit talking about the fuel economy when you have a 5.7 400 HP engine nobody cares, I have two close friends one driving 2016 GMC Denali the other 2016 Dodge Rebel both with V-8's and the mileage isn't any better than my Tundra, this is the best $50,000.00 I ever spent.

By Juan Minguela

on Dec/04/16 01:54 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Wouldn't hurt to use some wood for trim

Very good drive train, but awful selection of material for interior trim. Plastic everywhere and not only that but the plastic trim is constantly making noises. Especially the one around the the touch screen. I'm not buying this truck again.

By Millard.lester@me.com

on Sep/14/16 07:29 AM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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Another New Toyota

This is my 5th new Toyota,only the second truck ..I would have never gotten rid of my '02 Tacoma extended cab SR5 4WD but i needed more power for towing a camper..I had 215,000 on my '02 with no issues..replaced clutch,pp,tob at 205,000 miles is only thing out of PM....Toyotas forever in my family....I have less than 300 miles on it but checked the mileage and i got 18.93 MPG on first trip to the station...Alot of the MPG is the size of the foot...LOL

By Blackhawk 44

on Sep/11/16 03:22 PM (UTC)

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2016 Toyota Tundra


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1st Tundra....18 mo.-20000 miles later.

First of all, the Tundra will get decent gas mileage if driven sanely. Feel's like a much more expensive vehicle than $39k . Mr. Sweers is correct about 5.7 iforce being a "kickass" engine., no need to change. Just love about all of the Tundra.


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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    164.6 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    247.8 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    76.4 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    10.6 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    5615 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    6
  • Front Leg Room
    42.5 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    65.7 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    34.7 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    65.6 Inches


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    4.30 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    four wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Leaf Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Front
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Solid Axle
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    255
  • Rear Tire Profile
    70



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front
  • Knee Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes


Interior

Interior Features

  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Single
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Yes
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    5.7L V8 32 Valve Gas Regular Unleaded 3UR-FE
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    solid axle
  • Fuel Capacity
    26.4 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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Vehicle Performance

TRD Pro CrewMax Cab (5.6 ft. Bed) / 4x4 / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.6 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.2 sec @ 91.8 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $26,583
  • Private Seller Price
    $28,598
  • Dealer Price
    $30,117
  • Original MSRP
    $34,220


2016 Toyota Tundra Problems Report:


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  • 2016 Toyota Tundra Reviews
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2016 Toyota Tundra JD Power

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  • Better than most

  • About average

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INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

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2016 Toyota Tundra Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    13 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    17 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
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2016 Toyota Tundra Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / Unlimited miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    2 years / 25,000 miles
    1 years

2016 Toyota Tundra Key Factors

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Pros

  • User-friendly tech
  • Unique off-road-themed TRD Pro model.
  • Colossal CrewMax cab
  • Large double cab with traditional rear doors
  • Strong V8 powertrains

Cons

  • Stiff ride
  • Below-average fuel economy
  • No available V6.
  • Feels larger than rivals when driven on tight roads


2016 Toyota Tundra True Cost Of Ownership

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The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,237$1,280 $1,325$1,371 $1,419$6,632
Maintenance$0$46 $910$1,643 $3,229$5,828
Repairs$0$0 $129$307 $451$887
Taxes & Fees$3,052$258 $244$232 $221$4,007
Financing$941$746 $544$335 $119$2,685
Depreciation$5,215$2,138 $1,881$1,668 $1,496$12,398
Fuel$2,700$2,781 $2,864$2,950 $3,039$14,334
True Cost To Own ®$13,145$7,249 $7,897$8,506 $9,974$46,771

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Toyota Tundra NHTSA Service Bulletins

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Date Complaint Filed: 10/17/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The integrated elecric brake controller included in my platinum edition options for towing a trailer does not work. according to dealer, there is no fix from toyota although they are aware of the issue.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/06/2015

Component(s): POWER TRAIN | SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

While driving back from florida on 30 nov, i heard a humming noise coming from the rear of my toyota tundra. on 2 dec 2015, the dealership did service on the truck to address the noise. the dealership replaced the rear differential assembly and did something to the lsd. i picked the vehicle up on 6 december 2015, the rear wheels started locking up and made it difficult to drive the vehicle. i let the vehicle set over the weekend. on 7 dec 2015, i attempted to drive the vehicle again, the wheels were still locking up and the vehicle had a burning smell. i have an appoint to return the vehicle on 9 dec 2015.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/06/2015

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I purchased toyota tundra on 6 nov 2015. since owning the vehicle i have been getting 460 miles to a full tank of gas (38 gallon tank). those numbers equate to 12mpg in fuel economy estimates. i picked the vehicle up on 6 nov2015. the truck had a full tank of gas. the fuel efficiency read 570 mile for a full tank of gas. on 13 nov i drove the vehicle to florida. every time i filed up the truck with fuel the fuel efficiency reading started to decline. on the first three full tank of gas, the reading was 540 and 520 miles for a full tank of gas on 15 november. i took the vehicle to the dealership on or about 17 nov. the service department plugged the vehicle up to a computer. the computer sent out a report that showed that the vehicle was getting 18 mpg. the service personnel told me that i would be doing well if i got 14mpg. based on their comments i was not to expect anything over 15mpg over the highway. on 25 nov, i drove the vehicle to florida. i decided to manually track the mileage in regard to a full tank of gas with the use of the trip counter. i took pictures of the vehicle only registering 12mpg on a full tank of gas. on a full 38 gallon tank, i was only able to drive 460 miles per tank. that equate to 12mpg. the driving condition was 74-78 degrees; driving on i95; there was only three passengers in the vehicle. i used 89 octane graded gas.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/07/2015

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | POWER TRAIN | SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The drivetrain on my 2016 toyota tundra are not allowing the wheels to rotate freely. additionally, the wheels are locking up on the truck. on 6 dec, i picked up my tundra from the dealership’s service depart after having the rear differential repaired. the vehicle started to drive sluggish. as i neared my home, i tried to test the 2wd and 4wd functions of the vehicle. i attempted to test the repair that was done. the wheels on the vehicle started to have problems rotating freely and locking up. while in 4wd the vehicle would not move. it appeared as if the breaks were locked on the vehicle. four days later, the vehicle still drives sluggish. while driving at speeds of 45mph, i would take my foot off the accelerator and the vehicle would almost come to a complete stop on its own. currently the vehicle acts like it wants to drive in 4wd low and high mode. additionally, the wheels are acting like they do not want to rotate freely. as of 6am on 8 dec, i cannot drive the vehicle over 25 mph. the vehicle is idling over 4000 rpm and not changing gears. the vehicle is registering being in 4wd low but the selector switch is on 2wd mode.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/11/2015

Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Bought new 2016 tundra limited 11/16/2015 and noticed that dash lights do not come on during daylight hours unless parking lights or headlights are on. in the off/drl position or the auto position no dash lights. when i called toyota help line i was told that this change was made because if the driver can see the outline of the numbers on the gauges they do not need to be illuminated. he could not offer any reason for changing this standard feature. other than not seeing the gauges sharper and clearer one safety defect is present. the tundra has gauges instead of warning lights for engine operations and they are smaller than the speedometer/tachometer . the temp gauge is located on the lower left of the dash and cannot be seen clearly without the dash illuminated because that corner is dark if it is cloudy or early or late . if the engine overheats one would not see that problem on the gauge which might lead to engine failure ,etc. i have never owned a vehicle that required turning on the parking lights or headlights to illuminate the dash..dealer says that switch cannot be customized. toyota should issue a fix for this mistake.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/12/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The wiper speed, while on high is not fast enough for a moderate rainfall. i was caught in a slightly above average downpour on the highway and i had to reduce my speed by almost 40mph to get a little visibility back. all other vehicles near me flew right past with their wipers on high without any issue. they need to speed up the wiper motor.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/18/2016

Component(s): STEERING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

2016 tundra crew max xpsx package, 4x4. vibration in steering wheel at all speeds. southeast toyota states that the problem is just a operational characteristic of the truck.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/09/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Toyota tundra with front bench seat have no air bag for center passenger.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/10/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INTEGRATED TRAILER BRAKE CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 toyota tundra. the contact stated that the trailer brake controller malfunctioned, which resulted in little to no assistance from the trailer brakes even when the vehicle brake pedal was depressed. the contact stated that the trailer brake was only operable once the vehicle was set into manual override mode. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the trailer brake controller was defective and needed to be replaced. the brake controller was repaired, but the failure still occurred. the manufacturer was notified. the failure mileage was approximately 550. updated 06/21/16*lj


Date Complaint Filed: 06/03/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The integrated brake controller does not work. dealer had no fix. when set for electric brakes, the manual slider does apply brakes to the trailer but when applying foot pedal braking, there is no brakes being applied to the trailer. while researching this online on tundratalk.net, it appears all of the new 2016 brake controllers do not work. this is a very dangerous situation for someone that does not realize the trailer brakes do not work.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/06/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Integrated trailer brake controller not functioning correctly. in electric mode, no power setting (1-10) is able to get the trailer brakes to lock up when the truck brakes are applied. this is a crucial test to calibrate the trailer brakes before going on the road, and demonstrates that the output signal from the brake controller isn't sufficient to stop the truck/trailer combo in an emergency situation. the trailer brakes are able to lock up with certain settings if you manually activate the trigger, demonstrating that the controller not only has the ability to lock up the brakes, but that the trailer itself isnt the problem. the programming of the controller is suspect.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/05/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The built in trailer brake controller does not work properly when used with any trailer equipped with electric brakes. it is not capable of controlling loaded trailers safely. i have brought this matter to the attention of toyota and the master technician at my local dealership says he understands the problem and can reproduce the safety issue under testing - but at this time the manufacturer has no recommended solution in place to fix this issue. please help as it is dangerous. defect was also evident on a second similar brand new vehicle taken from dealer lot for testing at my last visit to dealer.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/05/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The control braking does not working properly when towing. i have gained set to highest level which is 10 and on a empty 6x10 toy trailer it will not lock up. when just pressing with brake does not work at all only has littles tension when pressing the brake slider manually. this is very dangerous


Date Complaint Filed: 05/23/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I'm making this report due to the lame integrated brake controller (ibc) in my 2016 toyota tundra. i've been towing a camper for the past 13 years and i know how to set up a brake controller (bc) and more importantly i know when they are working or not. with the ibc, when i press on the brake pedal i get no felt braking from the camper even when set to the highest gain setting (10) which considering the general light weight of my camper (5,000 lbs. loaded), the highest gain setting should lock up my trailer brakes. the ibc setting for my camper is electric. i took my truck and camper to the toyota dealer so they could test the controller while hooked up. the technician hooked the truck up to a diagnostic computer and went through all the settings both static and on a test drive. the computer showed that the brake controller was working; however, even when set on the highest setting, i could not feel the trailer brakes kicking in. their conclusion was in spite of not feeling the brakes, that the brake controller was working. toyota says it’s okay, but if i jack-knife my camper, i'm the one who has to deal with the consequences of the accident. as the result of having zero confidence in the ability of the ibc, i already installed an after-market bc (safety can’t wait for a fix). i believe that people who are towing with this ibc, particularly anyone towing an eight or nine thousand pound camper is at risk as well as the public on our roadways. the dealer told me my ibc was working fine because the computer found no errors or incorrect voltage levels. while that may be true, it’s a terrible bc and not suitable for a truck that’s rated to tow a 10,000 lb. trailer. what are they going to say to a family that gets wiped out in an accident? “we’re sorry – but don’t look at us - the brake controller was working.”


Date Complaint Filed: 06/06/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The integrated brake trailer controller to control the brakes on a trailer is not working. the brake controller fails to control the brakes on the trailer while in "electric" mode for electric brakes. it is very dangerous to rely on a brake controller to slow or stop a vehicle that is towing a load with trailer brakes that are not working. i towed our camper this last weekend with my entire family in the car and it was very dangerous to my family and others on the road.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/10/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Factory integrated brake controller does not work efficiently. with the ibc gain up to 10, the trailer brakes are not activated enough to slow the vehicle in a normal or emergency situation. the manual override slide bar barely engages the trailer brakes, it will not lock the trailer brakes as designed. vehicle brakes begin to get to hot to slow both the truck and trailer coming down hills, extremely dangerous!


Date Complaint Filed: 06/07/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The integrated brake controller is not work when applying the brakes in electric brake mode. took my tundra out for a test drive with my 24' 3200 lb travel trailer. i set the gain to 10 and hit the manual slide and the trailer tires locked up. stepped on the brakes and couldn't feel any brakes being applied to the trailer. i would have expected the trailer tires to lockup when i hit the brakes with a gain of 10. this could make a very dangerous situation.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/13/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Re: integrated break controller i wanted to express a serious safety concern i have with an item that now ships with the 2016 toyota 5.7l tundra's - the built in / integrated break controller for use when pulling trailers/campers/etc. it seems that regardless of the power setting, no noticeable power is supplied to the trailer brakes, even at it's highest setting. it feels like the trailer/camper is pushing the truck, which can be a serious issue when stopping. this would happen every time i would tow and i was always very worried about causing an accident if i needed to stop quickly or if the road conditions were not idea. i've never felt this with other break controllers. it's my understanding toyota has not acknowledged this as being an issue yet. after talking to many other tundra owners everyone has the same issue, i've not talked to anyone that has a working integrated break controller in their 2016. i've taken out my integrated break controller that came in my 2016 toyota tundra and replaced it with an after market brake controller out so i can property brake with my camper attached. for now my issue is resolved, however, i am however very worried about others that might be using the integrated break controller and the huge potential for a serious accident because their trailer or camper brakes are not working. please look into this before any serious accidents happen. thanks!


Date Complaint Filed: 06/30/2016

Component(s): SUSPENSION

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 toyota tundra. while driving various speeds, the ball joint failed and damaged the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to dealer for diagnostic testing, but the results were not provided. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 14,000.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/11/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Built in break controller is not working properly. with full gain, it does not apply the correct amount of brakes to my trailer. this is very dangerous and could lead to an accident.






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The Toyota Tundra provides the basics of what most full-size truck buyers need, but despite recent updates, it doesn't quite go as far as its rivals to satisfy both the needs and wants of its customers.

The full-size pickup truck is an unabashedly and proudly American creation. Baseball, apple pie, pickup trucks, etc. So it is perhaps understandable, then, that the 2016 Toyota Tundra finds itself at a disadvantage compared to the full-size trucks from Ford, GM and Ram. But it's actually not because the Tundra is from a Japanese company (though it's built in Texas).

Age has a lot to do with it. The Tundra underwent a thorough update two years ago that brought revised styling, an improved cabin and updated features, but it was largely akin to a kitchen remodel as compared to breaking out the wrecking ball and fully rebuilding up from the foundation. The revisions just weren't enough to fix flaws or make notable advances. In contrast, the Ford F-150 now has a lightweight aluminum body and turbocharged engines, and the Ram 1500 has a smooth-riding coil spring suspension and efficient turbodiesel V6. The recently redesigned Chevrolet Silverado wasn't especially innovative, but its incremental improvements in just about every vehicular facet have allowed it to soundly keep up with the Joneses.

Fitted with the TRD Off-Road package, the 2016 Toyota Tundra Limited is one of the more capable light-duty trucks off road.

The Tundra does not. Its V8 engines definitely get the job done, but they trail their competitors, especially in terms of fuel economy. There also isn't a V6 option, nor a fuel-efficient alternative such as the aforementioned Ford EcoBoost V6 or Ram EcoDiesel. Then there's the driving experience. The Tundra feels more like a classic, stiff-riding truck of the past while traversing broken pavement, with bumps big and small easily being felt by all in the cabin. This is the result of a stiff rear suspension admittedly up to the task of stout hauling duties, but if it's just the family making its way across town, the jostling will get old.

In all fairness, the Tundra does indeed offer truck buyers an awful lot to value. Its double cab is one of the more spacious extended cabs on the market, while the CrewMax is legitimately sprawl-out comfortable, with not only copious legroom but also the added comfort of a reclining seatback. Those interested in venturing off road would also be wise to consider the capable TRD Pro trim level.

Yet, for the most part, the Edmunds "B"-rated 2016 Toyota Tundra quite simply falls short of the current crop of top-notch pickups: the "A"-rated Ram 1500 and Ford F-150, as well as the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. The 2016 Nissan Titan XD, with its diesel-powered engine, also promises a degree of innovation the Tundra lacks and may stand a better chance of countering the argument that only American companies can build such a quintessentially American vehicle.

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