Toyota has streamlined the Tundra full-size pickup truck line for 2011, focusing on the 28 most in-demand configurations. In addition, the Tundra’s base 4.0-liter V6 engine gains Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) for 2011, increasing power and performance.
Tundra’s comprehensive suite of towing equipment gains standard Trailer Sway Control for all 2011 models. This feature uses Tundra’s Vehicle Stability Control system to help counteract forces on the truck caused by a swaying trailer in tow.
The 2011 Tundra is offered in two grades (Tundra and Tundra Limited): three cab styles (Regular, Double Cab and Crew Max): three wheelbase lengths, three bed lengths and three engine choices.
The 4.0-liter V6 in Tundra Regular and Double Cab models gets a performance boost for 2011 with the adoption of Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence. Horsepower increases to 270 from 236, and peak torque is now 278 lb.-ft. up from 266 lb-ft. The V6 is teamed with a five-speed automatic transmission with uphill/downhill shift logic.
The 4.6-liter i-Force V8 features dual independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence. With 310 horsepower, 327 lb.-ft. of torque, the 4.6-liter V8 delivers a versatile combination of power and efficiency. In addition to its impressive 381 horsepower, the 5.7-liter i-Force V8 produces 401 lb.-ft. of peak torque. They are teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Tundra is designed for “true truckers.” The driver is surrounded by a U-shaped “command and control” center that provides an unobstructed view of the road and gauges, while keeping all controls within easy reach. The large door handles and easy-to-turn control knobs can be operated even while wearing work gloves.
Base model estimated mpg: 16/20
Estimated starting price: $23,935
Compiled by Motor Matters

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