Consumer Reports Says 2014 Toyota Tundra Can Still Cut it, But it’s Showing its Age

The Toyota Tundra that you can go out and buy today is basically the same underneath as the 2007 model, albeit with a series of technical and aesthetic improvements done to it over the years to keep up with the pack.

Consumer Reports has had a go in the very latest version, equipped with the popular 5.7-liter V8 engine, and while they did appreciate it for its undeniable qualities, they did concede that it is lagging behind the times, especially in the refinement department, where the Ram 1500 and GM rivals have no trouble being better.

Speaking of qualities, it’s still touted as being the most reliable vehicle in its size class. There’s also the new interior to mention, though while it looks more modern than before, it’s still not as visually appealing as that of the Chevy Silverado, for instance.

So, if you can live with the below-standards refinement and excessive use of chrome on the exterior and want to do zero to sixty in 6.7 seconds with the largest V8 equipped, and have a lot of stuff to haul, then the Tundra is for you. Scroll down and check out the video posted after the virtual jump.

By Andrei Nedelea


ZF CEO Says Robotaxis Won’t Become The Norm Before 2030

ZF will introduce its first autonomous shuttles in 2021 on a closed circuit at Brussels airport.

Renault Fighting McLaren For P4 In Formula 1 Makes For An “Awkward Situation”

Renault F1 team boss Cyril Abiteboul thinks the French outfit can overtake McLaren in the Constructors Standings.

Lorinser Wants To Make Your Old Mercedes-Benz S-Class W221 Stand Out

The list of components includes visual and power upgrades aimed at the entire W221 lineup.

Analysts Think BMW Should Buy Jaguar Land Rover From Tata

Purchasing JLR for $11.2 billion could add 20% to BMW’s earnings according to Sanford C. Bernstein analysts.

New U.S.-Japan Trade Deal Won’t Slap Imported Cars With Higher Tariffs

The new between the U.S. and Japan could be announced as soon as next week after President Trump’s and Prime Minister Abe’s meeting.

2020 Genesis G80 Launch Allegedly Pushed Back Again, Now Set For Early Next Year

After rescheduling its new saloon’s introduction from April to September, Genesis has reportedly delayed it once more due to issues with two of its engines.

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-In Hybrid Nabbed Yet Again Practically Undisguised

If, as expected, the Golf Mk8 PHEV shares the Passat GTE’s powertrain, it will probably have an EV range close to 40 miles.

Lamborghini Aventador Successor Won’t Feature The Sian’s Supercapacitors

Supercapacitors are great for performance but offer very limited EV range, thus a more conventional hybrid system is the optimal solution for a series-production model.

Trump Set To Revoke California’s Ability To Determine Its Own Emissions Standards

Over a dozen states in the U.S. follow California’s emission standards, and already members of the Congress have vowed to block the POTUS’ move.

Mitsubishi Teases New PHEV SUV Concept Set To Launch At The Tokyo Motor Show

Set to premiere on October 23, Mitsubishi’s as yet unnamed concept will have e-AWD and be suitable for all terrains.