The cabin in this Tundra certainly looks a bit bare and cheap, especially with the front cloth bench seat, but I agree that this is a very practical and reasonable truck. It seems to have everything you need, with nothing you don't.
The Double Cab is the perfect size. It offers plenty of room for weather-protected, secure storage with the rear seat bottoms flipped up, and it has enough passenger space for weekend trips when you're hauling a boat and the whole family.
The driving experience lives up to expectations without surpassing them. The engine is plenty powerful, but it's definitely no Dodge Ram Hemi. The ride is acceptable, the seats are suitable, and the cabin is fairly quiet. The steering, though, is very vague. I can imagine that with a heavy load or a trailer, pointing the truck in the right direction could be difficult.
Eric Tingwall, Associate Editor