2010 Toyota Tundra Limited 4x4 Double Cab

Matt Tierney
2010 Toyota Tundra Limited 4x4 Double Cab

Lots of people have compared this Tundra unfavorably to our Four Seasons Ram, but the first thing I noticed was the Tundra's running boards, which was one feature our $52,000 Ram lacked. Let me tell you, when you're barely 5'3", running boards are practically a necessity for stepping up into the cabin of a full-size pickup.

I think that one of the reasons this Tundra suffers in comparison to the Ram is that it is equipped with the 4.6-liter V-8, rather than the more powerful 5.7-liter unit. That means it puts out only 310 hp, as opposed to 381 with the larger V-8. It also has 18-inch wheels, which seem to perform fine but don't fill out the wheel wells as well as the 20-inch wheels on the Ram. On the plus side, the Tundra costs $10,500 less than our Ram. Even with the larger V-8, the price differential would be about $9000.

I do agree that the quality of the materials in the Tundra are more of the workaday variety, with more plastic and less wood-grain, but that's not necessarily a bad thing if you're going to use this truck as a utility vehicle. There's lots of storage in the center console, with room for hanging folders. Plus there's a backup camera, another item our much more expensive Ram lacked.

Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor

You tested a 4x4 Tundra with the 4.6 engine? Why would you test a vehicle that no one would buy?

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