My household purchased a lightly used, 2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab with the 5.7-liter V-8 last fall, and we have been very happy with it. My main takeaway after driving this brand-new, 2011 Tundra Double Cab is that it pretty much feels exactly like our 2008 vehicle, which now has about 36,000 miles on it. So I’m here to tell you that this truck ages well. The 5.7-liter V-8 sounds exactly the same; it revs high and is pretty noisy on start-up, but acceleration is great. To our well-equipped 2008 model we added an aftermarket JVC radio interface to get satellite radio, navigation, Bluetooth, and a rearview camera, which we consider nearly essential if you’re towing, which we do. That cost us just under a grand, so the $1690 for the JBL stereo/nav interface with ten speakers done by the factory doesn’t seem so bad.
Joe DeMatio, Deputy Editor