• Oct 25th 2006 at 7:22PM
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Every year, the Edmunds staff creates a list of Most Wanted vehicles. Typically, at the top of the list sits what the staff proclaims as "Most Significant Vehicle of the Year." For 2007, this honor is bestowed upon the 2007 Toyota Tundra. Now, look past the whole list, which can be found after the jump, and check out the site's analysis of Toyota's full-size truck evolution. There is no question that the Tundra is aimed squarely at the Big Three's domination of the full size market, especially in comparison to the current Tundra, and dare we even bring up the long dead T100.

It's hard to argue with Edmunds' conclusion, the new Tundra might turn out to be the most significant vehicle of 2007. Not that it's anything special in and of itself, but because everyone will be watching how the market reacts to it. For the first time, an 'outsider' is bringing a full-line full-size truck, complete with three cab options, 3 bed options, and 3 engines (Sorry Nissan, the Titan didn't come to play). Detroit will be watching, Wall Street will be watching, the media will be watching, as will consumers themselves. Could Toyota unseat one of the major players in this segment, like it did to Ford and the Taurus? Time will only tell.

Maybe Edmunds is right on this one, but we must take umbrage with the Infiniti G35 Coupe being the most wanted Coupe Under $40,000. They need to raise that price point to $45,000 and throw out the Infiniti for the BMW 335i Coupe, but we digress.

[Source: Edmunds]

Edmunds Editors' Most Wanted Vehicles for 2007

Most Significant Vehicle of the Year: Toyota Tundra
  • Sedan Under $15,000: 2007 Hyundai Accent/Kia Rio
  • Sedan Under $20,000: 2007 Honda Civic
  • Sedan Under $25,000: 2007 Mazda 6
  • Sedan Under $30,000: 2007 Hyundai Azera
  • Sedan Under $35,000: 2007 BMW 3 Series
  • Sedan Under $45,000: 2007 Infiniti M35/M45
  • Sedan Under $60,000: 2007 BMW 5 Series
  • Sedan Over $60,000: 2007 Audi A8
  • Wagon Under $15,000: 2007 Kia Rio5
  • Wagon Under $20,000: 2007 Mazda 3
  • Wagon Under $30,000: 2007 Dodge Magnum
  • Wagon Under $40,000: 2007 Audi A4
  • Wagon Over $40,000: 2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • Coupe Under $20,000: 2007 Honda Civic
  • Coupe Under $30,000: 2007 Mini Cooper
  • Coupe Under $40,000: 2007 Infiniti G35
  • Coupe Under $60,000: 2007 Porsche Cayman
  • Coupe Over $60,000: 2007 Porsche 911
  • Convertible Under $25,000: 2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • Convertible Under $35,000: 2007 Ford Mustang
  • Convertible Under $45,000: 2007 Lotus Elise
  • Convertible Under $60,000: 2007 Porsche Boxster
  • Convertible Over $60,000: 2007 Porsche 911
  • Compact Truck: 2007 Toyota Tacoma
  • Large Truck: 2007 Toyota Tundra
  • SUV Under $25,000: 2007 Honda CR-V
  • SUV Under $35,000: 2007 Mazda CX-9
  • SUV Under $45,000: 2007 Acura MDX
  • SUV Over $45,000: 2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
  • Minivan: 2007 Honda Odyssey
  • Exotic (Coupe and Sedan): 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and 2007 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Sedan

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      • 8 Years Ago
      To Zetha,

      if u think "made in america" is trash then why does toyota have the highest number of recalls and why did the car of the year honda civic have a major recall within 3 months of its debut. From your comments if Ford made a car/truck in japan you would think its top rate??? what narrow minded thinking when production of automobiles have almost eliminated touch labor. so i would assume you think the robots working in japanese plants are better than the robots working in american plants...please!
      • 8 Years Ago
      My gawd that is ugly. It just needs the elastic band on each side of that grill to give it that fake pig nose effect.

      I've said it before, Toyota needs to revisit that new pig nose grill design they are using.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #9....thanks for the dumbest post ever...btw it's HYUNDAI....I know it's a tough word. If you can place this truck in a lineup against Chevy/GMC/Ford/Dodge and tell me you'd pick this truck based on capabilities and looks over the above 4 mentioned then it just means you hate American vehicles and will buy Toyota just because of the Toyota symbol being on it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Lexus pick-up ,ford price.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Coupe Under $40,000: 2007 Infiniti G35???? 2007?????
      • 8 Years Ago
      i never care about the badge on the car, if it is assembled in america it's trash. i only buy japanese assembled cars/trucks
      • 8 Years Ago
      Real Men won't drive it. I can't even imagine this truck pulling into a Rodeo. It would be good for selling Mary Kay Cosmetics. This truck is lacking big time in the styling department. Plus, Toyota is now leading the world in recalls. I guess they are sacrificing quality for quanity. I'll take the new Silverado any day of year.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Very very ugly, more ugly than my wife.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The bottom line is that Ford/GM/Dodge have never put out bad trucks. Therefore, they haven't alienated tons of truck customers or created this image of poor products like they did in the car segment.

      Do you know ANYONE who hates their F-150 or Silverado? I don't. I don't think domestic trucks have anything to worry about from Toyota. The only people driving Ridgelines or even Titans are people who live in the city and want a truck as a fashion accessory.
      • 8 Years Ago
      two words


      • 8 Years Ago
      To the person who mentioned that he doesn't know anyone who is unhappy with their Ford or GM truck:

      You must not know enough people WORKING their trucks. My dad's 2003 Silverado caught on fire. While in his garage. Which was under the house. He certainly wasn't happy with his Silverado, or losing all of his possessions in the resulting inferno.

      My brother had his 2004 Silverado catch on fire in his driveway. He also had his tailgate latches fail and the tailgate fall off in the street. His Allison transmission crapped out a part and went into limp mode while pulling a 12,000# trailer. Currently his heater isn't working. He certainly isn't happy with his Silverado.

      Both of them work their trucks. They pull heavy trailers. However, they are both maintained exactly according to the manufacturer's specs at the dealer.

      They are both waiting for a diesel Toyota.

      I live in farm country. A lot of my friends are farmers. If you ask any of them if they are happy with their truck, they will say yes. Start digging and you find out they have tons of problems with them as well.

      Before you say his is a just a GM issue, let me say I can provide several examples of horrible Fords and Dodges as well.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The foolish thing isn't even on sale yet!
      Talk about free goodwill for Toyota!!!

      What a load of it!

      It may well be good, who knows.
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