• Jan 24, 2007
This is what we're truly all waiting for – someone to get their hands on the best-of-the-best pickups for 2007 and stage a knock down, drag out comparison test with the new 2007 Toyota Tundra. Well, Edmunds has come closest by being the first to compare the new Tundra with a 2007 Chevy Silverado and an '07 Nissan Titan. While we really want to see a Tundra vs. Silverado vs. F-150 vs. Ram match, we'll take what we can get.
Much to our surprise after seeing the Tundra in person at the Detroit Auto Show, Edmunds chose it as the winner of its half-ton comparison test by a slim margin over the Silverado. The Edmunds editors seemed to like the Tundra's styling and love its 381-hp 5.7L V8, but like us were not impressed with the interior. The Silverado, meanwhile, was impressive in all areas except for drivetrain. It's 6.0L V8 was less powerful than the Tundra's motor, and a trip to the dyno revealed a quirky fuel management trick that hampers the Silverado's power delivery for four seconds when the throttle is mashed. Only after four-seconds of full-throttle has elapsed does the Silverado produce its advertised power numbers. As it turns out, the fact that the Tundra's big motor and slick six-speed could haul it to 60 mph in only 6.3 seconds was the ultimate deciding factor. Toyota's big T just brought more power to the table.

The three year-old Titan never stood a chance and brought up the rear.

Do we agree with Edmunds? Having never driven the Tundra, it's hard to say. We're convinced at this point that the Tundra's mechanicals aren't as beefy as the domestics', but its engine is a force to be reckoned with. However, we were so disappointed with the interior design and fit and finish of the Tundra we saw in Detroit, that we'd still probably pick the Silverado in this instance.

Click the read link to review the comparo and also see a video of it produced by Edmunds.

[Source: Edmunds]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Big Rocket, you say there close in recalls and say why are you making fun of Toyota?? because GM recalls have not be any that can kill you!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Tundra wins, so all the apologists come out of the woodwork.
      If Silverado won, everyone would be "Hey look its so much better than that Jap truck"

      You Domestic people are pathetic. I have no opinion either way about these trucks. Im just an observer. but stop having it both ways. Dont dismiss when you lose, and dont bring it up constantly when you win.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I also just sat in every large truck at the NAIAS in Detroit, and I have to agree with Edmunds in all areas. It's like Karesh said, they chose their favorite truck based on their bias towards 0-60 times. If that is your criteria, that's fine with me. After sitting in all of the trucks, climbing underneath them, slamming doors, and poking/prodding/pulling on every piece of trim I could get my hands on, I would rank the 1/2 ton trucks as follows:

      1. Sierra
      2. F-150/Silverado
      3. Titan
      4. Ram
      5. Tundra

      The Tundra not only used cheap looking materials, both on the dash and the seats, but the pieces fit loosely and felt cheap. Like someone said earlier, this is the first time in a LONG time that I can say a Chevy absolutely shamed a Toyota in its same segment for interior design and execution. I also have questions about the durability of this truck in the long run, based on the build quality I perceived. Personally, if you want a hot-rod pickup, I would choose the Sierra with the 6.2L V8 over the Tundra any day.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "joins the HEMI RAM guy above and becomes an import hater."

      he already was an import hater. And you, ma'am are an idiot
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why did they use True 4 door trucks from Nissan and Chevy then use the more like x-cab Tundra??? Use the Crew Max losers....
      Steve Spears
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hi Dave, Thanks for the invite. #1) "YOU" started this towing business. We don't want to get into any "pissing contest" regarding towing or it could cost you a couple of Toyota commission checks. You sound intelligent and surely understand your competitors, right? As you know, I said I drove a Sierra. I guess I should have been a little more specific. It's a 2006 GMC 2500 H.D. Crew Cab Z-71 Duramax/Allison 6 speed auto. As a representative of Toyota you WELL KNOW what the towing capacity is! So will drop that subject immediately. (For your benefit) #2) I'm NOT challenging the patriotic integrity of Americans working in Toyota plants. They have to support they're families too. (All 2000 of them) I do beleive you owe the Americans of Lorain, Ohio a big apology. (I can't protect you either!) By the way, 60,000 (collectively) tax paying workers is 30 times greater than 2000 tax paying Toyota workers. (Just in case you're experiencing fuzzy math) What about all the grocery stores, laundry mats, gas stations, furniture stores banks, and on and on that depended on them. They too, are history. Now our government (You & I)support them. #3) Motor sludge in Toyotas? I wouldn't know, I drive a General Motors product with pride! Good day, Mr. Henn.
      • 7 Years Ago
      We just got the new Tundras in the showroom...bring the horse trailer or boat and your old ride and well hook it up and compare...

      BTW, Toyota Financial has special programs to help you get out of negative equity in your current domestic ride to help you get into the new Tundra
      • 7 Years Ago
      QUOTE: There's no reason to buy a toy truck when a real one can do the job better, cheaper and patriotically. UNQUOTE


      Patriot of whom? Toyota builds its trucks in America but is a Japanese company, GM and Ford are American companies that build much of their product elsewhere. Dodge isn't American at all now; German company building most of their cars in Canada and Mexico. Toyota continues to grow their workforce in America, GM/Ford continues to shrink theirs.


      Be a patriot. Don't buy "American"
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ok calm down people. Whats with all the tension. respect people.respect. The tundra is a good truck. Dont bash it. They can only produce 200,000 in Texas, and they wil sell all of them. Let them. Its ok. The Silverado is a great truck as well. GM will fix the problem. Not a big deal. The 6speed will be offered on the 5.3 next year as well. As a ford Ranger owner I do agree that my truck will not be worth as much had I bought a Tacoma. And maybe i should have. But lets all move on and stop the bashing. All these trucks are great and we as consumers benefit.
      Steve Spears
      • 7 Years Ago
      To #122. How the heck do you figure "American" employees made more money?? Most of them got laid off or bought out! They're DONE!! NO MORE!!! Unfortunately, there are thousands of residual American businesses that will directly (or indirectly) fail. All that tax revenue-GONE! Remember, when an import sells, an American car/truck DOESN'T! That simple.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey Alec, you say that you "have no opinion on these trucks" yet you have made strong anti domestic statements, I would say that your statement is pretty much worthless with such a display of contradictions...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Im in Norway and had a question for you Americans. You guys love your trucks. Is there a stereotype on who drives them?
      thanks
      Jakop
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