Just as we were about to close up shop and go play in the snow, what comes across the wire but Toyota's announcement of pricing for the new 2007 Tundra half-ton pickup. Considering the Tundra can be had with your choice of 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains, three cab styles, three wheelbases, three bed lengths, three engines, and three trim levels, there's a lot of pricing to go over so let's get to it.

You can find all the prices that were provided to us by Toyota after the jump, but we'll relay the most important ones here. To start, the least expensive Tundra on Toyota's list appears to be the base Regular Cab with a five-speed automatic, the mid-range engine (a 4.7L V8 with 271hp/313 ft-lbs of torque) and a base price of $26,480. Conspicuously absent from this list are any V6 models, which would certainly lower the cost of entry for the Tundra a bit further. The most expensive Tundra model on the list is a Crew Max Limited with the 5.7L V8 and six-speed automatic that starts at $41,850. This particular Autoblogger doesn't go truck shopping very often, so we'll rely on your assessment of whether these prices are a steal or a sham.

You'll also find Toyota's press release on the pricing announcement after the jump, in which is slipped a quick sentence that reads, "...the Regular Cab 5.7L 4x2 Long Bed model features a towing capacity up to 10,800 pounds." We hadn't noticed that spec before, so for those keeping score, that would put the Tundra's top towing capacity ahead of the Chevy Silverado at 10,500 lbs., but still behind the F-150, which was upgraded to 11,000 lbs. for 2007.

[Source: Toyota]

UPDATE: Corrected maximum towing capacity for Ford F-150.
UPDATE 2: The least expensive Tundra will be a 2WD V6 model, which starts at $22,395. The V6, however, will not be available in 4x4 models.

PRESS RELEASE:

Toyota Announces Prices For All-New 2007 Tundra Full-Size Pickup

January 24, 2007 - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the all-new second-generation Tundra full-size pickup truck.

Significantly bigger, more capable and more technically advanced in every metric of comparison, the 2007 Tundra is available in 31 models. The Tundra offers a choice of 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains, three cab styles, three wheelbases, three bed lengths, three engines, and three trim levels. Tundra has been engineered for "true truckers" and is versatile enough to be a highly capable truck for work or for personal use.

The 2007 Tundra offers three levels of power, all with standard VVT-i. In Regular and Double Cab models, a standard 4.0-liter V6 produces 236 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and a healthy 266 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The 4.0-liter engine achieves city/highway fuel economy ratings of 17/20 mpg.

The mid-grade option for these models – and standard on CrewMax models – is the proven 4.7-liter i-Force V8, producing 271 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 313 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 3,400 rpm. Both 4x2 and 4x4 models equipped with the
4.7-liter engine feature city/highway fuel economy ratings of 15/18 mpg.

The Tundra's trump card under the hood is the all-new 5.7-liter i-Force V8 that features Dual Independent VVT-i and is available in every model configuration. Specifically designed for full-size pickup applications, the i-Force 5.7 puts out an impressive 381 horsepower at 5,600 rpm, and unleashes 401 lb.-ft of peak torque at 3,600 rpm. 4x4 models equipped with the 5.7-liter engine achieve city/highway fuel economy ratings of 14/18 mpg, while 4x2 models achieve 16/20 mpg.

Towing equipment is standard on all V8 models and includes a hitch receiver, 4.30 rear differential, supplemental transmission cooler, transmission temperature gauge, 7 pin connector, and a trailer brake controller pre-wire. Fourteen of Tundra's 31 models are capable of towing over 10,000 lbs and the Regular Cab 5.7L 4x2 Long Bed model features a towing capacity up to 10,800 pounds.

Tundra will provide the most comprehensive standard safety equipment in the full-size pickup market. It is the first full-size pickup to offer standard front seat side airbags and front and rear roll-sensing side curtain airbags on every model. All Tundra models also feature the STAR safety system as standard equipment, which includes ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC).

Tundra is the only truck to offer 18 x 8 inches wheels with 255/70 R18 tires as standard equipment on every model to accommodate 13.9 inch front rotors. No other truck in the class offers larger tires and wheels as standard equipment on all models. Optional 20-inch alloy wheels with 275/55 R20 tires are available on Limited models.

All models come standard with an easy lower-and-lift tailgate, dual-zone climate control system, AM/FM CD with a mini-plug jack and MP3/WMA playback capability, tilt wheel, two power points, tachometer, digital clock, coolant temperature gauge, and dual glove box.



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