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Hi! I am new here ..
I just wonder how Tundra ride quality compare to other trucks? Is it stiff?
Me and wife are thinking F150 or Tundra..but she kind worried that Tundra is not compatible.. because I read that Tundra has least comfortable ride.. is that true?
We want a truck as a family hauler..and to do some hunting and taking some roads trips...
Any advice please!
Btw years are for Tundra '14 to '17
If you want a truck with the smoothest ride and will be used for only light hauling, go look at the Honda Ridgeline. I had one of those for a few years and was so impressed by ride, handling, comfort, quietness, etc. The only reason I got rid of it was the 4,000 lb towing limit, so went with a Tundra Limited. It is surprising that the Ridgeline and Tundra double cab have the same bed length and the Honda has that cool under-bed storage compartment. I could carry two dirt bikes, riding gear, camping gear, and gas cans in the bed with the tailgate down and the bed extender option.

I do love my Tundra Limited double cab though. With the bed empty, the ride is choppy. In the winter I add four 50lb bags of sand for extra traction as well and grit to put down if I get stuck on ice. The difference in ride with those sand bags was impressive and now I keep them there year round. One thing of note....DO NOT consider the 4.6 V8! It is an absolute dog compared to the 5.7 V8, and believe it or not, the 5.7 gets better mileage on top of more power and torque! I think this is the last year that the 4.6 will be offered, but don't let a dealer talk you into one.
 

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to the 5.7 V8, and believe it or not, the 5.7 gets better mileage on top of more power and torque! I think this is the last year that the 4.6 will be offered, but don't let a dealer talk you into one.

Sadly the 5.7 V8 will no longer be offered once the new generation Tundra previews late 2022.
 

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Sadly the 5.7 V8 will no longer be offered once the new generation Tundra previews late 2022.
Well ..depends how reliable that engine will be .. I dont mind reliable turbocharged engine... but yeah it will have more parts ..means more chance to go wrong
 

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Apparently it will be the 3.5 V6 with single or twin turbos. That engine has been used in the Lexus LS-series for the past couple of years, and the non-turbo in several other Toyota models (Camry, Avalon, etc). It may be an acceptable engine in those cars, but I have to wonder how it will perform in a 6,000 lb truck that has the bed loaded and towing a camper....
 

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Toyota should at least keep the V8 as an option, besides the cam shaft leaks, it's been reliable. The Ford Raptor smaller motor has a lot people disappointed. No thanks.
 
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