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2007 New Car Model Guide: Toyota Trucks


ToyotaToyota constructs two trucks at factories in the United States. The Tacoma series, produced at a Toyota manufacturing facility in California, comes with three cab sizes, two powertrain choices and options for rear-wheel-drive (RWD) and four-wheel-drive (4WD) traction. Tundra, assembled at Toyota's Indiana plant, emerges in a new large-scale design for 2007 with new power choices.

Toyota Tundra
2007 Toyota Tundra

Toyota's biggest truck grows in size with the re-do for 2007. It also gains strength with the towing capacity exceeding 10000 pounds, thanks to a new 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine teamed with a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission. Stock plant is Toyota's 4.0-liter V6 with 236 hp. Tundra's cab choices include the Regular Cab, Access Cab and Double Cab, and there are three trim variations with a base issue, the well-equipped SR5 and deluxe Limited. In all, Tundra offers more than 30 models now, depending on powertrain, cab style, trim level and traction (RWD or 4WD) mode.

Toyota Tacoma
2007 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota reinvented this best-selling compact pickup in 2005 and returns it for 2007 with fresh interior features like larger seats and a two-tone instrument panel. Tacoma shows three cab styles with the two-door Regular Cab, extended Access Cab or four-door Double Cab. A 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine worth 159 hp is standard, but a 4.0-liter V6 for 236 hp is available. Both RWD and 4WD versions are offered, as well as special editions like PreRunner and X-Runner. Prerunner with RWD traction has the look of a customized 4WD truck, while X-Runner is a swoopy ground-hugging performance truck.