"I bought my Crewmax to have room for 3 kids car seats, which the Crewmax certainly has. My 3 kids can open the rear door, climb inside the cab, and have ample room to walk around to the other side and climb into their car seats. For a pickup truck, that says a lot.
I’ve been happy with the Toyota reliability, and the 5.7L V8 has plenty of power for towing a smaller trailer and hauling materials for landscaping projects, etc. We’ve driven across country on vacations in the Tundra because it provides room for all our luggage in the bed with a tonneau cover, plus a ton of cabin room for everyone to be comfortable (even on a 16-hour drive with 3 kids)!
The fuel mileage isn’t impressive (16 mpg avg), no matter how conservative I drive. The infotainment system is behind-the-Times compared to other brands. The suspension isn’t very impressive either, compared to other brands. But hey, for under $40k new, to have a truck that does all the weekly chores for a family, it’s been a great truck for us!
I sooooo wish they’d offer the Tundra in a HD version with a diesel. -Like the dually concept they did for SEMA. I’m shopping for a 5th wheel camper and have had to reluctantly shop for a big-3 HD truck."