The 2010 Toyota Tundra is the latest in the Japanese carmaker’s lineup of big trucks and it is equipped with the powerful and brand new 4.6-liter V8 engine. Although this powerplant won't be able to match the 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel or 5.7-liter Hemi found under the hood of Heavy Duty trucks such as those of Chrysler, it can still generate a tremendous 310 hp (231 kW) of max motive power as well as up to 327 lb-ft of torque.
The good news is that the new Toyota Tundra comes with a fuel economy rating of 15 miles per gallon in city limits and around 20 mpg on the highway, thanks to the latest mid-range displacement of 4.6-liter V8 mill.
For those who require more power for the new Toyota Tundra there is also a 5.7-liter V8 engine available in the pickup’s range. Both the 4.6 liter and 5.liter 7 engines are coupled with a standard 6-speed auto transmission. All Toyota Tundra models for 2010 get a modified grill and tail light design and the rest remain almost the same as in the pervious model.
Available also on the latest iteration of the Toyota Tundra are the Platinum Pack and the Tundra Work Truck Package. The Platinum Pack includes a billet-style front grill with bumpers in chrome, 20-inch alloys, daytime running lights, door sill protectors with the Platinum logo and Platinum mark. The interior features power memory function on the driver's seat, power side mirrors and puddle lamps, and a steering wheel that tilts and telescopes.
The Platinum Package – which is available in four exterior colors including Black, Silver, Slate, and Salsa Red -- also comes with a moonroof with power tilt and slide capabilities, navigation system, ventilated seats with special leather top perforations, shift knob and door switch plates with wood trim, automatic up and down driver and front passenger windows, HVAC ducts highlighted in chrome, and headrests that sport the Platinum emblem.
On the other hand, the Tundra Work Truck Package is aimed primarily at commercial buyers due to the absence of frills. The Tundra Work Truck Package basically focuses on delivery cargo and towing capacity offered with either a V6 engine or two V8 mills such as the 5.7-liter i-Force engine measured at 381hp (284kW). The large engine helps the Tundra attain 10,800 lbs (4,910 kg) of towing capacity.
A Toyota Tundra with the Work Truck Package is priced less than the standard pricing of a typical Tundra. On the exterior, the Toyota Tundra Work Truck Package feature black bumpers and grille surround, while power mirrors are now replaced by manual outside rearview mirrors.