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Test Drive: Can You Road a Toyota Tundra?

2013 Tundra CrewMax

Power: 310 hp, 327

Engine: 4.6L i-FORCE V8

Consumption: 16 city/20 highway

I asked my west coast about the drive from to Las Vegas, their responses not dissimilar to my feelings about the I made tens of times Chicago to St. Louis as a college “It’s not a big deal,” they “It’s really quick and I was expecting three hours, a little more.

It didn’t three hours. It took

We were headed to Specialty Market Association, or SEMA, I was given the option to fly straight to where the aftermarket bonanza down, but couldn’t pass up the to drive a brand new vehicle on I’d never explored.

The vehicle I was paired up with was the CrewMax Toyota Tundra . I was told I’d have an FJ Cruiser . so my lit up when I was staring at a bright red that looked like it had nommed on an FJ and was storing it in its full-bellied

How big is it? Consider this: Toyota’s have nearly outgrown parking garages (I was nervous to the where I had to get out of the truck and check to see if I was to decapitate the thing). Once I got the sheer size of the pickup—this is a I never got over the size—it was to start putting the essentials of a to the litmus test. To us the first was music.

The devil of the road, at the California-Nevada border, did us in.

Our CrewMax was with the optional 6.1-inch that included the navi, Radio, a USB iPod connection, recognition, and wireless bluetooth Connecting was simple. The iPod took one click-in of my friend’s 30-pin iPhone 4, and after with my Windows Phone 7 quite compatible with I had my choice of tunes direct my personal library. Never anything fantastic from a truck, the six-speaker system sounded great. Well, as as it can with the sounds of Danny extremely explicit, yet oddly lyrics pumping out the doors.

Once out on the open road—a line to Vegas—the vehicle you a confidence boost as big as the V8 engine hood. After testing a car recently, I felt as if I had the power to whatever, and whomever, I wanted. If meant gunning it to jump a string of annoying casual the 310 horsepower from the 4.6-liter (it’s also available in a 381hp model) gave me the jolt to slide into

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Up until this point, the had been peas and carrots. been cruising for a few hours, had comfortably parked in the “trailers section at a quick In-N-Out considered seeing how many of Reeboks it would take to the bed at the outlet store, and were of schedule to make it into they say is so full of sin. when we saw it: The frightening trail of red lights that were up quicker than the bricks of a Tetris player. This supposed to happen. We were out of We were in the middle of the desert.

The part of a jam is not knowing what the cause is. Was there a crazed going down the highway on a Were people stopping to some rare desert mating dance? Or was it as simple as a cactus finally crashing across the road, after 168 of superior H20 preservation. This which put us at a dead halt and us to a pace of five miles in two was the result of going from two to one lane. That’s it! The devil of the construction at the California-Nevada border, did us in. was another test of road Comfort.

Considering how large the size of the cabin is, we probably could hosted a small shindig, we were waiting for traffic to five inches per five We were tempted to hunt desert hares and see if the sun would them up on the tailgate. Traffic are murder for the fidgety, but the CrewMax’s interior relieves anxiety. The were cushioned, the air was cool, and we getting some riveting footage of the stand-still from the on top of the roof.

The truck didn’t fit in on the strip, but we liked to think all the lights were for a showcase of how it handled the road trip.

Amidst the trouble one crucial trip key did occur to us: Gas. we’d already filled up on one of the stops. The Tundra is still a and would have been it close had we relied on the 26.4 without filling up. The 15 miles to the we were getting was typical and and a big reason why you don’t see too many trucks taking long

Just when our patience was the brink of driving off the road and the lot of cars in a fury of kicked up and red dust, the traffic finally apart. Just like the nearest cars were 50 in front of and behind us.

After another 45 minutes, we had finally (late to our dinner, thank you much). The truck didn’t fit in on the strip, but we liked to think all the lights were for a showcase of how it handled the road trip. now and then, we’d just as as take the Tundra out for an extended sit in a rattly little coupe leave us claustrophobic in the event of

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