Toyota Tundra: CBB Best Retained Value Award – Full-size Pick-up

December 14 2019

Driving a pickup truck is full of adventure for many different reasons, one being that with a good truck you can go wherever you want to go, even over the roughest terrain and worst roads. If you are looking for a big, go anywhere, do anything pickup, then the Toyota Tundra is worth a look. Add to that the fact that it proudly boasts CBB’s prestigious Best Retained Value Award at the same time and it becomes obvious just how many surprises this sturdy pickup has waiting for you under its skin. Keep reading to learn more.

A Powertrain that Makes a Difference 

The powertrain of the Toyota Tundra makes it a very strong pick in the full-size truck segment. The base model has a 4.6 liter i-Force V-8 producing a total 310 horsepower with 327 lb-ft of torque to get you over the toughest terrain. And what the base model can’t do for you, the bigger version can. It has a 5.7 liter i-Force V-8 producing a total 381 horsepower and 401lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 10,000 lbs.

Toyota is constantly upgrading its pickups and they have refined this truck over the years to improve the quality of the ride and returned the suspension for better stability. The Tundra now has independent coil-spring high-mounted double-wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar and low-pressure nitrogen gas-filled shock absorbers and live axle with trapezoidal multi-leaf rear suspension with staggered outboard-mounted low-pressure nitrogen gas-filled shock absorbers.

A pickup truck doesn’t have to be all function and no style. These vehicles are no longer just farm trucks and workhorses, they also need to be versatile and family friendly. The latest edition of the Toyota Tundra has plenty of space and great features for all. There is a 4.2 inch TFT multi-information display, a user-friendly infotainment system with standard Entune Premium Audio, 12V auxiliary power sockets, 60/40 split fold-up rear seats and dual-zone climate control. The cabin is spacious and well appointed. The seats have been improved to make the drive more comfortable and the rear seats are big enough for full-sized adults too.

Safety first

Safety has become a focal point for all vehicle owners, and pickup buyers are no different. The Toyota Tundra comes standard with premium safety features that are superior to any of its competitors. The standard safety features include Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) with a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with sway warning system, dynamic radar cruise control, and automatic high-beams. There is also a LATCH system on the outboard rear seats. The Tundra also has a Star Safety System with vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, brake assist and smart stop technology.

Toyota is synonymous with reliability and the Toyota Tundra has an outstanding predicted reliability rating. This big pickup is not going to let you down in the middle of nowhere and will get you where you need to go, regardless of how rough the terrain. And it will do it in comfort too.

More About the Canadian Black Book Awards

Value is one of the most important factors for any vehicle owner, and especially so for those owning a pickup truck. If you’re considering investing in a Toyota Tundra, you’ll be more than glad to know that it is the owner of the CBB Best Retained Value Award – a prestigious and much sought-after accolade that many four-wheelers on the Canadian market covet but few ever get. The awards actually track the values of the vehicle over a four-year period, during which time things like sales transactions and various other data points are examined and observed from different sources. Such an in-depth study results in determining which vehicles manage to hold the highest percentage value of their original MSRP – one of the few being the amazing Tundra.