don't expect the ratings to last. NHTSA will allow a retest after a fix is in place. action will be quick...Toyota knows everyone is watching.4 out of 5 stars is not bad! Of course, 5 out of 5 would be better...but, 4/5 means 11%-20% chance of injury compared to 5/5 being less than 10% chance of injury. I will take the 4/5 and reliability of the Toyota instead of 5/5 of the GM products anyday.
Your assessment of the Tundra is a matter of perception. A friend of mine has a Titan and has had nothing but trouble since day one. Tires every 12K miles, radio replaced twice, rear end replaced under recall, 12mpg, ect.... The Titan may appear to be more solid but go to the Titan forums, it is anything but.:td:I ordered a CrewMax but only because of the kids and the wife who wanted the extra space in the cab.
IMO the Titan is a better truck and has a more solid overall interior and exterior.
The Tundra feels cheap to me.
The mechanical components; engine, drivetrain, susp etc. are likely BULLETPROOF and the rest was to save some $$$.
I hope to be pleasantly surprised.
I agree This is just unacceptable, not to mention disappointing. You can sit here all day long and say it is only one star, but when the competition all have a 5 star rating there's no excuse. It will just be one more perceived disadvantage versus the competition by shoppers. The competition forums are having a hay day with this and anything else they can find to rag on Toyota and the Tundra about and it pisses me off, honestly. I hate being the underdog and thats just what Toyota is in this market. Perhaps th most frustrating part is how it nearly dominates other markets so fluidly(midsize sedans, midsize pickups, etc.)I will be keeping my 01 Tundra until they make the 07 safer. It is not that hard today to get a five star rating. Toyota did a great job with the previous generation Tundra's so whats the problem now.
LOL! add a large pillow type air bag to the front bumper or a water filled plastic tank. unacceptable for a Toyota you can take ugly but not less safe.They can probably add a few more airbags, stronger side impact bars and maybe an ejection seat for the really bad crashes.
The 4 star rating is the same rating the previous gen Tundra has, how is the Tundra not safe? I'd wait for the IIHS results before making judgements about it's crash worthiness. Although the pre 2004 Ford F-150 got 4 and 5 star ratings from the NHTSA, the IIHS results were so bad, IIHS-HLDI: Ford F-150I certainly hope this is something that can be rectified....Safety is a very high priority for me and I would find it hard to buy something that is not as safe as the domestics.....TOYOTA, GET ON THIS NOW!..............
Heres the Silverado movie. Same thing.damn did you see the video????the driveside mirror broke off and you can see the passager mirror shoot off into the air even the gas cap flap flys off!!! talk about cheap!!!:td: and did u see how bad the dummy was thown around in the cab i hate to see the offset crash test...ouch!! i sure thought this truck would get a five star.