Mileage: 14 mpg city/18 mpg highway
As the 2012 Toyota Tundra Grade CrewMax Cab proves, a full-size pickup truck doesn't have to be pricey to provide an array of popular convenience items and a capacity for hard work.
Reflected in the price listed here is the available 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter, V-8 engine that makes the Tundra capable of towing up to 9,900 pounds and hauling a 1,665-pound payload in its 5-foot-7-inch-long cargo bed.
Gobs of space highlight the CrewMax cabin that features the most rear-seat legroom in its class. With its 40-20-40 split-bench front seat, it seats six. Among the standard equipment are full power accessories, dual-zone air conditioning, eight air bags, cruise control, reclining rear seat and a six-speaker audio system with CD player and auxiliary input jack.
The only way to add Bluetooth connectivity is to opt for the $510 upgraded audio package that also includes satellite radio capability, iPod connectivity and redundant audio controls on the tilt steering wheel.