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7 cars to test ride at Chicago Auto Show

Toyota Tundra
Toyota Tundra
  • Test-drive notes: Toyota is providing TRD Pro Series 4x4 Tundras on a course with a 14-foot-tall hill at the Chicago Auto Show.
  • Price Range: $26,200 to $44,550
  • Best gas mileage:
    • City - 16
    • Highway - 20
    • Combined - 17

Toyota completely redesigned Tundra for 2014, offering it in three cab configurations, five grades and with three engines -- one V-6 and two V-8s. Although the 270-horsepower V-6 delivers better fuel economy, the 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 is the most popular Tundra engine with owners. A five-speed automatic transmission comes with the V-6, and a six-speed automatic with the V-8s.

Every grade of Tundra sports a distinct look and theme; however, no matter the grade, each comes equipped with a backup camera and Bluetooth connectivity. Tundra is the only full-size pickup to offer a blind-spot monitor with cross-traffic alert on some grades.

Tundras scheduled for auto-show test drives will be outfitted with Bilstien shocks, 18-inch off-road alloy wheels and skid plates.

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