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Looking for a new or used Toyota truck to add to your garage? Look no further. Though the Toyota Tundra is known for its reliability, some years are better than others. Let’s check how this full-size pickup truck has done in recent years.

How reliable is the 2014 Toyota Tundra?

The 2023 Toyota Tundra parked in the city at dusk.
2023 Toyota Tundra | Toyota

U.S. News has all Toyota Tundra trucks ranked by owner satisfaction, reliability, and other essential factors. The 2014 Tundra received average ratings across the board and got a respectable 15 miles per gallon. The truck received five stars in the reliability trouble spots section across all significant areas.

J.D. Power gave the 2014 Toyota Tundra a reliability rating of three out of five, which is about average. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated this model suitable for front and side crash ratings. The driver-front rating was only marginal.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rated the frontal crash driver impact three stars, but the passenger side received four. It isn’t a bad deal, with an average retail price of $15,625 to $30,375. You can likely find a great deal on a used Tundra with a few miles, but it will last you a long time with maintenance.

Is the 2016 Toyota Tundra a good truck?

The back end of the Toyota Tundra Capstone
The back end of the Toyota Tundra Capstone | Amanda Cline, MotorBiscuit

Like the 2014 model, the 2016 Tundra truck received high reliability and owner satisfaction scores. The IIHS crash and rollover tests similarly with “good” and “marginal” ratings. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ranked the passenger and driver frontal crash ratings four out of five stars.

One drawback was the fuel economy, with an overall mileage of 15 miles per gallon. The annual estimated fuel cost is just under $2,000. For recalls, incorrect bolts were used in the airbag module. These should be updated as soon as possible. You can check your VIN on the NHTSA website to see if your vehicle is a part of the recall.

The engine major/minor, engine cooling, transmission major/minor, and drive system all received a perfect score of five out of five. Overall, owners seem satisfied with the driving experience, comfort, and overall value of the 2014 Tundra.

2020 was a good year for the Tundra

The 2020 Tundra might seem like an obvious choice, but it is also a reliable choice. The scores and ratings are similar to the 2016 and 2014, but a little beefier. It comes with a 5.7L engine and a high tow rating. The 2020 model is offered in an extended or crew cab with a six-speed automatic transmission.

There are two open recalls, but both are easily fixed. The low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank might fail, causing a crash. The other recall concerns the turn signals and hazards not being bright enough. These will be replaced free of charge. If you want a little extra capability, the TRD Pro model offers more for adventures.


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