3 Most Reliable Toyota Tundra Years, According to Consumer Reports

Looking for a new or used Toyota Tundra to add to your garage? Look no further. Though the Tundra is known for its reliability, some years are better than others. Check out some of the ratings by Consumer Reports that helped this pickup truck rank higher than others.

The reliable 2014 Toyota Tundra

The reliable Toyota Tundra sits on the Nascar track
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Consumer Reports has all of the Toyota Tundra trucks ranked by owner satisfaction, reliability, and other important factors. The 2014 Tundra received great ratings across the board.

The 2014 also got a respectable 15 miles per gallon. In the reliability trouble spots section, the truck received five stars across all major sections.

The reliability came in at five out of five, and the owner satisfaction was at a four out of five. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated this model good for both the front and side crash ratings. The driver-front rating was only marginal.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rated the frontal-crash driver impact a three-stars, but the passenger side received four.

With an average retail price of $15,625 to $30,375, it isn’t a bad deal. 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.

Don’t overlook the 2016 truck

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Like the 2014 model, the 2016 Tundra truck received high scores for reliability and owner satisfaction. 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 air bag 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

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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 both an extended cab or a 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 is concerning the turn signals and hazards not being bright enough. These will be replaced free of charge.

If you are looking for a little extra, the TRD Pro model offers a little more for adventures.