A crew cab pickup truck doesnít mince words; with extra doors and passenger room, its job is to carry the whole crew. If you want a happy crew, whether itís workers or family, the 2011 Toyota Tundra Crew Max treats passengers like VIPs.
Years ago, truck makers built crew cab pickups expressly for work crews. They were roomy, but had Spartan interiors because their main job was to move workers from a staging area to a jobsite. The modern crew cab, however, must do far more, and the 2011 Toyota Tundra Crew Max shows how itís done.
In the Tundra Crew Max, your passengers will appreciate the quiet, comfort and room to stretch out. Starting at an MSRP of $29,245 for the 4x2 model, the Tundra Crew Max combines Toyota quality and reliability with a rock-solid work ethic and impressive comfort.
Crew Max rear-seat legroom measures 44.5 inches, or about what youíd get in a long-wheelbase luxury sedan. Plus, the rear seatís 10-inch slide range allows you to adjust passenger comfort and room for onboard cargo. And when youíre not carrying a full load of passengers, you can easily fold down the rear seatbacks in a one-hand operation to provide a flat-floor storage area.
On balmy days, rear-seat passengers can enjoy the fresh air with power side windows that retract completely into the doors, and even a power slide-down rear window. For front-seat occupants, the Crew Max offers an optional power tilt/sliding sunroof. Toyota thought of everything; this option also includes an automatic variable-position wind deflector.
Youngsters will certainly enjoy the available rear-seat entertainment system that combines a nine-inch LCD screen, DVD player, two sets of wireless headphones and a remote control.
The Tundra Crew Max delivers plenty of power for work or play. The standard iForce 4.6-liter V8 delivers a husky 310 hp and 327 lb/ft of torque. The available 5.7-liter V8 doles out 381 hp and a massive 401 lb/ft. With either engine, a six-speed automatic transmission delivers seamlessly smooth shifts.
Toyota builds the Crew Max (right here in the U.S., by the way) on a solid foundation. Called a TripleTech frame, it maximizes strength, ride quality and durability. With the Tow Package, the rear springs keep the truck level even under full load.
The Tundra Crew Max can tow a trailer up to 9,900 pounds when equipped with the optional Tow Package. For 2011, all Tundra models come as standard with new trailer-sway control. Special software uses the truckís standard Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system to help counteract the effect of a wandering trailer when towing.
The standard Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto-LSD), which works more efficiently than a mechanical LSD, enhances traction and acceleration on slippery surfaces. The transmissionís TOW/HAUL shift mode adjusts both throttle sensitivity and transmission shift control, holding lower gears under certain situations to enhance vehicle control.
The Crew Max bed measures 5.5-feet long and is nearly two feet deep, so itís a hard worker in its own right. Making your work easier, the tailgate assist feature eases the all-steel tailgate down slowly. Add the available deck rail system for more bed utility. (Itís standard on the Limited grade.)
Tundra Crew Max takes crew safety seriously. The Toyota STAR SAFETY SYSTEMô gives every Tundra model a comprehensive array of safety technology including ABS brakes and Vehicle Stability Control with traction control specially tuned for truck duty. All Tundra models come standard with front seat-mounted side and roll-sensing side curtain airbags.
The Tundra Crew Max prioritizes comfort for all aboard. Treat your crew to luxury with the Limited grade, which in addition to adding a slew of comfort amenities, dresses up the Tundra Crew Max with a chrome billet grille and chrome power-retractable, heated auto-dimming side-view mirrors. Inside, the Limited offers the luxury of leather-trimmed, heated power-adjustable front seats. For luxury akin to top sedans, the optional Platinum Package adds heated and ventilated front seats, wood grain-style trim and a moonroof.
Not surprisingly, Tundra Crew Max offers the latest in user technology including available Bluetoothģ hands-free phoning, JBL premium audio and an optional navigation system with integrated wide-screen rear backup camera.
The 2011 Toyota Tundra Crew Max takes capability, comfort and value to the max. Bring your crew in for a look.