Looking to the needs of commercial users, the 2008 Toyota Tundra has expanded availability of the base-level interior from just its Regular Cab to both the Tundra Double Cab and CrewMax Cab. In total, the 2008 Tundra full-size pickup adds 13 models, bringing the model lineup to 44 in the three cab styles.
Introduced as an all-new full-size pickup in 2007, the Tundra Regular and Double Cab models continue with a 4L V6 engine as the standard powerplant, producing 236 hp. at 5,200 rpm and peak torque of 266 lb.-ft. The CrewMax, which features four full-sized doors, is powered by a 4.7L V8 producing 276 hp. at 5,400 and peak torque of 313 lb.-ft. Both engines are mated with a 5-sp. automatic transmission.
Toyota's 5.7L I-Force V8 is offered as an option for all three cab styles. The aluminum block V8 generates 381 hp. at 5,600 rpm and peak torque of 401 lb.-ft. A 6-sp. automatic with adaptive shift logic comes with the 5.7L option.
Other notable standard equipment for the 2008 Tundra includes Toyota's Star Safety System, combining ABS, electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist, vehicle stability control and traction control.
The Regular Cab Tundra with a standard bed has a 126.8-in. wheelbase. Spec'ing a long-bed option stretches the Regular Cab wheelbase to 145.7 in., which is the same wheelbase used for Double Cab/standard bed and CrewMax models. A third 164.6-in. wheelbase is offered with the Double Cab model and a long bed.
Another feature of special interest to commercial fleets is a towing package provided as standard on all V8 models. With a one-piece towing receiver integrated into the truck's frame, it offers towing capacities up to 10,800 lb. It also upgrades the Tundra's cooling and electrical systems, adding a supplemental water-to-oil engine cooler, a power steering fluid cooler and pre-wiring for a third-party trailer brake controller. Optional telescoping towing mirrors are also available with the package.
Inside, the Tundra offers a variety of work-space and storage options, including a center console large enough to hold a laptop or hanging file folders, up to three 12V power points, and even a second glovebox.
The standard warranty for the 2008 Tundra is 36-mo./36,000 mi. on all components, with and additional 60-mo/60,000-mi coverage for the powertrain.