Toyota Tundra is the Perfect Truck for Summer, says Forbes

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2018 Toyota Tundra

Review praises roomier Tundra that lets you take summer fun along with you, whether it’s storing a bike or towing a boat.

Recently, Forbes spent a week with the Tundra Limited and discovered something that we already knew: this Tundra (as well as all of the Tundra trims available on the market now) is the perfect summer truck.

One of the big pluses the business-minded crew took away from their experience is how much room the Tundra has inside and out (it is built in Texas, after all). Whether it’s “a load of wood, a house full of junk, a few bicycles, a set of drums or most anything else you can think of,” the Tundra can take it all inside its lockable, 22.2-inch deep bed and 1,730-pound payload capacity.

2018 Toyota Tundra

Though the Tundra is a giant among trucks, this truck is welcoming to all sizes, whether you’re as small as Ruby Rose or as tall as Bayonetta. Forbes says its interior is a cozy place to be, whether you’re driving the 381 horses from its 5.7-liter DOHC V8, or taking a nap on the backseat. And speaking of those horses, the 401 lb-ft of torque they create is more than enough to pull a boat out to Lake Texoma, which you’ll be able to see through its heated power tow mirrors with manual extend.

2018 Toyota Tundra Limited

The business magazine did find a few flaws with the Tundra, such as the 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway EPA rating, bouncy ride, and wide-turning circle better suited for open fields than city life. Those issues do little to take away from the truck’s big fun, though, earning “a hearty thumbs-up” from the magazine known for shining the spotlight on G6s and Bentleys.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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