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I know we are all Titan people on here, but how does the Tundra really stand up?

I like the looks of both, but the Titan is starting to get a little tired - needs an update.

Power, handling, etc.?

Thought there would be a thread on this, but no luck finding it.
 

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I know a few guys that own new Tundras. Everyone loves them. I was going to buy a Tundra instead of my Titan. We got my wife an Armada and I loved it, so it sold me on Nissans. Just opinions, so its probably not much help.

Oh, the only thing bad I found was videos of the bed bouncing. I guess the rear section of the frame flexes a lot.
 

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Well you can look up the specs and see that the Tundra is a more powerful truck. I know their drivetrain is pretty beefy as well I think they have a 10.5" rear end. They have a 6 spd to our 5 spd. They look awesome lifted or leveled with bigger tires but kinda look gay with the stock tires and wheels. Also the interior is fugly IMO. They also tow a little bit more if that matters to you.
 

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to me the tundras are butt ugly! they look swollen. the drive train is nice tho. i drove one with the 5.7 and it was nice. but i have raced a couple and beat them both. but its just opinions. get what you like:)
 

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This is not going to help in any way, but a friend of mine has a Tundra and there are things I like about his truck and things he likes about mine. As far as ride and power go they're about the same and the same goes for real world fuel economy (or lack of LOL).

It's really a matter of personal taste between the two.
 

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Tundra - no box frame = EPIC FAIL
Ditto! That alone is the reason I'm keeping the Titan. That and I'd never recoup all the cash I've spent modding it. :)

However, if a killer deal on a Black DC TRD Supercharged one presented itself like the one in the video... Bye, bye Titan. Only because both wouldn't fit in the garage. :)

 

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Tundra - no box frame = EPIC FAIL
Really? Then why does Ford use the C-channel frame in it's Ford Super Duty like it has for years and years. Toyota had an issue that was repaired. The brochure says the frame strong enough for 10,200. Titan does have boxed frame with a capacity of what...9,400 max. The C-channel frame is also used in semi's as well.
 

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Really? Then why does Ford use the C-channel frame in it's Ford Super Duty like it has for years and years. Toyota had an issue that was repaired. The brochure says the frame strong enough for 10,200. Titan does have boxed frame with a capacity of what...9,400 max. The C-channel frame is also used in semi's as well.
Its fully boxed, but its small in diameter thats the thing about the Titan.
 

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Its fully boxed, but its small in diameter thats the thing about the Titan.
Negative. The Tundra has a fully boxed front section. Under the cab a reinforced c-channel and the bed part is c channel.
 

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Really? Then why does Ford use the C-channel frame in it's Ford Super Duty like it has for years and years. Toyota had an issue that was repaired. The brochure says the frame strong enough for 10,200. Titan does have boxed frame with a capacity of what...9,400 max. The C-channel frame is also used in semi's as well.
It's my understanding that the c-channel produces a slightly better ride quality than the boxed frame and they're cheaper to produce and modify for different platforms. Hence the reason manufactures use it for trucks like the Super Duty that come in several different variations. At the end of the day most of us probably couldn't tell the difference.

I wonder if the OP asked Tundra owners the same question... I'm sure the responses will be hilarious. LOL

Honestly, the big difference between Nissan and Toyota is that Nissan seems to ignore quality control issues. They take forever to address them and their dealer support is horrible. Out of the 3 Japanese manufactures, Nissan is easily in last place... What they do have above the others is value and styling!
 
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I test drove both Tundra and a Titan before I got my Titan. I really liked the Tundra but price was a primary concern. Now I can't imagine not having my Titan I absolutely love it!!
 

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Tundra looks ugly and small. I've ridden in one and it rides like crap. Worse than an F350. No absorption at all. Horrible truck. I'd never even consider owning one. I'd go with a GMC before the Tundra. My mom's owned 2. She now owns a Titan and will never go back to the Tundra. They are expensive as hell, too!
 

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Tundra = FAIL

On rough and washboard surfaces, the Tundra isn’t particularly at home. Steering shock is better than some other trucks in the class, especially Dodge, but the rest of the structure creaks and rattles like an old farmhouse in a Force 10 gale. The worst is the rear. Because Toyota uses reinforced C-shaped frame rails out back (not fully boxed sections), rear end flex is very noticeable, especially over bad ruts and potholes, the box almost dancing independently from the cab. Over the long term, this can cause real durability problems, especially if you do tow with your truck or work in a construction zone where daily excursions on rough surfaces are a given.


  • New base V8 still lacks low-end torque
  • Build quality not up to usual Toyota standards
  • Weak frame design
  • Factory equipment tires


2010 Toyota Tundra 4x4 Double Cab 4.6L Review: Car Reviews
 

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Tundra = FAIL

On rough and washboard surfaces, the Tundra isn’t particularly at home. Steering shock is better than some other trucks in the class, especially Dodge, but the rest of the structure creaks and rattles like an old farmhouse in a Force 10 gale. The worst is the rear. Because Toyota uses reinforced C-shaped frame rails out back (not fully boxed sections), rear end flex is very noticeable, especially over bad ruts and potholes, the box almost dancing independently from the cab. Over the long term, this can cause real durability problems, especially if you do tow with your truck or work in a construction zone where daily excursions on rough surfaces are a given.


  • New base V8 still lacks low-end torque
  • Build quality not up to usual Toyota standards
  • Weak frame design
  • Factory equipment tires


2010 Toyota Tundra 4x4 Double Cab 4.6L Review: Car Reviews
Weak frame design as the F250 and Semi's. Interesting. I don't have to dig up some review(an opinion of someone) for the Titan, we have a whole board full of problems listed right here, by owners, lack of support from the MFG, outdated truck, not recommended by Consumer Reports for relability, rear axles, front axles, radiators, the list goes on and on and on.... too many to list. Out of Ford, Chevy, Toyota and Titan the Titan is not even in the game and apparently that's the way Nissan wants it.
 

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If you go by numbers the Tundra wins, no question. If you go by real world experience then it's equal and I not talking racing either. My opinion, I don't like the Tundra's interior or most of the exterior. The ride is good but not better. I have friend, co-workers and vendors that have jumped on the Tundra band wagon. They like the truck and they also have their share of complaints. Suspension is too soft, sucky brakes, weird shifting trany, body flex (more on that) bad fuel use when towing, weak top end when towing, ect ect. First the body flexing. A co-worker got his truck catywhompas on the job site goofing around. He was purposely trying to climb a mound of dirt at an angle. he got up, got stuck and got out of the truck. Got back in the truck and the door would shut. Once the truck got level the door shut fine. I did the same thing and didn't have a problem. A vendor of mine has a fleet of Titans, 6 2005 4x4 KCs. The owner, Jose went and bought a new Tundra. He claims it gets worse gas mileage when towing and at HWY speeds it doesn't have the same power as the Titan, after owning it 2 months he can't give a good review just yet. You never hear a Toyota owner complain about mechanical problem, why? because they are too proud and need to justify over spending.

Me, I have two Titans with a combine 227,000 miles. Yes they have had issues. Both had the manifolds replace, both had rear seals replaced, both had front pinion seals and both had the upper PS hose replaced. My KC has been trouble free for 65K miles except for a rear seal that was never replaced. Dad's 2007 with 43,000 miles has never been to the dealer except for a bad battery. What is keeping me from buying another Titan is Nissan's current packages. I want the proper TOW package without all the other BS and I don't want the base XE truck with gears and no mirrors.
 

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Weak frame design as the F250 and Semi's. Interesting. I don't have to dig up some review(an opinion of someone) for the Titan, we have a whole board full of problems listed right here, by owners, lack of support from the MFG, outdated truck, not recommended by Consumer Reports for reliability, rear axles, front axles, radiators, the list goes on and on and on.... too many to list. Out of Ford, Chevy, Toyota and Titan the Titan is not even in the game and apparently that's the way Nissan wants it.
Ford has the C frame correct, Toyota doesn't. Put a better axle in the Titan it will be class leading again. Nissan just sucks with upgrading the Titan. Outdated yes but in 2004-2005 and some of 2006 the Titan smoked them all. The only that has changed is the rest caught up and passed the Titan. Most of the problems with the Titan are from earlier years 04-06. I have two second year truck and have had the similar issues. Still Love my trucks.

Nissan need to update the Engine or at least add another engine option, Better axles with LSD.
 

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If you go by reviews, the Tundra is usually (not always) far back on the list. Usually the only thing they get credit for is their sheer straight line power, even while towing. They handle like a goofy guy tripping over some large feet. I used to think they looked pretty good, but now, I see few that I like. I spent a long weekend with a friend with a Tundra. The DC was nearly as big as my CC and it drove much smoother then my titan (before I got Bilsteins on the rear, then the Titan was better). The Titan just has its following because it will grab your heart if you drive one for too long. The power is real good, and when driving, it always felt athletic and nimble for a full size. I would drive mine for no reason, because I really enjoyed it. However, if I was to bet on which truck would be more reliable, I'd have to go with the Tundra
 
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