I don’t often get trucks to review, but I was really looking forward to driving the refreshed 2014 Tundra. I immediately put it to some heavy duty truck dude service, by helping my neighbor Tom buy a Christmas tree at a lot a few miles away from our neighborhood. Rugged.

My first impression of the Tundra is man it’s huge! I drove it downtown and ended up parking in a five-story garage. I have to admit it freaked me out. Parking garages aren’t built for big vehicles. Thanks to the rear-back up camera, now standard and parking sonar, I didn’t do any body damage.

This $47,000 truck is very posh inside. Some of the dash reminds me of a Land Rover. The perforated leather trimmed, heated and cooled 12-way adjustable seats are really nice and again upscale. And this seven inch hi resolution touch screen is like watching TV in your living room. Trucks have come a long way when it comes to creature comforts and safety. Mileage is a different story. This Tundra 4X4 gets 13 city and 17 highway for a combined 15 miles per gallon. This is a 5800-pound vehicle with a 5.7-liter 381-horsepower engine!

Toyota is playing catch up to Ford, Chevy and Dodge. But this CREWMAX four-door pickup is a worthy opponent when it comes to comfort, towing ability and driving dynamics. If you need something this large for work and hauling boats and kids, take Tundra for a spin. Just try to avoid downtown parking garages.

The refreshed 2014 Toyota Tundra.

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