Toyota Tundra’s 5-year cost of ownership vs. Competition
BASE MSRP (INCLUDING FREIGHT) FOR EACH MODEL AND COST OF OWNERSHIP DATA OBTAINED FROM INTELLICHOICE.COM FOR 2017 MODEL YEAR AS OF APRIL 25, 2017: TUNDRA DOUBLE CAB SR5 5.7L 4WD V8, MSRP $37,345; FORD F-150 SUPER CAB XL 4WD 3.5L V6, MSRP $35,220; CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 DOUBLE CAB LS 4WD 4.3L V6, MSRP $38,535; DODGE RAM 1500 CREW CAB TRADESMAN 4WD 3.6L V6, MSRP $37,915. GMC SIERRA DOUBLE CAB 4WD STANDARD V6 4.3L MSRP $37,405 PROJECTED OWNERSHIP COSTS INCLUDE DEPRECIATION, FINANCING, INSURANCE, FUEL, STATE FEES AND REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE COSTS. 2017 INTELLICHOICE, WWW.INTELLICHOICE.COM. BASED ON 2017 MODEL YEAR STUDY. MANUFACTURER PRICE INCENTIVES VARY, ARE NOT REFLECTED IN THIS COMPARISON AND COULD AFFECT PROJECTED 5 YEAR OWNERSHIP COSTS. PROJECTED 5 YEAR OWNERSHIP COST FOR TUNDRA DOUBLE CAB SR5 5.7L 4WD V8 SHORT BED $35,669; FORD F-150 SUPER CAB XL 4WD 3.5L V6 $37,504; CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 DOUBLE CAB LS 4WD 4.3L V6 $40,421; DODGE RAM 1500 CREW CAB TRADESMAN 4WD 3.6L V6 SHORT BED $38,539. GMC SIERRA DOUBLE CAB 4WD STANDARD V6 4.3L $39,877. “FORD,” “F-150” AND THE FORD LOGO ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF FORD MOTOR COMPANY. “SILVERADO” AND THE CHEVROLET LOGO ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF GENERAL MOTORS LLC. “DODGE” IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF CHRYSLER LLC. “RAM” IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF CHRYSLER GROUP LLC. “SIERRA” AND THE GMC LOGO ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF GENERAL MOTORS LLC.
Cost to Own Comparisons—Toyota Tundra
The Toyota Tundra manages to do what very few other vehicles—other than Toyota models—do, and that is that it manages to hold its value so well its 5 year cost of ownership is actually lower than its MSRP. Moreover, according to Intellichoice, it is the lowest cost-to-own pickup in its class, when comparing similar models and price points. Put next to the Dodge Ram, Ford F Series, or Chevy Silverado, it manages to hold tightly with the pack when it comes to sticker price, but Tundra owners tend to save big when it comes to other expenses.
Where the Tundra really stacks up is in its ability to retain its value—which means that out-of-pocket expenses for its care might compare closely to its competitors in a lot of ways, but it also means that the resale and trade-in value of the Tundra will more than make up for that in the end. The important thing to remember about depreciation is that it does not happen in a vacuum—vehicles that hold their value better tend to do so because they are less prone to breakdowns, particularly catastrophic ones, or because their design is particularly safe or efficient.
The best way to beat the estimates and get even more out of your vehicle is by being rigorous with the maintenance and doing what you can on your own for day-to-day care. That way, you are more likely to catch repairs early, maintain fuel efficiency, and retain the maximum value when you resell. Other ways to beat the odds include shopping for the best deal possible on insurance and looking for ways to save when you buy your vehicle.
Remember, this comparison is based on MSRP, which means that when you find dealer or manufacturer incentives in play, it’s easy to get the Tundra at a considerable savings and maximize the value you get out of what is already the best deal in its class.
2016 TOYOTA TUNDRA BEST RESALE VALUE: FULL-SIZE PICKUP
VEHICLE’S PROJECTED RESALE VALUE IS SPECIFIC TO THE 2016 MODEL YEAR. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT KELLEY BLUE BOOK’S KBB.COM. KELLEY BLUE BOOK IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF KELLEY BLUE BOOK CO., INC.
OVER 90% OF ALL TOYOTA TUNDRAS SOLD OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS ARE STILL ON THE ROAD TODAY.
BASED ON IHS AUTOMOTIVE: POLK U.S. VEHICLES IN OPERATION REGISTRATION STATISTICS MY 2006-2015 AS OF JULY 2015.
INTELLICHOICE NAMED THE 2017 TOYOTA TUNDRA BEST OVERALL VALUE IN IT’S CLASS.
The IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year awards identify the vehicles with the lowest total cost to own and operate over the first five years of ownership. Selected from nearly 2,300 domestic and import 2017 model-year vehicles, the Best Overall Value of the Year (BOVY) awards recognize the best car values by class. IntelliChoice’s BOVY awards represent the oldest and most recognized automotive data analysis focused solely on identifying vehicles that will cost significantly less to own than other vehicles in their respective class.
2015 TUNDRA IS MADE IS THE USA
TOYOTA TUNDRA AND COMPONENTS ARE BUILT USING U.S. AND GLOBALLY SOURCED PARTS.