When daydreaming of a classic summer road trip vehicle, a pickup truck is not what normally springs to mind — especially a massive 5,800-pound one that gets 17 mpg. However, seeing as the 2014 Toyota Tundra ($26,000+) could haul the space shuttle Endeavor across an LA freeway, I figured it could handle my family, a few bags and nearly 700 miles of road tripping.
From NYC to Maine in Toyota's big rig
Biff Tannen, Eat Your Heart Out!
Toyota recently set the Gear Patrol crew loose amongst the hills of the Cleveland National Forest in California for some off-roading with a pack of their latest trail-worthy vehicles. We got behind the wheel(s) of new FJ Cruisers and Tundras, and a Toyota TRD Tacoma. All performed flawlessly, but the TRD Tacoma stole the show…