October 19, 2007
Toyota Tundra wins Canadian Truck King Challenge
2007 Toyota Tundra 4X4 Double Cab SR5. Click image to enlarge
Brampton, Ontario – The Toyota Tundra has been named the overall winner of the 2008 Canadian Truck King Challenge, an independent test of 23 trucks organized by Powersports Media Service. The award marks the second time Toyota has taken the top spot; the Toyota Tacoma won in the inaugural Challenge in 2007.
23 trucks from Dodge, Ford, General Motors, Nissan and Toyota were judged in seven categories. The trucks were put through real-world conditions by a group of automotive writers, including two from CanadianDriver, involving such tests as towing and off-road ability.
The class winners were the Toyota Tacoma (Midsize, Under V6); Toyota Tacoma (Midsize, V6 and Over); Toyota Tundra (Half-ton, under 5-litre); Toyota Tundra (Half-ton, over 5-litre); GMC Sierra (Three-Quarter Ton); Chevrolet Silverado (One-Ton); and GMC Sierra (Work Truck).
With the highest overall point score of 153.3, the Toyota Tundra Double Cab SR5 with 5.7-litre engine and 4WD was named the top contender.