Year after year, car manufacturers attempt to reboot older classics into newly-evolved models. Toyota is no different, as it’s Tundra is quite the spectacle to behold. Some may look at this vehicle as simply a pickup truck. This rudimentary description really wouldn’t tell the whole story.
As we dive into the intricacies of this car, prospective buyers will be in awe of everything the Toyota Tundra brings to the proverbial table.
Let’s first start with the possible models. The Toyota Tundra comes in six iterations: SR (starting price $31,420), SR5 ($33,220), Limited ($40,685), Platinum ($47,380), 1794 Edition ($47,380), and TRD Pro ($49,645). Price points correspond with the increasing luxury as well as the amount of add-ons each model may or may not have.
Less expensive models come equipped with a 4.6-Liter Aluminum i-FORCE V-8 engine. Other models include a 5.7-Liter Aluminum i-FORCE V-8. Good fuel economy isn’t necessarily a cornerstone trait of the Toyota Tundra. The vehicle vary from 13 to 15 miles-per-gallon in city driving to 18/19 miles-per-gallon on the highway.
However, the smallish totals are made up for when it comes to towing capacity. Any vehicle with a 5.7-Liter engine has the capabilities to tow upwards of 10,000 pounds. This is made possible due to the heavy-duty TripleTech frame.
When compared to other trucks, the interior cabin of the Toyota Tundra is top-of-the-line. There’s a crazy amount of leg room/space, and the stitched leather for the 1794 edition in particular simply screams sophistication. The back row even has the capabilities to fit three people.
Aside from being a powerful yet stylish car, Toyota also crafted the Tundra to be a safe one. Using an in-vehicle camera, radar motion sensors will alert the driver should a pedestrian or some sort of object appear in front of the car. A pre-collision system also is capable when it comes to alerting the driver of a potentially dangerous situation. Break assist aids the driver further when accelerating at very high speeds.
Furthermore, some of the Tundra models comes with a package called Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System. Essentially, the system works to determine whether the car sways out of marked lines when driving faster than 30 miles-per-hour. An alert will occur in such situations.
Without question, the Toyota Tundra is one of the most impressive trucks currently out on the market. This regal vehicle is not only spectacular from an aesthetics standpoint, but also in terms of safety, performance, and practicality.