For more than two decades, the Tundra has given Toyota a presence in the hugely popular full-size pickup truck segment, to which it brings the brand’s legendary reputation for reliability and strong value retention.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
This is a big year for the Toyota Tundra, which has been redesigned into an all-new generation with V6-only powertrains: a 3.5L twin-turbo V6 serves as the base engine, while the same engine matched with an electric motor cranks up the Tundra’s power output significantly. A 10-speed transmission is standard with both engines, and 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains are available.
Toyota offers the Tundra in SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, Limited TRD Off-Road, Platinum, and 1794 Edition trim levels. You can get the Tundra in Double Cab configuration with 6’5” and 8’1” beds, and a Crew Cab is offered with 5’5” and 6’5” beds.
SR trim comes with 18-inch wheels, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, six-speaker audio, LED headlights, A/C, and passive keyless entry. Also standard is the Toyota Safety System 2.5, consisting of sway warning, pedestrian and cyclist detection, emergency steering assist, forward collision mitigation, lane tracing assist, lane departure alert, radar cruise control, and automatic high beams.
SR5 adds heated/power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone A/C, LED fog lights, heated steering wheel, and a larger fuel tank.
TRD Sport gets 20-inch wheels, sport-tuned shocks, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert with automatic braking, and parking assist with automatic braking. TRD Off-Road builds on that with 18-inch wheels, hill assist and crawl control, multi-terrain select, auto-dimming rearview mirror, off-road shocks, and a locking rear differential.
Limited adds a 14-inch touchscreen, Softex seating, ventilated front seats, power-folding/auto-dimming side mirrors, wireless phone charging, a 400-watt bed outlet, and a panoramic sunroof. Limited TRD Off-Road adds the all-terrain features from the TRD Off-Road trim, and adds a heated steering wheel.
Platinum models get leather seating, a digital rearview mirror, head-up display, heated/ventilated front and rear seats, panoramic view cameras, 12-speaker audio, rain-sensing wipers, and trailer backup assist.
Finally, 1794 Edition models gain wood trim, chrome accents, tan leather, and a trim-specific paint colour.
As of this writing, Toyota has only published fuel consumption estimates for the gas-powered Tundra: 13.1/10.1 L/100 km (city/highway) for 4x2 models, 13.6/10.4 L/100 km with 4WD, and 13.5/10.6 L/100 km for TRD versions.
The Toyota Tundra goes up against a quartet of domestic full-size pickups: the Ford F-150, GM’s Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, and the Ram 1500. The F-150 is Toyota’s closest direct competitor as it also offers a full hybrid powertrain; the Ram 1500 can be optioned with a less-sophisticated mild hybrid setup.