The Toyota Tundra is manufactured since May 1999, it is a Full-size pickup truck with a strong and powerful look, a bigger version from the 90’s Toyota T100, this truck is a whacking and comfortable machine, trust me, you will not get unseen on this one. Now Toyota is bringing new model 2018 Toyota Tundra with refresh looks and more muscular body. It will be available in five trims, SR, SR, Limited, Platinum and 1794 edition. You can even get the TRD package, that changes your 20-inch wheels to 18-inch off-road tires but it is only available with the SR5, Limited and 1794 edition. This actually seems to be a safe bed for Toyota, with only a few changes in the main. This big guy has a little touch on his front, not big changes, a little bit on his grilled, and LED on his front lights, but at the rear seems like a copy paste from his previous models, no changes at all. Let’s have a detailed look at the changes of this new version of Toyota Tundra.
2018 Toyota Tundra Changes, Exterior
The new Toyota Tundra 2018, came with a few changes in the front, the SR and SR5 got a new gray grille, while the Platinum keeps the body car color on it. The 1794 Edition and the Limited trims wear a chrome grille. The SR and SR5 model has new headlights with dark details that give it an aggressive look, also add LED lights in front. The Limited, 1794 Edition and Platinum also got the LED upgrade, those upgrades came with any model with the TRD Off-Road Package, this TRD upgrade likes to brag about his modifications so it adds a TRD graphics on the side.
Standard wheels are 18 inches aluminum alloy, with P275/60R18 and 275/60R18 tires, all season. The TRD upgrade looks awesome with its 20-inch silver wheels with 275/55R20 tires. The Tundra is available in this body colors: Super White, Magnetic Gray, Midnight Blue Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Alpine White, Silver Sky Metallic, Cement Grey Metallic, Blazing Blue Pearl, Quicksand, Inferno, Smoked Mesquite and Barcelona Red Metallic.
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The TRD Package is a racing upgrade so it makes the new Tundra 2018 more like a racing Off-road truck adding anti-sway bars and sport-tuned TRD Bilstein shocks. All the V-8 tundras are available on Double Cab and super-sized CrewMax both with four doors in five different versions: the SR, SR5, Limited, and other two premium versions, the Platinum and 1794 Edition.
Dimensions(4×4) are: Height 1,920 mm or 75.6 in.; Width 2,030 mm or 79.9 in.; Length 5,815 mm or 228.9 in. and Wheelbase 3,700 mm or 145.7 in. Curb Weight is 2,400 kg or 5,291 lbs.; towing capacity is 4,399-4,305 kg or 9,700-9,490 lbs.
Dimensions(long cab 4×2) are: Height 1,920 mm or 75.6 in.; Width 2,030 mm or 79.9 in.; Length 6,295 mm or 247.8 in. and Wheelbase 4,180 mm or 164.6 mm. Curb Weight(depend on trims) is 2,555-2,575 kg or 5,633-5,677 lbs., towing capacity is 4,535 kg or 10,000 lbs.
Toyota Tundra 2018 Interior
On the inside the new Toyota Tundra 2018 keep a rough look, not fancy at all, not ergonomic neither not the best choice to be comfortable, a few features to get it comfier are available but they are optional such as telescoping steering column, heated seats, or power seats, so don’t expect things like a massaging driver’s seat on this one.
Let´s talk about the sound system, this is maybe a point in favor for the next-gen Tundra the sound quality that provides this truck is just awesome, on the SR version it gets an Entune Audio featuring a 6.1-inch touchscreen display; a basic AM/FM CD Player with MP3/WMA; auxiliary jack; USB 2.0, iPod connectivity and control; hands-free phone capability; Siri Eyes Free; advanced voice recognition, plus phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth, we can say that the fancy part would be in its sound system, pretty good for a truck.
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The new Toyota truck comes with 8 airbags including the roll-sensing side airbags for whole cabin and Star Safety System as standard, the system includes the following features:
• Electronic Brake-force Distribution
• Smart Stop
• Vehicle Stability Control
• Anti-lock Braking System
2018 Tundra Interior
Furthermore, two more features, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Monitoring comes standard with 1794 Edition and Platinum trim, whereas SR5 and Limited trim buyers can also avail these as an option. And that’s not the end, Toyota has taken complete care in terms of providing security to its customers. Just like other Toyota’s new model vehicle, the new Tundra is also equipped with a suite of driver assist technologies “Toyota Safety Sense P”. It includes the following technologies.
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• Lane Departure Alert which keeps the vehicle on track by detecting the lane markers through a built-in camera. If the vehicle is going out of the track, it issues the visual and audio alert to notify the driver.
• Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection function utilizes an inbuilt camera along with a radar for pedestrian detection and in case of an unwanted collision it alerts the driver while giving the audio and visual alert, however if the driver fails to take prompt action then the Brake Assist function helps the driver to lower the speed by applying brake automatically.
• Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is helpful especially on the highway, it maintains the distance between vehicle moving ahead of your car and the vehicle at the back. There is a millimeter-wave radar mounted at the front grille which allows setting the distance between the cars and while maintaining the speed limit set by the driver.
• Automatic High Beams through built-in camera detects the headlights of the vehicles moving onwards or vehicles crossing by the car and set the headlights’ high and low beam accordingly. This works great to enhance nighttime visibility.
The new 2018 Toyota Tundra continues its legacy of having two choices for the engine. Both are i-Force V8 engines. First one is a 5.7-liter V8 engine which produces an output of 381 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and a torque of 401 pounds-feet at 3,600 rpm. The other option is a 4.6-liter V8 engine able to generate 310 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 327 pounds-feet of torque at 3,400 rpm. Both of them are mated with 6-speed automatic transmission. Such massive engine and TripleTech frame of the Tundra make it muscular enough to tow up to 10,200 pounds of load. Fuel tank capacity is 31.6 gallons or 144 liters. Fuel consumption(4×4) for the bigger engine is City 16 mpg / Highway 20 mpg / Combined 17 mpg and for 4×2 16 mpg /22 mpg /18 mpg. Smaller 4.6-liter unit(only SR trim) has a bit better fuel economy, City 17 mpg / Highway 22 mpg / Combined 19 mpg.
Price and Release date
The 2018 Tundra price varies for different grades and trim levels. The SR grade will cost around 31,120 dollars, The SR5 trim cost will start from 32,830 dollars, The Limited and Platinum pricing starts from 40,385 and 47,080 dollars respectively. Whereas the 1794 Edition starts from 50,130 dollars. The TRD Sports price is yet to be revealed. The releasing date is September 2017.
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