The new 2017 Toyota Tundra is a serious off-roader and one among the few in the wider market sphere that prides itself as being unabashedly and proudly American creation. Sadly, it lags behind other pickup trucks in many respects. Some of the reasons that should compel you to get the Tundra include strong V8 powertrains, unique off-road-themed TRD Pro, user-friendly technologies, large double cab with traditional rear doors, and a colossal CrewMax cab. The Toyota Tundra release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
The Tundra finds itself in a precarious situation in its class owing to the fact that it will have to face off with trucks from Ford, Ram, and GM. And this has nothing to do with the fact that it is from a Japanese marque, the Tundra is actually manufactured in Texas, here in the United States.
Tundra state of affairs is pretty much about its age. Its aging and doing so pretty fast relative to other trucks in its class. For starters, the Tundra underwent a thorough update two years ago and with it came a smorgasbord of changes and add-ons including updated safety technologies, improved cabin design, and revised exterior styling. Industry pundits however were not impressed and likened the changes to a kitchen remodel as compared to breaking out the wrecking ball and fully rebuilding up from the abyss of the foundation.
The revisions weren’t solid enough to fix the foibles the Tundra was known for, and which, by the way, continue to pull it down even to date. The Ford F-150, for instance, is one of the segment’s best and continues to impress with its level of refinement and performance, lightweight aluminum body, and tons of standard technologies. The Chevrolet Silverado is yet another vehicle that has seen incremental improvements in just about every vehicular facet. Last, but certainly not the least, is the Ram 1500. It offers an impressive fuel-efficient turbodiesel V6 engine and a coil spring suspension system that allows it to offer a respectable ride quality.
The Tundra, in stark contrast, scores poorly on almost every area of its existence. Fuel economy ratings are subpar. The 4.6L V8, for instance, returns 15/19/16 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the 2WD, and 14/18/16 mpg with the 4WD system. The Ford F-150 specs for the fuel economy place its 3.5L V6 engine at 18/25/20 mpg with the rear-wheel drive, and 17/23/19 mpg with the 4WD. Ostensibly, the Tundra has lost the game here, again.
In all fairness, the Tundra offers an awful lot to value. On the upside, though, the CrewMax legitimately offers a sprawl-out comfortable cabin and ride quality, the double cab is among the most spacious extended cabs available on the market, and the setback offers relatively copious amounts of space. In overall, the Toyota Tundra 2017 has a long way to go in order to catch up with rest of the vehicles.
Some of the rivals here include Nissan Titan XD, Ford F-150, Ram 1500, 2017 GMC Sierra, and the Chevy Silverado.
2017 Toyota Tundra Review of Trims
Depending on which configurations you choose (cab style and/or bed length), there are six trims offered for the 2017 Toyota Tundra: TRD Pro, Platinum, 1794 Edition, Limited, SR, and SR5. These are further furnished with an incredible level of features and options.
Exterior Changes & 2017 Toyota Tundra Accessories
Some of the standard Interior accessories offered on the base SR model include cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, heated mirrors, full power accessories, keyless entry and ignition, eighteen-inch steel wheels, a USB port, a CD player, and a six-speaker sound system.
The 2017 Toyota Tundra SR5 adds a seven-inch touchscreen display, a power height-adjustable driver seat, HD and satellite radio, exterior chrome trim, variable intermittent windshield wipers, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, and foglights.
2017 Toyota Tundra Engine Specs
Two V8 engines lurk beneath the hood of the 2017 Toyota Tundra: a 4.6L V8 rated at 310 hp and 327 lbs. ft. of torque and a 5.7L Diesel V8 rated at 381 hp and 401 pounds-ft. of torque.
The 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro 0-60 mph takes a blistering 6.7 seconds. The maximum towing capacity stands at between 9,800 and 10,500 pounds.
Wheelbase: 145.7 in
Length: 228.9 in
Width: 79.9 in
Passenger volume: 65-126 cu ft
Cargo volume: /
Curb weight: 5000 lb
Top Speed: 107 mph
0-60: 6.7 sec
MPG: 13/18 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Radiant Red, Super White,..
Towing Capacity: 10,500 lbs
2017 Toyota Tundra Price & Release Date
According to various sources, the vehicle will probably go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.
The 2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum MSRP starts from $33,000.