The 2017 Toyota Tundra is full-size pickup truck and we can say the most powerful and the largest in its class if we compare it to biggest competitors from Ford, Chevy and Ram. Thanks to its predecessors, the 2017 Tundra will inherit reputation of reliable vehicle with great resale value. When it comes to market this year, main rivals of the Toyota Tundra 2017 will be Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Nissan Titan and GMC Sierra. There will be two same V8 engines as before , but diesel engine will not come with 2017 year model according to Toyota officials. Reason for that is adaptation to strict emission control in US countries.
2017 Toyota Tundra redesign
The new 2017 Tundra comes in 5 trim levels: SR, SR5, TRD Pro, Limited and Platinum, and in three cab configurations: Regular, Double and CrewMax. With two engines and two drivetrains available, the new Tundra is available with 50 configurations. Base SR trim with regular cab comes with a 8.1 foot long bed as standard while 6.5 foot standard bed comes in combination with Double Cab. The CrewMax cab configuration is available only with a 5.5-foot bed. Front fascia will remain same with big grille, which is lately a characteristic for all full-size pickup trucks.
Standard for all trim levels is multi-reflector halogen headlights with manual level control and daytime running lights while LED technology is reserved only for Platinum trim. Higher models are available with chrome exterior details such as bumper, grille, end caps, outside mirrors and “TUNDRA” badge on the side doors.
Great attribute of the new Toyota Tundra 2017 will be reduced outside noise, which is result of noise-control measures. Lower models (SR and SR5) come with fabric-trimmed seats while higher models (TRD Pro, Limited and Platinum) get leather-trimmed seats with leather wrapped steering wheel and dashboard. Even the model with lower price gets plenty of equipment and it includes rearview camera, air conditioning system, cruise control, infotainment system that includes 6.1-inch touchscreen, wireless connectivity for Smartphone, AUX and USB inputs and radio with CD player. Rear seats are foldable with 40/20/40 ratio. Higher models gets larger 7-inch touchscreen, automatic dual zone climate control, powered rear window with defogger function and with privacy glass.
When it comes to safety and security features, there is Star Safety System for all models. This system includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Anti-Lock Brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Traction Control (TRAC), Smart Stop Technology (SST) and Brake Assist (BA). Standard for Platinum trim level and optional for SR5 is Safety and Convenience Package that includes Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring and front / rear parking assist sonar.
Toyota Tundra 2017 specs
There are two V8 engine under the hood of the 2017 Tundra. Lower trim models come standard with smaller 4.6-liter gasoline engine that delivers 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque. A 5.7-liter V8 is available for all models while it comes standard with higher trim levels. This powerplant is able to produce 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come paired to the 6-speed automatic transmission and there are 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrain available. Fuel economy will be rated around 15 and 16 mpg for smaller and bigger engine respectively. The 2017 Toyota Tundra towing capacity will depend from chosen configuration and it goes up to 10,500 pounds. According to rumors, diesel engine will not be an option thanks to strict ecology regulations in United States.
2017 Toyota Tundra price and release date
If we consider that the 2017 Toyota Tundra will receive only small changes price will remain almost the same as its predecessor. It will start around $30,000 for base SR 4×2 model with regular cab while the top Platinum model fully loaded should cost around $50,000. When it comes to release date of the new Toyota Tundra 2017 we expect to see it on the US car market sometime in fall of 2016.