The 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport was introduced at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2017. Beside this pickup truck, there was also a premiere for Toyota Rav4 Adventure and Sequoia with TRD Sport package.
What is new with this new trim level? All models now get standard Toyota Safety Sense P, while regular cab for Tundra models is not available any more. Price will not be significantly changed but with small amount of money, you will get advanced safety technology. Main rivals for all models of the new Toyota Tundra 2018 will be Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Nissan Titan, GMC Sierra and Ram 1500.
Finally, what redesign changes will get 2018 Toyota Tundra?
There are small changes on its design for 2018-year model. There are five trim levels available with 2018 Toyota Tundra: SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum and 1794 Edition, and there is Tundra with TRD Sport package for extreme needs. New meshed grille is reserved for SR, SR5 and Platinum models while new billet style grille comes with Tundra Limited and 1794 Edition.
|DIMENSIONS (MAX)||Regular cab||Double cab||CrewMax|
|Length||228.9 in. (5,815 mm)||247.8 in. (6,295 mm)||228.9 in. (5,815 mm)|
|Width||79.9 in. (2,030 mm)||79.9 in. (2,030 mm)||79.9 in. (2,030 mm)|
|Height||76.2 in. (1,935 mm)||76.0 in. (1,930 mm)||76.2 in. (1,935 mm)|
|Wheelbase||145.7 in. (3,700 mm)||164.6 in. (4,180 mm)||145.7 in. (3,700 mm)|
|Inside bed length||97.6 in. (2,480 mm)||97.6 in. (2,480 mm)||66.7 in. (2,480 mm)|
|Inside bed depth||22.2 in. (565 mm)||22.2 in. (565 mm)||22.2 in. (565 mm)|
|Ground clearance||10.6 in. (270 mm)||10.6 in. (270 mm)||10.6 in. (270 mm)|
Two lowest models come with LED Daytime running lights and halogen headlights with a black bezel. Other three models come equipped with all-new LED headlights, daytime running lights and Led Fog lights. When it comes to 2018 Toyota Tundra colors, there are eleven exterior colors available: Blazing Blue Pearl, Midnight Black Metallic, Black, Sunset Bronze Mica, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Super White, Barcelona Red Metallic, Inferno, Quicksand and Cement.
When it comes to interior there will be no big differences compared to the 2017-year model. Only new thing is that the TRD Sport model gets a TRD shift knob and TRD Sport floor mats. That means that there will be air conditioning for lower models and dual climate control for higher trim levels. There is Entune Audio infotainment system with 6.1-inch touchscreen display (optional 7-inch), AM / FM, CD player, MP3 / WMA playback, 6-speakers (9-speakers optional), Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth and wireless connectivity. Fabric trimmed seats are standard while there are leather upholstery standard for higher models.
Just like any other Toyota vehicle, Tundra comes with rich safety features even with lower trim levels. All models comes equipped with Star Safety System that includes Anti-lock braked system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force distribution, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Smart stop and Brake assist technology. There are some features that only come with higher models or as an option on lower trim levels. This includes Rear cross traffic alert system and Blind spot monitor.
New Toyota Tundra 2018 specs
There is nothing new under the hood of the new Toyota Tundra 2018. That means that lower models are powered by base 4.6-liter V8 with 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque. Higher trim levels get thirsty 5.7-liter V8 that produces 381 horses and 401 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with 6-speed automatic overdrive transmission. Fuel economy depends on chosen engine and drivetrain and it is rated for 15 mpg for 4.6-liter engine while bigger 5.7-liter have 15 mpg of combined fuel economy.
|SPECIFICATIONS||4.6-liter V8||5.7-liter V8|
|Displacement||4,608 cc||5,663 cc|
|Horsepower (HP @ rpm)||310 @ 5,600||381 @ 5,600|
|Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)||327 @ 3,400||401 @ 3,600|
6-speed automatic overdrive
|Fuel economy (city / hwy / comb)|
4 x 2
4 x 4
Front suspension includes independent double-wishbone with gas shock absorbers while there are trapezoid multi-leaf springs with gas shock absorbers on the rear suspension. TRD Sport gets different suspension for better driving performance. This package includes TRD Sport Tuned Bilstein Shocks and TRD front and rear anti-sway bars.
2018 Toyota Tundra price
Since there are no big updates for the 2018 Toyota Tundra, pricing will be around 2017-year model. That means that SR model with 5.7L engine and regular cab starts around $30,000 while 4×4 1794 Edition with CrewMax cab has a cost around $50,000. TRD Sport package will get lightly higher price but it also get some safety features as well.