2018 Toyota Tundra
What’s New For the 2018 Toyota Tundra
The 2018 Toyota Tundra is Toyota’s full sized truck. It was introduced in 2007 and has carved out a space for itself in the American truck market. It enjoys Toyota’s reputation for quality and is the best alternative to domestic trucks available.
About the Tundra
The Tundra is offered is six different trim levels: SR, SR5, TRD, Pro, Limited, and Platinum. Buyers can also select from three different cab and bed length options. The base level six-cylinder engine has been eliminated, and now only two engine options exist. The smaller 4.6 Liter V8 produces 310 horse power while the larger 5.7 Liter V8 tops out at 381 horse power. Both engines mate with a six-speed automatic transmission. Rear wheel drive is standard, but the trucks can also be outfitted with four wheel drive.
Toyota has increase the available features on all vehicles in the lineup. The new Entune infotainment system is standard on all but the least expensive Tundra trim levels. This popular feature includes a touch screen control, blue tooth, and integrates with the driver’s smartphone.
Toyota has worked to improve crash test ratings. Recent version of the truck score four stars overall with five-star side impact protection. The trucks have standard traction control and antilock brakes.
The Tundra is built wide to maximize the interior space for passengers. This exaggerated dimension is felt in the shoulders when the truck is fully occupied. This is especially helpful for passengers in the rear of the crew max cab. This truck cab is one of the largest on the market, and it makes the Tundra popular with families.
New In 2018
The 2018 Tundra has only changed a few features in some of the variants. The Limited trim level can now include power adjustable front seats, and all Tundras are outfitted with a tow hitch as part of the standard equipment. Different paint colors are also available in the 2018 model that were previously restricted.
The Tundra continues to be one of the best options for truck buyers who value utility and longevity. These trucks have a reputation for performance, reliability, and value. Buyers typically enjoy much higher resale and these trucks are rugged enough to stand up to constant abuse. New owners are protected by the Toyota’s basic warranty and two years of free maintenance.