The new and updated 2017 Toyota Tundra returns mostly unchanged. Buyers should flock Toyota dealerships during the last quarter of this year, as its release date is set sometime before this fall. No one can sensibly question the capability of the Tundra truck, as the vehicle is known for its excellent off-road manners.
The vehicle comes fitted with a V8 powerplant and with such a powerful powerplant, the vehicle will be able to edge out its rivals easily. Last year’s restyling enabled the vehicle to offer a more modern interior refinement. The TRD pro ranks high in case you want to go off the beaten path, as it comes fully equipped with a raised suspension, Bilstein shocks and skid plates.
However, the vehicle still grapples with unimpressive fuel economy ratings especially the V8 powerplant. Additionally, the vehicle disappoints when it gets off the pavement as it feels more stiff and classic and the tiny bumps can easily be irritating due to the constant vibrations in the cabin. Admittedly, the Tundra can be quite veracious in the hauling segment, but feels way much classic when you are left with your kids. In a nutshell, it lacks the refinement of modern era vehicles.
That said, it is worth considering other vehicles which come with superior fuel economy ratings, interior refinement, robust engines, and tons of convenience and performance features. One top-rated track is the 2015 RAM 1500, which comes with plenty of talents, an available diesel engine, and a well-rounded nature in overall. Others include 2016 Ford F-150, 2017 GMC Sierra, and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado.
Exterior Body Styles & Interior Photos – 2017 Toyota Tundra
The full-size 2017 Toyota Tundra pickup should come in three available body styles and different wheelbases. Additionally, the pickup truck will be provided in up to six trims raging from the base SR to the plush TRD Pro.
Some of the standard equipment on the 2017 Toyota Tundra to expect include keyless entry, a tilt steering wheel, cloth upholstery, 18” steel wheels, full power accessories, a rearview camera, a USB port, 12V power outlets, rear bumper, a damped tailgate, a 40/20/40-split bench seat, a matte black bumper, a windshield wiper, a CD player, premium audio system, touchscreen display, four-way manual adjustment, four-wheel drive modes, full power accessories, a damped tailgate, cruise control, and a grille surround.
The 2017 Toyota Tundra SR5 should come in two body styles, the CrewMax and Double cab. Some of the standard equipment to expect include a manual sliding rear window, a rear underseat storage tray, HD radio, chrome rear bumper, 7” touchscreen display, satellite radio, variable intermittent wipers, chrome grille surround, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview camera, eight-way power driver’s seat, alarm system, off-road tuned suspension, 18” alloy wheels, skid plates, all-terrain tires, rear privacy glass, and tow hooks.
The 2017 Toyota Tundra Limited Trim should come with everything in the SR5 plus heated mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, one-touch power windows, glass breakage sensor, smartphone app suite, leather-wrapped steering wheel, bed rail system, 20” alloy wheels, automatic climate control, more upscale “silver billet” grille, leather upholstery, and illuminated entry lighting.
Opting for the 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro should get you a TRD dual exhaust, HD radio, unique exterior lighting, 18” wheels, Bilstein shocks, 7” touchscreen, and satellite radio. Furthermore, the vehicle will also come with plenty of optional highlights.
2017 Toyota Tundra Engine Specs
All trims of the Toyota Tundra for 2016 come equipped with a choice of two V8 engines and either an AWD or a FWD system.
Expect a 4.6L V8 engine for the SR and SR5 trims. They come paired to a 6-speed auto transmission system and capable of generating up to 310 hp and 327 pounds of torque. The 2015 Toyota Tundra’s EPA ratings were given as 15/19/16 mpg in the city/highway/combined on FWD models and 14/18/16 mpg for the all-wheel-drive models, so for 2017, we should expect improved ratings.
Returning for 2017 is a 5.7L engine good for 381 horsepower and 401 pounds of torque. Depending on the body style and when properly equipped, expect a towing capacity of up to 10,000lbs.
Date Of Release & Price – 2017 Toyota Tundra
As already mentioned at the start of this preview, we should expect its release date sometime during the last quarter of this year. As for the 2017 Toyota Tundra price, expect an SR double cab to cost you an MSRP of about $29,700.