Toyota
Tundra
2017
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James Flammang
Contributing Editor - September 26, 2016

Expert Rating

4.15 (Excellent)
MPG
13 City / 18 Highway

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2017 Toyota Tundra OVERVIEW

The Toyota Tundra is an alternative choice in the full-size truck segment, struggling against the popular leaders from Ford, Chevrolet/GMC, and Ram. Helped by a pair of brawny V8s and brashly muscular styling, the larger of Toyota’s pickup models aims for the heart of the truck market, which is dominated by the domestic brands. As a result, Tundra has been one of the slowest-selling full-size pickups in the U.S. market.

What's New for 2017

Changes are few for the 2017 model year. A tow hitch receiver has been added to models with the 4.6-liter V8, making that feature standard throughout the line. Tundra Limited models now include standard power front seats, including a four-way passenger seat.

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Choosing Your Toyota Tundra

The Tundra is available in three cab styles: Regular, Double, and CrewMax. Both the Double and CrewMax have four doors and can carry up to six passengers. With its conventional, full-width rear doors, the CrewMax offers more legroom in back.

The Regular Cab comes only with the long cargo bed (8.1 feet), while the Double can have either the short (5.5 feet) or long bed. The CrewMax is available only with the short bed.

Short BedLong Bed
Regular CabN/AX
Double CabXX
CrewMaxXN/A

The Tundra's standard 4.6-liter V8 generates 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque, while the optional 5.7-liter V8 achieves 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet. Four-wheel drive is available with either engine, and a six-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board.

Towing capacity ranges from 9,800 to 10,500 pounds. Fuel economy with the 4.6-liter V8 and rear-wheel drive is estimated at 15/19 mpg (city/highway), versus 13/18 mpg for the 5.7-liter. Four-wheel drive drops most figures by 1 mpg.

Six trim levels are offered:

SR

Available in Regular or Double Cab form, the entry-level SR gets matte black exterior trim, heated power mirrors, power windows and door locks, Bluetooth phone and audio, a rearview camera, air conditioning, and 18-inch steel wheels. The six-speaker audio system has a CD player. Toyota's Entune infotainment system includes a 6.1-inch touchscreen. Cloth seat upholstery, a front bench seat, and full carpeting also are standard, but a vinyl interior is available as an alternative.

SR5

Comes in Double Cab or CrewMax body styles with chrome exterior trim, foglamps, variable intermittent wipers, sliding rear window, 60/40-split rear seats, expanded instrumentation, satellite and HD radio, and a connected navigation app. The CrewMax also gets a power rear window and overhead console.

The optional SR5 Upgrade Package adds front bucket seats, a power driver’s seat, additional interior storage, and an alarm. A Safety and Convenience Package includes front/rear backup sensors and blind-spot monitoring.

Limited

Offered in Double Cab or CrewMax form, the Limited adds leather upholstery, heated power front seats, and a navigation system with integrated smartphone apps in the Entune Premium Audio system. Also standard are 20-inch wheels, additional chrome exterior trim and dual-zone automatic climate control.

The Limited Premium Package adds front and rear parking sensors, express up/down windows, and illuminated entry lighting. A blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert also is included.

Platinum

Available only as a CrewMax, Platinum gets 20-inch wheels, more chrome, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, a sunroof, perforated leather upholstery, ventilated front seats with driver’s memory, and a 12-speaker JBL audio system.

1794 Edition

This most luxurious Tundra CrewMax features a Western design theme that includes silver exterior accents and a saddle-brown extended leather interior with simulated suede trim. Wheels are 20-inch. (1794 references the founding date of the San Antonio, Texas ranch on which the Tundra's factory is located.)

TRD Pro

The offroad-oriented Tundra gets a special front end with distinctive badging, matte black bumpers, an off-road suspension with Bilstein high-performance shock absorbers, a front skid plate, and black leather upholstery with red stitching. All-terrain tires ride on 18-inch wheels. TRD Pro comes in Double Cab or CrewMax body style.

CarsDirect Tip

Tundra prices range from $31,215 to $51,225 (destination included). A Limited is probably the best bet in terms of substantial equipment at a comparatively reasonable price. Double Cab and CrewMax body styles are worth the additional cost if you regularly carry a full cab of adults. No Tundra is as plush as the newer domestic models, although Toyota’s truck isn't priced as high as those rivals, either.

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