Overview: We have already mentioned that the new 2018 Toyota Tundra will not have any major changes, but there will be a few.Toyota’s Tundra remains an outlier in the full-size-pickup segment, a bit of an iconoclast’s choice compared with the entrenched domestic rigs from Chevrolet, Ford, and Ram.
It is a nice product, however, with plenty of capability and a chunky, tough look. The truck’s primary weakness is in the low number of configurations offered, although this strategy makes sense given the Tundra’s minuscule relative sales numbers versus the segment leaders.
Against the flood of different ways one can order an American truck, the Tundra offers a regular cab, a “Double Cab” extended cab, and a “Crewmax” four-full-door variant, each with a fixed bed choice except for the lower-grade Double Cabs, which are available in 6.6- and 8.1-foot lengths.
The CrewMax can be paired only with the 5.6-foot bed, while the regular cab is long-bed only.
Two V-8 engines are offered, a 310-hp 4.6-liter and a 381-hp 5.7-liter, and both come with a six-speed automatic transmission with your choice of rear- or four-wheel drive. For this review, we revisited the 5.7-liter engine in a 2016 Tundra 4×4 Limited.
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN
Appearance has remained very similar to the previous model, but the vehicle will get more aggressive look.
Although built of lightweight materials, strong appearance of the vehicle will remind us of a heavyweight truck. Bigger bumpers will have a leading role when it comes to aggressive look. Changes will happen to the lights, both front and rear.
Redesigned lights with LED technology have been improved to get the superior quality. Tires will be also a little larger than the ones on the previous model.
The new 2018 Toyota Tundra will have a possibility of dimming mirrors, which will have built-in heaters to prevent them of fogging. Interior will experience almost a complete change. The interior of the new Toyota Supra 2017 will surpass the current generation on the market. It will get a new dashboard, and a touch screen of 6.1 inch. It is certain that 2018 Toyota Tundra will use only the top quality materials, high-quality leather and wood.
Toyota Tundra ENGINES
The 2018 Toyota Tundra will come equipped with a choice of two V8 engines and either an AWD or a FWD system. We expect to see a 4.6-liter V8 engine for the SR and SR5 trims. They will come paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission system and the engines will be capable of generating up to 310 hp and 327 pounds of torque. The Toyota Tundra 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.
What We Don’t Like: Compared to the contemporary full-size-pickup zeitgeist, the Tundra seems slightly old-school. The brakes don’t feel particularly strong (although in our most recent four-truck comparison test, they stopped the 5900-pound Tundra CrewMax 4×4 in a respectable-for-the-class 189 feet from 70 mph), and the steering is slow and not very accurate.
At highway speeds, the steering requires constant corrections to maintain a straight path. Even though the 5.7-liter engine is capable of punting the truck to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, the Tundra prefers a more sedate driving style.
2018 TOYOTA TUNDRA RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
At the beginning we have already mentioned that the new 2018 Toyota Tundra could be expected on the market in the last quarter of this year. But when it comes to its price, it will range from $29.700 with the possibility of increasing.