The 2017 Toyota Tundra delivers us some great truck talent and has all the makings of a good car. But it still does not hold well against the competition. The Tundra is already and established vehicle by being a full-size pickup trunk and it offers a very good and a very robust pwoertrain. There are some models which we can agree that are noticeably better, but the established fan base for the Tundra is big enough that the car already has a cult-like following.
The Tundra models are also known for its durability and we cannot deny that part. Every Toyota Tundra model has been established with a very strong presence and manages help you in all sort of circumstances. The car is hard and as durable as any of the offered trucks in the market and the 2017 update is going to do it a lot of good.
The 2017 Toyota Tundra comes out with a standard lineup of trims, the SR, SR5, TRD Pro, Limited, Platinum, and 1794 Edition trim levels are all going to be available this year. It will also come with different bed lengths, cab sizes, also rear and four wheel drive, but also different powertrain options one of which is a diesel variant.
The changes that have been introduced will try to make the Tundra a better model. The sales do not show that the car is much behind its rivals. But when we take a long look at it we see that there is a great difference in sheetmeatl that has been utilized, ride quality, fuel economy and comfort. The changes will address some features regarding the comfort of the car and will also push the fuel economy a bit as well but there is still much work that needs to be done around the 2017 Toyota Tundra.
The exterior design of the 2017 Toyota Tundra is genuinely truck like. But when we go into details is where we notice how different the model actually is compared to its competition and what are the actual parts that the car is missing. In order to keep up with the competition the Tundra received a refresh in 2014 which included a complete makeover of the front end which also saw a new hood and a new grille design added. These elements are still going to be retained and the car is going to build up on that basis.
We do think that the tall front end of the car is too bluff and is an exaggeration for the design of the car. The sides feel more familiar and the tailgate treatment is not bad and makes it seem more rugged. The best part of the car is its rear where a simplistic approach was added and where not much thinking has been made. All in all, the car does have a lot of potential and is seen as fan favorite but one which could do with a lot of improvement in the time to come.
The interior of the 2017 Toyota Tundra has its unique kind of a design. All of the controls are oversized which goes with the ruggedness of the car, but the arrangement and the layout of those controls is quite sensible. The driver has a nice view and can see everything clearly and is able to have a nice display on everything. The car does mange to improve compared to some past models where a cartoonish look of the interior has been made. The car does feature a great overlay and is much better compared to what it used to be.
Even though much of the controls seem oversized on the inside, one can control them even using gloves. But what the best part of the interior is that the overall materials have been improved. This is particularly apparent in the upper trims which have gotten a very nice treatment. There is even a choice in color offered. The 2017 Toyota Tundra gives us a much better display on its interior that it did for the outside of the car.
Engine Options and Power
The base engine option for the 2017 Toyota Tundra model is the 4.6-liter V-8 which helps the model make 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque. This is a good option and the engine makes a good performance for a rear-wheel drive truck vehicle. But if you want more power the Tundra models are equipped with a secondary offer. The 5.7-liter V-8 engine brings more power and towing capacity as well and it makes 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. Both engines can be had with a 6-speed automatic transmission and this also allows for better fuel economy for the car which is also expanded with a lot of modifications that the engine has gone through.
Release Date and Price
As the latest statement have said, the 2017 Toyota Tundra is going to make an appearance in 2017. The release date was set for February and the entire lineup of Tundra models is going to become available at the same time. The initial price for the base version is $46,160 given as a base MSRP rate, but the pricing for the larger engine and the added features is going to go higher and perhaps hit the $50,000 mark.