The Tundra is an American version light duty motor vehicle, which is also the first full-scale pickup truck of North America, produced by the Toyota, the renowned global automobile manufacturer in Japan. The model was introduced to the American market in 1999. The 2017 Toyota Tundra is the adaptation of the current Tundra and it will be released with some minor tweaks in its interior and exterior design, with powerful engines according to the modern day needs. Although the model is not powerful as its class competitors in the United States, it offers better performance and fuel economy when compared to that of the earlier Tundras. It will be released in six trims that include SR, Platinum, SR5, TRD Pro, Limited, and the 1794 Edition among which the SR is the base model.
2017 Toyota Tundra Exterior
Although the 2017 Tundra comes with minor external changes, they are expected to be the notable ones. First, it comes with redesigned front and back fascias to get an aggressive as well as a modern look. The front part of the vehicle most likely come with an aggressive chrome inflected grille, bigger air intakes, and revamped headlamps. All these notable changes would assist the new Tundra in offering an improved posture when compared to that of the earlier models. Some of the other prominent elements that will get changes comprise heated mirrors, a damped tailgate off-road tires, automatic LED headlamps with LED bulbs, a Platinum sunroof, a windshield wiper, and skid plates. The new Tundra will run on attractively designed 18-inch steel wheels with off-road tires.
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The new Toyota Tundra 2017 SR5 model that comes in Double cab and CrewMax body styles will be offered with chrome back bumper, chrome grille border, variable intermittent wiper, off-road-tuned suspension, skid plates, back privacy glass, all-terrain tires, and tow hooks as standard. It will be offered with a set of 18-inch alloy wheels as standard.
On the other hand, the Limited model comes with all standard external features of the SR5 model, plus heated mirrors, more fashionable silver base front grille, and with a set of 20-inch alloy wheels as standard.
The TRD Pro model comes equipped with a TRD double exhaust, distinctive external lighting, Bilstein shocks, and with a set of 18-inch alloy wheels as standard besides getting the external features of other models.
The new 2017 Toyota Tundra colors include:
Blazing Blue Pearl.
Magnetic Gray Metallic.
Silver Sky Metallic.
Sunset Bronze Mica.
The new model Tundra will be constructed with the body length of 228.9 inches, the width of 79.9 inches, and with the overall height of 75.0 inches. However, the height may slightly vary according to the models. The length of the wheelbase and the curb weight of the new vehicle will be 145.7 inches and 5000 pounds (approx 2273 kg) respectively. Similar to height, the wheelbase also varies according to the models. New Tundra towing capacity: SR – 10,500 lbs, SR5 – 6,800 lbs, Limited – 10,100 lbs, and Platinum – 9,500 lbs.
Toyota Tundra 2017 Interior
Similar to the exterior, the interior of the 2017 Toyota Tundra comes crammed with lots of internal features to make it more luxurious than the earlier models. The cabin comes equipped with well-designed seats upholstered in high-quality materials to offer a comfortable ride to the passengers. Each model of the new vehicle comes with their individual features.
The SR5 model will be offered with standard internal features, such as a manual sliding window at the back, a back under seat storage plate, High Definition and satellite radio, a 7-inch touch-screen exhibit, an automatic-dimming back view camera, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, alarm system, and an eight-way power seat for the driver.
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On the other hand, the Limited model comes with all standard internal features of the SR5 model, plus automatic-dimming back view mirror, glass breakage sensor, one-touch power windows, Smartphone app set, leather-covered steering wheel, automatic climate control, bed rail system, illuminated entrance lighting, and leather upholstery.
The TRD Pro model comes equipped with a satellite and High Definition radio, and a seven-inch touch-screen as standard. The model will also be offered with a plethora of optional features.
The new model Tundra comes with the maximum passenger volume of 126 cubic feet.
2017 Toyota Tundra interior
This time, power and torque will be delivered to the 2017 Toyota Tundra through three different powertrains. It will be offered with both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive patterns.
The first power unit through which the new Tundra would get its essential power and torque will be a V8 gasoline unit with the capacity of 4.6 liters i-FORCE DOHC. Through this power plant, the new vehicle would get its essential power of 310 ponies @ 5,600 RPM and the required twist of 327 lbs per foot @ 3,400 RPM. Regarding fuel economy, all 4×2 trims of the new vehicle would offer the mileage of 15 mpg when it is driven within the city boundaries and 19 mpg when it is driven on freeways. The combined mileage offered by the new Tundra would be 16 mpg respectively for the 4×2 models. On the other hand, 4×4 variants of the new Tundra offer 14 mpg, 18 mpg and 16 mpg as city, freeway and combined mileage respectively.
The next power unit through which the new Toyota Tundra 2017 would get its essential power and torque will be a Aluminum i-FORCE V8 DOHC 5.7-liter capacity petrol-operated unit. Through this power plant, the new vehicle would get its essential power of 381 ponies @ 5,600 RPM and the required twist of 401 lbs per foot @ 3,600 RPM. Regarding fuel economy, all 4×2 trims of the new vehicle would offer the mileage of 13 mpg when it is driven within the city boundaries and 18 mpg when it is driven on freeways. The combined mileage offered by the new Tundra would be 16 mpg respectively for the 4×2 models. On the other hand, 4×4 variants of the new Tundra offer 13 mpg, 18 mpg and 15 mpg as city, freeway and combined mileage respectively.
Both these powertrains will be paired with six-velocity computerized transmission. These power units also offer the new Tundra the better acceleration that makes it attain the speed from 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds and to get the maximum speed of 107 mph. The towing capacity of the new model Tundra varies according to the engine that ranges from about 2909 kg to 4773 kg (6,400 pounds to 10,500 pounds), whereas its payload ability ranges from about 650 kg to 936 kg (1,430 pounds to 2,060 pounds).
The third power could be a V8, 5.9 liters Cummins diesel. But this engine just stay on the wish list of buyers, for now.
These two 2017 Toyota Tundra engines will be combined with a six-rate mechanical gearbox and, both with back and all-wheel drive modes. moreover, these gasoline mills will provide the 2017 Tundra with the highest towing ability, which ranges from 6,800 to 10,500 pounds (3084 to 4773 kg), whereas payload capacity will vary between 1,600 and 2,060 pounds.
Date of release and price
The date of release of the 2017 Toyota Tundra is expected to be during the last quarter of 2016 or first quarter of 2017. Regarding pricing, the starting cost of the new vehicle ranges from $ 28 000 to $ 48 000, according to the models and the discretionary features.
2017 Toyota Tundra photos