Toyota Tundra 2017 Reviewed
The Toyota Tundra 2017 is a full-size van that offers a robust engine and a refined sense of attracting some of the most loyal customers away from established rivals.
Tundra’s strong argument for sustainability has helped create a small part of the truck market, thanks in part to its wide range of trim levels SR, SR5, TRD Pro, Limited and 1794 Platinum Edition. Since buyers chose a level of finish, there are still many options: bed length, cab size, engines and rear wheel drive or four wheels.
Overall, the Tundra feels a step behind rivals.
Toyota Tundra 2017 Exterior
Although robust proportions are convenient, some parts and pieces stay very far away from the Detroit rivals.
The Tundra lacks all-in-one-piece appearance inside and outside delivered by rivals such as the Ram 1500 and Sierra GMC.
The Tundra was renovated in 2014 and gained a new hood, grille and front treatment, a tailored back door with the “Tundra” logo featured prominently, and a number of revisions inside.
However, the details are out of balance, they are almost a caricature in proportion. The biggest offender in our eyes, is the front of the truck and the biggest bluff. The sides and back of the tundra feel more familiar, while the process of stamping lift-gate is discreet and sturdy. Things look better as you walk around the Tundra, but it still seems that something is missing.
Toyota Tundra 2017 Interior
Inside the cabin, each button is extremely large. Everything is exaggerated given to people wearing work gloves, which can be removed after all, but the materials have improved the top finishing levels.
Passengers in the front seats have a storage area in the center console large enough to hold file folders or even a laptop, and some models also have storage under the seat. Good sound and acoustic glass keep the engine noise and road in the bay almost as well as the Silverado and Sierra absolutely quiet.
Since there isn’t a v-6 available, buyers can choose between a V-8, 4.6-liter with 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque and a top of the line V8 of 5.7 liters, good for 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque.
The V-8 offers a similar feel in the city. They are reasonably fast when they are not loaded with load and trailer limitations, and offer good acceleration at low engine speeds. Both tend to lack steam as speeds and altitudes rise.
Today, the Tundra base engine is a V-8, rated at 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque of 4.6 liters. These numbers are certainly suitable for lightly loaded rear-wheel drive trucks.
Release date and price
Toyota did not disclose details about the prices of its Tundra range. However, several rumors indicate that model prices will be in the same range as the projections are valued between $ 25,000 and $ 48,000. The starting price for the basic SR version is $ 30,020 and up to $ 46,980 for the Platinum version. Of course, the price can be much higher if you decide for one or more strong engine accessories.
As for the launch date, the Toyota Tundra 2017 is likely to appear in the last quarter of 2016 or early 2017.
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