The Toyota Tundra is a versatile pickup truck that comes in a number of different trims and configurations. Buyers can choose between an extended cab and a crew cab, and depending on the trim, there are two different grille designs. New for 2018, the Tundra has a TRD Sport trim, updated lighting with LED available, and a newly designed gauge cluster on the inside. The wide range of trims offers something for everyone, so here is how you can make the most of the 2018 Tundra.
The SR and SR5
Both the SR and SR5 come standard with a 4.6-liter V-8 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque. The SR trim is the basic work truck and comes with power windows and locks, air conditioning, and Bluetooth. The SR5 adds a smartphone navigation system, satellite radio, and extra safety features. The SR has an easy lower and lift tailgate to make getting gear in and out simple, and it has an integrated backup camera.
The Tundra Limited comes with a 5.7-liter V-8 that generates 381 horsepower. It has 20-inch alloy wheels and leather-trimmed seats in the front. You can get the Limited with the Double Cab or the Crewmax Cab and either a 6-foot-5 inch bed or a 5-foot-5-inch bed. The larger engine in the Limited makes this a good truck for families who want to pull a camper or boat, or even for those who need it for some heavier duty work. This truck can tow over 10,000 pounds, and with the 38-gallon fuel tank, you can work all day without having to fill up.
The TRD Sport
The new TRD Sport package is a scaled-down version of the TRD Pro and features sporty styling such as a hood scoop, 20-inch alloy wheels, and black accents on the exterior. It comes with the new honeycomb grille and a sport-tuned suspension along with TRD front and rear sway bars. Toyota built the TRD Sport for drivers who want to take their truck to the streets. It provides a smooth ride and flattens out the corners, and looks good while it’s doing it.
The Platinum trim comes in just the CrewMax cab with the shorter bed. Inside, it has some luxury touches such as a leather-trimmed steering wheel and perforated leather-trimmed seats with both heat and ventilation. The Platinum also comes with a moonroof and a high-end JBL stereo along with Toyota’s Entune infotainment system.
The 1974 Edition
For those who want some extra style, they should look at the 1974 Edition. This comes with an upgraded leather trim, a chrome billet-style grille with a gunmetal gray lower bumper in the front, complete with chrome endcaps. It has Western-themed perforated brown leather-trimmed seats, and 20-inch chrome-clad alloy wheels. The 1974 Edition comes with the latest safety technology including a blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.
All the Tundra models and packages come with Toyota’s Safety Sense P suite of safety systems. This means no matter what you need the truck for; it will help keep you safe on the road.
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