Toyota’s full-size, half-ton, Tundra pickup sees a handful of changes for 2018. Grille design and lighting changes launching, and Toyota makes its Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technologies basic on all versions.
A brand-new TRD Sport trim level also arrives for 2018, signing up with the SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition, and TRD Pro versions of the truck. Regular cab styles are used just in SR trim. Double Cabs come in SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Pro, and Limited trim. CrewMax cabs mirror the Double Cab lineup, dropping SR trim but including Platinum and 1794 Edition versions.
2018 Toyota Tundra Exterior Features
For 2018, all Tundras have LED daytime running lights. Additionally, some versions of the truck get a brand-new mesh grille, while the Limited and 1794 Edition variants have a billet-style grille. These two trucks, plus the Platinum, TRD Sport, and SR5 with TRD Off-Road plan, likewise have new LED headlights and fog lights.
2018 Toyota Tundra Technology
4 different Entune infotainment systems are readily available for the 2018 Tundra. The most fundamental version is geared up with a 6.1-in. touch-screen screen and features Bluetooth connectivity with music-streaming ability, quick-charge USB port, voice acknowledgment with Siri Eyes Free, and a reversing camera. Stepping up a level, Entune adds a bigger 7-in. screen plus a Scout linked navigation app. Satellite and HD Radio are also consisted of in this variation of the system.
The third rung on the infotainment ladder installs an embedded navigation system and Entune App Suite, which enables access to popular mobile phone applications best from the touch-screen screen. Upgrade this system with a JBL premium stereo and you’ve got the top variation of Entune.
2018 Toyota Tundra Under the Hood
Toyota uses an option in between 2 V-8 engines in the 2018 Tundra. The 4.7-liter V-8 makes 310 horsepower and 327 lb.-ft. of torque, while the 5.7-liter V-8 generates 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. of torque. Both are paired with a 6-speed automated transmission, and 4-wheel-drive is a choice. Depending on configuration, EPA fuel-economy rankings range from 13 mpg city to 19 mpg highway. The Tundra also tows up to 10,500 lbs. and transports as much as 2,080 pounds. of payload.
2018 Toyota Tundra Release Date
Look for the 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport together with the rest of the refreshed lineup to strike dealers in September.