2018 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck will get a mild refresh. The truck debuted at the Chicago Auto Show, with new grille designs and updated standard. This was done in order to compete with the increasingly fierce competitor. Toyota Tundra is a full-size truck that slots above the midsize Tacoma and is available in three cab styles, two bed lengths, and in either rear or four wheel drive configurations. Toyota also has rolled out a better handling TRD Sport package.
2018 Toyota Tundra Exterior and Interior Design
Refreshed on the outside, many speculations have come true. Body, chassis and the platform is slightly redesigned. The most noticeable aesthetic on the 2018 Tundra full-size pickup is the freshened front end that features new grille designs and headlamps. All trims are now equipped with LED Daytime Running Lights as standard. The fog lights are also LEDs. The bumpers and side mirror caps are also color matched, giving the truck a monochromatic theme. Five new exterior colors will be offered and 20 inch alloy wheels are immediately noticeable.
The new Tundra should offer an entirely new cabin. Maybe few new materials could be included. This is the first trim to come standard with leather trimmings along with heated and power-adjustable dual front seats. Dashboard will more functional with fewer buttons than before. Other features which come as standard with this model are Dual Zone Climate Control, 7 Speakers instead of 9 in Crew Max variants, Sirius XM Sat-Radio and Sat-Nav.
2018 Toyota Tundra Release Date and Price
Date of availability for the 2018 Tundra lineup was not announced at this time. Predicted both the Tundra and TRD Sport models will arrive in dealerships this September. Pricing for the new Tundra may increase due to the new standard safety equipment. We don’t expect a huge bump from its current range of $31,315 – $51,325.
2018 Toyota Tundra Powertrain and Performance
There is still no official word on what engines the upcoming 2018 Toyota Tundra is going to use. This might not be as hard to do as we first thought because we will refer to the current model. The new Tundra will offered two options. Two engines are available in the 2018 Tundra including a 4.6 liter V8 rated at 310 hp and 327 lb ft of torque, and a 5.7 liter V8 with 381 hp and 401 lb ft. The base 4.6 liter V8 in the 2018 Tundra is also used in the Lexus GX 460. Available on rear and four wheel drive Tundra CrewMax and Double Cab models, the Tundra TRD Sport is aimed at individuals and families who desire an extra dose of performance and styling. A six speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox available in 2018 Toyota Tundra.