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The Tundra is a brawny, capable, full-size truck that can tow up to 10,500 pounds or haul just over a ton of cargo, with some very serious off-road performance.
There is a lot to like about the 2017 Toyota Tundra, standard V8 power, roomy rear seating for the extended-cab and crew-cab body styles; unique off-road-themed TRD Pro model available no where else. The Tundra can take you from basic work truck to noble personal pickup or off-road warrior, there's bound to be a Toyota Tundra trim that suits your needs and personality.
There are three cab styles for 2017: regular cab, extended double cab and the CrewMax crew cab. There are two wheelbases and three bed lengths — a 5.5-foot short bed, a 6.5-foot standard bed and an 8.1-foot long bed. The regular cab seats three, and the extended- and crew-cab models seat five or six, depending on whether you go with front bucket seats or a bench seat.
Since its 2014 update, the Tundra has had a fierce, masculine, battering-ram countenance, with a well-designed interior cabin, dashboard buttons and knobs large enough to manipulate even with gloves on and a touch-screen display. The Upscale models, especially the 1794 Edition, have a sense of the Lexus family about them too. The interior is cavernous on the Double Cab, which is a sort of plus-size extended cab with four front-hinged, squat-looking doors. Don’t let that stubby appearance fool you, these puppies open to a spacious back seat that seats its passenger at a more comfortable height than its competitors.
That extenuating passenger space comes from its long standard wheelbase, providing even more room in the CrewMax. Not only does it provide that bounteous space, it helps the Tundra take rough roads, speed bumps and even junk on the highway without a pause or barely a sensation for the riders. The power delivery is persuasive, and the 5.7-liter makes healthy engine noise when it’s called up, with the six-speed automatic maintaining a low-profile operation.
Depending on the trim, that massive grille insert will either be all black, feature chrome accents, or have the old-school Toyota grille design. Toyota offers the Tundra in a Double Cab or CrewMax (crew cab) configuration, and bed sizes range from 5.5 to 8.1 feet. The new color choices for 2017 include Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, and Black on the base SR trim, while SR5 and Limited trims now feature the option of Inferno. The Tundra TRD Pro is available with Barcelona Red Metallic and Cement.
Standard safety equipment for the 2017 Tundra includes a full complement of airbags, antilock brakes, stability and traction control, a backup camera, and trailer sway control. Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors come standard on the Platinum and 1794 Edition; you can get these features on the SR5 and Limited by electing the Safety & Convenience package in your purchase. The Tundra received a 4-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Depending on which body style you choose, there are up to six trim levels for the Tundra: SR, SR5, TRD Pro, Limited, Platinum and the top of the line 1794 Edition. The availability of some options or packages can vary based on the region in which you live.