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2016 Toyota Tundra Overview

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2016 Toyota Tundra overview

The 2016 Toyota Tundra

While Toyota’s pickup truck star of the 2016 model year is undoubtedly the all-new mid-size Tacoma, we shouldn’t forget about the equally awesome, if larger, Tundra. Toyota’s full-size space-shuttle-hauling power vehicle is back for 2016, and ready to take on whatever you have to throw at it.

Toyota will offer the 2016 Tundra in six trim levels: SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition, and TRD Pro.

2016 Toyota Tundra overview

What’s New for the 2016 Toyota Tundra?

Given that Toyota is focusing most of its truck energy on the 2016 Tacoma, it’s unsurprising that the 2016 Tundra sees relatively few changes. That’s not to say there are none; in fact, certain models (SR5 and 1794 Edition) will get updated grilles, while the remaining models will wear the same grille as their 2015 counterparts.

Additionally, all models will have an upgraded Entune infotainment system, and an available 38-gallon fuel tank. Higher-end trim levels (Limited, Platinum, and 1794 Edition) will now come with blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert systems as standard features, while previously these were only offered as options.

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2016 Toyota Tundra overview

2016 Toyota Tundra Exterior

The 2016 Toyota Tundra has a powerful stance that leaves you in no doubt of its capabilities. Three cab options are available—Regular, Double, and CrewMax—and drivers can choose from 4×2 or 4×4. Depending on the model you choose, you can also opt for a standard bed or a long bed.

Exterior features range from heated mirrors and chrome badging on the base SR to a power moonroof and memory mirrors on the tricked-out Platinum. The sporty TRD Pro adds off-road-ready features like front tow hooks, a TRD dual exhaust, and Bilstein brakes.

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Exterior available on SR

  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights, Daytime running lights, Deck rail and tailgate caps, Black heated power mirrors, Easy lower and lift tailgate, Chrome and black engine badge

Exterior available on SR5

  • Fog lights, Chrome grille, Matte black lower front bumper with chrome endcaps, Chrome rear bumper, Variable intermittent wipers, Chrome “TUNDRA” badging

Exterior available on Limited

  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto on/off, Silver billet grille with chrome surround, Deck rail system with four adjustable tie-downs, Chrome heated side mirrors, Large fuel tank (38 gallons)

Exterior available on Platinum

  • LED daytime running  lights, Silver billet grille with color-keyed surround, Color-keyed front bumper, Matte black center rear bumper with color-keyed endcaps, Chrome heated and folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals and memory, Power tilt/slide moonroof

Exterior available on 1794 Edition

  • Chrome grille and gunmetal gray lower front bumper with chrome endcaps, LED daytime running  lights, Silver billet grille with color-keyed surround, Color-keyed front bumper, Matte black center rear bumper with color-keyed endcaps, Chrome heated and folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals and memory, Power tilt/slide moonroof

Exterior available on TRD Pro

  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights with black sport bezels, “Toyota” grille with color-keyed surround, Matte black lower front bumper with color-keyed endcaps, Matte black center rear bumper with color-keyed endcaps, TRD Pro bed-side stamping, Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors, Front tow hooks, TRD skid plate, TRD dual exhaust, TED Pro Bilstein brakes, Black engine badging, “Tundra” badging

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2016 Toyota Tundra Performance

The 2016 Tundra is powered by one of two engines: a 4.6-liter V8 and a 5.7-liter V8. The former delivers 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque, making it ideal for daily driving as well as more occasional towing. The larger 5.37-liter V8 generates 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque, making it the better choice for drivers who require the additional towing power. When fully equipped, the Tundra is capable of hauling a massive 10,500 pounds

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2016 Toyota Tundra Efficiency

It’s no secret—trucks are typically gas-guzzlers. With no V6 engine available like some of its competitors, the 2016 Tundra doesn’t disappoint. The 4.6-liter V8 returns a meager 15 mpg city and 19 mpg highway for a combined rating of 16 mpg. The larger and more powerful 5.7-liter V8 decreases those numbers to 13/18/15 mpg city/highway/combined. This truck is certainly no Prius—but really, if you’re in the market for a truck, is fuel efficiency one of your main concerns?

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2016 Toyota Tundra Interior

Inside, the 2016 Tundra redefines the basics. While many trucks offer sweaty vinyl seats and a simple AM/FM radio, the Tundra makes driver and passenger comfort a priority. Even the base SR model offers finely stitched seats, air conditioning, Bluetooth, and the Entune infotainment system. As you move up through the available models, you’ll notice increasingly luxurious features like heated leather seats, automatic climate control, and a premium audio system. Choose the CrewMax cab and you’ll have plenty of room for your crew and your family.

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Interior available on SR

  • Air conditioning with air filter, Integrated backup camera, Fabric-trimmed 40/20/40 seating, Power windows and locks, Two 12V outlets
  • Entune Audio Suite, Bluetooth hands-free, 3.5-inch color Multi-Information Display

Interior available on SR5

  • Air conditioning with air filter, Integrated backup camera, Fabric-trimmed 40/20/40 seating, Power windows and locks, Two 12V outlets
  • Entune Audio Suite, Bluetooth hands-free, 3.5-inch color Multi-Information Display

Interior available on Limited

  • Auto dual-zone climate control with air filter, Leather-trimmed and heated front bucket seats, Leather-trimmed steering, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink, Fixed center console with storage
  • Entune Premium Audio, Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Anti-theft with engine immobilizer

Interior available on Platinum

  • Premium perforated and leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats, Leather-trimmed steering with memory, Power vertical sliding rear window with defogger and privacy glass
  • Entune Premium JBL Audio with Navigation, Front and rear parking assist sonar, Glass Breakage Sensor, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Interior available on 1794 Edition

  • Premium perforated and leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats, Leather-trimmed steering with memory, Power vertical sliding rear window with defogger and privacy glass
  • Entune Premium JBL Audio with Navigation, Front and rear parking assist sonar, Glass Breakage Sensor, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Interior available on TRD Pro

  • Air conditioning with air filter, Black TRD Pro leather trimmed seating with red highlights, TRD Pro shift knob
  • Entune Premium Audio

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2016 Toyota Tundra Safety

Today’s trucks are just as safe—if not safer—than other vehicles. The Tundra comes with eight standard airbags, stability control, traction control, antilock brakes, and LATCH anchors for child seats. You can also opt for features like a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert, which come standard in higher trim levels or are optional on lower trim levels.

Standard Safety Features

  • Star Safety System (ABS, TRAC, SST, etc.)
  • Advanced airbags
  • Three-point seatbelts
  • LATCH child safety restraint system
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • ToyotaCare with no cost maintenance and roadside assistance

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