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2017 Toyota Tundra Overview

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The 2017 Toyota Tundra is the largest and most powerful truck in Toyota’s arsenal. While Ford, Chevrolet, and Ram all fight for the top spot among pickup truck manufacturers, Toyota is content to do its own thing and build a truck that embraces not just performance and bold style but that also outclasses the field in terms of reliability and resale value.

The 2017 Toyota Tundra comes in six trim levels: SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition, and TRD Pro. All trims come with standard 2WD and optional 4WD.


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2017 Toyota Tundra Exterior

What’s New for the 2017 Toyota Tundra?

The 2017 Toyota Tundra is almost entirely unchanged for the new model year other than some minor revisions to standard equipment.

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2017 Toyota Tundra Exterior

The 2017 Toyota Tundra stands out. From the huge grille out front to the chiseled taillights in the back, this is a pickup truck that oozes rugged style. It also comes in just about any combination you may desire. The Tundra is offered with three cab configurations—regular, double, and CrewMax—and three bed lengths—standard (78.8 inches), long (97.6 inches), and short (66.7 inches). The regular-cab and double-cab are available with standard and long bed sizes while the CrewMax cab is available only with a short bed.

Color choices include Blazing Blue Pearl, Midnight Black Metallic, Black, Sunset Bronze Mica, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Super White, Barcelona Red Metallic, Inferno, Quicksand, and Cement.

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Exterior available on SR:

  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights with manual level control, Daytime running lights, Deck rail and tailgate caps, Taillights and stop lights with dual vortex generators, Black heated power mirrors, Easy lower and lift tailgate, Chrome and black engine badge, Two-speed windshield wipers, Windshield wiper de-icer, Front and rear mud guards

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; Color-keyed rear bumper; Chrome heated and power-folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals, blind spot warning indicators, puddle lights, 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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2017 Toyota Tundra Performance

Under the hood of the 2017 Toyota Tundra is the customer’s choice of two V8 engines. Standard on the SR and SR5 trims is a 4.6-liter V8 that makes 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque. Optional on the SR and SR5 trims and standard on all other trims is a 5.7-liter V8 that makes 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic and use Double Overhead Cams, a 32-valve design, and Toyota’s patented Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence. The 5.7-liter is also E85-capable. When properly equipped, the 2017 Toyota Tundra can tow up to 10,500 lb and haul up to 2,080 lb, though this isn’t limited to a specific combination of options. According to Toyota, sixteen different configurations in six trim levels can all tow at least 10,000 lb.

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2017 Toyota Tundra Efficiency

The 2017 Toyota Tundra is a V8-powered full-size pickup truck, which tells you everything you need to know about the efficiency. Still, it’s not bad as trucks go. The 4.6-liter gets 15/19/16 mpg city/highway/combined with 2WD and 14/18/15 mpg with 4WD, while the 5.7-liter gets 13/18/15 mpg with 2WD and 13/17/14 mpg with AWD. The 4.6-liter only gets 2 more mpg than the 5.7-liter at the most, so there’s little reason to downsize simply for the sake of efficiency.

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2017 Toyota Tundra Interior

2017 Toyota Tundra Interior

The 2017 Toyota Tundra is exceptionally well equipped for a pickup truck. Even the base SR trim features a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the dash as well as a backup camera. You’ll have to spend more to get the luxurious brown leather interior and wood trim pictured above, but even the lower trims never feel cheap; perhaps that’s because while the leather makes way to fabric and the wood to plastic, everything is nonetheless sturdy and well designed, down to the easy-to-reach controls and knobs that can be manipulated while wearing gloves.

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Interior available on SR:

  • Features: Air conditioning with dust and pollen air filter, Integrated backup camera, Fabric-trimmed 40/20/40 seating, Four-way adjustable driver’s seat, Four-way adjustable front passenger bench seat, Power windows and locks, Two 12V outlets, 60/40 split fold-up rear seats, Carpet flooring
  • Radio and Technology: Entune Audio Suite, Bluetooth hands-free, 3.5-inch color Multi-Information Display

Interior available on SR5:

  • Features: Sliding rear window with privacy glass, Rear under-seat storage
  • Radio and Technology: Entune Audio Plus

Interior available on Limited:

  • Features: Automatic dual-zone climate control with dust and pollen air filter, Leather-trimmed and heated front bucket seats, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, Six-way power adjustable front passenger seat, Leather-trimmed steering, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink, Fixed center console with storage
  • Radio and Technology: Entune Premium Audio, Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Anti-theft with engine immobilizer

Interior available on Platinum:

  • Features: Premium perforated and leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats with embroidered upper backrests, 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power thigh and lumbar support and two-position memory, Six-way power-adjustable front passenger seat with power lumbar support, Leather-trimmed steering with memory, Power vertical sliding rear window with defogger and privacy glass, Carpet flooring and premium floor mats
  • Radio and Technology: 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:

  • Features: Air conditioning with dust and pollen air filter, Premium perforated and leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats, Leather-trimmed steering with memory, Power vertical sliding rear window with defogger and privacy glass, Carpet flooring and premium floor mats
  • Radio and Technology: 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:

  • Features: Air conditioning with air filter, Black TRD Pro leather-trimmed seating with red contrast stitching and TRD Pro Logo, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, Four-way adjustable front passenger seat, TRD Pro shift knob
  • Radio and Technology: Entune Premium Audio

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2017 Toyota Tundra Safety

The 2017 Toyota Tundra is already significantly safer than most vehicles on the road by virtue of its weight and size, but that hasn’t stopped Toyota from packing in some extra safety features. Anti-lock brakes, traction control, and stability control are all standard, as is trailer sway control and an assortment of airbags. Optional on the SR5 and Limited and standard on the Platinum and 1794 Edition are additional active safety technologies, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and parking sensors.

The truck received four out of five stars for overall safety in government crash testing and the highest possible score of “Good” in the IIHS’s side, moderate overlap front, and seat and head restraint crashworthiness evaluations.

Standard Safety Features

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

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