Toyota’s Rugged Tundra

Toyota’s Rugged Tundra

The redesigned 2014 Toyota Tundra half-ton full-size pickup truck adds bold elements of design, refinement, quality and craftsmanship, making it the most stylish Tundra yet.

Representing the first major change since the 2007 model year, the redesigned Tundra continues to be a truck with American roots that was once again engineered by Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and its new look created by Calty Design Research centers in Newport Beach, California, and Ann Arbor. Tundra’s V6 and V8 engines are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama Inc. in Huntsville, Alabama, and transmissions are built at a production facility in North Carolina. Finally, Tundra continues to be assembled exclusively at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, in San Antonio, Texas (TMMTX).

The 2014 Tundra has a grade strategy consisting of the hard-working SR, volume-leading SR5, the well appointed Limited, and two premium grades: “Platinum” and the all-new “1794 Edition.” The new 1794 Edition is a tribute to the ranch, founded in 1794, on which the Tundra plant is located in San Antonio.

Tundra offers three cab styles: two-door Regular Cab, four-door Double Cab, and the super-sized four-door CrewMax. Tundra Regular Cab and Double Cab models are offered in standard bed (78.7-inch) or long bed (97.6-inch) configurations, while the CrewMax comes with a 66.7-inch bed. All beds are 22.2-in. deep.

Tundra offers a palette of eight exterior colors including three new colors: Attitude Black Metallic, Sunset Bronze Mica, and Blue Ribbon Metallic. Popular carryover colors include Radiant Red, Super White, Silver Sky Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Black, and Barcelona Red.

Three engine options

Tundra offers three powertrains. A 4.0-liter Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) V6 is standard on Tundra Regular and Double Cab models and produces 270 horsepower and 278 foot-pounds of peak torque. It is paired with a five-speed automatic and EPA-estimated fuel economy is 16 mpg in the city, 20 mpg on the highway and 17 mpg combined.

The available 4.6-liter, DOHC i-Force V8 engine offers 310 horsepower and 327 foot-pounds of peak torque and an EPA-estimated mpg fuel economy of 15 mpg city/19 mpg highway/16 mpg combined on 4x2 models and 14 city/18 highway/16 combined on 4x4 models.

The Tundra workhorse is the 5.7-liter, DOHC i-Force V8. It generates 381 horsepower and 401 foot-pounds of peak torque. The 5.7-liter is offered in both gasoline and “Flex Fuel” variants. Fuel efficiency on 4x2 models is 13 mpg in the city, 18 mpg on the highway and 16 mpg combined while the 4x4 achieves 13 mpg city/17 mpg highway/15 mpg combined.


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