Toyota's rugged Tundra

Toyota's rugged Tundra

The 2016 Toyota Tundra features bold elements of design, refinement and craftsmanship.

Additionally, the Tundra continues to be a truck with American roots. The current-generation Toyota Tundra was primarily designed by Toyota’s Calty Design Research centers in Newport Beach, California, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, with some engineering by Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Tundra is assembled exclusively at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in San Antonio, and its V8 engines are assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama Inc., and 5.7-liter V8 transmissions are manufactured in North Carolina.

With a starting MSRP of $29,950, the Toyota Tundra is available in six models: SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition and TRD Pro. (The 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 models come exclusively with a long bed (8.1-foot) configuration. Double Cab models are offered in the standard-bed (6.5-foot) or long-bed (8.1-foot), and the CrewMax comes with a 5.5-foot bed.

The 2016 Tundra is available in 11 different exterior colors.

Under the hood

Tundra comes standard with the 4.6-liter i-Force V8 that produces 310 horsepower and 327 foot-pounds of peak torque. Fuel economy averages 15 mpg in the city, 19 mpg on the highway and 16 mpg combined (4x2 model).

The available 5.7-liter i-Force V8 generates 381 horsepower rpm and 401 foot-pounds of peak torque. Fuel economy averages for this engine are 13 mpg in the city, 18 mpg on the highway and 15 mpg combined (4x2 model).

Both engines are paired with a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.

Interior comfort

Tundra’s interior is comfortable and stylish. Amenities include metallic accents and bold contrasting fabric. The Limited grade adds leather-seating surfaces in Black, Sand Beige or Graphite with matching soft-touch door surfaces and wood-style interior trims. The Limited’s amenities also include dual zone air conditioning, Toyota’s Entune Premium Audio System with nine speakers (seven speakers on Double Cab models), chrome exterior door handles, 20-inch alloy wheels and much more.

The Platinum model, pictured in the photo, includes features such as an Entune Premium JBL Audio System with 12 JBL speakers, remote keyless entry, perforated leather-trimmed seats and more.

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To learn more about the 2016 Toyota Tundra, visit your local, Southeast Texas Toyota dealer or log on to www.toyota.com.

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