The 2018 Toyota Tundra Baja heavy-duty picks comes in three cab styles, including a short and long bed as well as three engines with a range-topping 5.7-liter V8 making 383 horsepower.
Unfortunately what Tundra lacks is a distinct styling to make it stand out in a crowd of all the Ram, Ford and Chevy trucks popular on the market at the moment. Also, it could use a bit of oomph that would make it somewhat faster right off the mark – the big 19-inch tires the model comes with do not help by any means.
Exterior and Interior
A new styling features a sporty-looking fascia with a small lower air dam, including a mesh insert, coupled with a sturdy bumper. The Baja 1000 preview more than a few cues from the Raptor ’s grille along with letters instead of the trademark Toyota badge in the center.
The LED head and taillights come paired with a set of fog lights that frame the front apron. The vehicle sits on 19-inch wheels offering ample clearance, Bilstein shock absorbers and superior suspension.
The wheelbase as well as the height will remain unchanged, which might be bad news for some and good news for those who prefer the ship deck-feel they get every time they sit at the steering wheel.
Inside the car, 40/20/40-split seating arrangement comes with with four-way manual adjustment for the driver and passenger seats. What’s more, we’ve been accustomed to the best in comfort from Toyota.
Also, the 2018 Toyota Tundra Baja is far roomier than the T100 or Tacoma ever was. A huge and wide cabin has a flat floor with room to cross your legs comfortably, while the premium leather trim of this loaded production
Rounding out the interior, Toyota provided loads of high-end technology and performance features such as keyless entry, heated mirrors, full power accessories, a windshield wiper de-icer, a damped tailgate, cruise control, air-conditioning and many others will be made available.
Powertrain and the New Engine
The 2018 Toyota Tundra Baja is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 packing 383 horsepower paired with a six-speed automatic to make the pickup take no more than 6.3-second for a 0-to-60 mph sprint.
The engine comes with EPA fuel estimates of 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined with two wheel drive, and 13/17/15 mpg with four-wheel drive.
2018 Toyota Tundra Baja Release Date and Price
2018 Tundra Baja comes as with a hefty price tag as well. If you want your Baja you will have to fork over up to $47,000 for the fully equipped V8 version.