The 2018 Toyota Tundra comes as mild refresh of the outgoing model featuring a new, taller grille, an updated front bumper design, and a few additional touches. Also, it gets new sheet metal on the sides, as well as a revised tailgate and an integrated spoiler in the deck. There are updates on the interior as well, although they are limited to new seats and a restyled instrument panel.
The engine options are still limited to the two V8 engines and one V6, which are beefy enough yet nowhere near efficient as the engine options fielded by the competitive models, such as the Ram 1500 or the Ford F-150.
Exterior and Interior
The model is coming in no less than three distinct body styles: two-door regular cab, four-door extended cab and the four-door crew cab called the CrewMax and six trim levels.
There is a host of stylistic updates across the lineup: 18-inch steel wheels, a matte black lower front bumper, rear bumper and grille design were standard, while chrome rear bumper, foglamps, a higher-resolution 7-inch Entune touchscreen display, satellite radio and HD radio, plus an excellent Off-Road package found their way into the more advanced trims.
As to the interior, the 2018 Toyota Tundra comes with more style compared to the outgoing model that abounds in cheap materials, especially in the base level trim.
At least, the cabin of the Tundras of the present and past has never lacked for space and the front and rear seats always provided plenty of head and legroom, in addition to the very easy-to-use audio and climate dials and buttons. The seats are pretty comfortable but lack lateral support.
The 2018 Toyota Tundra, in its base model, is equipped with a 4.0-liter V6 with an output of 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes standard with a five-speed automatic transmission and offers fuel estimates of 16 mpg city, 20 mph highway and 17 mpg combined with two-wheel drive.
The two more powerful engines are a 4.6-liter V8 with an output of 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque, and a 5.7-liter V8 with 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Both are paired with a standard with a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.
The 4.6-liter checks in at 15 mpg city, 19 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined on two-wheel-drive models. The 5.7-liter engine is rated at 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined with two wheel drive.
2018 Toyota Tundra Price
The 2018 Toyota Tundra offers a wide range of pricing beginning from $25,920 for the base level model and climbing up to $47,320 before options.