Toyota Tundra has been one of the few full sized pick-up trucks in the US for a couple of years and even though it is not an American brand it manages to compete with the others just fine and even beats them in certain aspects without too many hiccups. The 2016 Toyota Tundra is going to be a well-deserved update that will include a brand new engine, slightly different styling depending on the model you’re choosing and also better quality inside the car.
At a base price of just $28,410 for a Double Cab, which is still higher than the average of its class, but it comes with more features, so it balances out nicely. The more expensive models will go up to as much as $45,000$ and more which is in line with its competitors. Regular Cab Models will start from $29,020 while the Crew Max is offered for $32,380. Available trims include SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition and TRD Pro version.
As we said, the car’s interior stepped up things a bit with the addition of automatic climate control, electric windows all around and electric seats as standard. Other features include dirt resistant cloth upholstery and also rubber mats. Options will include a dual zone climate control system, satellite navigation, JBL audio system and also leather upholstery. Some of these will be available as standard on certain models and higher trim levels.
Specs Of 2016 Toyota Tundra
Its exterior on the other hand will be pretty similar to that of the current generation. The only major change will take place to the front of the car where a new grille has appeared and also a new set of headlights with LED included in them. The back of the car had remained the same while the wheels received a few models that are available only in combination with the new engine option.
The 2016 Toyota Tundra will feature some of the old engines as well as some new. The standard engine still is a 4.0 liter V6 with 236 horsepower and 227 lb-ft of torque. On top of this engine there are still two other V8s. There is the 4.7 liter which offers up to 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque and there is the 5.7 liter V8 with 385 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. All of these are available only with a 6 speed automatic and either rear wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
The big news comes in the form of two new engines. A 5.7 liter supercharged V8 in the TRD model. This is only available in certain markets and can offer up to 500 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque. The other new engine is the 5.0 liter twin turbo Cummins V8. This diesel is said to make over 300 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque making it the perfect workhorse for contractors thanks to its massive amount of torque and great fuel consumption when comparing it to the petrol counterpart. Without a doubt you will be able to significantly lower your fuel bill with diesel powered truck but you can be sure that it will offers enough power for all your jobs and towing of high loads.
2016 Toyota Tundra Release Date
It will be available on the market starting with the end of 2015 or at the start of 2016. After the official launch we will test one of these models and deliver our impression about improvements that are offered. It will be interesting to see how the 2016 Toyota Tundra will cope with strong competitors in this segment and few iconic models that ruled this market for decades.