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The 2017 Toyota Tundra hits just the right balance between comfort and capability in the large truck category. While other manufacturer’s big trucks drift away from the original purpose and function of trucks with ever increasing luxury features, the Tundra recently has drawn a line to focus more on what a truck does well.
Built in Texas, USA, the Tundra is an Americanized truck that has opted lately to keep it old school by offering a highly functional big truck at a great value.
The Tundra base price starts out a little bit higher than the competition, but as the Tundra’s trim models go up, the price compared to other truck manufacturers goes significantly down. That is because Toyota trim models move up per added functionality, rather than increasing extravagant luxury items.
Buyers eventually win with a lot of truck for the money. So, if a truck buyer is looking for as much truck as possible, then the 2017 Toyota Tundra is the choice for real truck owners.
The Tundra comes in six models from the regular cab SR, to the crew cab, 4WD off road behemoth, TRD pro. All of them are powered with a V8 engine available in 4.6L or 5.7L, depending on model. A 6-speed automatic is the Tundra’s lone transmission. The 5.7L V8 produces 381hp and 401lb-ft is good for a big truck segment leading 10,000lbs towing capacity.
To slow down all that power, the Tundra has the largest in class front brakes. The rear differential is outfitted with a huge 10.5-inch ring gear to amplify power. The Tundra’s Limited-Slip Differential increases traction by automatically applying individual braking to wheels losing grip.
It’s a-TRAC 4WD is astute because it manages the power going to the front and rear wheels without interfering with the driver’s throttle input.
The exterior of the Tundra is nice looking. It combines elements of athleticism, and rounded aerodynamic features, without going overboard. The front grille is its most dominant visual feature and coincides with the large trucks segment’s image as powerful and capable.
The Tundra’s interior is a study in fit and finish. Every detail is carefully crafted. The cab is roomy for both the front seat passengers and those in back. The instrument panel is simple, driver centric, and has big knobs and controls for easy use. Leather appointed heated front seats are available and dual climate control is standard.
The 2017 Toyota Tundra earned a 5-star safety rating. Eight advanced air bags are standard, including seat mounted side bags and roll sensing side curtain airbags. Toyota’s Star Safety System™ is standard and includes, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, and Smart Stop Technology. Trailer Sway Control is standard as well, and available in higher trims is Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Traffic Alert. Added for 2017 is an anti-theft system engine immobilizer as a standard feature.
Audio Display and Back up camera are standard. The Multi-Information displays all the information in easy to view gauges with brightly lit symbols and numbers. The Available Entune™ is a hub of technology features. It has integrated Navigation and App Suits. And all can be accessed with Bluetooth® hands free communication.
The 2017 Toyota Tundra keeps it old school by providing a ton of big truck capability without going overboard on price. It is simply the best value in the large truck category. Visit a Toyota Dealership today and see this incredible truck today.