Toyota hasn't made any big changes to the Tundra since 2014 and doesn't plan to until 2019. Nonetheless, the 2017 Toyota Tundra has a lot going for it with its roomy interior, powerful V-8, and reasonable price tag. If you are in the market for a new truck, the 2017 Tundra is certainly worthy of your consideration. Toyota has equipped it with up-to-date technology and offers a good selection of models and trims. Here are the answers to some of the questions you may have about this truck.
How many Tundra model options and trim levels are there?
There are six different Tundra models available: the Tundra SR, Tundra SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 and TRD Pro. There are also a variety of trim options which include the double, CrewMax or single cab, long or standard bed, two different engine sizes and either 4-wheel-drive or 2-wheel-drive.
Do all of the 2017 Tundra models come with a regular cab or crew cab?
No. The Tundra SR only comes with a regular or double cab and a standard or long bed. The SR5 and Limited come with either a double cab or the CrewMax cab with your choice of standard or long bed. The Platinum, 1794 and TRD Pro only come with the CrewMax cab.
What sort of mileage does the 2017 Tundra get?
The 2017 Toyota Tundra gets 13 to 15 mpg in the city and 18 to 19 mpg on the highway, depending on the model.
Does the 2017 Toyota Tundra have any hi-tech safety features?
The 2017 Tundra comes with some of the latest hi-tech safety features. They include the Star Safety System with Vehicle Stability Control, Anti-lock Brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology. Trailer-sway Control and Integrated Trailer Brake Control with Multi-information Display also come standard. A Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, as well as front and rear parking assist systems, are available on some of the models.
Does the 2017 Toyota Tundra come with the latest infotainment equipment?
Toyota equips the Tundra with their Entune Audio system. The features vary slightly, depending on which model you choose. The Tundra SR comes with an AM/FM/CD player, MP3/WMA playback abilities, six speakers, a 6.1" touch-screen, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port for an iPod or similar device, voice recognition and hands-free phone capability, streaming music with Bluetooth wireless and Siri Eyes Free. The Tundra SR5 comes standard with the Entune Audio Plus which includes a navigation app, 7" touch-screen, SiriusXM Satellite Radio that comes with a 3-month free trial period. The Limited and TRD Pro come with all that along with seven or nine speakers. The Tundra Platinum and 1794 Edition are equipped with the Entune Premium JBL Audio system with 12 JBL speakers.
How much does the 2017 Toyota Tundra cost?
Toyota's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2017 Tundra is between $30,120 and $47,080, depending on the model. The Tundra SR model is the most inexpensive with a base price of $30,120. The SR5 starts out at $31,930 and the Limited starts at $39,380. The Tundra Platinum and 1794 Edition start at a base price of $47,080, and the TRD Pro base model is priced at $46,110.
How safe is the 2017 Toyota Tundra?
The 2017 Toyota Tundra got a four-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2017 Tundra a Good rating on the moderate overlap front crash test, side crash test and for head restraint and seat safety. It only got an acceptable rating for roof strength and a marginal rating in the small overlap front crash test. The headlights got a poor rating, and the child seat anchor latch is acceptable for the ease of use.
What size engine does the 2017 Toyota Tundra come with?
There are a few different engine options in the 2017 Tundra. The SR and SR5 models come with a 5.7L V8, 5.7L V8 FFV or 4.6L V8 engine. The Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition and TRD Pro come with either the 5.7L V8 or the 5.7L V8 FFV. FFV stands for Flex Fuel Vehicle capability which allows you to use either standard gasoline or ethanol-based fuel. Tundras with FFV engines are Ultra Low Emissions (ULEV-II) vehicles.
How much can you tow with the 2017 Toyota Tundra?
That varies, depending on the Tundra model. The SR has a maximum towing capacity of 10,500 pounds and a maximum payload of 2,080 pounds. The SR5 has a maximum towing capacity of 6,800 pounds with a maximum payload of 1,600. The Tundra Limited can handle 1,670 pounds of payload and tow up to 10,100 pounds. The Platinum and 1794 Edition models have a maximum payload of 1,530 pounds and can tow up to 8,800 pounds. The TRD Pro can handle a payload up to 1,630 pounds and tow up to 9,700 pounds.
What's the seating capacity in the 2017 Tundra?
The double cab models and CrewMax cab models can seat five or six, depending on the trim option you choose. Regular cab models seat three people.