2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition
The 1794 Version might be the most Texan of all Tundra models-- it's called for the year the JLC Ranch, the website of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, was founded. Like all 1794 Versions, our tester was a CrewMax design with the 5.5-foot bed and came powered by Toyota's 5.7-liter V-8, which generates 381 hp as well as 401 lb-ft of torque. Our truck likewise came outfitted with part-time 4x4 and an assortment of TRD Efficiency parts (as part of the TRD Off-Road bundle) and also other devices that drove the price as much as $54,796. The 1794 Edition assists warrant its MSRP with an interior covered in soft, smooth leather. The seats, center console, shifter, dash, as well as door panels are covered in rich-feeling cowhide, which provides a Western appearance with its saddle-brown color as well as white comparison sewing.
Although the natural leather upholstery itself looks nice, it could be better matched with the rest of the inside, which makes use of silver-colored difficult plastics and also plasticky-looking wood trim. The door panels and rush make use of the very same long lasting products found in other Tundra designs, which is possibly a good thing for those who plan on actually using their 1794 as a vehicle. The utilitarian look does stand out against the extra high end parts of the interior, nevertheless.
After the natural leather, the next point you'll discover when getting involved in the Tundra is the fact that this is an older product. You can't get an Expanse in 2017 with hands-free keyless entrance or push-button start, however our truck did have a remote-start function, which was a lifesaver in the Texas heat, as I can begin the car and also begin cooling off the cabin before getting in. The entire truck was greatly updated in 2014, but in some way the indoor currently feels dated. The steering wheel is beefy as well as showcases controls that look a generation behind, and also the touchscreen infotainment system-- although flawlessly functional-- does not have the sharp resolution and fast response customers have come to anticipate from brand-new cars.
However if you can look past all that, the Tundra is a solid vehicle. The trip is smooth on the freeway, and also the interior is primarily peaceful with the exception of some sound from the TRD Off-Road package's 275/65R18-size all-terrain tires. The Tundra manages like a smaller automobile on twisty roadways, and also it wasn't as hard to navigate in the city as you might expect of a full-size pick-up. I was definitely thankful to have the basic rearview cam as well as car park sensors when I needed to park, though. Steering feeling gets on the lighter side, and the ratio takes some getting utilized to, yet in general the Tundra is very easy to drive.
The V-8 offers plenty of power, as well as the six-speed transmission is quick to kick down an equipment when attempting to hand down the highway. The drivetrain additionally had no trouble climbing steep qualities. A couple of minutes on a crushed rock roadway was the closest I got to off-roading in the Tundra. It had not been testing enough to actually test the Tundra's capacities, yet if the road ever before obtained rockier or even more rutted, the vehicle would certainly have been prepared thanks to the TRD Off-Road bundle's off-road-tuned Bilstein shocks, engine as well as fuel storage tank skidplates, as well as the aforementioned A/T tires. The Tundra 4 × 4 1794 CrewMax additionally provides 10.4 inches of ground clearance. I didn't have an opportunity to tow or haul anything on my trip, yet the 4 × 4 1794 Edition has a max lugging capability of 8,800 pounds and also a max haul of 1,530 pounds.
Living with the Tundra daily wouldn't be hard for motorists of bigger stature, but if you have brief legs like me, getting in can be a challenge. The vehicle driver's side doesn't have a grab take care of on the A-pillar or over the home window structure, so you wind up drawing yourself up on the guiding wheel or the generously sized door armrest. Inspecting package for the $345 running boards on the alternatives list will correct this, and also it's suggested if you have kids so they could more quickly gain access to the back of the staff taxi. As flip-up rear seats come, the Tundra 1794 Edition's benches are pretty comfortable. The leather is soft, and there's plenty of supporting for long drives. There's also sufficient legroom. I had the ability to fit 2 carry-on roller bags sideways in the footwells without relocating the front seats.
With any luck advancement on the next-gen Tundra is well in progress, since the current design is revealing its age. The Tundra 1794 Version is still extravagant and also capable, but it could take advantage of one more indoor refresh at least. The following Tundra will certainly additionally need to work with its efficiency, as the current 4 × 4 V-8 is EPA-rated at just 13/17 mpg city/highway, less than practically every other 4 × 4 V-8 pick-up in the class. The 1794 Version does start less than its Western-themed competitors-- that includes the Ford F-150 King Ranch, Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn, and also Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Nation-- at $48,375 for a rear-drive version. So if a sea of brownish natural leather is the appearance you're going for, you'll pay a little much less for it with Toyota's version.
The Tundra still ticks most of the right boxes for today's truck customer, but competitors are continuously increasing the bar in the full-size pick-up category. If the next-gen Tundra could provide class-leading fuel economic situation, contemporary technology, and also improved worldly quality in addition to the convenience, ability, as well as resilience today's Tundra already provides, after that Texans will have something they could actually be proud of.