2016 Toyota Tundra Review
Limited and also TRD Pro Tundras included a Toyota costs audio system as well as an application suite together with the Entune infomercial system. The Platinum as well as 1794 Edition variants come standard with a JBL premium audio system. Dead spot alerting now part of the Restricted Costs plan as well as comes criterion on the 1794 Edition and also Platinum grade. All Tundras with the 5.7-liter V-8 come basic with the incorporated trailer brake controller.
The TRD Pro Series is currently offered in a brand-new exterior shade called Quicksand while the 1794 Version gains an optional Off-Road plan, which adds 18-inch TRD Off-Road alloy wheels, trail-tuned Bilstein shock absorbers, engine skid plates, gas container skid plates, front tow hooks on rear-drive versions, as well as a TRD Off-Road sticker.
The 2016 Toyota Tundra is a full-size truck that ports above the smaller Tacoma and also is readily available in three taxicab styles, 3 bed sizes and also in back- or four-wheel-drive setup.
2 V-8 engines are available in the 2016 Tundra: a 4.7-liter ranked at 310 hp and also 327 lb-ft of torque as well as a 5.7-liter with 381 hp and also 401 lb-ft. Both engines are combined specifically to a six-speed transmission. Gas economic situation isn't one of the Tundra's fortes with rear-drive variants rated at 15/19 mpg city/highway for the 4.7-liter as well as 13/18 mpg with the larger 5.7-liter. Going with 4x4 drops those numbers a little to 14/18 mpg with the 4.7-liter and also 13/17 mpg with the 5.7-liter. Relying on the taxi design, engine as well as drivetrain configuration, the 2016 Tundra can tow 6,400 to 10,500 extra pounds when correctly furnished.
In addition to the dual front, side-front, and side curtain airbags, the 2016 Tundra comes criterion with knee air bags for the motorist as well as front guest. Blind spot warning is readily available as part of the Limited Premium package and also criterion on the 1794 Version and also the Platinum trim.
Trims, Plans, and also Just What's Criterion
The base SR trim comes criterion with 18-inch alloy wheels, the Entune infotainment system, 40/20/40 split-folding back bench seats, towel furniture, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, and also Bluetooth connection. Stepping up to the SR5 trim includes a larger seven-inch touchscreen, navigation, 60/40 fold-up rear seat pillows, back under-seat storage space, as well as a matte black lower front bumper. The Minimal quality is the mid-level design in the Tundra lineup and adds vehicle on/off headlights with hand-operated degree control, a deck rail system with 4 tie-downs, chrome warmed power side mirrors, 10-inch alloy wheels, the Entune smart phone application suites, leather furniture, a leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping guiding wheel, power rear straight window with a personal privacy glass, dual-zone environment control, and also an auto-dimming rearview mirror. On the Platinum as well as 1794 Version models, added standard attributes include a JBL costs audio system, perforated leather furniture, warmed as well as aerated pole positions, 12-way power adjustable motorist's seats, power vertical sliding rear window with a rear personal privacy glass, and also dead spot warning. Tundra TRD Pro models are the off-road performance versions and come with the larger 5.7-liter V-8 and also four-wheel drive. Conventional performance features consist of TRD Pro front as well as back Bilstein shocks, TRD dual exhausts, TRD front skid plates with an oil pan drainpipe accessibility panel, and also 18-inch TRD Off-Road alloy wheels.
What We Think
In a 2014 First Drive evaluation, we claimed that while the interior and also dash are well layout, the worldly quality of the plastics utilized is a disappointment because of the low-grade products used. Trip and also handling, on the other hand, are secure on- and also off-road while the seats provide plenty of assistance. We also said in a 2014 First Examination of 1794 Version version that the cabin is noisier compared to its rivals while the exterior design isn't really as fresh. Additionally, the 5.7-liter V-8 isn't as fast as several of its rivals that make use of more advanced powertrains. Interior space, on the other hand, is generous particularly the huge rear seats. For those who want maximum off-road efficiency, we said in a 2015 First Drive testimonial that the Tundra TRD Pro really feels better the much faster it could go. Furthermore, it does not obtain disturbed quickly as well as includes exceptional steering response as well as a well-tuned suspension than can deal with high-speed off-roading.
The Tundra TRD Pro is among 3 TRD Off-road automobiles in the Toyota lineup, the other 2 being the 4Runner and also the Tacoma.
-Excellent off-road ability in the --TRD Pro model
You Will not Like:
-Exterior design isn't really fresh
-Dated powertrain choices
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