Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition
The 1794 Version might be one of the most Texan of all Tundra designs-- it's called for the year the JLC Cattle ranch, the website of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, was founded. Like all 1794 Editions, our tester was a CrewMax model with the 5.5-foot bed and came powered by Toyota's 5.7-liter V-8, which generates 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. Our vehicle additionally came geared up with part-time four-wheel drive and a selection of TRD Efficiency components (as part of the TRD Off-Road package) and also other devices that drove the price up to $54,796. The 1794 Version helps validate its MSRP with an interior bound in soft, smooth leather. The seats, center console, shifter, dashboard, and also door panels are covered in rich-feeling cowhide, which lends a Western look with its saddle-brown shade and white comparison sewing.
Although the natural leather furniture itself looks great, maybe much better matched with the rest of the interior, which makes use of silver-colored tough plastics and plasticky-looking wood trim. The door panels as well as dash make use of the very same resilient products located in various other Tundra versions, which is possibly a good idea for those that plan on really utilizing their 1794 as a truck. The utilitarian appearance does protrude against the extra upscale parts of the inside, nevertheless.
After the natural leather, the following point you'll observe when entering the Tundra is that this is an older product. You cannot get a Tundra in 2017 with hands-free keyless entry or push-button start, yet our truck did have a remote-start attribute, which was a lifesaver in the Texas warm, as I could start the vehicle as well as start cooling off the cabin before getting in. The entire truck was heavily upgraded in 2014, yet in some way the interior already really feels dated. The steering wheel is beefy as well as showcases controls that look a generation behind, and also the touchscreen infomercial system-- although flawlessly functional-- lacks the sharp resolution and fast feedback customers have pertained to anticipate from brand-new vehicles.
However if you could look past all that, the Tundra is a solid vehicle. The ride is smooth on the highway, as well as the interior is mainly quiet besides some sound from the TRD Off-Road package's 275/65R18-size all-terrain tires. The Tundra handles like a smaller lorry on twisty roadways, as well as it wasn't as difficult to navigate in the city as you might expect of a full-size pickup. I was most definitely delighted to have the standard rearview camera and also auto parking sensing units when I needed to park, however. Guiding feel is on the lighter side, as well as the proportion takes some getting used to, but in general the Tundra is easy to drive.
The V-8 offers plenty of power, and the six-speed automatic transmission fasts to kick down an equipment when trying to pass on the freeway. The drivetrain likewise had no trouble climbing up steep grades. A few mins on a crushed rock road was the closest I got to off-roading in the Tundra. It wasn't testing enough to actually examine the Tundra's capabilities, but if the roadway ever got rockier or even more rutted, the vehicle would have been prepared thanks to the TRD Off-Road package's off-road-tuned Bilstein shocks, engine as well as gas tank skidplates, and the aforementioned A/T tires. The Tundra 4 × 4 1794 CrewMax likewise supplies 10.4 inches of ground clearance. I didn't have a chance to tow or haul anything on my trip, but the 4 × 4 1794 Edition has a max hauling capacity of 8,800 extra pounds as well as a max payload of 1,530 extra pounds.
Coping with the Tundra daily would not be challenging for motorists of bigger stature, but if you have short legs like me, getting in can be a difficulty. The driver's side doesn't have a grab handle on the A-pillar or above the home window framework, so you end up pulling yourself up on the guiding wheel or the kindly sized door armrest. Inspecting the box for the $345 running boards on the alternatives listing will treat this, and it's advised if you have children so they could more quickly access the back of the crew taxi. As flip-up rear seats come, the Tundra 1794 Edition's benches are quite comfortable. The leather is soft, and there's a lot of cushioning for long drives. There's also sufficient legroom. I was able to fit 2 carry-on roller bags laterally in the footwells without relocating the front seats.
With any luck development on the next-gen Tundra is well in progress, since the current design is showing its age. The Tundra 1794 Version is still extravagant as well as qualified, yet it could benefit from another indoor refresh at the very least. The following Tundra will certainly also need to work on its effectiveness, as the existing 4 × 4 V-8 is EPA-rated at just 13/17 mpg city/highway, less than practically each 4 × 4 V-8 pick-up in the class. The 1794 Edition does start less than its Western-themed competitors-- which includes the Ford F-150 King Cattle Ranch, Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn, and also Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Nation-- at $48,375 for a rear-drive model. So if an ocean of brown leather is the appearance you're going with, you'll pay slightly much less for it with Toyota's variation.
The Tundra still ticks most of the right boxes for today's truck purchaser, yet competitors are continually raising the bar in the full-size pickup classification. If the next-gen Tundra could provide class-leading fuel economy, modern-day tech, as well as enhanced material top quality in addition to the comfort, capacity, and sturdiness today's Tundra currently provides, after that Texans will certainly have something they could really boast of.