2014 Toyota Tundra — The Third Generation — First Drive — Four Wheeler Magazine

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2014 Toyota Tundra The Third Generation — Drive

A Look at the Latest From Toyota

We pushed until it poured over the We maneuvered down muddy, lit forest trails. We climbed hillclimbs. We towed four trailers. We carved our way up and down mountain roads.

All of this was in the brand-spankin’-new, third-generation ’14 Toyota in and around Farmington, Pennsylvania. The towing was done on an airstrip, the on local roads, and the off-roading on the Woodlands Resort off-road When we were done the Tundra, it was a muddy mess inside and out (sorry, Toyota).

Our assignment was to evaluate the new Tundra and we most of our time in a 5.7L-powered, shortbed, CrewMax 4×4 model equipped with the TRD package. Toyota is quick to out that almost everything you can see on the truck is new, and the company the truth. There are some items from the second-gen however. Here are the highlights of newest Tundra.

Toyota the goal was to move away a ‘rounded, bubbly look’ and aim for a ‘chiseled, masculine truck

Toyota says the goal was to away from a “rounded, look,” and aim for a more “chiseled, truck look.” Toyota the new look is “polarizing,” but the company that’s a good place to be. Up the hood line has been 1.6 inches, there’s a new upper with an “overall aggressive the front bumper is a new three-piece design, and there’s a “mock-air” The new grille has inner crossbars and a surround that come in styles and finishes depending on level (see sidebar). the side, the Tundra has larger, fender flares that are squared. Out back, the new cargo bed the dimensions of the outgoing Tundra and bed include long (8-foot, standard (6-foot, 5-inch), and (5-foot, 5-inch). All have a tailgate spoiler and dampened The rear bumper is new and is made of a metal to prevent damage and it is of three major pieces. exterior changes include new wheel designs (in 18- and 20-inch for a total of six wheel options;

generators” that are said to with straight line among other things; a tailgate; and three new colors bring the total to nine. cab configurations are available, Regular Double Cab, and CrewMax. trim levels are available and include SR, SR5, Limited, and the new high-zoot 1794 Edition 1794 Edition is a tribute to the founded in 1794, on which the plant is located in San Antonio). is subjective, but we think the new Tundra far better than the outgoing and the bed design is nothing short of We prefer the Platinum
trim level grille and because the grille surround and bumper assembly is color-keyed to the which we think looks We’re less enthused by the hood air inlet, but we’re the slot could be modified to a strip of high-output LED lighting. thing we’re less about is that Toyota the valance panel underneath the air This contributes to a loss of degrees of approach angle on the SR5 when compared to the outgoing SR5 However, the 26 degrees of approach is still better than of the Tundra’s competitors and the valance
panel helped with the of drag, which translates to fuel mileage.

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