Toyota's 2014 Tundra a back-to-basics truck — Houston Chronicle

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Toyota’s 2014 Tundra a truck

If you’re an avid of pickups, the outward changes to ‘s refreshed 2014 full-size pickup, which in showrooms last month, are enough to spot. Tauter different front grilles, and and tailgate give the Tundra a aggressive look, and that’s a bad thing in pickups, it seems.

In a nod to the Tundra now sports three-piece softening the hit on your wallet if you to replace a mangled bumper. The removable tailgate now features an spoiler Toyota claims fuel efficiency. Every bit helps with a brawny truck. Besides, the spoiler’s for temporarily parking a cold The tailgate is easier and smoother to and lift. Last, but not least, a TUNDRA is now stamped into the

Inside the cabin, a subtle, but change is controls for the audio and ventilation and air conditioning have shifted about 2½ inches to the driver. Tundra’s signature work-glove-friendly volume and tuning-round remain. We’re big fans of back-to-basics approach and anything that doesn’t involve open the owner’s manual or the risk of distractions while

There were enough distractions during our first with the new Tundra, which place in Jackson Hole, in the shadow of the Grand Tetons. The 5.7-liter i-Force V8 was a delight, at those altitudes, which 6,500 feet.

When you have to worry about engines and gear-hunting transmissions, you can on the cabin experience. With the new the most impressive takeaway was its and manners. Toyota’s engineers the shock absorbers to better the judder on harsh roads. the steering system was retuned, the Tundra less fussy on bad of pavement or uneven road Toyota also came up new hood insulation, cabin body mounts and a noise-absorbing to help quiet the interior.

A few later, driving a 2014 Double Cab (more about in a bit) i-Force around Houston, the 401 lb.-ft. of torque on tap was a even though we didn’t close to using the full 381 the Huntsville, Ala.-built engine

Our time in Tundras underscored today’s consumers, whether are looking for a work truck or a that can pull double for family transportation, are big winners. all new full-size pickups have four-door crew cab variants, V8s or turbo gas or diesel six-cylinders deliver decent fuel (for a heavy truck the aerodynamics of a refrigerator), offer a more refined ride, interior appointments and better payload and towing capabilities.

so many things being equal, the shopper’s big decision which truck to actually buy can come down to the little that surprise and delight.

All crew cabs, for example, with air conditioning outlets for the passengers. And owners who want to along their dogs or objects such as boogie may enjoy the standard power window that slides making pass-throughs or communication

For 2014, every Tundra with a backup camera, hands-free phone interface and free factory-scheduled maintenance and assistance for 25,000 miles or two whichever comes first.

Here are the basic ways to go for considering Tundras.

There are cabs: standard two-door, Cab (extended four-door), and CrewMax gives rear passengers 7.6 more legroom than the Cab.

Though there are bed lengths: 5.5 feet (short), 6.5 (standard) and 8.1 feet (long). The is available only with the bed, and the long bed comes on the regular cab.

There are engines: a 4.0-liter V6 rated at 270 and 278 lb.-ft. of torque; a 4.6-liter V8 310 horsepower and 327 lb ft.; and the previously top-of-the-line 5.7-liter i-Force. EPA fuel economy estimates from 17 mpg for the standard cab with V6 to 15 mpg for the V8 4WD. The V6 is offered only the standard or double cab 2WD. A V8 that can run on flex fuel is With gas mileage within 1 or 2 mpg of other, the big V8 is an inviting proposition at $1,500 more.

There are five grades SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum for 2014) and the 1794 Edition.

Toyota Tundra Regular Cab

The comes with leather-seating soft touch materials for and console, and wood-style trim. The upgrade is dual-zone automatic control is standard on the Limited.

gets better leather, a JBL audio system with and heated and ventilated front

The 1794 Edition is Toyota’s Ranch fighter. With all the from the Platinum, the 1794 is at fans of ranch living its saddle-brown leather seating and soft-touch materials for shift door trim and instrument A blind-spot monitor with cross-traffic alert system is an on Limited, Platinum and 1794

The time-honored technique of using to distinguish models is employed on the Tundra. SR and SR5 trucks come 18-inch-styled steel rims. The Platinum and 1794 Edition all-new 20-inch alloy

When equipped with a tow the Tundra can tow up to 10,400 pounds regular cab). That incidentally, is compliant with an towing standard that was to by auto manufacturers some ago. Toyota has implemented it and its cards out on the table.

The Tundra tow package’s rear help provide level rear suspension height and a full range of suspension and a one-piece towing receiver is into the frame prior to bed

The towing package also engine and transmission oil coolers, battery and alternator, and seven- and towing connections that sit the hitch to help avoid during high-departure-angle driving and a hookup under the dash for a trailer brake controller.

the towing package, the six-speed transmission gains a selectable shift mode that can lower gears when or decelerating to help enhance and safety. Standard for all models, sway control uses the stability control (VSC) to help combat trailer

The MSRP for Tundras range $25,920 for the regular cab SR and V6 engine to for Platinum or 1794 Edition 4WDs. Of course, no pickup (and in Tundra’s case, in Texas would be complete an available Texas Edition The Tundra’s comes with premium alloy wheels and 5-inch chrome oval boards or steps, stainless-steel tip, Texas Edition and custom floor maps. TX option lists for $4,195 on a 4WD Cab. (Prices do not include in delivery/handling charges.)

Toyota Tundra Regular Cab
Toyota Tundra Regular Cab
Toyota Tundra Regular Cab
Toyota Tundra Regular Cab

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