2017 Toyota Tundra
The Toyota Tundra pickup truck has been sold by the Japanese automaker since 1999. The first Tundra was sold under the 2000 model year, and the full size pickup truck has been a competitor on the market ever since. Manufactured and built in the United States from the very beginning, the Tundra may not be made by an American company, but it is certainly an American made truck through and through. The Tundra is the larger pickup truck in Toyota’s lineup, with the compact Tacoma situated a bit lower on the totem pole. In this highly competitive segment, it is nice to see that it isn’t just Chevy and Ford who are pulling out all of the stops to create a truly remarkable pickup truck.
The 2017 Toyota Tundra is still within the truck’s second generation, and has plenty of great amenities and features worthy of writing home about. Starting at just $30,120, the 2017 Toyota Tundra is capable of 19 miles per gallon on the highway. With an impressive list of standard features and amenities that make the Tundra even more of a contender in the market, it’s no wonder why so many drivers are turning their backs on the bowtie and blue oval brands in order to get their hands on this capable truck from Toyota. Discover everything that this impressive truck has to offer in terms of performance specs, towing and hauling capabilities, and intuitive design.
Engineering and Design
The Tundra’s power and performance means little without a strong design and fine-tuned engineering. Luckily, Toyota built the 2017 Tundra with both of these important factors in mind. The expert engineering behind the Tundra is what has helped the pickup truck earn a reputation for dependability and longevity. In fact, over 90-percent of Tundras sold over the past fifteen years are still on the road today. The 2017 Tundra is poised to be the longest lasting model year yet. After the Tundra is assembled in San Antonio, Texas, it is put to the test in Michigan with vigorous and extensive on and off road testing.
The 2017 Tundra is available in three different bed lengths, which is just another way Toyota makes it easy to choose the perfect pickup configuration for your needs. The CrewMax model features a short 5.5-foot bed and a full-size crew cabin. The Double Cab offers the standard 6.5-foot bed and smaller rear bench seat. The long 8.1-foot bed is available on either the Regular Cab or Double Cab Tundra models. With so many great options and configurations to choose from, the Tundra is the perfect pickup for your versatile needs.
The exterior of the pickup truck is designed for ultimate off-road exploration and can handle whatever your job site, excursion, or weekend of all-terrain adventure has in store. The interior of the Tundra boasts plenty of convenient features and high-end amenities to keep you and your passengers happy and comfortable. The interior cabin of the Tundra was designed for ultimate convenience. Pickup trucks aren’t known for being easy to maneuver in and out of, but thanks to the design and incorporation of fold-up rear seats, loading gear and passengers has never been easier. Up front, the center console is large enough to store files, laptop computers, and even includes a 12-volt auxiliary power outlet. Whether you plan to use your pickup truck for work or otherwise, the Tundra helps keep you organized and focused on the task ahead.
Like any pickup truck offering, the Tundra comes with a long list of optional equipment across the board. Most notably are the different power and performance specs that make the Tundra one of the most versatile full size pickups on the road.
The 2017 Tundra full size pickup comes standard with a powerful 5.7-liter i-FORCE V8 engine capable of 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. of torque. Equipped with an Acoustic Control Induction System, Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence, and 4-2-1 tubular stainless steel exhaust system, there is absolutely nothing “standard” about the Tundra. Other models come equipped with a 5.7-liter i-FORCE V8 with E85 Flex Fuel capability. This engine is essentially identical to the base power block, with the exception of the flex fuel capability. The third engine option comes standard on the SR5 model of the Tundra and is a 4.6-liter V8 capable of 310 horsepower rating and 327 lb.-ft. of torque. The entire 2017 Tundra lineup comes paired with a responsive 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence. Depending on the engine it is paired with, this transmission comes with a sequential shift mode that features either uphill/downhill shift logic, or a TOW/HAUL mode. Aside from the TRD Pro trim level of the 2017 Tundra, all models come standard with rear-wheel drive and have the option to add 4WD with active traction control.
Towing and Hauling
What’s a full size pickup truck without incredible towing capability? Toyota has all of your performance needs covered with a maximum tow rating of 10,500 pounds and the ability to haul up to 2,080 pounds. All that power deserves a bit of convenience, which is why Toyota includes a 4/7-pin connector integrated in the rear bumper. Able to easily connect any compatible trailer, it’s never been easier to hitch your trailer, plug it into the truck’s electronics, and go. Tundra models equipped with the 5.7-liter V8 powerblock feature the TOW/HAUL Mode that automatically holds lower gears for longer periods of time, as well as increases pulling power, throttle response, and engine braking. These Tundra models also come equipped with an integrated trailer brake controller, a system that allows the driver to adjust the amount of trailer braking based on the size and weight of the trailer being pulled.
Trailer Sway Control also comes standard on all 2017 Tundra models, which detects trailer sway as soon as it begins to happen, and applies brake pressure to individual wheels that need it. The system also automatically adjusts engine torque in order to stabilize the trailer and your precious cargo. In order for drivers to be in complete control when hauling or towing heavy loads, Toyota has incorporated a combination meter into the truck which keeps track of the pickup’s vitals. This system includes a coolant temperature reading, a voltmeter, and fuel and engine oil pressure gauges.
All of these smart systems add to your peace of mind as you are able to tow your favorite boat, trailer, or camper with confidence.
Test the Tundra’s Performance at Rolling Hills Toyota
The 2017 Tundra is a dependable, powerful pickup truck that is built to last. Rolling Hills Toyota is the top dealership for customer service and satisfaction, so taking the 2017 Tundra for a test drive with us seems like the most logical course of action. Our team is looking forward to showing you all that this incredibly capable full size pickup truck can do. Come on by to meet our award winning team, and take this award winning truck for a test drive. There is nothing quite like experiencing the Tundra from the driver’s seat, right where you belong. Get a feel for its intuitive design, powerful performance, and the impressive towing capabilities that this year’s Tundra has to offer.
Now is the best time to purchase a brand new 2017 Tundra – so why wait another day? See what you have been missing out on, and get inside the newest Toyota Tundra today.