Tundra has been Toyota‘s leading truck for over a decade now and throughout the years, it has become one of the best medium sized pickup trucks in the world. Nothing less is expected from the new 2016 Toyota Tundra. The fact that this model is considered as one of the toughest and most reliable trucks, and with its wide variety of engines combined with styling, makes Tundra wanted on the market and a good choice for contractors as well as for people who want a dependable car.
The Toyota Tundra 2016 is mostly going to be a heritage of the old model, with similar styling in order to better match the styling orders of Toyota. Compared to older models, there will be improvements in powertrain and engine lineup, and a new platform that started with the 2014th model with a new type of ladder chassis, which makes this truck 30% stronger and 5% lighter.
Exterior and Interior Design
As far as the exterior goes, the truck will have a new front area with bigger air intakes, for 2016 Toyota Tundra diesel option only, in order to improve the cooling system, while the other versions will have pretty much the same front segment. Further improvement in the truck’s looks are LED lights both in the front and at the back of the base model and Xenon headlights on the higher end models. With bigger standard wheels and a wider range of alloys, Tundra will also get new rims.
Interior of the 2016 Toyota Tundra pickup truck is also going to receive minor changes that will mostly be the improvements in the materials and more equipment in the high end models. The base truck is still coming only with an audio system, manual air conditioning and that’s about it. On the other hand, the more expensive models will have automatic climate surround sound systems, satellite navigation and so on.
Engine, Specs, Performance
The 2016 Toyota Tundra will have available the same four engines of the current generation and also a totally new diesel that it will get from Cummins model. The standard engine is still going to be the 4.0L V-6, with the addition of a new engine management system, it’s going to be able to return a better fuel consumption and keep the power delivery constant. This engine is capable of delivering 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. It will come with a five-speed gearshift. You will be able to get 16 mpg in a city drive, 20 mpg on highway and 17 mpg in combined driving conditions.
The engine that is standard in top end models, 4.6L V-8 is now optional and it’s capable of providing 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of twist. With the exception of a more efficient air intake system, this engine will be identical to that of the current generation. The most powerful engine that Toyota offers in this model is still the 5.7L V-8. The base version of this unit will be able to pump out 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque.
2016 Toyota Tundra Sale Date, Price
The new 2016 Toyota Tundra pickup truck is going to be available starting with the end of 2015. The price of the new model is going to be around 25,000 dollars for a base model with a few options like the 2015th model, while the high-end models will cost around 45,000 dollars for the TRD Pro versions.