2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum Review

2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum Review - Prior to that, it was 2007 when the Tundra saw any action from Toyota designers-- and that was the second-generation Tundra's launching! To discover out, I invested a week with the truck on familiar streets I have actually passed through plenty of times with the Tundra's competitors.

2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum Review

2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum Review


As discussed, the existing Tundra debuted in 2007 as a brand new, ground-up truck that changed a much smaller sized pickup bearing the very same name. The truck came with an effective 5.7-liter V-8, 3 taxi alternatives, readily available 4WD, and payload and towing capabilities that ranked well versus Detroit's Big 3.

The Tundra then lay inactive for 7 years. We'll have to wait at least to 2019 or 2020 prior to Toyota lastly brings a brand new design. Regardless of its age, the Tundra isn't really a bad truck.

Exterior-2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum

My tester was a 2017 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Platinum. Optionally, the truck used side running boards and a spray-on bed liner. Whatever else is basic fair for the Tundra.

2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum Review

Get past its age, and the Tundra is a fun-looking truck that appeals to younger purchasers, who in my mind, would be pulling jet skis to the lake or carrying browse boards to the coast. Regardless of color, the Tundra has a lively mindset about it. And maybe my preferred element about the Tundra is its roll-down back window.

The Tundra is prepared for truck task, too. Totally kitted like my tester, the Tundra's 5.5-foot bed is plenty capable of carrying 1,630 pounds of whatever you desire. Spec it properly, and the a single taxi, long bed Tundra can carry 10,500 pounds worth of trailer.

2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum Review

The Tundra is all set for truck task, too. Totally kitted like my tester, the Tundra's 5.5-foot bed is plenty capable of transporting 1,630 pounds of whatever you desire. Spec it properly, and the a single taxi, long bed Tundra can carry 10,500 pounds worth of trailer.

The Tundra stays a helpful truck in spite of its age. And subjectively, its look is standing well the test of time.

Maybe the very best and most direct rival to the Tundra is the 2017 Ram 1500. The Ram is now the 2nd earliest truck in the sector, though more current updates have actually made it feel much more recent. Ram definitely deals with a broad audience with the 1500, marketing its Tradesperson journey to fleets and blue-collar occupations, while its various scandal sheet bundles interest folks desiring a custom-style pickup right from the factory.

Its big grille and crosshair bars have actually been the truck's specifying particular because 1994. Through the style advancement, the existing Ram 1500 preserves that big-rig design, however injects more enjoyable mindset and a vibrant appeal. The Ram Rebel off-road bundle brings a completely various appearance to the truck.

As anticipated, the Ram 1500 is offered in 3 taxi sizes and different bed lengths. Ram likewise boasts a class-exclusive RamBox storage system in the bed walls, providing owners integrated tool kits.

Interior-2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum

The Tundra truly begins to reveal its age within the cabin. The worst wrongdoers are center stack and its Entune system, the analog gauge cluster with its little details screen, and the absence of a keyless enter-and-go system. Obviously, this exact same Entune system is discovered in each Toyota item on the marketplace, however I have actually grumbled about the software application sensation old in those designs, too.

The truck's interior does have a number of redeeming qualities. The control panel's controls, while dated, are simple to utilize and the quilted leather on the traveler side (courtesy of the Platinum trim) is a great touch. Sure, every other truck in the sector can boast comparable qualities, however these are positives.

In addition to sufficient legroom for rear travelers, the bench seat fold up in a 60/40 split, making method for keeping bigger products. Unfortunately the Tundra's flooring isn't really flat. The good news is, the Tundra does have air vents for rear travelers.

The big side mirrors work in combination with blind area keeping track of to make lane modifications a breeze. The large back window uses an extensive view of things behind, while the windscreen feels like an IMAX screen.

Drivetrain-2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum

The huge bulk of Tundra pickups are powered with Toyota's age-old (however once again, aging) 5.7-liter iForce V-8. As with my tester, the 5.7-liter comes requirement in the upper trim designs, along with every routine taxi, long bed truck. Those power levels aren't bad for a mid-size V-8, falling mid-pack in the mix of GM's 5.3-liter, Ram's 5.7-liter, and Ford's 5.0-liter.

Part of the Tundra's issue is its aggressive 4.30:1 rear axle ratio and six-speed automated transmission. A numerically lower equipment ratio and an eight-speed automated would do marvels for the Tundra's fuel economy. Ideally, Toyota will consist of these enhancements in the Tundra's next generation.

Pricing-2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum

The Tundra's base setup is the Routine Taxi in 2WD with the long bed and 5.7-liter V-8. This SR-trimmed truck begins at $30,500. Yep, the Double Taxi with the smaller sized V-8 is really less pricey than the Routine Taxi Tundra.

2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum Review

My Platinum cut tester with 2WD and the 5.7-liter had a before-options rate of $46,980. 3 primary choices were included: the $345 running boards, the $579 spray-on bed liner, and the $85 storage tray in the center console. Contribute to that the $1,195 location cost, and the grand overall concerned $49,184.

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