Designers increased the size of the 2014 Toyota Tundra's front fascia and the chrome grille appears taller, visually connecting the upper intake to the three-piece bumper.
Ergonomic improvements to Toyota's 2014 Tundra interior include easier driver access to controls, such as reducing the reach to audio and HVAC controls by 2.6 in.
Toyota unveiled the redesigned 2014 Tundra full-size pickup truck at a press conference at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.
- Three cab styles available: two-door Regular Cab, four-door Double Cab and four-door CrewMax, all available with 4x2 or 4x4 drive train
- Tow package extends 4x2 Regular Cab max. tow capacity to 10,400 lb.
- Toyota Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop (SST) brake override technology
- Three-piece bumpers reduce replacement costs
- All-new seat designs improve front seat ventilation
- Added travel to front seat adjustment
- Double Cab and CrewMax available with bench or bucket front seats
New premium option packages -- called Platinum and 1794 Edition -- include leather seating (heated and ventilated in Platinum), JBL audio system, navigation system and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Limited, Platinum and 1794 Edition upgrade standard 18-in. wheels to 20-in.
Power trains have not changed substantially from the previous Tundra iteration, but this is the same gear that has won J.D. Power's Vehicle Dependability Study in the Full-Size Pick Up segment for seven years running.
Three proven powertrains:
- 4.0-liter V6 -- 270 hp and 278 lb.-ft. peak torque -- is standard on Tundra Regular and Double Cab models. Paired with a five-speed automatic transmission.
- Optional 4.6-liter i-Force V8 makes 310 hp and 327 lb.-ft. of peak torque
- 5.7-liter i-Force V8 produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. of peak torque in both gasoline and “Flex Fuel” variants.
- Both V8s come standard with a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission
Tundra is engineered at the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Its new look was designed by Calty Design Research centers in Newport Beach, Calif., and Ann Arbor. And Tundra continues to be assembled exclusively at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, in San Antonio, Texas.