Changes are few for the 2017 model year. A tow hitch receiver has been added to models with the 4.6-liter V8, making that feature standard throughout the line. Tundra Limited models now include standard power front seats, including a four-way passenger seat.
The Tundra is available in three cab styles: Regular, Double, and CrewMax. Both the Double and CrewMax have four doors and can carry up to six passengers. With its conventional, full-width rear doors, the CrewMax offers more legroom in back.
The Tundra’s standard 4.6-liter V8 generates 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque, while the optional 5.7-liter V8 achieves 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet. Four-wheel drive is available with either engine, and a six-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board.
Towing capacity ranges from 9,800 to 10,500 pounds. Fuel economy with the 4.6-liter V8 and rear-wheel drive is estimated at 15/19 mpg (city/highway), versus 13/18 mpg for the 5.7-liter. Four-wheel drive drops most figures by 1 mpg.
Available in Regular or Double Cab form, the entry-level SR gets matte black exterior trim, heated power mirrors, power windows and door locks, Bluetooth phone and audio, a rearview camera, air conditioning, and 18-inch steel wheels. The six-speaker audio system has a CD player. Toyota’s Entune infotainment system includes a 6.1-inch touchscreen. Cloth seat upholstery, a front bench seat, and full carpeting also are standard, but a vinyl interior is available as an alternative.