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2014 Toyota Tundra

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  • Toyota Tundra
  • Year:
    2014
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Transmission:
    5-Speed Auto
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    270
  • MPG(Cty):
    16
  • MPG(Hwy):
    20
  • Torque @ RPM:
    278
  • Displacement:
    4.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    8.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    110 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    25920
  • body style:

The second-generation Toyota Tundra was unveiled back in 2007, but the first major update has just been unveiled at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. You shouldn’t expect any big changes though, because all the updates were limited just to the exterior and the interior. For the 2014 model year, Toyota is also adding a new "1794 Edition" - a tribute to the ranch, founded in the year 1794, on which the Tundra plant is located in San Antonio.

The most obvious choices include the addition of a new, taller squared-off grille, a revised front bumper design, squarer fenders and wheel wells, and an all-new bed design. It gets new sheet metal on the sides, a revised tailgate and an integrated spoiler in the deck. On the interior, updates are limited to new seats and a new-look instrument panel.

Everything else remains pretty much unchanged, meaning customers will still have to choose between three different engines.

What we would have really like would have seen are some improvements in the towing department, but maybe it will work on that later on.

Update 8/9/2013: Toyota has announced the full pricing details of the 2014 Tundra and it starts at $25,920. Plus it revealed more details on the standard features and towing capacity.

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The new SX Package Makes the Toyota Tundra A Little Darker for 2023

The new SX Package Makes the Toyota Tundra A Little Darker for 2023

SR5 Models of the Toyota Tundra can now be equipped with a dark appearance package

After a much anticipated revamp for 2022, the Tundra receives minor updates for the 2023 model year in the form of a new SX trim package. It is solely for the SR5 trim and adds dark-colored accents to both the exterior and the interior. Both the base and the hybrid version of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 remain unchanged for this year, with the same power figures as the 2022 model year.

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Here's A Compilation Of Every Car Commercial You'll Be Seeing During The 2022 Super Bowl

Here’s A Compilation Of Every Car Commercial You’ll Be Seeing During The 2022 Super Bowl

From Nissan to BMW, here are all the car commercials that have been revealed ahead of the Super Bowl scheduled for 13th February

The Super Bowl is the biggest event of the year and companies spend a lot on advertisements. At this point, it’s kind of become a tradition, and even car companies don’t shy away from spending big bucks on commercials. Last year, Jeep stole our hearts with ‘The Middle’ ad, and the year before that, GMC brought out the ‘Quite Revolution’ in the form of the reincarnated Hummer – with a new spirit, of course.

This year, automakers have been a little more proactive and many of them have come out with Super Bowl commercials. The 56th American Football Championship is scheduled for 13th February, and here are the car commercials that are already released:

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Toyota Elevates The Tundra Pickup Truck With A New Flagship Trim Called The ‘Capstone'

Toyota Elevates The Tundra Pickup Truck With A New Flagship Trim Called The ‘Capstone’

The Tundra Capstone will come with the hybrid engine and in the CrewMax body style as standard

The 2022 Toyota Tundra came out a few months ago with an insane amount of changes. The Japanese truck is known for its tough build and reliability, and those were a couple of reasons why the automaker was able to milk it for 14 long years without any major change. But, the company brought in the new Tundra for the 2022 model year with a lot of changes on the outside, inside, and under the hood. Just when it looked like the hype behind the truck had gone down, Toyota decided to do something about it.

The automaker revealed a new flagship trim in the already crowded lineup called the ‘Capstone’. It will be the apex trim in Tundra’s portfolio and is expected to start at over $60,000. The top-grade will arrive in Spring this year.

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Best Pickup Trucks Of 2021

Best Pickup Trucks Of 2021

Here’s a list of the five best pickup trucks that you should have in mind if you are in the market for truck-shopping!

Pickup trucks have dominated the American market for the longest time, and this isn’t bound to change anytime soon. There are tens of pickup trucks available today, and unless you are clear with your requirements, you are sure to get confused with what to pick. With electric trucks entering the market, the confusion is only going to intensify. When we sat down to pick the best trucks of 2021, we knew we were in for a trouble given the numerous choices that we have. So, to make it simpler, we decided to go with new that were launched in 2021.

Presenting to you, the five best pickup trucks of 2021. Spoiler alert – two of these are EVs!

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Best Cars Of 2021

Best Cars Of 2021

Our list is made up of some of the most significant models that stood out this year

With the pandemic still looming over our heads, 2021 was a pretty action-packed year for the auto industry. Sure, you had challenges, with automakers having to contend with issues like chip shortages, causing delays to consumers. But regardless, the show had to go on and we got some pretty cool cars making their debut, predominantly towards the latter half of 2021.

Let’s get one thing out of the way, 2021 really was also the year, when the market as a whole began to embrace EV’s and you could see several automakers both the legacy as well as EV startups bring several new models to market. Having said that, we did see some pretty cool ICE cars, also make their debut. Now there were several cars that made headlines this year, it was very difficult to pick out the best ones, but the cars on this list definitely stood out. Here’s our list of some of the most highly anticipated and important cars that were unveiled in 2021.

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Watch Five Pickup Trucks Try To Invoke The Usain Bolt Spirit In Them In This Drag Race

Watch Five Pickup Trucks Try To Invoke The Usain Bolt Spirit In Them In This Drag Race

It was the Ford Maverick, Hyundai Santa Cruz, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tundra, and the Ford F-150 Raptor facing each other

The folks at ‘The Fast Lane Truck’ conducted a drag race with not two, but five different pickup trucks. They had trucks across segments, starting from the Ford Maverick and the Hyundai Santa Cruz, to the Nissan Frontier, the Toyota Tundra, and the Ford F-150 Raptor. This wasn’t a conventional race wherein you just had all five trucks go at it together. It was more of a gauntlet match wherein the winner of a race faced a new truck in the next round and the loser got eliminated. Sounds a little like Squid Game, doesn’t it?

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2022 Toyota Tundra

2022 Toyota Tundra

The third-gen 2022 Toyota Tundra features a new V-6 engine, bolder aesthetics, and upgraded tech

Toyota introduced the new, third-gen 2022 Tundra a couple of months back. The third-gen truck was due for a long as the second-gen model was in production for 14 years. The company tweaked it many times in its run, but it started to feel too long in the tooth when compared to its chief rivals. The new 2022 Tundra was expected to come with a lot of new specs and features and it didn’t disappoint.

The highlight of the new Tundra are its drivetrain options. The company ditched the old V-8 workhorse in favor of a V-6 that is offered in three configurations. Apart from this, it rides on a new platform and features a new suspension setup, has a sharper exterior, and comes with a tech-heavy, updated interior. It starts at nearly $36,000; up by over $1,500 over the model it replaces.

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2022 Toyota TRD Desert Chase Tundra

2022 Toyota TRD Desert Chase Tundra

This is arguably the coolest Toyota Tundra ever made

The new generation Toyota Tundra made a huge impression when it was launched in September 2021, so it was to be expected for it to be one of the stars of this year’s SEMA Show. One of the coolest concepts based on the new generation Tundra comes from Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and is called TRD Desert Chase Tundra.

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Composite Beds On Pickup Trucks - Boon or Bane?

Composite Beds On Pickup Trucks - Boon or Bane?

Toyota Tundra comes with a composite bed unlike the aluminum and steel ones from the big three, but are composite beds the future?

The 2022 Toyota Tundra came out with all guns blazing. It doesn’t offer a plethora of engine options like its American rivals, but it still has a strong and loyal fan base who swear by its reliability. No wonder the Tundra and the Tacoma have a high demand even in the pre-worshipped market. While the 2022 model’s highlight was the new hybrid engine, there’s one other thing that deserves attention – its composite bed. It is said to be more abuse-friendly, but is that true?

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The New 2022 Toyota Tundra Breaks Cover With A New Hybrid V-6 And A Whole Lot Of Major Upgrades

The New 2022 Toyota Tundra Breaks Cover With A New Hybrid V-6 And A Whole Lot Of Major Upgrades

A new V-6 engine in two configurations, new suspension setup, and interior and exterior updates are some of the accolades

Toyota sold the second-gen Tundra for 14 years with a few nips and tucks in that period to keep it fresh. Despite the fairly strong sales, those were not enough and the truck was clearly outdated when compared to its American rivals, the Ford F-150, the Chevy Silverado 1500, and the Ram 1500. So, for 2022, the automaker decided to bring in the third-gen Tundra.

The company has ditched the V-8 in favor of a V-6 that’s offered in two configurations, equipped a new suspension system, underpinned it on a new chassis, and a whole lot of other major upgrades. It sure looks and feels in line with the other players in the segment now.

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Brace Yourselves, The New Toyota Tundra Is Coming On September 19!

Brace Yourselves, The New Toyota Tundra Is Coming On September 19!

Toyota has revealed that the highly-anticipated all-new Tundra will debut on September 19

The all-new Tundra was rumored, leaked, and teased – in that order – but it’s finally here… Well, almost here. Toyota released a three-second teaser on its Facebook page that says that the truck is arriving on 19 September 2021. The time has finally come!

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Toyota Gives Us A Clear Glimpse Of What The 2022 Tundra Will Look Like

Toyota Gives Us A Clear Glimpse Of What The 2022 Tundra Will Look Like

The 2022 Tundra is still a few months away from debut, but Toyota has released an image of the truck in the TRD Pro outfit

The images of the 2022 Tundra had leaked online a few days back. So, Toyota decided to publish one image (yeah, just one!). This is enough to satisfy the itch for now, but we’ll need more soon. Do you hear, Toyota? Anyway, the pic of the 2022 Toyota Tundra is in the TRD Pro form. It comes with a major design change after a long time.

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Toyota's Latest Teaser Includes Evidence That the Tundra Will Be a hybrid

Toyota’s Latest Teaser Includes Evidence That the Tundra Will Be a hybrid

It looks like the 2022 Toyota Tundra will rock out a hybrid powertrain, maybe across the entire lineup

Toyota continues teasing the new Tundra and this time we may have some hints about the engine options. We recently saw the debut of the latest Toyota Land Cruiser 300-Series, which gives us a good idea of what engines we can expect to find in the new Tundra, as the two have shared a lot of their powertrains in the past. We know that the full-size pick-up truck will make good use of Toyota’s new-generation iForce engines, but what exactly does this mean for the engine options?

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The 2022 Toyota Tundra Could Make the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 Shiver With Fear

The 2022 Toyota Tundra Could Make the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 Shiver With Fear

The 2022 Toyota Tundra will launch with new engines, new technology, and A LOT more power!

Toyota has managed to keep most of the 2022 Tundra close to home, with next to no information leaking out thus far. We do know that it’ll feature a familiar look, better safety equipment, and it’s supposed to be a “best in class, world beater” truck. Expected to be revealed sometime later in 2021, we have a lot of questions, but we now know there’s one thing we don’t have to worry about: Power. And that’s because the new Tundra will have a whole lot of it.

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2022 Toyota Tundra - Everything You Need to Know

2022 Toyota Tundra - Everything You Need to Know

With less than impressive sales in one of the most profitable segments of the American vehicle market, and an ageing, 14-year old generation still on dealer lots, the Toyota Tundra is arguably due for a complete overhaul. And I’m here to tell you that the all-new and improved 2022 Tundra is closer than ever, with an estimated launch date sometime towards the end of 2021 as a 2022 model year.

Keep reading to find out all the latest information regarding the third generation Toyota Tundra, a truck that will be „dominating” soon.

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An Electric Toyota Tundra? It Could Happen Sooner Than You Think

An Electric Toyota Tundra? It Could Happen Sooner Than You Think

Toyota has finally confirmed electrification plans for its truck lineup and we have a hunch it’ll start with the Tundra

The truck segment is prepping for electrification at an unimaginable pace, courtesy of specialist EV companies like Tesla and Rivian. Mainstream car brands are also throwing their hats in the ring (like they have any other option!), and the latest one to do so is Toyota. The automaker confirmed that the company is planning to electrify its truck lineup. This is the first time the Japanese automaker has spoken about pickup truck electrification. There’s no word on which truck gets the ion shot first, but whichever it is, expect it to come sooner than expected.

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Armageddon-Ready Car For Sale: 2013 Toyota Tundra CrewMax

Armageddon-Ready Car For Sale: 2013 Toyota Tundra CrewMax

If you want to survive an apocalypse, this truck is your best bet

The Toyota Tundra is known for its rock-solid reliability. It’s also strong, well-built, a competent hauler, and tough enough to be taken off the roads as well. But, it looks like this owner was not happy with the Bruce Banner version of his Tundra and decided to transform it into Hulk.

The model in question is a 2013 CrewMax equipped with the TRD Off-road package. This Tundra is a completely different monster inside-out and might be your best bet if we face an apocalypse.

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The Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, and 4 Runner Just Got a Little More Outdoorsy

The Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, and 4 Runner Just Got a Little More Outdoorsy

These include the Nighshade Package and Trail Editions across four products

Toyota created a buzz before the 2020 Chicago Auto Show kicked off by announcing it’ll bring “sporty and outdoorsy, with a touch of nocturnal mischief.” to the show. Toyota teased the Tacoma’s front passenger side lower fascia in a teaser image leading to the auto show, but now we have all the scoop. The company has brought along Trail and Nightshade editions for a handful of its vehicles.

The Trail Editions are introduced on the 2021 models of the Tacoma, Tundra, and the 4Runner. They are aimed at folks who prefer rugged vehicles for a “sporty and outdoorsy” lifestyle. The Trail Edition will be based on the SR5 trims on all three vehicles. They will be offered in special exterior colors that include Army Green, Cement, Midnight Black, and Super White, and also receive black badging to distinguish from the regular SR5 trims. On the inside, Toyota has upholstered the vehicles in black seats with tan contrast stitching. All-weather floor mats also come as part of the package. The Tacoma Trail will come with stuff like:

Dark Gray 18-inch TRD Off-Road wheels Kevlar All-Terrain tires Front fascia grille borrowed from Tacoma Limited A 115-volt power outlet in the bed Lockable bed storage that doubles up as a cooler as well Limited to 7,000 Tacomas

As for the Tundra Trail, you receive:

Chrome grille from the 1794 trim Special Edition exclusive wheels Lockable bed storage-cum-cooler like on the Tacoma Trail Limited to 5,000 Tundras

The 4Runner Trail will be equipped with:

Dark Gray TRD Off-Road wheels Yakima LoadWarrior Rooftop Cargo Basket Custom 40-quart Cooler Sliding Cargo Tray Limited to 4,000 4Runners

Toyota has also blacked out a few more models in its portfolio. Currently, the company offers the Nightshade package on five of its products – 4Runner, Camry, Corolla, Corolla hatch, and Sienna – on the SE trims. Now, Toyota has added the Tacoma, Tundra, and Sequoia to the range as well. The Limited trims of these three vehicles will be treated to the Nightshade package. Customers can have the Nightshade package on these new vehicles in Midnight Black Metallic or Magnetic Gray Metallic exterior shade. Toyota offers this package on the Tacoma in Super White shade, too. The common package details across the three models include:

Black Leather Seats Blacked-Out Front Grille Black Mirror Caps Black Door Handles

Apart from this, the Tacoma Nightshade also receives:

Dark Smoke 18-inch Wheels A Black Exhaust Tip Black Fog Light Bezels New Grille Insert Design Offered in Windchill Pearl shade as well Limited to 5,000 Tacomas

On the Tundra, the company offers black wheels and black exhaust tip. Other than the two standard exterior shades, you can order it in Windchill Pearl, or Super White as well. Toyota will only make 5,000 examples of this one. As for the Sequoia, it receives darkened chrome "Sequoia" badging, body moldings, lower grille, and fog light surrounds. The SUV with the Nightshade package can be had in Blizzard Pearl shade as well. The company has limited the production to 2,500 examples for the Sequoia Nightshade.

Toyota hasn’t revealed the pricing for any of the Special Edition vehicles, but we don’t expect a major increase in any of them. The company also hasn’t announced when these vehicles will be available.

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The Best Full-Size Pickups Ranked from Last to First

The Best Full-Size Pickups Ranked from Last to First

You can’t go wrong with any of these models, but you can hit the jackpot if you pick the right one that suits your lifestyle

The best full-sized pickups in the market are often those that give you the best of a lot of worlds. It’s not enough for a pickup to look good or boast a luxurious interior. It’s not even enough to have the most powerful engine. A good pickup has all of those things to go with impressive handling and driving qualities, as well as towing and hauling capabilities. Like the image the segment presents as do-it-all vehicles, a good pickup has to, quite literally, do it all. That said, not every pickup can do it as well as some of its contemporaries. There are those that excel in a few things but don’t much up as well in other respects. Then there are those that not only excel at one thing; they excel at everything. On that end, we’ve made a list of the best full-sized pickups in the market today, ranked from last to first.

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Toyota Moves to Replace the Tundra Pickup Burned During a Heroic California Wildfire Rescue

Toyota Moves to Replace the Tundra Pickup Burned During a Heroic California Wildfire Rescue

Not all heroes wear capes

California is facing its deadliest wildfire in history, and so far, 42 people have lost their lives to "Camp Fire. The count would have been much higher if not for good Samaritans like Allyn Pierce. Pierce, a nurse by profession, drove his Toyota Tundra into the flames and evacuated patients from the intensive care unit that he manages. Although he came out unharmed, his Tundra bore the brunt, quite literally. When the Japanese automaker found out about this, it offered to replace his Tundra.

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2018 Toyota Tundra PIE Pro

2018 Toyota Tundra PIE Pro

Gimmick status aside, this can actually work with a few more tweaks thrown in

Pizza chain Pizza Pie is once again digging into its bag of marketing gimmicks with the introduction of the Toyota Tundra PIE Pro. Built in collaboration with Toyota, the Tundra PIE Pro is, quite seriously, a zero-emission pickup with a robotic pizza-making factory in the truck bed. Unfortunately, the Tundra PIE Pro is nothing but a concept, dashing our hopes and dreams of one day seeing this creation pull up in our homes with a fresh pan of Pizza Hut’s finest.

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2018 Toyota Tundra for Kevin Costner by Working Complete Customs

2018 Toyota Tundra for Kevin Costner by Working Complete Customs

This is one Toyota Tundra that was built to thrive in the elements

A unique Toyota Tundra showed up at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show with Kevin Costner’s imprints all over it. The Hollywood A-lister hooked up with Toyota to build a custom Tundra Platinum that embraces Costner’s love for adventure and the outdoors. The one-off, custom-built creation is the ultimate adventure truck, fitting for a man whose famous for his love of the outdoors. They don’t make them as rough and tough as Kevin Costner; turns out, Toyota — and Working Complete Customs of McKinney, Texas — was up to the task of giving him a ride that suits his personality.

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Toyota Assists In Dino Bone Dig

Toyota Assists In Dino Bone Dig

A pair of Tundras and a Land Cruiser are helping haul serious dinosaur bones

Toyota is lending a helping hand to a team of paleontologists from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis who are surveying an undisclosed site in northern Wyoming. The team of scientists, led by world-renowned paleontologists Dr. Phil Manning and Dr. Victoria Egerton, are in the area looking for fossilized dinosaur bones. Toyota is supporting the expedition by lending a pair of Tundra pickups and a Land Cruiser to help carry the scientists, their gear, and whatever fossils they dig up.

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2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Minor improvements prevent the Tundra TRD Pro from getting cold

Toyota has upped the ante with its Tundra TRD Pro for the 2019 model year. The off-road package receives a mid-cycle refresh that includes both cosmetic and suspension upgrades. The move is completely understandable considering how hot the off-road segment is getting these days.

It’s important to understand the Tundra TRD Pro’s place in the market. It competes most directly with the Ram 1500 Rebel, both of which fall short of the Ford F-150 Raptor’s outright ownership of the high-speed desert racing niche. But while Ford is busy making the Raptor an extremely capable but very expensive upgrade to the F-150, both the TRD Pro and Rebel are more obtainable for the everyman. In other words, the Tundra TRD Pro might not match the Raptor’s off-road performance, but it’s also far less expensive.

Nevertheless, Toyota’s 2019 updates push the Tundra TRD Pro beyond what it was capable of from 2015 to 2018.

Continue reading for more on the 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro.

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The Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Gets More Capable for 2019

The Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Gets More Capable for 2019

Upgrades shocks, more wheel travel, and Exterior mods take center stage

The biggest member of Toyota’s TRD Pro trio, the Tundra TRD Pro, is getting similar updates as the Tacoma and 4Runner TRD Pros for 2019. This includes updated Fox Racing Shocks and a few cosmetic changes to keep things fresh. The 2019 Tundra TRD Pro can easily be picked out thanks to its new secondary hood scoop and new 18-inch BBS forged-aluminum wheels.

As with its TRD Pro stablemates, the Tundra TRD Pro will arrive in showrooms in the fall of 2018. Toyota hasn’t released pricing yet, but here at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, we’re getting our first look at the truck. Keep reading for the details.

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Does The Face Of The Toyota Sequoia Hint At What We Can Expect For The Next Toyota Tundra?

Does The Face Of The Toyota Sequoia Hint At What We Can Expect For The Next Toyota Tundra?

Bringing Toyota’s line of trucks and SUVs into the modern era

The Toyota Sequoia and Toyota Tundra are both well-known in their respective segments, but lately, that reputation is derived from the fact that both are getting rather long in the tooth. The Sequoia was first put into production in September of 2000, with a second generation arriving in 2008 along with only a handful of meaningful updates since. Meanwhile, the Tundra first rolled off the line in May of 1999, with the latest second-gen arriving in 2007. Both these nameplates are just aching for a next-generation model to arrive, and Toyota has said it’s working on bringing consumers exactly that in the near future. What we wanna know is this – what will the next model years bring to the table before the third-gens finally arrive? To answer that, we can look to the latest 2018 model year for the Sequoia, which, despite its age, brings a few nice changes to the party.

For starters, the Sequoia is most definitely an old-school affair, offering classic SUV goodness like a ladder frame, part-time 4WD, and a meaty V-8 under the hood. LED lights are provided for illumination of the road ahead, while a few styling tweaks spruce up the old fascia. The gauges were also updated, while the modernized infotainment system comes with complementary safety systems like adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, and pedestrian detection. Meanwhile, a 5.7-liter ’eight provides 380 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

Prior to the Tundra’s inevitable next-gen refresh, we’d expect the same sort of upgrades – small styling updates, the latest headlights, new infotainment gear, and small interior updates. The V-8 options (310-horsepower 4.6-liter and an up-rated 381-horsepower 5.7-liter) should go pretty much unchanged. Once we get the third generation, though, all bets are off, with far-reaching updates across the board.

What do you wanna see from the new Tundra?

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Toyota Teases 3 Special Editions For Chicago

Toyota Teases 3 Special Editions For Chicago

The Tundra, Tacoma, and 4Runners can be seen in the teaser photo

Toyota is gearing up for a busy weekend at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show that includes debuting a new lineup of off-road vehicles. The Japanese automaker released a teaser photo of its Chicago attendees, and we can clearly see that the three models are the Tundra, Tacoma, and 4Runner. It’s hard to make out the specifics because of the distance of the vehicles in the photo, but it is believed that all three models will come to Chicago sporting new off-road packages.

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Toyota Tundra Lands in the Cross hairs; Overhaul Imminent

Toyota Tundra Lands in the Cross hairs; Overhaul Imminent

Next-generation Tundra will be a big leap forward

The Toyota Tundra is finally getting some much-deserved attention from Toyota engineers and designers, and a complete redesign is coming in the next few years. That’s according to Jack Hollis, group vice president and general manager of the Toyota division, who spoke with Auto Guide. “I don’t think there’s [a] much higher priority than that,” he said, referring to the next new half-ton. “Tundra has been out for plenty of time so we’re looking at what the new one would look like.”

Hollis isn’t kidding about the Tundra’s age. The current truck has been around since 2007 with a mid-cycle refresh in 2014 and the addition of Toyota Safety Sense as standard for 2018. Beyond that, the truck’s frame and powertrain have soldiered on unchanged. Conversely, the competition from Ford, General Motors, Ram, and Nissan has been red-hot by comparison. In fact, GM and Ram are debuting all-new versions of their trucks for 2019.

Keep reading for more on the future Toyota Tundra.

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Toyota Finally Working on Updates For 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia

Toyota Finally Working on Updates For 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia

VP of Toyota Marketing spills the beans

It’s no secret Toyota has several aging SUVs and a pickup that desperately need attention. The full-size Tundra was last touched – and mildly at that – in 2014 and the 4Runner isn’t much further ahead. The three-row Sequoia is the segment’s oldest contender, dating back a full decade to 2008. Small changes are coming for the 2018 Sequoia, but it won’t be enough to catapult this body-on-frame SUV to the top of the pack. Thankfully, Toyota knows this, and as the automaker’s vice president of marketing told Automotive News, things are soon changing.

Ed Laukes spoke with AN at the 2017 Texas State Fair’s opening weekend about Toyota’s lack of fresh truck-based vehicles at the truck-centric event. When asked if it was time for Toyota to update its aging platforms, Laukes said, “One hundred percent. We are working on that right now.” Toyota’s stagnate models are further highlighted by the constant change and updates happening with Ford, General Motors, and Ram’s products. Toyota’s renewed focus on trucks can likely be attributed to both the truck and SUV segment’s explosion in popularity and Toyota America’s recent move of its headquarters from California to Texas. Texas is well known for its love of trucks. Some say Texas sets the tone for a pickup’s success in the rest of the U.S. Now with its new multi-million dollar HQ outside Dallas and its Tundra and Tacoma assembly plant in San Antonio, it’s highly likely Toyota will wholeheartedly dawn its cowboy boots and Stetson hat.

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Toyota Quietly Kills Regular Cab Tundra for 2018

Toyota Quietly Kills Regular Cab Tundra for 2018

Two-door Tundra only had a 0.4-percent take-rate

Amid Toyota’s February 2017 debut of the slightly updated 2018 Tundra pickup, the brand buried its plot to end production of the Tundra regular cab. The once-popular cab style has faded from glory as customers choose pickups versions with more interior room. As it turns out, the regular cab Tundra only mustered an abysmally low 0.4 percent rake-rate in the first five months of 2017. The larger Double Cab accounted for 34.1 percent of Tundra sales during the same period, while the Crew Max represented 65.5 percent of the 43,809 Tundras sold between January and May. Do the math, and Toyota only sold 175 regular cab Tundras in five months.

This isn’t a new trend, of course, with regular cab trucks from every automaker losing out to more spacious cab configurations. It’s also worth noting Toyota trails in half-ton pickup truck sales, followed only by the new Nissan Titan and Titan XD pickups, whose production is still being ramped up following their recent introductions. In contrast, Ford sold 351,965 F-Series pickups between January and May, while Chevrolet sold 212,425. The domestic brands also control the vast majority of the fleet and work-truck segments, which still skew towards low-cost trims and cab configurations. That presents this question: Why isn’t Toyota marketing to these segments? Other automakers do very well selling high-quantity, low-content pickups, Ford especially. Let’s explore this more below.

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2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum – Driven

2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum – Driven

How does the oldest half-ton pickup perform?

The Toyota Tundra has been around since 2014 with nary a change. Before that, it was 2007 when the Tundra saw any action from Toyota designers – and that was the second-generation Tundra’s debut! Needless to say, Toyota’s full-size pickup is long in the tooth. But how does this decade-old pickup perform? To find out, I spent a week with the truck on familiar streets I’ve traversed plenty of times with the Tundra’s competition.

As mentioned, the current Tundra debuted in 2007 as an all-new, ground-up truck that replaced a much smaller pickup bearing the same name. Toyota had been accosted by consumers and journalist alike for not having a true full-size competitor. To much applause, Toyota delivered. The truck came with a powerful 5.7-liter V-8, three cab options, available 4WD, and payload and towing capacities that ranked well against Detroit’s Big Three.

The Tundra then lay dormant for seven years. A mid-cycle refresh came in 2014 bringing some new sheet metal and a revised interior. However, the powertrain, frame, and suspension remained unchanged. Fast forward, and the first major change is scheduled for 2018. Even that is limited to the TRD Sport trim and consists of new grille mesh, LED headlights, and some active safety systems. We’ll have to wait at least to 2019 or 2020 before Toyota finally brings an all-new model. But despite its age, the Tundra isn’t a bad truck. Here’s why.

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2019 Toyota Tundra

2019 Toyota Tundra

What could Toyota have up its sleeve?

The current Toyota Tundra has been around since 2007, with only a modest update for the 2014 model year. This makes Toyota’s full-size truck the oldest in the segment, falling well past its competition. News from Toyota is nearly nonexistent on an update, but there is a solid case for 2019 being the target year. In typical Toyota fashion, a game-changing update isn’t expected, but rather a well conceived renewal of what works. In an attempt to capture this, we’ve created a rendering that plays off the Tacoma’s detailing yet still captures the Tundra’s main theme.

As for what’s under the bodywork, well, there is speculation Toyota will employ its newest D-4S dual fuel injection technology into a heavily revised, if not all new, V-8 engine. An eight- or 10-speed automatic transmission might be in the works, while a strengthened steel frame gives the pickup a stronger backbone.

The Tundra’s reach into the luxury truck stratosphere is also expected, with upscale equipment and niceties added to the 1794 Edition and Platinum models. Toyota could also introduce a new Limited Platinum model as a range-topping trim, just as on the Highlander. Trucks like the Ford F-150 Limited and GMC Sierra 1500 Denali offer luxuries far beyond what’s available on the Tundra. The remaining trims will likely carry over, including the SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition, and TRD Pro. The three cab configurations are expected to make the generational jump, including the Regular Cab, Double Cab, and CrewMax cab.

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BJ Baldwin Proves Trucks Can Fly in Recoil 4

BJ Baldwin Proves Trucks Can Fly in Recoil 4

Insane hang-time and horsepower arrive in Cuba

Famed Baja racer BJ Baldwin is back again with is Recoil series, and boy, is it worth the wait! Recoil 4 takes place in Cuba, whose borders were just recently opened to U.S. citizens. It seems Baldwin didn’t care to tread lightly, despite the fledgling relationship between the two governments. Armed with his 850-horsepower Toyota trophy truck, Baldwin tears through the hilly streets of Havana and the vegetation surrounding the historic coastal city.

Think of Recoil as the off-road version of Ken Block’s Gymkhana. Insane stunts followed by high-horsepower rampages down empty streets followed by slow-motion, high-resolution videography showcasing the vehicle’s and driver’s abilities.

Recoil 4 earned some world records in the process. Baldwin’s custom-built truck soared 191 feet through the air, setting the record for the longest residential jump in a trophy truck. Undoubtedly, Cuba has never seen anything like this before.

Those fascinated by slow-motion video of suspension systems in action should find this nine-minute film nearly pornographic. Especially eye-catching is Baldwin’s dance over logs at the 4:45 mark. It’s amazing how that long-arm suspension and those King racing shocks soak up the bumps at blistering speed. It’s also incredible how much capability big tires and huge power give a rear-wheel drive truck. This thing is unstoppable!

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Hands Down The Coolest Feature of the Toyota Tundra

Hands Down The Coolest Feature of the Toyota Tundra

Why doesn’t every pickup have this?!?

Take a gander at the image above. Notice anything missing? Yep, the back window. No, it didn’t get busted out, but rather is rolled neatly into the rear bulkhead of the Tundra’s CrewMax cab. Controlled by a rocker switch by the driver’s left knee, the power-operated rear window drops down for the best open-air driving experience available in a modern pickup. Not even a panoramic moonroof gives the same effect.

Toyota has a long history will roll-down rear windows. The 1984 4Runner started the trend in the U.S., and the Tundra carried the tradition in 2000 when it was introduces as a replacement for the T100 pickup. The roll-down window made the generational jump in 2007 to the second-gen Tundra, and again with the 2014 facelift.

The roll-down rear windows brings several benefits. First is that open-air driving experience. With all five windows down in my 2017 Tundra test truck, the wind moves quickly and quietly through the truck, even at highway speeds. There’s no buffeting or swirling – just a nice steady flow of air through the cab. My wife’s hair even stays out of her face.

The second benefit is utility. Imagine needing to haul eight feet of PVC pipe. Just roll down the window. It also makes easy access between the cab and cargo bed. And how Toyota hasn’t marketed this feature RV manufacturers for a full-width pass-through into a slide-in pickup camper is beyond me. How cool would that be?

Ranting aside, there’s plenty to love about the Toyota Tundra. There’s even more to hate/wish Toyota would finally update this decade-old truck. However, the Tundra’s coolest feature is still that roll-down back window.

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2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport Package

2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport Package

More sport & added safety for Toyota’s aging Tundra

The current Toyota Tundra has been around since 2007 and has undergone only one update in the last decade. It was the 2014 model year that brought the upgraded styling and improved interior. Aside from that, the truck remains the oldest full-size pickup in the American market. Thankfully Toyota is giving the Tundra some attention for the 2018 model year, adding both new active safety systems and a new trim level – the TRD Sport.

These updates are a drop in the bucket compared to a full-scale update, but they certainly help keep the Tundra (and the 2018 Sequoia, which shares the updates) trekking in modern times. Of course, the off-road-focused Tundra TRD Pro is a newer development, but aside from its suspension, its bones haven’t changed. And keep in mind the Tundra’s competition: the perpetually updated Ford F-150, the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, Ram 1500, and the all-new Nissan Titan.

Despite the updates for 2014, the Tundra continues to utilize the same underpinning from 2007. These include the C-channel frame, 5.7-liter i-Force V-8, and six-speed automatic transmission. Toyota Tundra head engineer Mike Swears says the 5.7-liter might not employ head-turning technology like turbocharging or cylinder deactivation, but the dual-overhead cam V-8 with variable valve timing is still an advanced engine with a clean reliability record. Reliability, after all, is what Toyota hangs its hat on.

So what are these changes all about? Keep reading for the full run-down.

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TRD Sport Package Brings Added Styling and Handling Upgrades to 2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia

TRD Sport Package Brings Added Styling and Handling Upgrades to 2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia

Finally! Updates come for the Sequoia and Tundra

Toyota joins every other automaker in the known universe by launching special edition versions of the full-size Tundra pickup and Sequoia SUV. It’s called the TRD Sport and it brings new grille treatments, upgraded headlights, black wheels, and a TRD on-road handling package, among other small changes. What’s more, the Sequoia is finally getting an updated gauge cluster that replaces the archaic piece that’s been present since 2008. Both vehicles are also getting Toyota’s full suite of active safety systems, which rounds out nearly all of Toyota’s lineup with TSS-P coming as standard equipment.

The new TRD Sport trim alights with the existing Tacoma TRD Sport, which is a street-biased package that compliments the TRD Off-Road package and hard-core TRD Pro package on that Tacoma. Unfortunately, Toyota has not released a TRD Off-Road or TRD Pro version of the Sequoia. Then again, the TRD Sport package is the first major upgrade in the current-generation Sequoia’s decade-long life, so it’s not surprising Toyota isn’t showing it a ton of love.

Beyond the suspension upgrade brought by the TRD Sport package, no mechanical changes are found for either the Tundra or Sequoia. Both still use the 5.7-liter i-Force V-8 with 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, which mates to a six-speed automatic transmission. And as before, both Tundra and Sequoia can be had in RWD or 4WD, including TRD Sport models.

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Off-Road Shootout – Ram Rebel VS Toyota Tundra TRD Pro: Video

Off-Road Shootout – Ram Rebel VS Toyota Tundra TRD Pro: Video

Which off-road truck is king?

The pickup truck segment is red-hot these days, especially in the off-road niche. Two of the biggest players come from Toyota and Ram. These trucks are upfitted with special equipment and features not found on lesser-level trucks. But which one is better suited for the dirt? Well, the guys over at Off-Road.com pitted the contenders together to find out.

Up first, the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro comes motivated with the venerable 5.7-liter iForce V-8 backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. By checking the TRD Pro option box, the Tundra then gets a fantastic-sounding dual exhaust system, TRD-branded coil-over shocks with remote reservoirs, and an extra two inches of ground clearance. What’s more, the TRD Pro brings a unique front grille, bespoke interior trimmings, and a cool TRD Pro stamping on the cargo bed.

Also powered by a 5.7-liter V-8 is the Ram Rebel. But the Ram’s Hemi is no high-tech DOHC engine. Nope, it’s a good ole-fashioned cam-in-block, pushrod V-8, though it does have cylinder deactivation. It pumps out an impressive 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, out-classing the Tundra’s 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Controlling the Hemi’s power is an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Both trucks come with part-time 4WD systems with electronic engagement and low range gearing. Neither truck, however, offers a selectable locking rear differential, though limited-slip diffs in both offer more traction than a conventional open differential.

Setting the Ram apart is its air suspension system. It gives the driver the option of a standard and off-road ride height. When in its highest position, the Ram matches the Tundra TRD Pro’s ground clearance. And thanks to the air suspension’s self-leveling feature, the Ram offers a flatter ride when hooked to a tongue-heavy trailer. The Toyota just goes nose up.

These trucks are awesome and all, but both command premium price tags. The Tundra TRD Pro edges out the Ram, carrying an as-tested price around $46,000. At round $53,000, the Ram Rebel is more expensive, but as this video review points out, it offers more features commonly favored among modern truck buyers.

So which is better in the dirt? Well, I can’t spoil the review, so check it out above.

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Toyota Buys Back Million-Mile Tundra

Toyota Buys Back Million-Mile Tundra

Owner averaged 125,000 miles annually on his 2007 Tundra

Victor Sheppard isn’t the typical pickup owner. His job required long hours on the road at the pace of 125,000 miles a year. Even though his Tundra was only nine years old, the truckx racked up miles at an exponential rate, ultimately having more than a million miles on the clock. Sheppard, however, was diligent with maintenance – always keeping up with oil changes, tire rotations, and the like. He averaged 13 dealer visits per year.

On one of those more recent visits, the dealership snapped a photo of the odometer showing 999,999 miles. The photo, taken by Leblanc Toyota in Sheppard’s hometown of Houma, Louisiana, made it to the dealer’s Facebook page where it caught the attention of Toyota’s chief truck engineer, Mike Sweers. Sweers and his engineering team jumped on the opportunity to examine Sheppard’s Tundra. In fact, Toyota simply swapped Sheppard with a brand new 2016 Tundra for his 2007 model.

“Having a million-mile truck in as pristine condition as this one with original parts is a truly rare find,” said Sweers. “Our team plans to tear down the entire truck, bumper-to-bumper, top-to-bottom to evaluate how the quality and safety we designed, engineered, and built into the Tundra has held up to over one-million miles of real-world driving and help us continue providing ever-better vehicles for our customers.”

Sheppard’s Tundra was one of the first trucks to roll the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in San Antonio, Texas. The 2007 model year was also the debut of the second-generation Tundra, which ran through 2013. Sweers and his team plan to spend several months meticulously evaluating each part that comes off the truck, checking it for wear and longevity.

Despite the mile, the truck still has its original engine (presumably the 4.7-liter iForce V-8), transmission, and paint. Besides the average maintenance issues, including several timing belts, the truck is still as it was in 2007. “My truck looks great, and, except for a few little dents, it’s almost like new,” said Sheppard. “Even the seats look just as they were when I bought it. They’re not as clean, of course, but they’re not busted or worn out.”

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Toyota Debuts Tundra TRD Pro Trophy Truck, Announces BJ Baldwin as Driver

Toyota Debuts Tundra TRD Pro Trophy Truck, Announces BJ Baldwin as Driver

BJ Baldwin’s race-winning career elevates Toyota’s off-road racing pedigree

Long-time off-road racer BJ “Ballistic” Baldwin has joined forces with Toyota for the upcoming season of SCORE International and Best in the Desert and will pilot a Tundra TRD Pro Baja truck custom-built for high-speed desert running.

“Joining the Toyota Racing family in an all-new Tundra is really an honor,” said Baldwin. “As a kid I’d watch Toyota trucks dominate the field with one of my all-time heroes, Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart, behind the wheel. I’m looking forward to continuing the winning tradition and returning Toyota to the top of the winner’s circle!”

Toyota certainly has an iconic off-road racing heritage, so it’s no wonder the automaker is looking to continue its legacy. Baldwin is perhaps one of the best drivers in modern times, having won five U.S. national off-road racing titles that include three SCORE International championships, one Baja 500 and two Baja 1000 first place finishes. Baldwin even holds a class championship in the famed Dakar Rally.

“BJ’s successful racing record, his adventurous attitude, and his ceaseless dedication to honing himself and his craft speaks volumes to Toyota’s core ‘Let’s Go Places’ and kaizen philosophies,” said Cooper Ericksen, Toyota vice president, vehicle marketing and communications. “We look forward to having BJ and his Tundra involved in this next chapter of Toyota’s desert racing story that so far includes 11 Baja 500 and two Baja 1000 wins.”

Toyota and Baldwin will begin competing this summer with the custom-built Tundra TRD Pro. Toyota has not released specific details on the truck, but expect it come with a high-horsepower V-8, massive suspension parts, and a hand-built, tube-frame chassis.

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2015 Toyota Tundra Platinum – Driven

2015 Toyota Tundra Platinum – Driven

The vast majority of truck-related headlines these days have something to do with all-new models debuting, aluminum body panels, or V-6 diesel engines. Yet in the background, the Toyota Tundra quietly soldiers on in its unassuming way, making do with a mild refresh that came in 2014. Behind the slight changes is the same truck that debuted in 2007.

So what’s that mean for the Tundra? Is it even relevant these days?

Glad you asked. On paper, the Tundra seems like the sixth mutt in a five-dog fight. It doesn’t have a swanky new turbocharged engine, alternative metals in its body, or the highest trailering capacity. It’s not the newest or most technologically advanced pickup by any means.

However, after spending a week behind the wheel, none of that matters. Yep, despite its lack of headline-grabbing do-dads and gismos, the Tundra does what it does in typical Toyota fashion. It simply works. Jumping into the cab and starting its 5.7-liter V-8 (that’s a 350 cubic-inch for all your old-school cats), slipping its six-speed auto into Drive, and accelerating down the road sends vibes of traditionalism through the spine.

It’s hard to explain, but the Tundra just feels content with its lot in life. It lets Chevy, Ford, Ram, GMC, and Nissan battle it out for who’s the biggest and baddest, while it smugly props itself against the wall, feet crossed and cigarette in hand, watching the fight go down.

Now of course, I’m not advocating Toyota let the Tundra roll off into the sunset with nary an update, but rather that driving the Tundra in isolation for a week, reveals the truck’s hidden strengths and driving pleasure. Let’s take a look at what I mean.

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2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro - Driven

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro - Driven

The Tundra has quietly soldiered on largely unchanged for the better part of a decade, save for the skin-deep refresh that came along in 2014. However the mad scientists and engineers that roam the halls of the Toyota Racing Division have done their own thing and created a beastly off-road package for the 2015 Tundra, along with matching packages for the 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD and (now aged-out) 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD .

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2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro - Driven

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro - Driven

The Tundra has quietly soldiered on largely unchanged for the better part of a decade, save for the skin-deep refresh that came along in 2014. However the mad scientists and engineers that roam the halls of the Toyota Racing Division have done their own thing and created a beastly off-road package for the 2015 Tundra, along with matching packages for the 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD and (now aged-out) 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD.

Known as the TRD Pro edition, the package adds an extensive list of upgrades that transform the Tundra into a factory-tuned desert racer. Remote-reservoir Bilstein shocks, high-performance springs, additional ground clearance, skidplates, tow hooks, and a bevy of cosmetic changes inside and out constitute the bulk of the package. But you already knew that, didn’t you?

Having been on the market since the last quarter of 2014, the Tundra TRD Pro has already made quite a name for itself in the off-road community. Thanks to its stout V-8 that kicks out an impressive 401 pound-feet of torque, the Tundra has enough cojones to power over sand dune and through mud pits with ease. Toyota offers the TRD Pro option on both its Double Cab and CrewMax cabs. Only three paint choices are available and include black, white, and Inferno orange.

Toyota recently lent me an Inferno orange Tundra TRD Pro fitted with the larger CrewMax cab configuration and most of the desirable options. I picked the truck up in Atlanta on my way to visit the family farm in the rolling hills of East Tennessee. The trip would prove a fantastic test of the truck’s everyday livability and its prowess tearing down gravel roads and through freshly cut hay fields.

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3500 Epic Miles in a Toyota TRD Pro: Video

3500 Epic Miles in a Toyota TRD Pro: Video

Dirt Every Day has done some pretty awesome stuff in the past, but it all seems to pale in comparison to a 3,500-mile road trip from the southern coast of Texas to the most northwestern part of the continental United States. Along the way, the team of two 2014 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro trucks battle the highway and plenty of trails in the search for off-road fun.

The trip started in Boca Chica, Texas at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, and traveled north to San Antonio to Toyota’s truck assembly plant. Dirt Every Day host Fred Williams got a behind-the-scenes look at how Toyota trucks are built. Amazingly, all Tacoma and Tundra trucks sold in the U.S. are built on one assembly line, with each model mixed intermittently along the line.

The road trip team then stopped for off-road gear like tow straps, air compressors, D-rings, and even a hatchet. From there, the crew headed northwest to meet up with Fred’s old friend in New Mexico. The pair blasted the Tundra TRD Pro through the water-filled and rock-strewn gorge with no problems.

A quick stop in Pie Town, New Mexico for some sweet treats that make the town’s name obvious, and it’s off to Moab Utah. There, racing ledge Andy Bell met up with Fred and the winner of Dirt Every Day’s online contest, Ion. The group tackled some of the toughest terrain on earth. Steep inclines on sheer rock faces, rocky trails, and dramatic fall-offs made for some white-knuckle driving.

Of course, Fred had to stop at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes in Idaho for some desert fun. Jumps and hard landings soaked up nicely by the Tundra TRD Pro’s suspension. Finally the time came to end the trip at the Pacific Ocean. Fred piloted the Tundra to Neah Bay, Washington – the northwestern most section of the continental United States. In all, the Tundra TRD Pro handled the extensive road trip nicely with the only problem being an unseated bead on an aired-down tire.

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Toyota To Discontinue Dealer-Installed TRD Supercharger Kit

Toyota To Discontinue Dealer-Installed TRD Supercharger Kit

It’s a sad day as we learn Toyota will no longer be offering its TRD supercharger kit for the 4.0-liter V-6 and the 5.7-liter V-8 found in the Tacoma, 4Runner, and Tundra. The news via email as Toyota’s Midwest Communications spokesman Rick Bourgoise states the automaker will end the supercharger program once its remaining stock is sold off.

The TRD Superchargers were – and for a rather limited time, still are – available as a dealer add-on. The parts and installation came with its own warranty, and regardless of application, the superchargers were designed to keep the engine emissions-legal in all 50 states.

“Increasing legacy costs associated with the recalibration of an expanding pool of past model year vehicles, along with rising development/engineering expenses and evolving emissions requirements have negatively impacted the program’s return on investment to the point where it is no longer financially viable to offer these products for sale,” the emailed statement quotes.

Toyota’s move to not include superchargers on the TRD Pro lineup of trucks now makes more sense, though some argued the boost in power was needed for the high-performance off-roaders.

The TRD Superchargers used a Roots-style design that incorporated two, four-lobe rotors that increases airflow into the engine by 30 percent. An integrated water-to-air intercooler kept things cool. Toyota also installed high-flow fuel injectors, a high-flow fuel pump, and a TRD performance air intake to round out the build.

In the Tacoma and 4Runner’s case, the supercharger would boost the 4.0-liter V-6’s horsepower from 236 up to 304 while torque moved from 266 pound-feet to 334 pound-feet. The 5.7-liter V-8’s numbers were even more impressive. Output levels increased from 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque to a very impressive 504 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque.

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For Sale: Ex-NASCAR Toyota Tundra Tuned For Autocross

For Sale: Ex-NASCAR Toyota Tundra Tuned For Autocross

Ever want to buy a NASCAR race truck? Of course you have; because what truck guy wouldn’t want a 700-horsepower, race slicks-wearing, fully caged Camping World-class truck? Well this Toyota Tundra is for sale – and at the decent price of $49,995.

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For Sale: Ex-NASCAR Toyota Tundra Tuned For Autocross

For Sale: Ex-NASCAR Toyota Tundra Tuned For Autocross

Ever want to buy a NASCAR race truck? Of course you have; because what truck guy wouldn’t want a 700-horsepower, race slicks-wearing, fully caged Camping World-class truck? Well this Toyota Tundra is for sale – and at the decent price of $49,995.

Located in Moorseville, North Carolina, this full-on race truck comes with all the right equipment to win races. Well, except a qualified driver, pit crew, and someone’s deep pockets. The truck even ships with spare parts including an extra set of wheels and tires and a few spindles.

The truck started life as a Craftsman Series truck with Kyle Busch Motorsports some five years ago. Sadly, there isn’t much the seller knows about the truck’s competitive history and what races it may have won. Nevertheless, it’s a sure bet this Toyota ran some big races in its early days.

Since then, the truck has been tuned to run autocross. Its suspension, fuel system, weight distribution, and carburetor have all been dialed in to run with Porsches, Ferraris, and Corvettes on the twisty stuff. And at the price point this truck is going for, the value seems nearly irresistible.

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Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Drives Up A Volcano: Video

Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Drives Up A Volcano: Video

Motorsport legends and all-round thrill seekers Ryan Millen and Andy Bell decided it would be fun to drive a Toyota Tundra TRD Pro up the side of several volcanoes in uncharted Chilean wilderness. Yep, volcanoes – in a truck. Then again, it’s the same truck (and the same guys) that tackled the Baja 1000 in mostly stock form.

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Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Drives Up A Volcano: Video

Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Drives Up A Volcano: Video

Motorsport legends and all-round thrill seekers Ryan Millen and Andy Bell decided it would be fun to drive a Toyota Tundra TRD Pro up the side of several volcanoes in uncharted Chilean wilderness. Yep, volcanoes – in a truck. Then again, it’s the same truck (and the same guys) that tackled the Baja 1000 in mostly stock form.

The Toyota-sourced video shows the pair absolutely abusing the Tundra TRD Pro over treacherous terrain filled with jagged rocks, huge crevices, boiling springs, and lava flows. The truck seems to handle the punishment with ease, never breaking or even having so much as a flat tire – at least on camera.

Though it’s a sensationalized video with daredevil stunts no normal person would try, it does show that modern trucks are beastly machines, especially ones upfitted to handle such off-road terrain.

The Tundra TRD Pro is accompanied by the Tacoma and 4Runner TRD Pro in Toyota’s three-member heavy-hitters’ club. All three are fitted with heavy-duty shocks, upgraded skidplates, meaty tires, stronger wheels, and extra ground clearance. In the Tundra’s case, it also comes with a full performance exhaust system that spews beautiful noises from the 5.7-liter V-8 under the hood.

Make sure to watch the video in hi-def and on full screen. The vistas these guys see are simply incredible.

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The accessory business is certainly booming these days, with customers decking out their new rides with personalized touches from wheels and trailer hitches to graphics and horsepower. Even automakers are getting into the game. GM is a prime example, offering aftermarket-like wheels and other parts right from the factory. However, none of the automakers come close to Toyota’s attention to vehicle customization.

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