Overview (Final Score: A-)
Theis a long-lived full-sized pickup truck which has slowly gained acceptance on the American market. Truck buyers are a unique lot whose brand loyalty and bent towards heavy accessorization of their trucks makes them a very different market from the automotive norm. Breaking those traditions and building acceptance has been a long haul for Toyota, but the 2016 Toyota Tundra proves that they’ve managed to do that.
New this year are small changes that include a modified front fascia on the SR5 lower trim level and the top-most 1794 Edition trim point. All Tundras equipped with the larger of the 8 cylinder engine options come with trailer brake controls as standard.
In all, the 2016 Toyota Tundra has fifty different configuration options that include available cargo bed lengths of up to 8.1 feet and towing ratings up to 10,500 pounds. Three cab configurations are available, starting with a two-door regular cab, a four-door extended cab, and a four-door crew cab (Regular, Double, and CrewMax respectively). Trim levels range from the base level SR to the highest-end Platinum and 1794 Edition. The TRD Pro offroad-centric package also continues into this model year.
What We Loved About the 2016 Toyota Tundra
- Strong exterior styling and packaging.
- Great, roomy interior with lots of storage.
- Excellent expected reliability and value.
What We Didn’t Love About the 2016 Toyota Tundra
- Poor fuel economy for the segment.
- Lack of V6 powertrain option and lackluster entry-level V8.
- Rivals offer many more options and more versatility.
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