Overview (Final Score: B)
The 2018is a continuation of the full-size half-ton pickup truck introduced for this generation in 2015. The Tundra embodies Toyota’s long-sought foothold in the American pickup truck market. While its sales are still near the bottom of the pack, the pack comprises only five automakers. Three of those are long-standing domestic makes with large volumes of fleet sales – something Toyota trucks aren’t involved in.
For 2018, Toyota refreshed the Tundra’s styling and added a few tweaks to its strong looks. Toyota’s Safety Sense advanced safety system is standard. A new TRD Sport package has been added as an option for the SR5 trim, and Toyota has removed the standard two-door cab from the lineup entirely.
Configuration options in the 2018 Tundra range from cargo and bed length to cab configuration and interior amenities. Trim levels emphasize utility, comfort and off-road capability.
For the buyer, the 2018 Toyota Tundra offers box-checking capability, a usable overall design and a strong reputation for reliability. The Tundra is not the flashiest or best in the market, but it satisfies all of the line items truck buyers want with no hassles.
What We Love About the 2018 Toyota Tundra:
- Interior is roomy and has plenty of storage space
- Reliability and resale values are the highest in the segment
- Robust, no-nonsense exterior design with plenty of muscle
What We Don’t Love About the 2018 Toyota Tundra:
- Poor fuel economy in a segment that aims high in that regard
- Lack of a V6 powertrain limits base-model options
- More options in most rivals, especially engine choices and versatility configurations
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