Toyota’s Texas-assembled Tundra full-size pickup keeps on truckin’ for 2018 with a fresh new look up front and a new TRD Sport package.
The advanced Toyota Safety Sense-P (TSS-P) system is now standard on all Tundra grades. Reflecting ongoing trends in the segment, the Regular Cab models have been discontinued, leaving an all-four-door lineup with the Double Cab and extra-roomy CrewMax models.
Assembled exclusively in San Antonio, the Toyota Tundra lives up to the state’s “bigness” by offering a plethora of possible configurations, plus, a towing capacity of up to 10,200 pounds.
But, one of most significant changes for Tundra in 2018 is the addition of Toyota Safety Sense-P (TSS-P), which includes the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection function, Lane Departure Alert, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Automatic High Beams.
TSS-P uses millimeter-wave radar and a monocular camera sensor designed to help detect a preceding pedestrian or a preceding vehicle in the surrounding area. Once a pedestrian or vehicle is detected in front of the vehicle, TSS-P can automatically apply braking if necessary to help mitigate or avoid collisions in certain conditions.
Pickup drivers like to personalize their trucks, and owners get a head-start with some new frontal styling for 2018. The SR and SR5 grades wear an updated gray honeycomb-style grille and halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights; the SR5 gets halogen fog lights, too.
Limited goes bold with an updated billet-style grille featuring chrome surround, and all lights are LED. Inside, a new matte-finish wood-styled trim adds a touch of elegance.
The Platinum grade goes for elegance with an updated black honeycomb grille and body-color surround. All lights on the Platinum are LED as well. The 1794 Edition wears the billet-style grille and is updated with LED lights.
The new TRD Sport package gets its own look with body-color surround for the honeycomb-style grille, color-keyed mirrors, bumpers and hood scoop, and it rides on 20-inch silver-painted aluminum alloy wheels with black accents.
The Sport package upgrades the SR5 to include LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED fog lights. A TRD bedside graphic makes sure no one misses this custom-looking truck.
The TRD Sport is available in Super White, Magnetic Gray, Midnight Blue Metallic, Blazing Blue Pearl and Barcelona Red Metallic.
The all-V8 Tundra lineup offers two styles for 2018: the four-door Double Cab and the super-sized four-door CrewMax.
Within those configurations are five model grades: the SR; volume-leading SR5; well-equipped Limited; and two premium grades, the luxurious Platinum and unique, and equally luxurious, 1794 Edition.