The 2014 Tundra full-size pickup (FSPU) truck just began to arrive at Toyota dealers. If you need a strong and robust, yet elegant car, don't wait - sell your old pickup, add a dollar or two and buy Tundra.
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The new Tundra is offered in a new five-grade styles: the hard-working SR, volume-leading SR5, the well-appointed Limited, and two premium grades Platinum and the all-new 1794 Edition.
Tundra is offered in three cab styles, two-door Regular Cab, four-door Double Cab and four-door CrewMax, all available in 4x2 and 4x4. Toyota's suggested retail price (MSRP) on all SR5 grades equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 engine will be unchanged from equivalent volume-leading 2013 models and add $650 worth of additional standard equipment. All Limited CrewMax 4x4 models have reduced MSRP's of $2,000 from equivalent 2013 models (4x2 models reduced by $1,990).
All Platinum and 1794 Edition premium grade MSRP's are reduced by $850 from equivalent 2013 models. Both the Platinum and 1794 Edition share the same MSRP, allowing consumers to simply choose the premium grade they prefer.
The new Tundra is the only truck in the full-size pickup segment to include a standard back-up camera, and standard Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming on all grades. All models have a standard windshield wiper de-icer, front and rear mudguards, power window and door locks, and heated, power, outside mirrors. A Tow Hitch is also standard equipment on models equipped with the 5.7-liter V8 engine. An auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, and HomeLink universal transceiver is standard on Limited, Platinum and 1794 Edition grades.
The Limited grade adds leather-trimmed seats, a 10-way power driver seat, chrome door handles and outer mirrors, 20-inch alloy wheels, a deck rail system, and Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite.
The Platinum and 1794 Edition come standard with a 12-way power driver's seat with memory and a six-way power passenger's seat, both with heat and ventilation, power moonroof, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, front and rear parking sonar, and Entune Premium JBL Audio with Navigation and App Suite. All Tundra models feature the standard Toyota Star Safety System with VSC, TRAC, ABS, EBD, BA, and SST. As a car afficionado, we are sure you know what those mean.
Tundra is newly designed, inside and out, and it underwent a major change since the 2007 model year.
The new Tundra continues to offer three proven powertrains that are among the best in its segment. The Tundra workhorse, and still one of the most capable and advanced engines in the full-size pickup segment, is the 5.7-liter, DOHC i-Force V8. Tundra's most popular engine with owners, it generates 381 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 401 foot-pounds of peak torque at 3,600 rpm. The 5.7-liter is offered in both gasoline and "Flex Fuel" variants. ■