2018 Toyota Tundra Review
Looking for a pickup truck that’s capable and stylish, both worksite-ready and weekend-ready? The 2018 Toyota Tundra has a lot to offer, and this review by Doral Toyota will highlight just a few of its many features. See if this truck is a good fit for your travels in Doral, Kendall, and Hialeah below.
Let’s get started under the hood!
Toyota Tundra Specs
The 2018 Toyota Tundra has three available engines: a 4.6L V8 engine, a 5.7L V8 engine, and another 5.7L V8 engine with Flex Fuel Vehicle capability. This truck comes standardly equipped with the 4.6L i-FORCE V8 engine. This engine is paired with a rear-wheel drivetrain and a 6-speed automatic transmission.
This configuration gets an EPA-estimated 15 city/19 highway/16 combined MPG1 and puts out a respectable 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque. It also provides a standard towing maximum of 6,800 pounds. However, when properly equipped, the Tundra can unleash even more capability.
Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity
When the 2018 Toyota Tundra, with its 12 high-strength integrated frame bolts, is equipped with the 5.7L i-FORCE V8, it can tow a whopping 10,000 pounds. This engine doesn’t even break a sweat while towing big loads because of its tow/haul mode. This setting lets the Tundra hold lower gear levels longer, and it increases throttle response, pulling power, and engine braking.
In order to keep the impressive trailering abilities of the Tundra in control, this vehicle is also equipped with 4-piston brake calipers. These largest-in-class front brakes2 help you drive big loads with confidence.
2018 Tundra Safety Features
With the great power of the 2018 Toyota Tundra comes great responsibility in the form of its many standard and available advanced safety features.
The Tundra comes standard with Toyota’s exclusive top-of-the-line safety package, the Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) system. This package includes four advanced safety features that normally appear in the upper trim levels of its competitors such as a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System, Automatic High Beams, and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
These systems use a combination of radar sensors and cameras installed throughout the vehicle’s exterior to monitor its surroundings. They sense danger and anticipate safety hazards before they happen so you have time to correct them.
Advanced Technology Features
We’ve already seen how the 2018 Tundra stacks up in terms of its powertrain and safety features. Now, let’s take a look at some of the technology features that are geared towards entertainment, convenience, and comfort.
The 2018 Tundra comes standard with an Entune™ audio system and Entune™ multimedia bundle including a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, six-speaker surround sound, hands-free phone capability, Bluetooth® wireless technology, and more.
Pair this system with your smartphone to stream music or make phone calls, and use the standard backup camera for easy backing up, parallel parking, and hooking up the trailer.
Review the 2018 Toyota Tundra in Person
In this review, we’ve covered a number of aspects that make the 2018 Toyota Tundra stand out, including its impressive towing capabilities, advanced safety systems, and fun convenience features. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg of what this truck has to offer.
You can experience the rest for yourself when you get behind the wheel. And shoppers in Doral, Kendall, and Hialeah can do that by giving us a call at Doral Toyota to schedule a test drive.
1 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
2 Based on manufacturers’ data.