2016 Toyota Tundra

tundra-coverAutumn’s in the air and snow’s right around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about getting ready for fall sporting events and the hunting season.  Will your old truck get you through one more fun filled winter? It might be time to consider a new 2016 Toyota Tundra.

Capacity

One of the things you look for in a truck is the cargo and towing capacity. The 2016 Toyota Tundra is a workhorse that offers a notable towing capacity of 4,760 kg from the 4×2 regular cab SR long bed 5.7L V8 model. You can fish the highest mountain  lakes with that package.

The Toyota Tundra comes with front tow hooks to assist you if you get your ATV stuck in the mud, and the 5.7L models come equipped with a Heavy Duty Tow Hitch Receiver for superior pulling power.

Whether you choose a 5.7L or a 4.6L, you get a transmission that will take you far away from civilisation. Toyota equipped the Tundra with a 6-speed automatic Super ECT transmission that is capable of the smoothest shifting even as you’re climbing a steep graded mountain road. To keep things cool, the engine is equipped with a transmission cooler system and transmission temperature gauge.

A handy feature on the 5.7L series is the TOW/HAUL transmission mode that automatically makes adjustments to the shift patterns and torque boost. When you have a heavy load, it will engage the engine brake to help you stay under control. This is great for taking your boat or camper into the backcountry.

If towing is a concern for you, keep in mind that NASA used the Tundra to tow the Space Shuttle Endeavor.

Suspension

tundra-intWith all that you want to tow, you want to ensure that the truck you choose has the suspension to carry the load. The Toyota Tundra’s suspension is up to the task.

You get stability from the double wishbone suspension system. Coil springs combine with the front-end stabilizer bar and gas shocks and the rear bias mounted gas shocks and heavy-duty multi-leaf springs to give you a solid suspension that provides a smooth ride while carrying heavy loads.

If your idea of adventure takes you off-road, you’ll like the off-road package of the Double Cab SR 5.7L and Crew Max SR5 5.7L models.  They include Bilstein shocks that automatically adjust damping based on your speed and the driving surface, which is helpful on rutted  logging roads.

Stopping is no problem thanks to the 4-piston calipers and 13.9-inch front brake rotors. These brakes are built for stopping a loaded Tundra.

Engine Performance

It takes some power to get your cargo down the road, and that’s where the i-Force V8 engine comes in.

The 4.6L generates 310 horses with 327-lb-ft. of torque, and the 5.7L generates 381 horsepower and a torque of 401-lb-ft. Both have Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVR-i) that uses the computer system on the Tundra to sense the valve timing needs while monitoring the current demands of the vehicle. Acceleration gives you optimal performance while the best fuel efficiency is obtained once you reach cruising speed.

Custom Accessories

The Tundra comes in the regular cab, double cab, CrewMax and TRD Pro models fully loaded with factory features. However, you may want to make it your own with added accessories from Toyota.

For more room in the bed, you can extend it with a bed extender that lets you utilise the open tailgate as additional storage room. A tonneau cover protects your bed contents from the elements and a bed mat protects the bed from cargo damage. There are all types of accessories that you can use to customise your truck. Get the most from your truck with any of the dealer installed accessories available for your model.

Plan your weekend getaway today. Come test drive the Tundra now.

Aug 9th, 2016