Chiseled New 2014 Toyota Tundra

The world was shown the redesigned 2014 Toyota Tundra at the 2013 Chicago auto show. Here is a look at some of the changes in the truck and some specifications for the 5 trims that will be available.

Interior

The exterior design has been given a chiseled look by making it a little more square-off. The hood got a raise of a little over an inch and a half and the grille got a little wider and taller. A three piece bumper was added as well to give it a distinctive style and make for easier repairs. The familiar look gives the Tundra a great refreshing look to this model. The chassis has been left mostly unchanged from the previous year. What was changed was the suspension to help avoid issues of hopping on the highway.

Trims

The five trims available include three different cab styles. You can choose between rear
wheel drive and four wheel drive on any of the given trims. The lowest model is the SR, followed by the popular SR5. The Limited, Platinum, and 1794 Edition versions all offer even better performance an style. Each trim features its own distinct grille. When it comes to cab choices, you have the two-door regular cab, four-door double cab, and four-door CrewMax. The four-door CrewMax features seats that fold up to make extra space. Also available, is the option of the TRD off-road kit.

The Limited edition brings leather to the cab area which gives it an amazing look. As you step up to premium, you will get diamond-stitched leather, a 12-speaker JBL sound system, ventilated and heated front seats, and even navigation. In the 1784 Edition, you will get embossed brown leather surfaces as well as faux suede detailing in addition to all that the Platinum model comes with. The saddle colored interior gives the truck a real western feel.

Engines

The engines available in the 2014 Toyota Tundras come in a few different sizes, starting with the 4.0 liter V-6 pushing out 270 horsepower and 278 pound per foot of torque. This option only comes with an automatic transmission. Six speed automatic transmission is an option on both the V-8 engines available. The V-8s include a 4.6 liter, 310 horsepower version and a 5.7 liter giant pushing out 381 horsepower.

All new Tundras will come with stability control, ABS, Smart Stop, back-up camera, and Bluetooth. With all these options standard, and with a great upgrade on a good look, the 2014 Toyota Tundra is a great choice if you are in the truck market this year.

Photo credit: By A. Bailey (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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