Since its inception, the Toyota Tundra has gained a reputation for its robust build, reliable performance, and adaptability. Now in its third generation, it’s never been a better choice for truck enthusiasts and professionals alike. And only two years after its launch for 2022, Toyota’s already upgrading their flagship truck.
Updated Packages and Powertrain Options
The third-generation Tundra, which was introduced two years ago, left a mark with its powerful twin-turbo V6 powertrains. As the 2024 model rolls out, it adds to its impressive lineage with the Nightshade package, exclusively available for the Limited grades, amplifying Tundra’s aesthetic appeal. This package decks the vehicle with black accented features such as 20-inch wheels, grille, and badges, to name a few.
More significantly, performance enthusiasts will be pleased to note the inclusion of a factory installable TRD 3” suspension lift kit. In addition, the sought-after TRD Off-Road Package extends its availability to the Platinum grade 4x4s, combining luxury with rugged capability.
Engine and Performance Enhancements
The Tundra lineup for 2024 is expansive, with various grades such as SR, SR5, and Platinum, to mention a few. The top-tier offerings, the TRD Pro and flagship Capstone grade, are powered by the i-FORCE MAX powertrain. This engine is a hybrid marvel, boasting 437 horsepower and an impressive 583 lb.-ft. of torque, ensuring that power is never compromised for efficiency.
Toyota doesn’t stop at raw power. The i-FORCE, a twin-turbo V6, works in conjunction with a 10-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission, ensuring optimal performance across terrains. This robust combination ensures that the Tundra can achieve a staggering towing capacity of up to 12,000 pounds.
Tech-Savvy Multimedia and Safety Features
On the tech front, the Tundra offers a revamped Audio Multimedia System, the highlight being an available 14-inch touchscreen, ensuring crisp visuals and intuitive touch controls. This system offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, ensuring seamless integration with most smart devices.
Safety remains a priority for Toyota. The 2024 Tundra comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 across all grades. Features include a Pre-collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Technology, to name a few.
The 2024 Toyota Tundra has never been better equipped to tackle the likes of the Ford F-150 and the RAM 1500 thanks to its robust design, performance, and technology. With its range of enhancements and upgrades, it promises a rewarding driving experience for both off-road adventurers and city dwellers alike.