New 2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab was presented on Chicago Auto Show. Toyota Tundra is one of the most important models in the Toyota portfolio. It is one of the most important models for the US market. When looking at the data on the best-selling full-size pickup trucks, Toyota Tundra occupies only the fourth place. With sold 115,000 models in 2016, Tundra seriously lagging behind the Chevrolet Silverado, which recorded 575,000 units sold. Of course, the experts in this Japanese company are seriously worried about falling behind competition in this segment.
The emergence of a new, redesigned Tundra Double Cab is another attempt in this highly profitable niche. Let me remind you, similar problems Toyota has previously had in the mid-size truck segment. However, with great effort, Toyota Tacoma was able to win almost half of the market last year. We must be honest and say that the mid-size trucks segment is much smaller, annually sells about 420,000 vehicles.
2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab Engines and Specs
2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab will be powered by 4.6L or 5.7L V8 or V8 power trains. Aggregate with less volume will have an output of 310 BHP, while the stronger have available 381 BHP of power. Toyota will install automatic transmission in this model with eight gears and will carry power to the front axle or all 4 wheels. Thanks to the use of aluminum in the production of the body, as well as many other innovations, 2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab will have the same fuel consumption like previous model. It will be around 16 mpg in the combined city and highway driving. Such fuel consumption is still unsatisfactory.
2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab Design
SR5 Double Cab is vehicle with different look. Appearance of model 2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab is at the same time aggressive and sporty and elegant. SR5 means a richer package of equipment, a lot of chrome on the entire vehicle and the large 18-inch wheels. Double Cab means a longer body of the vehicle, as well as two rows of very spacious and comfortable seats. When everything is taken into consideration, the most important change in the look is the revised front end, especially the grill and headlamps.
As we wrote at the beginning of this text, all these characteristics make it clear that this is a uniquely large, reliable, comfortable and desirable vehicle. SR5 package includes Sirius satellite stereo system, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, key-less entry, bucket seats, leather-trimmed steering wheel. There are also systems such as lane departure alert, dynamic radar cruise control, pre-collision system + pedestrian detection function, Automatic high beams and so on. All of these features are included in the Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) package and will be available in all trim levels.
What attracts more and more buyers of these vehicles is the fact that this vehicle can be used every day and for the transport of passengers and freight. The biggest buyers of these vehicles are families which can comfortably and safely perform all their daily chores with this car. Full-size pickup truck vehicles are getting more popular in recent years and out of the market of North America. These big vehicles found its new customers on other continents, particularly in the Europe and in the China.
2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab Release Date and Price
So, there’s no doubt – 2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab will appear on the market in autumn 2017. During the Chicago Auto Show was still unknown official price of this model. But, if we take into account all other facts, the expected price of this model will be around $ 29,000.