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Toyota's ultimate heavy metal machine has arrived for 2018 and it pulls no punches. From aggressive exterior and premium interior to cutting-edge technology and meticulous engineering the new Tundra brings the thunder without breaking the bank, starting at just $41,475 CAD. Let's see what you get!
5 Reasons Why the Tundra is the Ultimate Full-Size Pickup for 2018
1. Made it Through the Highway Thru Hell, Literally
For the uninitiated, Highway Thru Hell is a Discovery Channel program that showcases the Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue company and their daily rescue operations up on the infamous and Coquihalla Highway in BC, one of the most economically important and traveled trucking routes in North America. The crew battles all of the ruthless conditions found on the open road, including snow, black ice, steep climbs, lethal drop-offs, and rockslides. There is one vehicle that Jamie Davis and company depend upon to protect themselves, truckers and the value of the cargo they deliver - a Toyota Tundra. The new season of Highway Thru Hell has arrived and you can witness the 2018 Tundra in all of its glory, right here.
But even if you don't have time to watch, you can only imagine what the new Tundra is capable of, designed with two torque-heavy, fuel conscious engines - the 4.6 L i-FORCE V8 with 310 hp and 327 lb ft of torque, and the available i-FORCE 5.7 L V8 with 381 horsepower and 401 lb ft of torque. Engineers also included a massive ring gear, a trapezoidal rear section, limited-slip differential, 4WD active traction control, and gigantic (13.9-inch) front brake rotors with 4-piston calipers. Those big brakes are just one of many elements that make this powerful machine safe through the most hazardous of conditions, thanks to Toyota Safety Sense and available features of the Toyota Star Safety System.
2. Tough Luxury
For all of its aggressive qualities, the new Tundra is a luxury vehicle on the interior, through and through. Available features that accentuate this trait include leather seat surfaces, heated and ventilated driver / front passenger seats, dual zone climate control, and a power tilt/slide moonroof that let's the natural light of the great outdoors shine in and highlight the spacious and premium interior.
Premium conveniences are also found in the suite of tech and auto-infotainment. Driver advantages include display audio with navigation, multi-information display, and a backup camera. Entertainment features include standard Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, an auxiliary input jack, steering wheel and audio controls, and anywhere from 6 to 12 speakers depending upon your model.
3. Impressive Bedside Manner (and then some)
Hauling heavy cargo is a breeze in the Tundra. It all begins with the deep and expansive bed, with an available deck rail system and tie-down cleats to boot. The Double Cab offers a 6.5-foot standard bed or a 8.1-foot long bed, while the CrewMax boasts a short bed but cavernous cabin that seats five full-bodied souls in comfort. Of course, not all of your haul can be regulated to the bed, which is why the Tundra is built with split fold-up rear seats for valuable electronics, equipment and the like. The pickup also has one of the largest glove boxes and deepest armrest storage containers you've ever seen in a vehicle, providing you with easy access to essential documents, tools, and more.
4. Built to Tow
Beyond the bed, the new Tundra was tailor made to manage impressive payloads, which is why it can comfortably tow up to 10,000 lbs, no matter the conditions. Options to optimize towing capabilities include an available integrated towing hitch receiver, a tow/haul mode, and trailer sway control. And if you opt for the model equipped with the i-FORCE 5.7 L V8 you'll enjoy the benefits of the standard integrated trailer brake controller, a system that will assist your trailer in its own brake application when you apply the brakes to your Tundra.
5. The TRD Sport Package
If you're looking for even more oomph that will send your work week and weekend adventures into maximum overdrive then you'll love what's coming up for the Tundra in early 2018. Toyota Racing Development (TRD) has put together a TRD Sport Package that will deliver exclusive exterior features including a powerful hood scoop, 20-inch alloy wheels with a black-accents, LED headlights with Daytime Running Light treatment, upgraded sway bars, and Bilstein shocks in addition to cool accents such as brand badging, bedside decals, and a leather-encased shift knob that features silver trim and TRD logo embroidery. Let us know if you're interested in being put on the list for the 2018 TRD Sport Package by contacting us here.