If you want to travel over rough terrain while carrying a heavy load, the 2017 Toyota Tundra performance is up to the challenge. This pickup provides the kind of brute strength you need for towing, hauling, and off-road obstacles, but it also offers a comfortable ride and better fuel efficiency ratings than you would expect. Basically, the 2017 Toyota Tundra performance covers all the bases. Explore the two V8 engines, commanding towing capacities, and more before testing it out in person at Toyota of Naperville.
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You’ll have your choice of two distinctly different engines. A 4.6L V8 puts out 310 hp and 327 lb-ft of torque. If you need more power than that, a 5.7L V8 is also available and increases output to 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. With that engine at your disposal, you can jump from 0 to 60 mph in a quick 6.8 seconds.
Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive comes standard, but four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case is optional on all trims and configurations. The 2017 Toyota Tundra performance is upgraded significantly thanks to an automatic limited slip differential that applies the brakes individually to the wheels without traction. This advanced system gives you greater control without sacrificing power.
If you need to pull or haul a lot of weight, the Tundra is strong enough to get the job done. The 4.6L engine can tow between 6,400 pounds and 6,800 pounds depending on the body style. The 5.7L engine increases those figures to between 9,800 pounds and 10,500 pounds. Maximum payload on the Tundra is rated at 2,080 pounds. Models with the 5.7L engine also come standard with a Tow/Haul mode that holds the lower gears for longer while improving throttle response, braking power, and pulling power.
Considering how much power this pickup provides, the 2017 Toyota Tundra performance is excitingly good on gas. The 4.6L engine is rated as high as 15 mpg city and 19 mpg highway, while the 5.7L is rated at 13 mpg city and 18 mpg highway, according to EPA estimates.
TRD Off-Road Package
This package upgrades the 2017 Toyota Tundra performance for maximum off-road capabilities. It comes with off-road tires and an off-road suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers, a heavy-duty skid plate, and a specially tuned exhaust. These upgrades are paired with the powerful 5.7L engine to extend the range of your Tundra far off the beaten path.
Put the 2017 Toyota Tundra Performance to the Test
If there is one word to describe the performance of this truck, it is uncompromising. Whether for work or recreation, the latest Tundra is able to go above and beyond. Find out how strong and capable it feels on the road by taking it out for an in-depth test drive. Head to Toyota of Naperville located at 1488 W Ogden Ave in Naperville, IL, or contact us for more information.