2017 Toyota Tundra Reviews
On its own, the 2017 Toyota Tundra holds its ground in the full-size pickup segment, proving its worth with a pair of V8 engine options, ample space and towing capacity, and plenty of technology to go around. What solidifies its place as a top contender for Chicagoland drivers is the fact that top auto critics are praising the pickup in their revies. Edmunds applauds the Tundra for being “one of the few” to seriously focus on off-roading, while The Car Connection commends how Toyota packages this pickup to come generously equipped across the lineup. Read through what the reviews of the 2017 Toyota Tundra cover, and decide if you agree with critics’ assessments at Toyota of Naperville.
Edmunds: “The 2017 Toyota Tundra is a capable full-size pickup, and one of the few in this class that is very serious about off-road performance.”
Indeed, the latest Tundra proves itself focused on off-road performance, thanks to its powertrains and equipment alike. A standard 4.6L V8 engine generates 310 hp and 327 lb-ft of torque, delivered to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission, though four-wheel drive alongside a two-speed transfer case can be purchased as an add-on. Meanwhile, a 5.7L V8 churns out a robust 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque, and models that run on this engine have a tow package that allows it to haul up to 10,500 pounds. Additionally, there’s a TRD Off-Road package available, which adds 18-inch TRD wheels, off-road tires, skid plates, trail-tuned Bilstein shock absorbers, and tow hooks for the ultimate off road experience.
The Car Connection: “[T]his truck is still well-packaged with the features many consumers want in a full-size pickup.”
With six trim levels and several packages available, the 2017 Tundra certainly comes expertly fitted to suit both drivers and passengers. From the start, you can expect a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface, keyless entry, heated power mirrors, a rearview camera for extra safety, and an integrated trailer brake controller. Move through the lineup and different cab setups and bed lengths, and you’ll have access to an enhanced tech interface with a 7-inch screen, parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alerts, navigation, a sunroof, and much more. At the top of the line, you can expect a 12-speaker JBL stereo, heated and ventilated front seats, and LED daytime running lights, among other amenities and design distinctions. Clearly the 2017 Toyota Tundra covers every base—it’s simply a matter of selecting the trim that meets your driving demands.
Motor Trend: “Interior space…is generous, especially the huge rear seats in the CrewMax models.”
Space is plentiful across the 2017 Toyota Tundra lineup, and especially so for passengers, In Double Cab models, backseat passengers will enjoy quite a bit of room, especially compared to the space available in competitors’ similar setups. Legroom abounds within the CrewMax model, and it boasts a reclining seat back in the rear. Depending on the setup you select, you can seat anywhere from three to six people. The Tundra accommodates in terms of storage as well, thanks to seat cushions that can be flipped to load items like tools and other valuables. Plus, a 60/40-split bench makes for customizable cargo room. All around, the interior of the Tundra is nothing short of accommodating and comfortable.
CarGurus: “The Tundra is one of the toughest-looking trucks on sale today.”
Between a large front grille, rectangular headlights, and different color accents, the 2017 Tundra establishes a foreboding presence on the road. This touch truck is available in various setups, as well, including three cab styles, two wheelbases, and three bed lengths. What’s more, there are new color choices for this year’s Tundra, like Barcelona Red Metallic, Super White, and Inferno, depending on the trim you select. Overall, the 2017 Toyota Tundra has an appealing aesthetic, and especially stands out as a truck that can get the job done.
Review the 2017 Toyota Tundra at Toyota of Naperville
Now that you’ve had a chance to read reviews of the 2017 Toyota Tundra, it’s time that you create one of your own. Explore this full-size pickup’s specs and driving dynamics for yourself at Toyota of Naperville, located at 1488 W Ogden Ave in Naperville, IL, and never hesitate to get in touch if you’d like more information. We look forward to showing you more of the advantages of owning or leasing a 2017 Toyota Tundra!