The 2017 Toyota Tundra isn’t just a high performing full-size pickup. It’s also an off-roading beast. It has six grades available, and each grade offers some different features. Keep a few things in mind when choosing the right tundra for your grade.
Consider the Bed and Cab Size
The first thing you are going to want to do is think about the bed and cab sizes. You can choose from regular cabs, double cabs, and CrewMax cabs. There are also short, standard, and long beds available. When you choose your configuration, you’ll have a better idea of the trim that you want. For instance, the 1794 trim is only available with a CrewMax short bed, while you can get the TRD Pro with a double cab/standard bed configuration or CrewMax cab/short bed configuration.
You know that a truck is about so much more than a bed and cab. You also have to think about the engine. While some people choose to go with the basic 4.6-liter V8 engine, lots of drivers upgrade to the 5.7-liter Flex Fuel V8 with 4-wheel drive. This is the top-of-the-line engine, and it’s a beast. To put it simply, it gets 381 horsepower and 401-pound-feet of torque. You’re in luck that you live in Louisiana. The Flex Fuel engine isn’t available in all states, but it is in Louisiana, so if you want it, you can get it.
You also need to consider the safety features you want out of your vehicle. All of the grades have a ton of standard safety features, but if you want the Front and Rear Parking Assist Sonar, Blind Spot Monitoring System and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and other advanced features, you need to either upgrade to the Platinum grade or add the extra features. These features will keep you much safer on the road, so consider getting them so you won’t have to worry about a thing when you’re driving.
Consider the Technology
Technology is becoming a big part of the driving experience, and each grade has its own set of standard tech features. For instance, the Limited grade with the 5.7-liter engine includes the Integrated Trailer Brake Controller. If you intend to do a lot of towing, it will be the right choice for you. On the other hand, the SR5 has Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App, making it a good choice for people who like to stay connected. Browse through the different features that are available with each trim so you can find the right truck.
Choosing the right 2017 Tundra doesn’t have to be hard work. Visit Ray Brandt Toyota in Kenner, Louisiana, and let the team go over all of the features with you. Then, it will be easy to make your decision.