Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition

Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition: Given that 2008, all Toyota Tundra full-size pickups have been constructed in San Antonio, Texas. That's a reality Toyota dealerships in Texas are extremely pleased with, as every Tundra and Tacoma marketed there uses a sticker label on the back home window patterned after the state flag that states "Constructed Below, Lives Right here." You can argue that Austin isn't like the remainder of Texas, but it's still in the heart of vehicle nation, so our 2017 Toyota Tundra 1794 Version was right at home in the pickup-dominated landscape.


Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition


The 1794 Version may be the most Texan of all Tundra models-- it's named for the year the JLC Ranch, the website of Toyota Electric motor Manufacturing Texas, was founded. Like all 1794 Versions, our tester was a CrewMax model with the 5.5-foot bed and came powered by Toyota's 5.7-liter V-8, which produces 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. Our truck likewise came outfitted with part-time 4x4 and a variety of TRD Performance components (as part of the TRD Off-Road bundle) as well as various other devices that drove the cost as much as $54,796. The 1794 Version aids validate its MSRP with an indoor covered in soft, smooth leather. The seats, facility console, shifter, dashboard, and door panels are covered in rich-feeling cowhide, which offers a Western appearance with its saddle-brown color as well as white contrast stitching.

Although the leather upholstery itself looks great, it could be much better matched with the rest of the interior, which uses silver-colored tough plastics and also plasticky-looking wood trim. The door panels as well as rush make use of the exact same sturdy products found in various other Tundra models, which is probably an advantage for those who intend on actually utilizing their 1794 as a vehicle. The practical appearance does protrude versus the extra upscale parts of the inside, however.

After the natural leather, the next point you'll discover when entering the Tundra is the fact that this is an older product. You can't obtain an Expanse in 2017 with hands-free keyless entrance or push-button beginning, but our vehicle did have a remote-start function, which was a lifesaver in the Texas warmth, as I can start the vehicle as well as start cooling off the cabin prior to entering. The entire vehicle was heavily upgraded in 2014, yet somehow the indoor currently feels dated. The steering wheel is chunky and also includes controls that look a generation behind, and the touchscreen infotainment system-- although flawlessly practical-- lacks the sharp resolution and also rapid feedback clients have concerned anticipate from new cars.

However if you could look past all that, the Tundra is a solid truck. The flight is smooth on the highway, and the interior is primarily silent besides some noise from the TRD Off-Road bundle's 275/65R18-size all-terrain tires. The Tundra manages like a smaller sized car on twisty roads, as well as it wasn't as tough to steer in the city as you could anticipate of a full-size pickup. I was definitely happy to have the typical rearview camera as well as parking sensing units when I had to park, though. Guiding feel is on the lighter side, as well as the proportion takes some getting made use of to, yet on the whole the Tundra is easy to drive.

The V-8 provides lots of power, and also the six-speed transmission fasts to kick down a gear when attempting to hand down the freeway. The drivetrain also had no trouble climbing up steep qualities. A couple of minutes on a gravel roadway was the closest I reached off-roading in the Tundra. It wasn't challenging enough to truly examine the Tundra's capacities, however if the road ever obtained rockier or more rutted, the vehicle would have been prepared thanks to the TRD Off-Road package's off-road-tuned Bilstein shocks, engine and fuel container skidplates, as well as the aforementioned A/T tires. The Tundra 4 × 4 1794 CrewMax additionally supplies 10.4 inches of ground clearance. I didn't have a possibility to tow or haul anything on my trip, yet the 4 × 4 1794 Edition has a max hauling capability of 8,800 extra pounds and also a max haul of 1,530 pounds.

Living with the Tundra everyday wouldn't be difficult for vehicle drivers of bigger stature, but if you have brief legs like me, getting in can be a difficulty. The chauffeur's side doesn't have a grab take care of on the A-pillar or over the window structure, so you end up drawing on your own up on the steering wheel or the kindly sized door armrest. Checking the box for the $345 running boards on the alternatives listing will treat this, as well as it's recommended if you have kids so they could a lot more easily gain access to the back of the staff taxicab. As flip-up rear seats come, the Tundra 1794 Edition's benches are rather comfy. The natural leather is soft, and also there's a lot of supporting for lengthy drives. There's also sufficient legroom. I was able to fit 2 carry-on roller bags sideways in the footwells without moving the pole positions.

Hopefully advancement on the next-gen Tundra is well underway, because the current model is showing its age. The Tundra 1794 Edition is still elegant and also qualified, yet it can gain from another interior refresh at least. The following Tundra will certainly also have to deal with its efficiency, as the present 4 × 4 V-8 is EPA-rated at just 13/17 mpg city/highway, less than just about each 4 × 4 V-8 pick-up in the course. The 1794 Version does begin less than its Western-themed competitors-- that includes the Ford F-150 King Cattle Ranch, Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn, as well as Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country-- at $48,375 for a rear-drive model. So if a sea of brown leather is the look you're choosing, you'll pay slightly much less for it with Toyota's version.

The Tundra still ticks the majority of the right boxes for today's truck customer, yet rivals are continually raising bench in the full-size pickup category. If the next-gen Tundra can deliver class-leading gas economy, modern technology, as well as boosted worldly quality in addition to the convenience, ability, and also sturdiness today's Tundra currently uses, after that Texans will have something they could really take pride in.