The redesigned 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup truck will have a starting price of $25,920 when it becomes available to the buying public this month. The redesigned Tundra is offered in a new five-grade strategy: the hard-working SR, volume-leading SR5, the well-equipped Limited, and two premium grades “Platinum” and “1794 Edition.”
Tundra could be availed in three cab styles, two-door Regular Cab, four-door Double Cab and four-door CrewMax -- all available in 4x2 and 4x4. Each grade boasts of good level of specifications and key standard features.
The starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2014 Tundra is $25,920 for the SR grade 4x2 Regular Cab, 4.0-liter V6, with the range-topping Platinum and 1794 Edition CrewMax 4x4 grades powered by a 5.7-liter V8 are available for an MSRP of $47,320.
The MSRP on all SR5 grades powered with a 5.7-liter V8 engine remains the same from equivalent volume-leading 2013 models, but boasts of $650 worth of additional standard equipment.
On the other hand, the MSRP for all Limited CrewMax 4x4 models are trimmed by $2,000 from equivalent 2013 models, with the MSRP for 4x2 models reduced by $1,990. MRSP for all Platinum and 1794 Edition premium grades are cut by $850 from equivalent 2013 models.
MSRP for the Tundra indicates an overall average MSRP reduction of $263, or 0.7 percent, based on comparisons between the new grade strategy for 2014 models and 2013 models with comparable equipment levels
Tundra is the only truck in the full-size pickup segment to offer a standard back-up camera, which images are viewed from the audio display screen. It is also the only truck in the full-size pickup segment to offer standard Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming on all grades.
Coming as standard on all Tundra models are windshield wiper de-icer, front and rear mudguards, power window and door locks, and heated, power, outside mirrors. Coming as standard on Tundra on models equipped with the 5.7-liter V8 engine is a Tow Hitch.
Each grade of the new Toyota Tundra has its own theme, as exuded through unique designs both on the exterior and interior.
Thanks to the efforts of the Calty design team, the new Tundra was provided with a bold and dynamic exterior that conveys its performance potential. For instance, the size of the front fascia was enlarged while its surfaces and character lines have been tightened up, thereby conveying the Tundra’s wide stance and pulling power.
Furthermore, the front end of the new Tundra features an integrated hood and grille for a more solid look. The grille has been given a taller, bolder appearance, with the upper intake now visually connected to the lower bumper. Interestingly, Toyota made it so that the lower bumper comes in three pieces, lowering the replacement costs. The carmaker also squared off the fenders and wheel wells to give the Tundra a wide yet sturdy stance.
Thanks to a new bed design, the vehicle’s chiseled character lines were able to the flow through its profile, all the way to its rugged new bed and tail gate. The tail gate features an integrated spoiler – to enhance fuel efficiency -- as well as the word "TUNDRA" stamped into the sheet metal. On the rear, the rear lamps come with tool-like quality that matches the looks of the vehicle’s body. The rear bumper also boasts of a three-piece design to help lower replacement costs.
Toyota is offering the Tundra in three cab styles: two-door Regular Cab, four-door Double Cab, and the larger four-door CrewMax. As standard, the bed of the Regular Cab and Double Cab models measures 78.7 inches, while the available long bed configuration measures 97.6 inches. The CrewMax model, meanwhile, features a bed that measures 66.7 inches. All beds measure 22.2 inches in depth.