2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport Reviews
For the 2018 model year, Toyota did a light refresh into the ranks of its Tundra pickup truck, which debuted at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. The most prominent news is the new TRD Sport trend to improve Tundra performance and visual appearance of a smidge.
New to 2018
Suzuki Tundra newly renovated in 2018 received a front fascia slightly revised with a new grille and trim TRD new Sport is equipped with a spoon, alloy wheels 20 inches, grille mesh, shift knob TRD, mats TRD Sport, shock Bilstein, and FRA forward And rear anti-roll bars. Sense-P safety safety features from Toyota are now standard on all Tundra 2018 models.
2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Vehicle Summary
2018 Toyota Tundra is a full-size truck that has a slot above the middle Tacoma and is available in three cabin styles, two long beds, and in rear or four wheel configurations.
2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Overview
Although not as extreme as the Tundra TRD Pro, Tundra TRD Sport is getting some support articles such performance Bilstein shock absorbers and TRD front rotor and rear antiroll to sharpen handling.
To distinguish TRD Sport from the usual Tundra model, Toyota added a rearview mirror body, bumper, hood, LED headlights, mesh grille and TRD Sport sticker on the side of the bed. The whole package rides 20 inch aluminum alloy wheels with black paint. For cabin, TRD shift key and TRD Sport class mats slightly dress it up.
TRD Sport wheels are available on the Tundra CrewMax and Double Cab body styles supported by a 5.7 liter, 381-horsepower V8. Customers will be able to choose between 4×2 and 4×4 on TRD Sport.
For the entire Tundra 2018 lineup, there are minor styling tweaks: new grille and main light design. Hand technologies also become more powerful Tundra with equipment supplies Toyota Safety Sense became a standard that adds a precursor system with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic high beams.
Standard and available features include LED taillights, Bluetooth connectivity, Toyota Entities infotainment system, leather upholstery, 20-inch diameter alloy wheels, rearview camera, and a multi-information display between the gauges.
2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Engine
The Tundra muscular V-8 engine and good ride quality are offset slightly by the numb steering wheel.
Toyota does not offer the 2018 Tundra with as much flavor as most truck manufacturers do, but the available products perform well with strong strength and above-average driving quality.
We have provided additional points for the attribute, but have taken a single blow to the deadly Tundra steering wheel. This is 6 out of 10 for its performance.
Unlike its competitors in Detroit, the Tundra only comes with a V-8 engine. A 4.6-liter V-8 rated at 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque comes standard at SR and SR5 trim levels. Optional on them and the standard elsewhere is a stronger 5.7 liter V-8 with 381 hp and 401 lb-ft. Both V-8s are mated exclusively to 6-speed automatic transmissions and most models are equipped with a standard rear-wheel drive while offering four-wheel drive as an additional cost option.
Either the V-8 is smooth and strong, but the 5.7-liter is just a little thirsty while giving out far more power. Floor 5.7 and you will get rewards not only with ferocious acceleration, but also with a muscle car exhaust note. Helping the V-8s is a smooth automatic transfer; They may be down on the gears compared to the 8- and 10-speed units used elsewhere, but they do a good job.
All Tundras use conventional double-wishbone front suspension and live axles on the back with leaf springs. The driving quality is great with everything from standard 18 to standard 18-inch alloy wheels found at Limited, Platinum, and 1794 Edition trim levels.
The TRD Pro model is intended for off-road users and they do a great job of improving capabilities without sacrificing real-world usability. Underneath, they feature a 2-inch suspension lift in front for a pre-run view and a special Bilstein surprise with a long-range reservoir. Though not as tight as the Ford F-150 Raptor, the Tundra TRD Pro strolled down the rocky streets though still benign around the city.
At opposite ends of the spectrum, the new FG Sport Tundra-for-2018 is aimed more at paved roads with its own Bilstein shocks and reinforcing bars swaying in front and back. We have never driven TRD Sport yet, but we hope to get time behind to see if the slightly rigid suspension improves the tricky behavior of this truck road.
Numb, light steering is equivalent to large truck lanes, but the Ram 1500 has shown us that the carrier can deliver at least a few streets through the steering wheel and we are optimistic that Toyota is pursuing the same goal as TRD Sport.
All versions of the Tundra except TRD Pro present standard with rear wheel drive and offer four-wheel drive as an option. As you might expect from an off-roader, TRD Pro is only 4×4. Toyota’s four-wheel drive system is easy to operate with dashboard knobs, but this is a part-time system not intended for use on dry pavement. Most rivals offer an automatic mode that is suitable for use on any terrain, something useful in light snow or on a rainy day.
Depending on the configuration, the Tundra’s V-8s are rated tow as much as 10,300 pounds and a combined gross sum of 16,000 pounds. That’s a lot, but it’s left behind from the best households. A large standard 38 gallon fuel tank at the most trim level (and optionally on SR5). SR and SR5 standard trims with 26.4 gallon tanks.
2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport Reviews
2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Safety
NHTSA and IIHS have not had an accident in testing 2018 Toyota Tundra. The outgoing Tundra 2017 received a four-star overall safety score from NHTSA (out of five possible stars). In the IIHS evaluation, the extended taxi variant scores well on all crash tests except the small overlap test in front of where Marginal value is achieved (Good is the highest score).
Standard on all models is Toyota Safety Sense-P’s active safety feature, which includes forward collision warnings, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, route departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and high automatic beam.