Shayne Fowler, at Right Toyota North Scottsdale, AZ bringing you the latest News on Toyota.
Why We Tested It and How It Performed: The Tundra comes in five different trim levels: SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, and the 1794 Edition. For 2018, Toyota dropped the regular-cab and TRD Pro models from the lineup but did add an optional TRD Sport package for the SR5 trim. (The TRD Pro returns for the 2019 model year.) The 2018 Tundra is offered in Double Cab and larger CrewMax configurations, and customers have the choice of a 5.6-foot, 6.5-foot, or 8.1-foot cargo bed. V-8 engines displacing either 4.6 or 5.7 liters send their output to the rear wheels or all four via a six-speed automatic transmission. The 5.7-liter engine is optional on the SR and SR5 and standard on upper trims.We hadn’t tested a Tundra Double Cab since the assembled-in-Texas pickup underwent a refresh for 2014. This particular example was a Limited-trim 4×4 Double Cab with the 6.5-foot bed and the TRD Off-Road package. The latter only costs an extra $70 on the Limited and includes model-specific five-spoke wheels, Bilstein off-road shocks, skid plates for the engine and the fuel tank, front tow hooks, LED headlights and fog lights, TRD floor mats, and TRD body decals.Riding on 18-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin LTX AT2 all-terrain tires, this Tundra produced performance figures very close to those of previous 5.7-liter trucks we’ve tested. Almost every acceleration test was within a few tenths, and braking and skidpad numbers were nearly identical as well, with a 190-foot stop from 70 mph and 0.70 g of grip.