2024 Toyota Tundra Preview: Hybrid, Release Date, Changes, Electric

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2024 Toyota Tundra

Toyota’s full-size pickup has been completely redesigned for the 2022 model year and that clearly indicates that the 2024 Toyota Tundra, which will represent the third production year of the new generation, is about to carry on without bigger changes. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see a couple of minor updates, such as new standard features or maybe a new appearance package.

In any case, the overall layout won’t change, which means that you may count on familiar design characteristics and features. The Tundra impresses with its refined powertrain options and a generous list of standard safety features. We also like the ride quality and handling, while the cabin is well-built and offers fine materials and lots of tech goodies. The infotainment system is easy to use, while the level of customization is also pretty decent, considering the various trim levels, different cab styles and bed sizes.

As no bigger changes are expected, we presume that the 2024 Toyota Tundra will hit the market sometime late in the year.

2024 Toyota Tundra

2024 Toyota Tundra Design

So, the 2024 Toyota Tundra is about to be a typical carryover model. We are about to see the same overall design, which was reintroduced after full 15 years. The new generation is fitted to the new TNGA-F platform and offers pretty impressive ride quality and handling. At the same time, the towing capacity is also pretty decent and goes up to 12.000 pounds, which is about average for the class.

Of course, there is the new styling, which won’t change for the third production year, though there is always a chance to see minor updates, such as new color options.

The next year’s model will continue with a number of special trim levels, including the TRD Pro, which offers a lot of off-road upgrades, such as an off-road-tuned suspension with upgraded shock absorbers, skid plates, a locking rear differential, all-terrain tires etc.

Interior

As we’ve just mentioned, this pickup truck is highly customizable. It comes in two cab styles – Double and Crew Cab version. Both are pretty spacious for their classes, and we also like the seats very much, as they are massive and supportive. Furthermore, there are three-bed sizes on offer. A long bed comes with Double Cab only and features 8.1 feet. The Standard bed is available in both cab styles and measures 6.6 feet. Finally, the short bed is available with the Crew Cab model, with 5.6 feet in length.

2024 Toyota Tundra Interior

Besides the generous amount of passenger space, this interior also looks very nice. The dashboard looks bold, with lots of modern details, while we also like the materials, which are pretty decent even in entry-level models. Also, there is a pretty generous list of standard equipment.

Features

We might see a few tweaks in this aspect but most things are expected to remain the same. Therefore, base models should come standard with goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, the ”Hey Toyota” virtual assistant, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, three USB ports, remote keyless entry, push-button start and single-zone automatic climate control. Also, there are available tech and convenience features like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 14-inch touch screen, wireless device charging, nine- and 12-speaker stereos, two 120-volt household-style power outlets, two additional USB ports, dual-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic moonroof, rear sunshades and ambient lighting.

When it comes to safety, all models come standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, traffic sign recognition, rear-seat alert etc. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Additionally, you can get a surround-view camera, digital rearview mirror, head-up display, Multi-Terrain Monitor etc.

2024 Toyota Tundra Engines

Things under the hood will certainly remain unchanged. So, base models will continue with a 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6, which puts out around 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Driving dynamics are great, while the 10-speed automatic transmission does a very good job as well.

If you’re looking for something peppier, there is a hybrid version, based on the same gasoline engine, with a combined output of 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. This model also uses a 10-speed automatic transmission.

When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine returns around 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, while the hybrid returns around 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Both are good ratings for a full-size pickup truck.

2024 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

2024 Toyota Tundra Release Date and Price

We expect that the 2024 Toyota Tundra will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 39.000 dollars. Of course, key competitors will be models like GMC Sierra, RAM 1500 etc.

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