The 2015 Detroit Auto Show is behind us where we saw couple new pickup trucks like Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Titan and new Ford Raptor. Those trucks are main competitors for next 2016 Toyota Tundra so we can expect to see it on the roads. There is possibility that the Toyota will make some announcement about 2017 year model during the next Chicago Auto Show. We don’t expect some big news except some novelties under the hood that will make upcoming Toyota Tundra 2016 more competitive.
2016 Toyota Tundra changes
The exterior of the new 2016 Toyota Tundra pickup truck mainly will be unchanged. Bigger changes could be on hood design with bigger air-intakes for diesel powerplant in order to improve cooling system. Other Tundra models should stay pretty much unchanged. LED headlights and taillights will be standard while Xenon headlights will be available with higher trim levels. It will also have LED daytime running lights and foglights. There shouldn’t be too many changes inside the cabin. Base model will come with steel wheels, infotainment system with 6.1” display, cruise control, keyless entry, audio system, air conditioning and cloth upholstery. Higher Toyota Tundra 2016 grades will have more optional equipment like moonroof, better premium audio system, leather upholstery, bigger alloy wheels, chrome details, cooled and heated seats and blind-spot monitoring. It comes in six trim levels: SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1974 Edition and TRD Pro. It is available in eleven exterior colors: Blazing Blue Pearl,Midnight Black Metallic, Black, Barcelona Red Metallic, Radiant Red, Sunset Bronze Mica, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Super White, Inferno and Quicksand.
|Models||SR Single Cab Long Bed||SR5 Double Cab||Limited Double Cab||Platinum Crew Max|
|Overall height (in.)||75.8||76.0||76.0||75.8|
|Overall width (in.)||79.9||79.9||79.9||79.9|
|Overall length (in.)||228.9||228.9||228.9||228.9|
|Bed length (in.)||97.6||78.7||78.7||66.7|
|Bed height (in.)||22.2||22.2||22.2||22.2|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lb.)||7000||6700||6900||7000|
|Base curb weight (lb.)||4940||5115||5225||5380|
|Maximum payload (lb.)||2060||1585||1675||1620|
|Wheels (Tires)||18-in. (P255/70R18)||18-in. (P255/70R18)||20-in. (P275/55R20)||20-in. (P275/55R20)|
New Toyota Tundra 2016 mpg
The new Toyota Tundra 2016 will come with same engines like it runs in the current model. Base engine will be a 4.6-liter V-8 that is able to produce 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque. Higher trim levels will be available with 5.7-liter V8 powerplant that will be able to pump around 380 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be paired with 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard models will be available with front-wheel-drive system while all-wheel-drive system will be available only as an option. Maximum 2016 Toyota Tundra towing capacity has SR trim level with 5,7-liter powerplant, 10,500 pounds.
|Engine type||4.6-Liter Aluminum i-FORCE V8 DOHC||5.7-Liter Aluminum i-FORCE V8 DOHC|
|Horsepower||310 hp @ 5600 rpm||381 hp @ 5600 rpm|
|Torque||327 lb.-ft. @ 3400 rpm||401 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed ECT-i automatic Transmission|
(5.7L V8 models add TOW/HAUL Mode)
|Drivetrain||Rear-Wheel Drive with Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD)|
|MPG (mpg city/highway/combined)||15/19/16||13/18/15|
|Fuel tank capacity||26.4 gal. (SR5)||26.4 gal. (SR)|
38 gal. (Limited/Platinum)
|Maximum towing capacity||6800 lbs. (SR5)||10500 lbs. (SR)|
10100 lbs. (Limited)
9900 lbs. (Platinum)
2016 Toyota Tundra diesel towing capacity
Big news could be if the next Toyota Tundra 2016 will have some diesel engine under the hood. Toyota didn’t say anything about it but we presume that it could be 5.0-liter V8 Cummins turbocharged engine that should be able to deliver around 300 horsepower and over 500 lb-ft of torque. This will offer to Tundra buyers more torque and better fuel economy.
2016 Toyota Tundra release date and price
The new Toyota Tundra 2016 comes with the base price just under $30,000 for SR model with 5,7 liter powerplant. When we speak about price it will depend on chosen trim level. Average price is around $35,000, while better equipped Toyota trucks with all-wheel-drive and TRD variation could cost over $46,000.
|2016 Tundra SR||$29.450|
|2016 Tundra SR5||$30.450|
|2016 Tundra Limited||$38.170|
|2016 Tundra Platinum||$46.030|