Toyota has announced pricing for the 2010 Tundra full-size pickup, and it will start at $22,960 for a regular cab, standard bed, two-wheel-drive model with the base 236-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine and all-new . Prices go up to $42,155 for a CrewMax Limited four-wheel-drive model with the top-of-the-line 381-hp, 5.7-liter V-8.
Toyota has also given the Tundra several notable updates, including an all-new small-displacement eight-cylinder gas engine.
Replacing the Tundra's legacy powertrain, which consisted of a 4.7-liter V-8 and five-speed automatic transmission, is a rated at 310 hp and 327 pounds-feet of torque, paired with a new six-speed automatic. Fuel economy estimates for two-wheel-drive Tundras with the 4.6-liter V-8 are 15/20 mpg city/highway. Selecting the 4.6-liter V-8 powertrain saves approximately $1,000 over choosing the 5.7-liter V-8 option. (Please see our complete road-test review of the new 2010 Toyota Tundra with the 4.6-liter V-8.)
Tundra models are split into two classes: Tundra Grade and Limited Grade. Tundra Grade models sport a new two-bar front grille and revised taillamps, while Limited Grade models wear a billet-style grille. Additional standard equipment on all Tundra pickups includes driver and front-passenger knee airbags, height-adjustable headlamps, and a redesigned seven-pin towing hitch connector that sits above the hitch to help avoid damage and dirt. Also, a shelf to help organize storage space has been added to the lower glove box.
The new Tundra Grade Work Truck Package is aimed at commercial buyers. It's a stripper model available in only regular or Double Cab configurations with vinyl seating and rubber floors. Work Truck Tundras will be priced from $195 to $1,030 less than the truck’s standard MSRP, depending on the model. For example, a regular cab Tundra Grade V-6 is listed at $23,155. However, if it's equipped with the Work Truck Package the MSRP is reduced by $195, bringing the Work Truck MSRP for this model down to $22,960.
At the high end of the spectrum is the new Platinum Package option for Limited Grade Tundras, equipped with a 5.7-liter V-8. It includes heated and ventilated seats, a sunroof and wood-grain trim for an extra $4,662. A Limited Grade 5.7-liter V-8 Tundra CrewMax with the Platinum Package is priced at $46,817.
The 2010 Toyota Tundra goes on sale later this month.