2017 Toyota Tundra

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Toyota Tundra. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Visual separation between trim levels
  • V-8 exhaust note
  • Spacious cabins
  • Drop-down power rear window available

The Bad

  • Cheap, plasticky interior materials
  • Fuel economy
  • No driver-side grab handle
  • Limited options vs. domestic brands

Notable Features of the 2017 Toyota Tundra

  • Three cab styles, three bed lengths
  • TRD Pro Series version available
  • 38-gallon gas tank available
  • Choice of gas V-8 engines

2017 Toyota Tundra Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Tundra is Toyota’s half-ton full-size pickup truck, available in three cab configurations, three cargo bed lengths, and with a choice of 4.6- or 5.7-liter gas V-8 engines and rear- or four-wheel drive. Body styles include two-door regular cab; four-door Double Cab with conventional rear doors; and four-door CrewMax with larger rear doors and a roomier rear seat. Available bed lengths are 5.6, 6.6 and 8 feet.
New for 2017
Limited models gain power front bucket seats as standard.
Significant Standard Features

  • 310-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Required in every new vehicle: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 381-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 engine
  • Four-wheel drive
  • 20-inch wheels
  • TRD off-road package
  • 38-gallon fuel tank
  • Navigation system
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Ventilated front seats
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Tundra is Toyota’s half-ton full-size pickup truck, available in three cab configurations, three cargo bed lengths, and with a choice of 4.6- or 5.7-liter gas V-8 engines and rear- or four-wheel drive. Body styles include two-door regular cab; four-door Double Cab with conventional rear doors; and four-door CrewMax with larger rear doors and a roomier rear seat. Available bed lengths are 5.6, 6.6 and 8 feet.
New for 2017
Limited models gain power front bucket seats as standard.
Significant Standard Features

  • 310-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Required in every new vehicle: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 381-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 engine
  • Four-wheel drive
  • 20-inch wheels
  • TRD off-road package
  • 38-gallon fuel tank
  • Navigation system
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Ventilated front seats

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Very reliable, large back seats with alot of room.

by Jin H. from Dayton, Tx. on October 19, 2018

This Truck is great, Love that the back window rolls all the way down, alot of leg room in the front and back, up to date technology, and very easy driving. Love it!! Read full review

(5.0)

I bought it in late 2017 and haven't looked back.

by Schlepporello from Amarillo, Tx on October 14, 2018

I've been a pick up driver almost all of my married life (38 years}. I originally wanted a Tacoma or a 4=Runner, The Tacomas are coming out in the 4-door models only now, and after tying to sit in the ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Toyota Tundra currently has 4 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Toyota Tundra SR 4.6L V8

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall
4 Star
Overall Front
4 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
3 Star
Driver's
4 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Toyota
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 85,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12, 000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    160- or 174-point inspections

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Tundra received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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