2018 Toyota Tundra

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$31,320

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2018 Toyota Tundra
2018 Toyota Tundra

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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 versus domestic brands

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Toyota Tundra trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Newly standard active safety features
  • Updated grille styling
  • New TRD Sport Package
  • Two cab styles
  • 38-gallon gas tank available
  • Choice of gas V-8 engines

2018 Toyota Tundra review: Our expert's take

By Brian Normile

Once again, our review of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler sits atop our weekly rankings. Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman — himself a proud owner of the previous JK generation of the Wrangler — praises Jeep for doing away with the “yeah, buts” of buying a Wrangler with the new JL model. Second place, however, belongs to a newcomer to our rankings.

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It’s a newcomer to our site, as well. Only published Aug. 31, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 review rockets into second place. Calling it a car for those “who want the dessert before the meat and potatoes,” reviewer Fred Meier praises the CX-3 for its styling and handling chops, while noting that the small, low-slung “SUV” is really more of a hatchback with limited backseat and cargo space compared to its rivals.

Ultimately, Meier notes, “The carlike CX-3 carves its own niche, so its value depends on whether its strengths match what you want most for your daily driving.”

Over on the video side of things, our sister site PickupTrucks.com’s recent comparison of two 2018 Toyota trucks, the mid-size Tacoma and full-size Tundra, tops the list of most watched videos. If you’re in the market for a pickup truck and are trying to determine which size of truck is right for you, it’s a must-watch.

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Top 5 Videos

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

This was a purchase for a work vehicle

I own a few Toyota Tundras and they are very reliable. I was happy to find one with an 8 foot bed. They are certainly hard to come by

5.0

great truck

All the guys in my family have owned toyota for years and I was reluctant. After driving across the country and up in the mountains of Montana pulling a camper I was hooked.

4.9

Best Truck I've Owned

This truck is great! I love all of the creature comforts, towing/cargo capacity, and power this tuck has to offer. Appearance is subjective, I know, but I also like the way this truck looks from the outside - I guess I wouldn't have purchased it if I didn't. Tundra's are pricey I admit but I like the Toyota reliability and look forward to many years with my truck.

See all 198 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
Yes
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Compare the competitors

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