2018 Toyota Tundra

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Key Specs

of the 2018 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 versus domestic brands

Notable Features of the 2018 Toyota Tundra

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Tundra is Toyota’s half-ton full-size pickup truck that's available in two cab configurations, three cargo bed lengths, a choice of 4.6- or 5.7-liter gas V-8 engines, and rear- or four-wheel drive. Body styles include the four-door Double Cab with conventional rear doors and the four-door CrewMax with larger rear doors and a roomier rear seat. The Tundra competes with the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Nissan Titan.

New for 2018

Toyota Safety Sense P now comes standard. This active safety suite includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and automatic high-beam headlights.

A new TRD Sport Package includes a honeycomb grille; color-keyed side mirrors, bumpers and hood scoop; 20-inch silver-painted alloy wheels with black accents and TRD graphics. There are also TRD anti-sway bars and Bilstein shocks, and the cabin gets a TRD shift knob and floormats.

The regular-cab Tundra has been dropped from the lineup.

2018 Tundra Video

Pickuptruck.com's Mark Williams compares the 2018 Toyota Tundra and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma.

Latest 2018 Tundra Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value For The Money

What Drivers Are Saying


Love my Tundra Limited CrewMax Lmtd.Premium TRD

by ChasMartin from Merrimack on September 19, 2018

Awesome Truck. It has everything I required and more. Great American Truck Manufacturer and sales team. Definitely an upgrade over my Ram.so happy with our purchase! Read full review


Needed a truck and wanted something built to last.

by Ntwadumela from Essexville, MI on September 18, 2018

Previously drove an FJ Cruiser but I needed a truck to haul all my camping gear and occasionally move furniture, yard mulch and other truck type stuff. Toyota has great quality and reliability so that ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2018 Toyota Tundra currently has 2 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Toyota Tundra SR 4.6L V8

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry


Overall Rating

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Roof Strength


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Lower Leg/Foot
Overall Evaluation
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
Structure and Safety Cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Toyota

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, Carfax vehicle history report, travel protection and toll-free assistance line

  • Limited Warranty

    1 year / 12,000 miles

    Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase. Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date ($50 deductible) Note: In AL, FL, GA, NC and SC, 7-year/100,000 mile limited warranty coverage begins Jan. 1 of the vehicle's model year and zero (0) odometer miles and expires at the earlier of seven years or 100,000 odometer miles. Hybrid: 8-year/100,000 mile warranty on Factory HV Battery for Toyota Hybrid Vehicles.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 85,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 160 point inspection and reconditioning.

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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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