2018 Toyota Tundra Review
Drivers throughout San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and El Cajon work hard, and they need a truck that’ll work just as hard.
Our team at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego wrote this 2018 Toyota Tundra review to give you a breakdown on all the features you care about. Let’s dive in for a closer look at this hardworking titan by diving into performance, specs, towing, payload, and the truck’s various engine options. Once you’ve scoped out all the details, you’ll be ready to command your next adventure behind the wheel of the 2018 Tundra.
Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity
The 2018 Tundra comes standard with a 4.6L i-FORCE V8 engine that delivers 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque. There’s also the optional 5.7L i-FORCE V8 engine with 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque.
The Toyota truck also comes with a Tow Package with added engine and transmission oil coolers. Combined with the Double Overhead Cams and Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence, the Tundra can tow all your needed equipment.
When paired with the optional Tow/Haul mode of the Tundra’s optional 5.7L V8 engine, your vehicle will intelligentially adjust its pulling power, throttle response, and braking system to help you dominate your route.
Integrated Brake Controller and standard Trailer-Sway Control are also offered. These features let you adjust the amount of trailer braking based on the weight of the trailer and apply brake pressure to keep everything stabilized when trailer sway is detected.
In addition to all the great safety and towing features offered, the 2018 Toyota Tundra has a maximum towing capacity of 10,100 pounds, and a maximum payload of 1,670 pounds to handle all your passengers and cargo. With those numbers, you’ll make easy work of carrying your boat, ATV, or anything else with you on your next trip.
2018 Toyota Tundra Exterior
The Toyota Tundra has been around for about 80 years, and is made throughout different parts of America. As a matter of fact, before the vehicle appears in any showroom, it gets styled in California.
The 2018 Toyota Tundra has an exterior design that shows it doesn’t mess around. The TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Sport Package contains many impressive features, including:
- Powerful hood scoop
- Honeycomb-style grille
- 20-inch alloy wheels with a black-accented finish
This truck also has LED headlights that feature Daytime Running Lights to be more noticeable and look more aggressive any time of the day.
Toyota Tundra Technology
While your 2018 Toyota Tundra is expertly navigating the road, you should be able to fully relax in the driver’s seat.
Luckily, this truck includes the available Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio with Integrated Navigation. From the 7-inch touchscreen, you’ll see a clear path to your destination while you jam out to your favorite tunes with SiriusXM®, HD Radio™, and much more.
As if that weren’t enough, this system also comes equipped with the optional Entune® App Suite that includes gadgets like Pandora®, Yelp®, and OpenTable®. That way, you can reserve a table at that new restaurant without picking up your smartphone.
Safety to Support Awareness on the Road
To help prevent an accident from occurring, the 2018 Tundra comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P. This suite of driver-assisting technologies helps with your decision-making while driving. It includes many advanced features, like:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection: If a collision with a vehicle or a person in front of you is likely, this system will prompt you to take action through audio and visual warnings. If you don’t react in time, it may automatically apply the brakes for you.
- Lane Departure Alert: Detects when you’re drifting from your lane on a road with clear markings, and will warn you with a visual and audible alert to get back to your intended lane.
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC): This system allows you to drive at a preset speed, as well as a preset distance from the vehicle ahead of you. If a driver is traveling slower than you or within your set range, DRCC will automatically slow your vehicle down for you.
Review the 2018 Toyota Tundra in Person
With the ability to tow all your cargo, a powerful-looking exterior, and lots of cutting-edge safety features, the 2018 Toyota Tundra may be the truck for you. However, to know if it can handle your travels around San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and El Cajon, you’ll need to get behind the wheel.
Schedule a test drive at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego today, and see for yourself what this truck can do.