The Toyota Tundra combines the rugged utility at which pickup trucks excel with Toyota’s legendary status as a reliable and dependable vehicle manufacturer. Throw in some incredible comfort and safety technology, and available off-roading TRD Sport package, and it’s pretty obvious why more and more truck buyers are choosing the Tundra over staid class icons like the F-150, Silverado and Ram.
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The 2018 Toyota Tundra is a job-site hero, with configurations that allow drivers to select higher-performance or greater efficiency. These power train and performance options dictate the payload and towing capacity for the 2018 Toyota Tundra.
2018 Toyota Tundra Engine Options
With the 2018 Toyota Tundra, drivers have a choice between three engine options:
2018 Toyota Tundra 4.6L i-FORCE V8 engine
- 327 lb-ft of torque
- Payload rating: 1,600 lb.
- Towing capacity: 6,800 lb.
2018 Toyota Tundra 5.7L i-FORCE V8
- 401 lb-ft of torque
- Payload rating: 1,600 lb.
- Towing capacity: 10,100 lb.
2018 Toyota Tundra 5.7L i-FORCE V8 with E85 Flex Fuel
Same specs as the 2018 Toyota Tundra 5.7L i-FORCE V8, but with improved efficiency from being able to accept and combust 85% ethanol fuel (E85 or Flex Fuel).
Every engine is connected to Toyota’s 6-speed transmission and dual independent variable valve timing (with intelligence).
2018 Toyota Tundra Towing and Haul Features
Beyond a solid, precision-engineered body, and robust engine options, the 2018 Toyota Tundra is packed with enhancements that make towing and hauling smarter and safer than ever before.
The inclusion of a 4-/7- pin connector (standard on 5.7L V8 models) makes it easier than ever to hook up a trailer and go. Gone are the days of having to rig a connection yourself of sacrifice safety for utility when towing/hauling.
Toyota’s TOW/HAUL mode (standard on 5.7L V8 models) provides an electronic boost for your towing needs by holding lower gears longer. This intelligent system prevents your 2018 Toyota Tundra from hunting for the right gear when towing, also allowing increased throttle response, pulling power and engine braking.
An integrated trailer brake controller with trailer/sway control let you adjust the amount of trailer braking based on the weight of the trailer. Being able to detect trailer sway is key to preventing any loss of control, so Toyota’s Trailer-Sway Control (TSC) is able to detect this and apply brake pressure individually to keep your trailer stabilized. This feature does require a compatible trailer.
Test Drive a 2018 Toyota Tundra Near Boston, MA
The 2018 Tundra is an absolute workhorse. Look around and you know doubt will see buildings, parks, and civic infrastructure that was built or maintained with help from the Toyota Tundra. For 2018, Toyota has taken popular features to the next level.
The new Tundra is refined, powerful, and full of technology that makes your life easier, whether you’re powering through a Tuesday afternoon, or heading up North for the weekend!
At Lexington Toyota, we’re passionate about helping people get things done, while having fun. We know the 2018 Toyota Tundra is a great option, providing performance and comfort. Schedule a test drive today!