- Full-size pickup offered in three cab sizes
- Two V-8 engine options
- Off-road oriented TRD Pro model available
The 2016 Toyota Tundra is a full-size, half-ton pickup that offers good cab and bed flexibility with three distinct cab options and two bed sizes. So whether you’re looking to haul passengers or cargo, the Tundra has you covered.
Cab sizes include the two-door Regular Cab, four-door Double Cab, and the four-door CrewMax which offers the most cabin space and can seat five passengers comfortably. Regular Cab models only come with the longer 8.1-foot bed, while Double Cabs offer a standard 6.5-foot bed or the long bed. CrewMax models get a 5.5-foot bed. For 2016, the larger 38-gallon fuel tank is now standard across the whole lineup.
Under the hood, the Tundra has a pair of V-8 engine options (both gas). The base engine is a 310-hp, 4.6-liter i-Force V-8 that makes 327 pounds-feet of torque. Also available is a 381-hp, 5.7-liter i-Force V-8 that makes 401 pounds-feet of torque. Both come mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive optional. TRD Pro models, which are designed to be the most capable off-road truck in the lineup, get a unique dual exhaust system, suspension upgrades, and high-performance shocks.
The Tundra is offered in a long list of trim levels: SR, SR5, TRD Pro, Limited, Platinum, and 1794. Exterior styling varies heavily by trim, with the SR offering a simple, workmanlike look while the 1794 and TRD Pro offer larger grilles and bolder styling. Wheels range from 18- to 20-inches in size; front tow hooks and daytime running lights come standard.
Inside, the 2016 Tundra is well equipped with standard features that include air conditioning, fabric seating, power windows and locks, two 12V power outlets, a 6.1-inch touchscreen for the audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB port. Also available are dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated/powered front seats, navigation, and HD radio.
Standard safety features include eight airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability control, an integrated trailer-sway controller, and a rearview camera which is very helpful on a large vehicle like the Tundra. A blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alerts is optional.