The full-size pickups are getting fresh, please welcome the new 2024 Toyota Tundra. This big-size pickup is getting a new redesign that is much needed. It seems that many manufacturers are ready to provide further updates. This might have forced Toyota’s hand and they are pulling the trigger on this redesign. We can’t wait to see new Tundra. The big-size pickup is one of the top sellers in the category. Even though there is a lot of fierce competition, Tundra proved itself reliable and powerful.
The interior of the mighty Tundra will get an update. Changes will be more noticeable on the inside as the styling seems a bit archaic. We can expect better technology but nothing too luxurious. This isn’t a Lexus after all or a Lincoln. Tundra is still a workhorse even though it looks sleek and stylish. The exterior will mostly look the same with some minor tweaks to improve the design. The powertrain however is a big question mark. There is space for improvement, and the diesel engine is not official yet. Let’s take a look at the new Tundra.
The interior of the 2024 Toyota Tundra is getting an update and it is a good one. The seating is updated with better upholstery. High-quality leather with contrast stitching is used and you will be able to choose different colors. Heated and ventilated seats are present with more cushioning.
This should make the ride that much more comfortable. Moonroof and ambient lighting are available, no brand-made audio system though. Safety features are plenty. We get our standard lane change alert, pedestrian detection alert, automatic brakes, and many others. Hands-free driving should be available but still no official confirmation.
The outside of the fresh 2024 Toyota Tundra is looking sleek. It does resemble the old version but it did receive some degree of modernization. The ride height is higher, so nothing gets stuck under the pickup. Big 19-inch wheels are available and they are lightweight. The front fascia looks aggressive with a lot of metal on it and big mesh air intakes.
Bumpers are prominent with hook and winch capability. The cargo bed is the standard length and it has a multifunctional tailgate, as well as power outlets in the bed itself. There are many colors to choose from for the exterior. Headlights are thin and look like a hammer. There might be a LED bar on top of the pickup for better visibility.
Toyota Tundra Diesel is On The Way?
Not a lot of new things happening for the 2024 Toyota Tundra under the hood. There will still be a well-known lineup of engines. This is not a bad thing since those engines proved capable and sturdy. There is obviously no need to change something that is working properly. In spite of rumors about electrification, the Tundra will continue to be produced with traditional engines. So if you like a good twin-turbo V6, Tundra will make you very happy. As a matter of fact, this engine will be the only engine option for the big pickup. However, it will have several different versions. The weakest one will be the SR trim. Its V6 can produce 350 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Quite enough for a full-size pickup to move it around. But to some, this sounds a bit anemic.There is a version of the V6 that can produce 390 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.
It does have a bit more power but we are most excited about the biggest and strongest version of this engine. This would be a hybrid system, so the traditional engine works in symbiosis with a smaller electric motor. This hybrid addition doesn’t seem like much, but it brings so many benefits. With it, the Tundra can produce 435 horsepower and 580 pound-feet of torque which is a lot even for a vehicle this big. The extra torque will come in handy during off-roading or in difficult terrain. There are different driving modes that help the pickup adapt to sand, mud, and snow. This engine will pay its due since it can tow a lot. The truck itself has a bit of off-roading design and spirit. The toolset is surely there with special suspension and locking differentials.
But the Tundra can also zoom a bit, it reaches 60mph in just 5.6 seconds. A lot of people are wondering about a diesel version for this pickup. There are several options for a diesel engine and we all want one. This does come as a surprise because new regulations are coming to power and diesel is getting discontinued as we write this. The first option is an 8.0-liter engine Hino with 6 cylinders. This is also an option with a turbocharger. It gets 260 horsepower but 590 pound-feet of torque. Another option is Toyota’s own engine. A 4.5-liter V8 diesel, with aluminum cylinder heads which is dually turbocharged. It has 265 horsepower with 480-pound feet of torque. And last but not least is an engine from Cummins. It’s a 5.0-liter with a turbocharger, it produces 310 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque.
The big 2024 Toyota Tundra isn’t too bad when it comes to fuel economy. The humongous pickup gets 18mpg in the city and 25 on the highway. This will be improved with a hybrid version that is the most economic of the three V6s. But the diesel engine will also be quite cheap to keep running, we just have to wait and see which one we get.
2024 Toyota Tundra Price and Release Date
The new 2024 Toyota Tundra is about to arrive in 2023 year. Probably towards the end of it. Starting price should start at $37,000 but it will spike up greatly due to higher trims. The famous Capstone is around $80,000.