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The second generation of full-size pickup Toyota Tundra was introduced in 2006, and hit the market in 2007. The car became larger than the predecessor, and has a new V8 engine of 5.7 liters, an outstanding maximum 381 hp. This motor was specially produced for the North American market at the company's plant in Alabama. Besides it, the engines lineup includes a 4.6-liter V8 rated at 310 hp and 4-liter V6 - 236 hp.
At the Chicago Auto Show in 2014 Toyota introduced a series TRD Pro for Tacoma and 4Runner models, in addition to the crazy orange Tundra, which will be described in Toyota Tundra Review. All TRD Pro Series models received serious enough technical equipment.
Tundra TRD can deal with any road without problems, since it is equipped better than other versions of the model. It has unique customized shock absorbers Bilstein, TRD springs, which provide additional five centimeters of clearance in the front and even softer tread on uneven surfaces due to reduced stiffness. On the road and city streets Tundra TRD Pro is smooth and comfortable, although the tires Michelin ORP P255 / 40R18 can’t boast of tenacity, and they start to make noise significantly at cruising speed. By the way, up to cruising speed Tundra TRD Pro accelerates easily thanks to the great power of the 5.7-liter naturally aspirated V8. 381 hp and 544 Nm of torque is more than enough for this truck.
Pick-up also received powerful brakes with four-piston calipers and ventilated brake discs. Tundra is offered with three cab variants: single (Regular Cab), a three-quarter (Double Cab) and a double (Crew Max). Regular Cab and Double Cab is available with standard or extra long cargo bed.
Interior and Exterior
Toyota seeks to separate TRD Pro from the main lineup with the help of significant visual changes, including an extraordinary orange Inferno color. In addition, it has unique front grille, black border of slots for the front headlamps, 18-inch black alloy wheels, red stitching of interior parts, shift knob TRD, floor mats with the respective logo, and, of course, TRD Pro badges on the body.
The cabin is not much different from the standard Tundra, with its plump comfortable seats with cloth upholstery and a center console with a convenient infotainment Toyota Entune system. Buyers can choose a version of the Double Cab or greater in size CrewMax.
Price and Conclusion
Tundra TRD Pro can be purchased in US dealer showrooms, the price starts at $ 41,285, excluding the shipping costs to the destination ($ 1,100). Opting SrewMax will increase the starting price to $ 43 900. This is slightly cheaper compared to $ 44,995 for the F-150 SVT Raptor 2014.
In fact, Tundra TRD Pro is a good car, which is offered with a unique look and a little more options than a standard model. It is nice to know that the Toyota Tundra is developing a model, going beyond the standard offerings.
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