2017 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab

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in Midsize pickup trucks
2017 MODEL

$30,500 - $33,550

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Overview

Entering in its eighteenth year of production, the Toyota Tundra has been one of the most reliable trucks Toyota has ever manufactured. From winning Toyota multiple championships to pulling a space shuttle for 12 miles, Tundra has done it all.

With a starting price of $30,500, the 2017 Toyota Tundra Cab is priced significantly higher than its rivals. Although, in its defense, it comes with a much bigger 5.7-liter engine, though the power generations of all the pickups are at par.

The styling on the inside as well as the outside is pretty much retro in this pickup, although it might please the eyes of some. However, as much as it wants, this Pickup does have a bumpy suspension, an absylum fuel economy and a light steering that doesn’t offer much confidence. The Tundra, despite all these deficiencies is here to compete with the Nissan titan S, the Ford 150-XL and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

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Pros

Potent V8

Retro Styling with feature rich cabin

Cons

Low fuel economy

Lightweight steering hampers drive quality

What's New?

The new Tundra Regular Cab continues unchanged in 2017



Styles

 2017 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab in Magnetic Gray Metallic color  2017 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab in Inferno color  2017 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab in Cement color  2017 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab in Blazing Blue Pearl color  2017 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab in Black color
Magnetic Gray Metallic

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Ratings

Features

6.6

Engine

6.7

Fuel Economy

5.1

Interior

5.8

Exterior

6.7

Safety

7.7

Driving

7.0

6.5

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab SR FFV

SR FFV

Fuel: Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 3

$30,500 - $33,550

Configurations
SR FFV 2dr Regular Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (13/15/18)
HP: 381 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 401 lbs.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm
SR FFV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (13/15/17)
HP: 381 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 401 lbs.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm

 2017 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab SR

SR

Fuel: Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 3

$30,500 - $33,550

Configurations
SR 2dr Regular Cab LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (13/15/18)
HP: 381 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 401 lbs.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm
SR 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (13/15/17)
HP: 381 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 401 lbs.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor December 13, 2018

6.5

Overall Rating


6.6/10
Features

 

6.7/10
Engine

 

5.1/10
Fuel Economy

 

5.8/10
Interior

 

6.7/10
Exterior

 

7.7/10
Safety

 
 
 

The styling on the inside as well as the outside is pretty much retro in this pickup, although it might please the eyes of some. However, as much as it wants, this Pickup does have a bumpy suspension, an absylum fuel economy and a light steering that doesn’t offer much confidence. The Tundra, despite all these deficiencies is here to compete with the Nissan titan S, the Ford 150-XL and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Features

6.6/10

The 2017 Tundra comes in single trim. It is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that generates about 381 hp of power and 401 lb.-ft of torque. It is a three-passenger cab and gives a combined fuel economy of a lowly 15 mpg.

It offers a 6-speed automatic transmission, acknowledging the growing trend of offering automatic transmission in pickup trucks.

Trim

SR

MSRP

(FWD)

$30,500

MSRP

(AWD)

$33,550

Key

Features

SR (regular and extended-cab body styles only) comes standard with 18-inch steel wheels, daytime running lights, heated power mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer, a damped tailgate, keyless entry, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, a 40/20/40-split bench seat, cruise control, full power accessories, a rearview camera, an integrated trailer brake controller, a tilt-only steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface, a CD player, an auxiliary audio input jack and a USB port. The SR Work Truck package replaces the cloth upholstery and carpet with vinyl surfaces and removes the power locks and windows.

We Recommend

There is no choice here as this regular cab comes in just a single trim. It is priced quite strategically and has all the features required.

Engine

6.7/10
“Under the hood lurks another fossil. Slide the metal key into the ignition slot (push-button start is not available), give it a turn, and Toyota’s i-Force 32-valve V-8 roars to life. The aluminum 5.7-liter V-8 has remained unchanged since its debut in 2007, and the howl of the hydraulically clutched cooling fan provides a reminder of that.”- Car and Driver

Engine and Transmission

The Toyota Tundra Regular Cab comes equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 powertrain paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. This mammoth of an engine produces about 381 hp of power and 401 lb-ft of Torque.

Models

Toyota Tundra SR

Nissan Titan S

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

MSRP

$30,500

$29,580

$27,110

$29,610

Engine

5.7L 8 cyl

5.6L 8 cyl

3.5L 6cyl

4.3L 6cyl

Transmission

6-speed Automatic

7-speed Automatic

6-speed Automatic

6-speed Automatic

Horsepower

381 hp

390 hp

282 hp

285 hp

Torque

401 lb-ft

394 lb-ft

253 lb-ft

305 lb-ft

Here, all the rivals are different in their own ways. While the Nissan Titan has a similar 5.6- liter engine, generating decent torque, the Ford XL has a 3.5-liter engine with pretty low power outputs at a similar price. The Silverado although has a 4.3-liter engine, it does have decent power outputs.

While the Nissan titan has a 7-speed automatic transmission as standard, the other three offer a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Acceleration

The Tundra engine is pretty quick off the blocks, taking about 6.5 seconds to reach 60 mph. The quarter mile figures are not yet known, but they are expected to be at par as well. Tap the metal and you’ll be welcomed by a growly voice.

Models

Toyota Tundra SR

Nissan Titan S

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

0-60 MPH

6.5 sec

9.3

7.3

5.3

Quarter mile

NA

15.4

13.2

13.6

Engine

5.7L

5.6L

3.5L

4.3L

The Silverado, despite its small engine is the surprise package here with 5.3 seconds. While the bigger Nissan Titan takes about 9.3 seconds.

Handling and Steering

The tundra fares pretty worse here. The suspension is bumpy which also affects the ride quality. The steering too is very light weight, which is good for driving in the city and traffic, but not on the highway, where it doesn’t offer any confidence at all and require a lot of corrections.

Braking

There is a surprise in here as the tundra, being close to the best when it comes to acceleration, has the worse brakes, two things which are generally proportional. It takes 141 feet to come to a standing stop from 60 mph which is 6 feet more than the closest rival.

Model

Toyota Tundra SR

Nissan Titan S

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Brake Front (in.)

13.9

13.8

13.8

13.0

Brake Rear (in.)

13.6

13.6

13.7

13.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4920

5362

4051

4510

60-0 MPH (ft.)

141

133.7

119

134

The Ford F-150 has the best brakes here to complement its decent acceleration, taking only 119 feet to stop from 60 mph.

Fuel Economy

5.1/10

Pickup trucks are not measured for their fuel efficiency as they get really powerful engine to carry or tow heavy things. Tundra has a mileage of 13 in the city and 18 on the highway. It seems low when you compare it with the rivals.

Model

Toyota Tundra SR

Nissan Titan S

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

MPG (city)

13

15

18

18

MPG (highway)

18

21

20

24

MPG (combined)

15

18

25

20

The Ford comes first here too with a class defining 25 mpg combined. The second placed Silverado is far off at 20 mpg while the Nissan and the Toyota are further down the pile at 18 and 15 mpg respectively.

Interior

5.8/10
“The 2017 Toyota Tundra's interior spans from that of a basic truck with a 3-passenger fabric bench seat to a luxurious family hauler with brown leather interior and wood trim.”- Kelley Blue Book

Seating and Comfort

The seating in the Toyota Tundra remains top notch as ever. They are sturdy and provides adequate support to the back and thighs. However, due to the suspension problems, the ride quality seems bumpy which has a toll on the seating too.

Model

Toyota Tundra SR

Nissan Titan S

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Passenger capacity

3

3

3

3

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.7/66.7/42.5

41.0/63.3/41.8

40.8/66.7/43.9

42.40/66.73/45.27

Interior Features

The interior features include;

  • Heated & Ventilated Front Bucket Seats -inc: embroidered upper backrests, 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat w/2-position memory function, power thigh and lumbar support and 6-way power adjustable front passenger seat w/power lumbar support
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Fold-Up Cushion Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Voltmeter, Oil Pressure, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows

Infotainment

The Toyota Tundra Regular Cab does not boast the best infotainment present in this segment. Although, the 7-inch screen is capable to do things what are required of it.

However, the whole infotainment panel could have been integrated better with the dashboard.

Also, it does have the basic features like:

  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
  • Fixed Antenna
  • 2 LCD Monitors in The Front
  • Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions
  • complimentary SiriusXM All Access 90-day trial subscription

Cargo

The Toyota Tundra Regular Cab does have a decent sized cargo bay which can easily hold a few duffle bags among others. It has a wide opening with a flat surface, which is good for inserting and removing those heavy bags.

Model

Toyota Tundra SR

Nissan Titan S

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

NA

97.7

65.2

61.60

The Nissan does have the best figures here with 97.7 ft of space. While the Silverado and the Ford are similar at around 60 ft. The figures of the Tundra are not yet known, though they are expected to be somewhere in the same bracket.

Towing Capacity

The Tundra is the best bet here too with 10300 lbs of towing capacity. It means that you can tow away a boat without any hesitation. The Silverado isn’t far behind at 9730 lbs while the other two are a joint third with similar figures of around 9000 lbs.

Model

Nissan Titan S

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Toyota Tundra SR

Capacity(lbs)

9730

9100

8900

10300

Payload Capacity

The Class defining Tundra does well in all significant parameters, being the best here too, while the regular Silverado is second along with the other two being just a shade behind.

Model

Nissan Titan S

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Toyota Tundra SR

Capacity (lbs)

1940

1910

1960

2080

Exterior

6.7/10
“… its details remain out of balance, almost cartoonish in proportion. The biggest offender, to our eyes, is the truck's tall, bluff front end. The sides and rear of the Tundra feel more familiar, while the stamped tailgate treatment is understated and rugged; things seem to get better the more you walk around the Tundra”- The Car Connection

Dimension and Weight

The Tundra is one of the heaviest pick-ups currently available in the market. It does have big interiors too leading to loads of space on the inside.

What else is worth mentioning is the Ground clearance. At 10.6 inches, the ground clearance of the Tundra is way above the rest, fully showing its off-road capabilities. The truck stands pretty wide and tall making it look like a Hulk rather than a Bruce Banner. It is also the longest truck of the lot which is the biggest reason for its extra-long wheelbase that adds to its stability on road.

Model

Toyota Tundra SR

Nissan Titan S

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Curb weight (lbs.)

4920

5362

4051

Length(in)

228.2

228.1

209.3

205.57

Width(in)

79.9

79.5

79.9

80.0

Height(in)

75.8

75.2

75.2

73.5

Ground clearance (in)

10.6

9.6

9.3

8.2

Wheelbase (in)

145.7

139.8

122

119.0

Exterior Features

Some of the exterior features include:

  • Regular Box Style
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Full-Size Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
  • Chrome Rear Step Bumper w/Body-Colored Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Body-Colored Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and 2 Tow Hooks
  • Black Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Black Rear Window Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Chrome Power w/Tilt Down Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Power Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Splash Guards
  • Black Grille w/Body-Color Surround

Safety

7.7/10

Toyota is one of the most reliable car makers to ever exist in the industry. Their cars are heavily equipped with safety tech and features and even their chassis are quite sturdy. Tundra packs a lot of safety equipment and has received a 4-star rating in the crash tests conducted by the NHTSA.

  • Star Safety System — includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC),17 Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA)18 and Smart Stop Technology (SST).19 At speeds greater than five miles per hour, when the accelerator is depressed first and the brakes are then applied firmly for longer than one-half second, Smart Stop Technology is designed to help the driver bring the vehicle to a stop.
  • Eight airbags20
  • Driver and front outboard passenger Advanced Airbag System
  • Driver and front outboard passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags and front and rear Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags (RSCA)
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions; driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts
  • Driver and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors on outboard front passenger seat and tether anchor on center seat
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors on outboard rear seats and tether anchor on rear center seat
  • Child-protector rear door locks
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
  • Front and rear parking assist sonar
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)27 and and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)28 and color-keyed rear bumper —
  • Trailer-Sway Control

Competition

Nissan Titan S

The Titan and the Tundra are the most comparable cars here with a similar engine and a power output. The fuel economy of the titan is better while the acceleration of the tundra is just a shade above.

However, the Tundra comes into its own when the physicality comes into the picture, with the ground clearance, towing and payload capacity making it a clear winner.

Ford 150 XL

The ford despite its small engine does give the tundra a run for its money with some serious figures. The mechanical figures of the ford are way better than the Toyota.

However, again the Tundra scores on all the important aspects of the pickup and wins this battle.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The fight between the Toyota and the Chevrolet goes right down to the wire. Both generate decent values of torque and power. Now, the Pickup and braking of the cars are similar as well. While internally and mechanically too the Silverado is way better.

However, in terms of physicality the Tundra wins the battle and the comparison remains a tie between the two heavyweights.

Final Verdict

The New 2017 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab is an old school pickup cab which is very physical and muscular with a massive towing capacity and a ground clearance that would envy many. This factor is of so much importance that the Tundra beats the ford XL and the Nissan Titan just on the basis of these factors.

However, the real fight is with the Chevrolet Silverado which has given this category a new lease of life with a luxurious and mechanically advanced cabin which cannot be ignored.

So, a practical pick would be the Toyota Tundra while if you want to be a little funky in your choice, go for the Chevrolet Silverado.

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