2018 Toyota Tundra extended cab

Pros: High level of refinement (particularly on upper-line models) and good driving dynamics; quality interior materials; good cabin ergonomics

Cons: The 4-wheel drive is an inconvenient part-time system; fuel economy may come up a bit short compared to some domestic rivals

CG Says: The 2018 Toyota Tundra drops its regular cab, but gains standard Safety Sense-P, a suite of high-tech items that includes forward collision warning and mitigation with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. The TRD PRO models have been replaced by a TRD Sport package. There are also revised grilles and headlights. Tundra is a full size pickup available in extended cab and crew cab styles. Two engines are offered: a 310-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 and a 381-hp 5.7-liter V8. Both are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive and part-time 4-wheel drive are offered. Available features include blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, power-sliding rear window, trailer-sway control, and LED headlights. It might not have as many configuration options as its domestic-brand rivals, but what Tundra does offer should be more than enough for both commercial and recreational truck buyers. This big rig demands serious consideration, even from those who have remained loyal to one of the Detroit 3.

The Facts
Class Large Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) extended cab, crew cab
Passenger Count 5 or 6
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 4WD SR Double Cab, 4.6L, 6.5-foot box: $35,465
SR5 Double Cab, 5.7L, 6.5-foot box: $35,395
4WD SR5 Double Cab 8.1-foot box: $38,775
4WD SR5 CrewMax, 4.6L, 5.5-foot box: $39,565
4WD Limited Double Cab, 6.5-foot box: $44,730
4WD Platinum CrewMax, 5.5-foot bed: $51,425
4WD 1794 CrewMax, 5.5-foot box: $51,425

Base Engine
4.6-liter V8
Horsepower
310
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14-15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
18-19

Optional Engine
5.7-liter V8
Horsepower
381
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
13
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
17-18