Big trucks need some love as well, 2024 Toyota Tundra is almost here. There are numerous reports that indicate that the new Tundra is on the horizon. This full-size pickup is topping the sales charts for quite a while. It is time to get a redesign as things got pretty stale. There was a redesign last year but that didn’t introduce too many new things that would make it a winner. Even Though it is big, it doesn’t come with the biggest engines on the market. This might be strange but Toyota knows what it is doing. There are some indications that electrification is about to happen for the new Tundra. Let’s see what the new pickup would look like.
We are expecting a style update for the 2024 Toyota Tundra. The seating needs a refresh and new upholstery is needed. For maximum comfort, as this is a working truck, the Tundra needs more cushioning and better lumbar support. Infotainment is a touchscreen of 13 inches with standard connectivity.
Heated and ventilated seats are available, although we might not see massaging features except on higher trims. The dashboard is fully digital which allows for easier tracking of information. We would like to get hands-free driving software, which can help people relax behind the steering wheel. But Toyota doesn’t have a system of their own, so they can either borrow or invest in one.
Minor Visual Tweaks
The outside isn’t changing too much. The fresh 2024 Toyota Tundra got a facelift, it received many exterior colors. The cargo bed is standard length with a brand-new multifunctional tailgate. It has good ground clearance, over 9 inches. It resides on 19-inch lightweight rims to shave off some weight.
This in turn helps with power to weight ratio and improves handling. The front fascia is huge and aggressive, it has a lot of air intakes on the mesh. Headlights are unchanged. Bumpers protrude a bit and add to the menacing look.
Toyota Tundra Engine Specs
Some things don’t change often. Reliable powertrains are one of those things. Therefore, the 2024 Toyota Tundra will continue with the same powertrain as the previous year. It is a sturdy V6 twin-turbo that comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission. It has different outputs, something to satisfy every need of the buyer. The basic and weakest trim is 350 horsepower with 400 pound-feet of torque. More than enough to move the big truck around. One level above it is a 390 horsepower with 480 pound-feet of torque engine.
There is also a hybrid version offered with this lineup of engines. This is a good option as well, it will make the combustion engine last longer. This is due to less stress to it and a dual electric motor setup would feed power to each axle which would increase power greatly. The hybrid version gets 435 horsepower and 580 pound-feet of torque. It can also get from zero to sixty in 5.5 seconds. This is quite impressive for a full-size pickup. This truck has a towing capacity of 12000 pounds which is amazing again. Although it is not an upgrade from previous models.
There were mentions of a fully electric version but it isn’t happening this year. Perhaps the next generation would go green fully. This is due to having to change the whole platform the truck resides on. Having to do this takes time and some design magic. But the 2024 Toyota Tundra with a 150-kWh battery would be able to match or even outperform the traditional engine. A dual or tri-motor setup would mean more power and a better experience overall. This would also future-proof the truck for upcoming emission regulations.
The new 2024 Toyota Tundra isn’t the most expensive truck to keep running. It can get 18 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway. Combined driving is somewhere around 21mpg which is not too shabby. Of course, a hybrid version improves fuel economy. Think about what the fully electric one could do.
2024 Toyota Tundra Launch Date and Price
Expect the new Tundra to drop sometime during the summer of 2023. This is just in time to battle it out with other full-size pickups for the top dog bragging rights. The starting price for the 2024 Toyota Tundra is estimated at $35,000.