2016 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck

2016 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck

2016 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 13 mpg City, 17 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 5.7 L Regular Unleaded V-8, 381 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Four Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The 2016 Tundra CrewMax has best-in-class legroom according to Toyota and offers the only reclining and sliding rear seat among pickups. The Tundra also offers one of the best-designed interiors, with plenty of storage space and easy access to the backseat area. The available 5.7L engine makes 381 horsepower and 401 foot-pounds of torque, with hauling and towing ability near the top of the segment.

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What's New For 2016

Toyota has updated the stereos in all Tundra models for 2016. They now run on Toyota's Entune 2.5 architecture. This means better phone integration and faster performance, particularly with the premium sound system. A bigger gas tank on several trims and a slightly redesigned front fascia on the SR5 and 1794 trims are also new for 2016.


  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 2 Years / Unlimited Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 4 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 4 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2016 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Entertainment Features
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Fixed Antenna
    • Radio w/Clock and Speed Compensated Volume Control
    • Radio: Entune AM/FM/HD w/CD Player -inc: integrated navigation system, MP3/WMA playback capability, AM/FM cache radio, 7 speakers, high-resolution 7" touch-screen w/split screen display, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port, iPod connectivity and control, Gracenotes album cover art, HD predictive traffic and doppler weather overlay, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, phone book access, advanced voice recognition and music streaming, Siri Eyes Free and integrated backup camera display, Entune App Suite includes Bing, iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable, Pandora, Yelp and Facebook Places; real-time info including traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports and stocks, SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio, all access radio w/90-day free trial
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 18" x 8J Split 5-Spoke TRD Black Alloy
    • Tires: P275/65R18 Michelin
    • Regular Box Style
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Full-Size Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Black Front Bumper w/Body-Colored Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and 2 Tow Hooks
    • Black Rear Step Bumper w/Body-Colored Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Black Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Black Rear Window Trim
    • Black Door Handles
    • Power Heated Exterior Mirrors
    • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
    • Sliding Rear Window w/Privacy Glass -inc: rear side privacy glass
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Splash Guards
    • Black Grille w/Body-Color Surround
    • Tailgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Manual Tailgate/Rear Door Lock
    • Manual-Leveling Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
    • Cargo Lamp Integrated w/High Mount Stop Light
    • Clear Front Fog & Driving Lights
    • Deck Rail System -inc: 4 adjustable tie-down cleats
  • Interior Features
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Pickup Cargo Box Lights
    • Smart Device Integration
    • HomeLink Universal Transceiver
    • Dashboard Storage, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins, 1st Row Underseat Storage and 2nd Row Underseat Storage
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Compass
    • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
    • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest
    • Anti-Theft Immobilizer w/Alarm
    • Air Filtration
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power driver's seat w/power lumbar support and 4-way manual adjustable passenger seat
    • Illuminated Entry System -inc: illumination for room and feet
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Delay Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Leather Seat Trim (LF)
    • Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
    • Manual Air Conditioning
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/4 Door Curb/Courtesy and Panic Button
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Front Cupholder
    • 5 Person Seating Capacity
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Voltmeter, Oil Pressure, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Fold-Up Cushion Rear Seat
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 5.7L V8 DOHC 32V FFV w/i-Force -inc: dual independent variable valve timing w/intelligence
    • Transmission: Electronic 6-Speed Automatic w/OD -inc: intelligence (ECT-i), sequential shift mode, uphill/downhill shift logic and TOW/HAUL mode
    • 4.30 Axle Ratio
    • GVWR: 7,100 lbs
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode, Sequential Shift Control and Oil Cooler
    • Electronic Transfer Case
    • Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive
    • Engine Oil Cooler
    • 710CCA Maintenance-Free Battery
    • 170 Amp Alternator
    • Class IV Towing w/Harness, Hitch, Brake Controller and Trailer Sway Control
    • 2 Skid Plates
    • 1620# Maximum Payload
    • Front Anti-Roll Bar
    • Bilstein Brand Name Shock Absorbers
    • Off-Road Suspension
    • Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher
    • 38 Gallon Fuel Tank Capacity
    • Auto Locking Hubs
    • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Leaf Rear Suspension w/Leaf Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs and Brake Assist
    • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.9
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.6
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) - 78.7
    • Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - 66.4
    • Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - 66.4
    • Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 50
    • Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 22.2
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 710
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 710
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 170
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded V-8
    • Displacement - 5.7 L/346
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 381 @ 5600
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 401 @ 3600
    • Engine Oil Cooler - Regular Duty
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 145.7
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 79.9
    • Height, Overall (in) - 77.4
    • Cab to Axle (in) - 38.9
    • Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 34.3
    • Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 10.6
    • Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 10.6
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 26.4
    • Fuel Tank Location - Midship
    • Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.7
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42.5
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 65.7
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 62.6
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.7
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 34.7
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 65.6
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 62.6
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 15
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 13
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 17
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 44
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck
    • Body Style - Double Cab
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Leaf
    • Axle Type - Front - Independent
    • Axle Type - Rear - Rigid Axle
    • Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - 4.30
    • Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 4.30
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P275/65TR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P275/65TR18
    • Spare Tire Size - Full-Size
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 9800
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 980
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 9800
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 1470
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 9800
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Four Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.33
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.96
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.35
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.00
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.59
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.06
    • Trans PTO Access - No
    • Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
  • Vehicle Features
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 11.7
  • Weight Information Features
    • Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 4000
    • Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 4150
    • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 7100
    • Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 16000
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Full-Size
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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The Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup known for durability. This second-generation Tundra was introduced as a 2007 model and updated for 2014.

For 2016, Tundra gets mild exterior touch-ups. Some 2016 Tundras get a larger fuel tank, and the infotainment system has been updated.

Only V8 engines are offered. Each performs smoothly, though trailing the full-size pack. The base 4.6-liter V8 is rated at 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque. Standard on certain versions, the 5.7-liter V8 generates 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet.

Rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are available.

Tundra falls short of domestic models in the number of available configurations, as well as fuel economy, though it comes with a choice of cabs, bed lengths, and trim levels. The range starts with an entry-level SR, progressing through SR5, TRD Pro (Off-Road), Limited, and Platinum, topped by a luxurious 1794 Edition named for the Texas ranch where the factory is located. Tundra Regular Cab models seat two or three and come with a long (97.6-inch) cargo bed. Tundra Double Cab trucks can have either a 78.7- or 97.6-inch bed. They include rear-hinged back doors and flip-up back seats.

CrewMax models are fitted with a 66.7-inch bed, four conventional doors, and a back-seat bench. Standard on Platinum and 1794 Edition trim levels, the CrewMax body style is the correct choice if six-footers wish to ride in the second row. Toyota’s largest truck lacks certain utility features, such as lockable storage within the cargo bed, damped tailgate operation, steps, and handrails.

Although basic standard safety equipment is good, including eight airbags, the Tundra lags Ford’s F-150 in active-safety features. Technology like adaptive cruise control and forward-collision warnings are unavailable.

Crash-test scores are better than they used to be, but still no more than average. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the Tundra four stars overall (five for side-impact protection). Some versions get only three-star rollover ratings. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates Tundra Good, but only Acceptable in the small-overlap crash test.


The 2016 Toyota Tundra SR ($32,190) comes with fabric upholstery, air conditioning, AM/FM/CD stereo, smartphone connectivity, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, USB/iPod connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone/music streaming, and 18-inch steel wheels. A Work Truck package substitutes durable vinyl upholstery and flooring.

Tundra SR5 ($34,000) features off-road styling, adding foglamps, intermittent wipers, Entune Audio Plus, and satellite radio. Alloy wheels are optional. Tundra TRD Pro ($45,560) features off-roading upgrades, including Bilstein trail-tuned dampers, 18-inch TRD alloy wheels, skid plates, and black leather-trimmed seats with red stitching.

Tundra Limited ($41,720) gets leather seating surfaces, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 20-inch alloy wheels. Tundra Platinum CrewMax ($49,580) features perforated leather upholstery; 12-way power driver’s seat with memory; heated/ventilated front seats; 12-speaker Entune Premium JBL Audio with navigation, and a moonroof. Tundra 1794 Edition CrewMax ($49,580) matches Platinum trim, adding special brown premium leather-trimmed seating with embossed and ultra-suede accents. (All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)


Like other full-size pickups, Tundra emphasizes burly proportions, yet its overall appearance lacks the clean, crisply-chiseled appearance of Ford and GM models. Fans of big domestic pickups might even consider the styling gimmicky. Despite a mild freshening for 2014, focusing on the tall front end, some detail work seems unbalanced.

Bodysides and the rear end look more familiar, and the stamped tailgate comes across as rugged and understated. Cargo-bed utility trails the domestic pickups, notably the current Ford F-150 and Ram 1500.


Every button and knob is big, but the chunky controls are sensibly laid-out. Overall, the layout seems meant for riders who invariably wear work gloves. Still, the cabin is on par with a Ford F-150 or Nissan Titan. Trim work on Platinum models and, especially, the 1794 Edition looks comparable to a King Ranch Ford or Laramie Longhorn.

Seats are roomy, plush, and comfortable. The central console can hold a laptop. All told, the interior suggests refinement and quietness, though materials quality isn’t quite up to domestic-brand pickups.

Double Cab models don’t have much second-row space. In the CrewMax, seating for five is a realistic expectation, with sufficient leg space for every rider. Seats slide and recline, though the backrest reclining angle isn’t too comfortable and cushions are somewhat low.

Driving Impressions

Powertrain choices are more limited than on American pickups. At 10,400 pounds, maximum towing capacity trails the domestic models. Yet, the Tundra can be a tempting contender.

Performing well generally, Toyota’s two V8 engines feel similar, at least in city-street driving with an unladen truck. Low-end acceleration is good, and a Tundra is acceptably quick, provided that it’s not loaded to its limit. Both V8s tend to lose oomph as speed rises or weight increases.

If you’re pulling a heavy trailer, pick the 5.7-liter engine. The 4.6-liter Tundra starts to feel anemic when carrying four tons or so. Even with the larger V8, the Tundra isn’t all that eager to attain freeway speed in, say, the length of an on-ramp. Ford, Ram, and GM pickups tend to feel more confident when accelerating with a substantial load.

Expect easygoing behavior when driving through traffic. Ride quality is reasonably comfortable, though pavement bumps and seams typically produce impacts beyond the normal range. Light steering isn’t as quick as it would be in an F-150 or Ram.

In urban use, the Tundra handles well, in a mannerly way. Choose a TRD model with its upgraded suspension and tires, however, and the ride won’t be quite so enticing.

Despite its 310-horsepower rating, the 4.6-liter V8 cannot quite compare with V6 engines from Ford and GM. Acceleration is hardier with the 5.7-liter engine, but even that V8 doesn’t really match a Silverado V8 or Hemi Ram.

Both V8s use 6-speed automatic transmissions, which shift smoothly and respond promptly enough.

Gas mileage is a sore point. With rear-drive, the 4.6-liter V8 is EPA-rated at 15/19 mpg City/Highway, or 16 mpg Combined. A rear-drive Tundra with the bigger V8 is EPA-rated at 14/18 mpg City/Highway, or 16 mpg Combined.


Tundra trails the domestics in performance and specification, as well as sales. In addition to a shortfall in towing capability, fuel economy and ride comfort, Tundra doesn’t stand out in any categories that matter to full-size pickup buyers.

Driving impressions by Marty Padgett, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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