By Anthony Capkun
September 23, 2013 – The 2014 Toyota Tundra is now on sale across Canada, with suggested starting prices at $26,750 and with lower starting MSRP on Double Cab and CrewMax models (as compared to the 2013 Tundra lineup). “Within the Tundra line-up, Canadians will find a choice of engine sizes, drive trains, cab sizes, bed sizes and more,” said Larry Hutchinson, vice-president, Toyota Canada Inc.
The 2014 Tundra is offered in a choice of two engine sizes. The 5.7L i-Force V8 engine generates up to 381 hp and up to 401 lb-ft of torque, with towing capability up to 10,500 lb. The second is the 4.6L i-Force V8, which offers 310 hp and 327 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed Super ECT transmission with overdrive, Sequential-Shift mode and Tow/Haul capability.
You can choose from a 4×2 drivetrain or the capability of a 4×4 drivetrain featuring One-Touch 4WD and Active Traction Control (A-TRAC). New interior designs are more ergonomic, says Toyota, with easier access to controls for the driver, additional seat travel and a new instrument panel with gauges grouped into easy-to-see clusters. Consoles feature multiple storage areas plus locking glove boxes.
The new Tundra features active and passive safety systems; it is the first in its segment, says Toyota, to be equipped with a back-up camera as standard on all models, and the only full-size pickup offered with an available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert system.
The Tundra comes in 10 models—many of which can be enhanced with available options packages—ranging from the 4×2 Regular Cab SR Long Bed 5.7L (starting MSRP $26,750) to the Tundra 4×4 CrewMax Platinum 5.7L (starting MSRP $53,700). The latter can be ordered as the 1794 Edition, with an MSRP of $54,000.