2014 Toyota Tundra – 1794 Edition
When Toyota introduced the second generation of Tundra six years ago, many thought that the Japanese giant to conquer the American automakers in the class of larger pickups. Until that time the Japanese automaker, however, control of several important classes of models, Corolla, Camry, Prius, Tacoma and Sienna, with excellent selling Lexus models, so the next step was the class for which Americans are known. The reasons for such opinion was – 2007 Tundra was better than the U.S. representatives, the most powerful V8 engine in its class, a higher maximum towing and best behavior in curves, and a major role is played by the fact that producing Tundra pickups in the heart of American industry – Texas.
But something has not happened at least not completely. Despite the excellent sales the first year, reaching 196,000 copies, Tundra has not lived up to expectations, mainly due to the economic crisis, but also because of the information that customers are loyal pickups and rarely change the product to your favorite companies. For 2014, Toyota has improved its biggest pickup with new design changes, including a new premium model with 1794 Edition label.
2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition – engine
However, in terms of mechanics, customer of 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 edition still can choose between three engines as in the past – 4.0L V6 with 270 hp, 4.6L V8 with 310 hp and the 5.7L V8 with 381 horsepower. The basic V6 model is still available with a five-speed automatic transmission, while the V8 models are available with six-speed automatic transmission. A positive feature of the new 2014 Tundra is driving behavior. Although it is a worker’s pickup, the 2014 Toyota Tundra on the road behave more like a crossover with high comfort and stability even at higher speeds. Even if you tow a trailer weighing several tons, 2014 Toyota Tundra will do all the work without error. Perhaps the most attention attracted new premium version, the 1794 Edition label, which is named after the founding year ranch, on which the current Toyota factory in Texas.
2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition – interior
One of the biggest changes in the new 2014 Toyota Tundra’s interior, which seems to be the Ford F-150 served as an inspiration. This is certainly not a fault (F-150 is the best-selling pickup in the American market) and the interior is very clear and easy to use. However, some materials are still of low quality, even at the “luxurious” models such as the Limited. On the positive side, the interior offers plenty of room for all the seats, and the choice of standard and optional equipment is very big.
2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition – competition
It is intended as a competitor to the Ford F-150 King Ranch and Ram 1500 Longhorn, 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition provides full equipment you would envy the most luxurious Lexus. On paper, the new 2014 Toyota Tundra offers an impressive package, but again the key question since the previous generation of pickups – whether Americans are ready to move from the pickups with Ford, Chevrolet and Toyota label on the frame?
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