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Key Specs

of the 2018 Toyota Tundra. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Visual separation between trim levels
  • V-8 exhaust note
  • Spacious cabins
  • Drop-down power rear window available

The Bad

  • Cheap, plasticky interior materials
  • Fuel economy
  • No driver-side grab handle
  • Limited options versus domestic brands
2018 Toyota Tundra exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2018 Toyota Tundra

  • Newly standard active safety features
  • Updated grille styling
  • New TRD Sport Package
  • Two cab styles
  • 38-gallon gas tank available
  • Choice of gas V-8 engines

2018 Toyota Tundra Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Tundra is Toyota’s half-ton full-size pickup truck that's available in two cab configurations, three cargo bed lengths, a choice of 4.6- or 5.7-liter gas V-8 engines, and rear- or four-wheel drive. Body styles include the four-door Double Cab with conventional rear doors and the four-door CrewMax with larger rear doors and a roomier rear seat. The Tundra competes with the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Nissan Titan.

New for 2018

Toyota Safety Sense P now comes standard. This active safety suite includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and automatic high-beam headlights.

A new TRD Sport Package includes a honeycomb grille; color-keyed side mirrors, bumpers and hood scoop; 20-inch silver-painted alloy wheels with black accents and TRD graphics. There are also TRD anti-sway bars and Bilstein shocks, and the cabin gets a TRD shift knob and floormats.

The regular-cab Tundra has been dropped from the lineup.


2018 Tundra Video

Toyota is adding a new trim package to help give their Tundra a sportier look and feel. Not as aggressive as the TRD Pro off road package, this new TRD trim offers new shocks, headlights, a black-out grille, and more.

Latest 2018 Tundra Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

most amazing purchase i have made

by jpracer80 from hudson nh on June 19, 2018

So much room. Very comfy seats and technology is out the roof. Great system and amazing take off from a stop. Beautiful color and body style. Great gas mileage too. I love this truck. Read full review

(5.0)

Happy Tundra Owners

by RANDI from Ca on June 15, 2018

Safety and Space... check!!! Love the color too, it?s black with a blue sparkle! I can?t wait to make memories in this truck! STOKED!! Thank you! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Toyota Tundra currently has 2 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Toyota Tundra SR 4.6L V8

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
marginal

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
marginal
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
acceptable

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
poor
Overall Evaluation
marginal
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
marginal
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Toyota

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, Carfax vehicle history report, travel protection and toll-free assistance line

  • Limited Warranty

    1 year / 12,000 miles

    Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase. Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date ($50 deductible) Note: In AL, FL, GA, NC and SC, 7-year/100,000 mile limited warranty coverage begins Jan. 1 of the vehicle's model year and zero (0) odometer miles and expires at the earlier of seven years or 100,000 odometer miles. Hybrid: 8-year/100,000 mile warranty on Factory HV Battery for Toyota Hybrid Vehicles.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 85,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 160 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Tundra received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker