The third-generation Toyota Tundra was introduced two years ago, including new twin-turbo V-6 powertrains, the most powerful of which was the hybrid option.
The 2024 Tundra enters the fleet market with new options for exterior looks and off-road performance.
- The addition of a Nightshade package.
- The TRD Off-Road Package is now available on Platinum grade 4×4s.
- A TRD 3” suspension lift kit is now available as a factory-installed accessory on Platinum grade 4x4s.
The lineup for the 2024 Tundra offers something for everyone, with SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, and 1794 grades available. TRD Pro and the flagship Capstone grade remain part of the Tundra lineup, both offered exclusively with the i-FORCE MAX powertrain.
Powering a Pickup Truck
The Tundra offers new powertrains: a twin-turbo V-6 engine and a hybrid twin-turbo V-6. Both engines team with a 10-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECTi). The new 10-speed features a sequential shift mode, uphill/downhill shift logic, and TOW/HAUL driving modes.
The i-FORCE, twin-turbo V6 uses DOHC 24-valve cylinder heads and Dual VVTi systems to yield 389 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque. According to Toyota, "the top dog in the Tundra line" is the available i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain with 437 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 583 lb.-ft. of torque at a low 2,400 rpm.
This new model also achieves an EPA-estimated 20 MPG city/24 MPG highway/22 MPG combined fuel economy ratings, depending on model grade and drivetrain.
The new i-FORCE MAX combines the twin-turbo V-6 with a motor generator and a clutch within the bell housing between the engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. The motor generator provides additional power through the transmission, while the engine start-up, EV driving, electric assist, and energy regeneration are done via the hybrid components.
The system employs a 288V sealed Nickel-metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery under the rear passenger seats.
Toyota noted that, although the electric motor does the bulk of the work at lower speeds, once above 18 mph, the gasoline engine remains in constant operation for optimal performance in the mid- and high-speed range.
In TOW/HAUL mode, the i-FORCE MAX system operates holistically to provide impressive acceleration and torque for towing needs.
All-New for 2024 is the color Terra, which is only available on TRD PRO grades.
The Toyota Tundra was designed in the U.S. and is assembled exclusively at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas (TMMTX) in San Antonio.