2018 Toyota Tundra Gets Sporty New Trim, Added Safety


Toyota has taken to the 2017 Chicago Auto Show to reveal the refreshed 2018 Toyota Tundra. 

The biggest news for 2018 is that Toyota is adding a TRD Sport model to the Tundra. For looks, the TRD Sport is set apart by its color-keyed mirrors and hood scoop along with 20-inch alloy silver wheels, smoked chrome bezels on the LED headlights, TRD Sport graphics, and a choice between five different exterior colors. On the inside, the shift knob and floor mats get special TRD badging.

The package isn’t only about looks though, as TRD Sport models also get Bilstein shocks and TRD-tuned front and rear anti-sway bars.

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Across the lineup the Tundra has some styling revisions, although they are pretty minor. Top trim Limited and 1794 Edition modes will receive a new billet style grille while select trims will add a new mesh grille. LED headlights, daytime running lights and fog lights will come with the Limited, Platinum and 1794 models, while just the headlights and fog lights will come with the TRD Off-Road package selected on SR5 models. Basic SR and SR5 trim trucks get new halogen headlights and LED daytime running lights.

2017 Chicago Auto Show Coverage

What’s more, every single 2018 Tundra will be fit with the Safety Sense-P package, which includes a pre-collision system, lane departure alert, automatic high beams and radar-based adaptive cruise control.

No mechanical changes are being made to the Tundra, so expect the 5.7-liter V8 with 381 horsepower and the smaller 4.6-liter V8 with 310 hp to still be offered.

Pricing for the 2018 Tundra was not announced.

Discuss this story at our Toyota Tundra Forum

  • BDnSC

    Where’s the diesel we were promised years ago?
    My 5.7 get’s raunchy mileage and there is no other rear end choice.
    14 mpg gets a little old after a while.

  • Jermaine Jones

    Welcome the change, but don’t like the hood at all. Glad I have my 15 now.

  • Chris K.

    Agree, was promised a diesel .I’m beginning to wonder. A lot of talk and no results.

  • Bill P

    Did they redesign the box so that it does not develop huge softball size rust holes? Hope so.

  • jumper297

    This truck is WAAAY overdue for a full redesign. Been hanging onto my 2011 on the promise of a real 3rd gen truck but I’m beginning to wonder about Toyota’s commitment to the full size market. The last two updates have been lackluster and uninspired, to say the least, and the truck is mechanically dated.

  • dfence1802

    Guess I will have to wait another 5 years and hope they do something way cool to make it worth the wait.

  • drdgregory

    I had a 2008 Tundra Limited and LOVED IT. I waited for 3 years after the new 2013 design change to buy a new one because the new body style is SO UGLY compared to the smooth lines of the 2008 model.

  • cb196

    Have a 2015 and will be getting rid of it around Dec 2017. Won’t be getting another. I wish they would make the crew cab with a longer bed. Going to a 2018 F250 crew cab with a 6.5′ bed.

  • jerzeedivr

    Wheres a good Stereo System???

  • SDviaVa

    My ’08 is looking better every year. Great powertrain too. Love it.

  • Vince Putt

    I still love my 2000 Tundra limited with it’s new frame. 118K miles I don’t need a monster truck of today. I grew up pressing the starter button on a 50 chevy truck. I guess I’m old school,