2016 Toyota Tundra Changes Revealed – Larger Gas Tank And Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
Big news out of Toyota, the 2016 Tundra model year changes have been revealed. The big news is a larger gas tank for certain models as well as an integrated trailer brake controller.
Starting with the larger gas tank, all Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition and TRD Pro models equipped with 5.7L V8 will get a 38.0 gallon fuel tank (up from 26.4).
Next, is news of the Tundra FINALLY getting an integrated trailer brake controller. This has been talked about quite a bit over the past few years and, for many, it seems like an obvious oversight. The TBC Integrated Trailer will be standard on all 5.7L V8 models – not on the 4.6L V8.
Other changes include a new 1794 off-road package with many of the same features found on the TRD Pro model like: 18″ TRD Off-Road alloy wheels with Michelin LTX® A/T2 tires, trail-tuned Bilstein shock absorbers, engine skid plate, fuel tank skid plate, front tow hooks on 4×2 and TRD Off-Road decal.
Technology wise, the front/rear sonar and blind spot monitoring is available as a technology package upgrade on the SR5 model. Plus, Entune Audio is standard on SR and Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation (Scout® GPS Link App) is standard on SR5. Entune Premium Audio with In-Vehicle Navigation and App Suite standard on Limited and TRD Pro. It is an option on SR5. Finally, JBL Audio with In-Vehicle Navigation and App Suite is standard on Platinum and 1794 Edition.
New for 2016 is standard safety equipment like Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert on Premium trim levels (1794 Edition, Platinum) and part of Limited Premium Package and SR5 Safety & Convenience Package (available on SR5 equipped with SR5 Upgrade Package).
Styling wise there are a few changes including a new, updated grille for SR5 and 1794 Edition. Plus, the front bumper of the 1794 is now gunmetal gray.
A few color changes will include: Blazing Blue Pearl replaces Blue Ribbon Metallic; Attitude Black is now Midnight Black Metallic; Sunset Bronze Metallic now available on SR5; Inferno now available with TRD Off-Road Package on SR5 and Limited (N/A on vehicles with beige/brown interior); SR now only available in Super White, Black and Radiant Red.
Note, the Sunset Bronze Metallic was available only on the 1794 edition and the Inferno color was a marquee color for the TRD Pro package.
Speaking about Inferno, a new “Quicksand” color will replace it as a color choice for TRD Pro models. Plus, black leather seating with red contrast stitching and TRD Pro logo now standard.
Lastly, and a tad bit surprising that this wasn’t already an option, all 4×2 models will have the option for a FFV 5.7L engine.
All of these changes will impact 2016 Toyota Tundra models moving forward. Toyota expects those models to be available in August, 2015. Pricing hasn’t been announced.
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