Both engines powering the Tundra are noted for sophistication and smoothness. A 3.4 liter V6 is standard, producing 190 bhp at 4800 rpm and 220 lb ft. of torque at 3600 rpm. This 24 valve V6 can be backed by either a 5 speed manual transmission or an electronically controlled 4 speed automatic Optional is the universally praised dohc 4.7 liter with i-Force V8, shared with the company’s Land Cruiser and Sequoia SUVs, along with the Lexus LX 470. Praised only with the 4 speed automatic, and tuned for 245 bhp at 4800 rpm and 315 lb ft. of torque at 3400 rpm, this silky V8 also gives the Tundra low Emissions vehicle (LEV) status. All Tundras whether 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive ride on 16 in. wheels and benefit from power assisted rack and vented front disc brakes and 11.6 in. rear drums Four wheel ABS is optional (standard on Limited models). In traditional pickup fashion, the 4 wheel drive system is part time, using a 2 speed transfer case, and on V8 models can be button shifted on the fly between 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive High.
An Off Road Package from Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is optional 4×4, bringing also progressive springs, Bilstein monotube high pressure gas shock absorbers, all terrain tires on alloy wheels, foglamps, fender flares with mud guards, and TRD badges. Like most of Toyota’s truck is offered in base SR5 and Limited trim levels, starting at $15,605 for a cylinder, 5 speed manual, 2 wheel drive regular cab, but $30,060 for a 4 wheel automatic, V8 Access Cab 4×4 In Limited Dress.