Flash Drive

2017 Toyota Tundra

Model Tested: 2017 Toyota Tundra 4×4 Limited Crewmax

The 2017 Toyota Tundra Crewmax is a great highway cruiser due to its powerful V-8 and spacious interior.

Engine:5.7-liter V-8, 381 horsepower, 401 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 13-mpg city, 17-mpg highway, 15-mpg combined

Base Price: $44,195

As Tested: $51,516


Excellent, strong, impressive V-8 engine

Great sounding powerful exhaust note

Tow/Haul mode

The Toyota Tundra Limited interiors are as comfortable and well-appointed as car interiors. The console storage is huge.

Trailer sway control

Adjustable trailer braking switch on dashboard

Smooth highway ride

Rugged off-road capabilities

Skid plate

Dashboard dial for 2WD, 4H, and 4L

Disappointing fuel economy—our best was 14.7-mpg highway

38-gallon gas tank

Blind spot monitor


Superb front seat legroom

The Tundra rear seat legroom is fantastic. The lower cushions fold up for lots of inside storage.

Power lumbar support both front seats

Comfortable, supportive seats

Heated front seats; three temperatures

Very good headroom

Thick, nicely contoured steering wheel

Big range steering column adjustability

Large, soft headrests

Limo-like rear seat leg and knee room

Adult size middle seating position


Huge, deep, wide center console storage bin

Medium size, locking glovebox, but filled with manuals

The Tundra Crewmax gives up a little bed space for all its interior room. The bed size is 5.5-feet.

Full-length front and rear door bins with two bottle notches

Large visors with ample sliding adjustments

Medium size sunroof

Easy up/down locking tailgate

Sliding bedrail tie-down system

Bright cargo area lamps

Notched rear bumper for easier bed access

Oversized rear doors

Sturdy “B” pillar grab handles

60/40 fold-up rear seats for lots of inside storage

The 381-hp 5.7-liter V-8 engine is as smooth and powerful as any muscle car engine. It’s great for towing.

WOW Factors:

Outstanding interior space and comfort

Limo-like rear seat room

Extra long rear door

Great trailering features including adjustable braking

Versatile rear seat storage with fold-up seats


38-gallon fuel tank; it needs it

Poor lighting for rear seat area

Bottom Line:

The 2017 Toyota Tundra 4×4 Limited Crewmax is an impressive pickup with lots power, space, and useful features. The extra spacious, very comfortable interior is great for up to five adults. Passenger/cargo flexibility is excellent. The Toyota Tundra Crewmax is a great truck that can be used everyday in all types of driving and utility situations.