2016 Toyota Tundra Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Blazing Blue Pearl
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$35,833 - $39,630
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
13 City / 17 HWY
Horsepower
310-381
Seats
3-6

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.7Comfort 3.9Styling 3.9Value 3.8

Editor's Overview

The 2016 Toyota Tundra is a big, capable full-size pickup truck with a reputation for durability and strong resale. But, newer trucks from Ford, Ram and Nissan now offer more powertrain choices plus better towing and fuel-economy figures, presenting a challenging dilemma for Tundra owners looking to remain loyal to the brand.

Toyota Tundra Models & Trims

SR $35,833 - $39,630
Horsepower: 310 hp - 381 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8, 18 X 8 (in.) - Forged Aluminum, Styled Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SR5 $35,833 - $39,630
Horsepower: 310 hp - 381 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8, 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum, Styled Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LTD $35,833 - $39,630
Horsepower: 381 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8, 20 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Platinum $35,833 - $39,630
Horsepower: 381 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8, 20 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
1794 $35,833 - $39,630
Horsepower: 381 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8, 20 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
TRD Pro $35,833 - $39,630
Horsepower: 381 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8, 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.69

Loving my 2017 Toyota tundra.

This is my second Toyota tundra, I owned a lawn business and a renovations company. I have hauled a 16ft trailer down an off-road path with no problems. Working out of this truck was a breeze, there was literally nothing I could do. I am also a mom with two little girls. My only regret is that I should have gotten the full cab with the shorter bed. The backseat is not car seat friendly. I was able to find two car seats that fight correctly and still allowed room for the driver and passenger. I love my tundra!

Kay W
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Ford f150 yes, tundra no!

Toyota tundra. Very heavy feeling during drive. Gas guzzler due to poor acceleration. Is a work truck but has no overdrive. No pep when needed. Is a lease but turning it 2 months early. Have 2 Ford dealerships who will get me out of contract without penalties or additional fees. Big mistake when I decided to sell my f150 for the tundra. Definitely going back to a Ford f150.

David C
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Trucks cannot tow these days.

The main thing I am not happy with our truck is it is inability to tow our trailer. It is rated at 10,000 lbs. and our trailer is 8600 lbs. loaded and the transmission cooler could not handle the pull. My husband added an additional cooler and now it works just fine. We monitor the temps too.

Sandy T
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$35,833 - $39,630
$35,833 - $39,630

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 - 381 (hp)
310 - 381 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
5.7L V8 DOHC 32V FFV w/i, 4.6L V8 DOHC 32V w/i
5.7L V8 DOHC 32V FFV w/i, 4.6L V8 DOHC 32V w/i
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Not Available
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available
Standard

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.5 (in.)
42.5 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.7 (in.)
39.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.7 (in.)
34.7 - 42.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.7 (in.)
38.7 - 38.9 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
3 - 6
5 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/70TR18
P275/65TR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
145.7 - 164.6 (in.)
145.7 - 164.6 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
44 - 49 (ft.)
44 - 49 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
79.9 (in.)
79.9 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
381 (hp)
381 (hp)

Torque

Torque
401 (ft. lbs.)
401 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
6500 - 10500 (.lbs)
6400 - 10300 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
650 - 1050 (.lbs)
640 - 1030 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26.4 (gal.)
26.4 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
16 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

City

City
13 (mpg)
13 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
18 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
A
Driver-side Overlap Front
M
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st Row Airbags *
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners *
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags *
  • Rear Child Safety Locks *
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners *
  • Back-Up Camera *
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Sensor

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (4)

Wheels > Lugs/nuts/bolts May 10, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
May 10, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V311000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia vehicles accessorized with Southeast Toyota accessory 20-inch Rockstar wheels installed by Southeast Toyota or a Southeast Toyota dealer. The Rockstar wheels were installed with lugnuts that may crack and detach.
Consequence:
Lugnuts that crack and detach may cause the wheels to separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will install new replacement lugnuts, free of charge. The recall began June 23, 2017. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET17A.
Air Bags > Knee Bolster Jun 28, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 28, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V416000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016 Tundra vehicles. The affected vehicles have a passenger knee air bag module that was attached to the instrument panel mounting brackets with incorrect bolts.
Consequence:
The incorrect bolts may cause the air bag module to loosen over time, affecting the performance of the knee airbag, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.
Remedy:
All of the affected vehicles have been inspected and any incorrect knee air bag mounting bolts have been replaced, free of charge. The recall began on June 22, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is H0K.
Equipment > Other > Labels Jun 8, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 8, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V420000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2016 Toyota Camry and Highlander, 2015-2016 Toyota Tundra, Scion FR-S, and tC vehicles. The Load Carrying Capacity Modification Label may not reflect the correct added weight of the installed accessories. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."
Consequence:
An incorrect label may lead an owner to overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and provide a corrected label for placement over the inaccurate label, free of charge. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226.
Structure > Body > Bumpers Jan 23, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 23, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V051000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Tundra vehicles equipped with a resin rear step bumper and resin reinforcement brackets (vehicles with chrome step bumpers are not affected). In the event of an impact to the corner of the bumper, the resin bracket may be damaged but not be noticed.
Consequence:
If a person steps on the corner of the bumper that is damaged, a portion of the bumper may break away, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the resin rear bumper reinforcement brackets with steel ones, and replace the rear bumper tread, free of charge. The recall began on May 21, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is H0C.

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